i kinda of wanted to see the other people's reactions to who Nell really is at the end of the book, but it's not really a big deal that they aren't shown.
I'm not surprised that the drama happened at the end of the book, since most of it was focused on Nell and Zach's relationship. what do you expect from a romance novel, really?
I really liked the friendship between the three women, Mia, Nell and Ripley. I do wonder why this book was the first one, I think I would have liked it better if it had been the last one, given all the husband drama (creepy man!) but I don't think it would have really worked in any other way. Maybe the reactions will be in Ripley's book (Heaven and Earth)?