Spent last evening helping out pregnant friend with baby furniture and such.
Got home and found my copy of the new Mary Balogh, Slightly Dangerous, waiting for me. I read it before I went to sleep, though I did skim some of the obligatory scenes with the rest of the family from the other books in the series. I'd expected that, but I still think readers who didn't know who the hell all those people were would be annoyed. Even I was a little annoyed by it. But the parts with just the hero of this book, Wulfric, and the heroine, Christine, were much better, and often delightful. There were a couple of really intense moments that I liked a lot.
I have to think more about the book before I can comment on it coherently, and I also want to avoid spoilers because I know some people reading my comments plan on reading the book. Overall, I liked it, and was totally engaged while I was reading it. Since I've read a lot of Balogh, however, and she's had a really long career, she didn't surprise me often. I would have liked to have been surprised more. I suppose it wouldn't do, in the publishing sense, to try something totally wild and different for the last book in a series, though.