I was glad that the villain in the story was brought to task, because in the first book, and with minor trouble makers throughout both, I kind of got the feeling too many people were being let off with barely any punishment... obviously we should extend grace, but wrong IS wrong and there are consequences, and it seemed like every wrongdoer was really quickly welcomed and embraced with just a slight scolding. Anyway- the plot was still interesting in both stories, and Wingate got shipped off in the second, so that kind of made up for the others. ;)
A satisfying ending, and some great laughs mixed in kept the story interesting, but overall I preferred book 1 in the series.
Looking forward to reading the third book, about Ariana's sister. :)