I first met Viv in "They Do, I Don't" and was excited to find out what happens next in her world. I don't want to give away any spoilers, so I can't say much, but I loved the plotline. I was emotionally engaged in the story to the point that my daughter caught me crying in the kitchen and asked me what was wrong. I had to explain to a 4-year old that I was reading a book and something really nice happened that made me cry. That didn't make much sense to her, but if you like happy crying, then you might like this one. There is a sad bit, but there were lots of bits that made me giggle too.
The first person narrative made me feel close to the action and connected with the main character. I really liked Viv, she's the type of person I'd like to hang out with. I enjoyed the family dynamics and the explorations of step-parenting issues.