I know you must be thinking, "Man, this girl really likes Lisa Kleypas!" Well, you'd be right...along with about half of my book club. We've actually started using a term to describe her books, a "Kleypas cleanser." I've referred to this many times about how I need a palate cleanser between reading serious or intense literature (...regarding my most recent intense book that sparked the reading of this series, I'll give you a review of it later this week). With Kleypas, you always know what's going to happen: the couple is going to get together in the end. But, it's almost always an enjoyable experience to read your way through, hence a nice palate-cleansing read.
This series, Friday Harbor, is Kleypas' most recent and her second contemporary series. It also throws in a smidge of witch craft and ghosts (only in books 2-4). While this series is still worth the read, I didn't think it was quite up to Kleypas' usual standards. There's supposed to be a fifth book coming out soon, and I'll definitely read it too. But, if I were to give Lisa Kleypas some advice, I'd tell her to stay with her historical fiction niche. That's her forte and where I really enjoy her writing style.