Let me use a phrase Lily and Tartuffe were fond of: Oh, Julian. Sigh.
This is most definitely my favorite Stud Club book. Julian and Lily are such a wonderful couple. Lily's deafness, and it's impact on the story, was a touching aspect. Especially how Julian related and handled it.
And I especially loved Julian's back story. His heartaches and struggles and how they formed the man he became... Oh, Julian. I've never read a hero quite like him.
And Lily. She is one strong lady and she never lets her disability get the best of her. She won me over from the very first.
I think the whodunit resolution to Leo's murder was well done. It was a sad, yet satisfying, end to the series. It was wrapped very nicely. Although, I do hope she considers writing a book with Claudia as the heroine (with Mr. Faraday featured greatly). Those were two of my favorite side characters in this book, for the few pages they had screen time.