Well, this is a tough-y. First off, thank you for the lovely compliment. It warms my heart to hear that HEA is loved! Now, onto the hard stuff. The main reason why I think readers are responding to HEA is because Lucy is very loveable. She's also flawed, and she makes mistakes. But that makes her real. I think everyone can see a little bit of themselves in Lucy. Another reason why readers might be drawn to HEA is because it's funny (at least I hope it is!). I was doing a school visit a few months ago, and the whole class had read book one before I came. One of the boys came up to me and said, "I thought this was going to be a girl's book, but it wasn't. It was funny. You're funny!" Of course we know that women can be and ARE just as funny as men! And "funny" doesn't apply to just one type of book. But what he was really saying was that even though cheerleading, dancing, friendship, and crushes may not have been his top choices for subjects, the humor made him forget about that, and allowed him to enjoy the book despite his feelings on what he doesn't and doesn't like to read about. The humor of HEA makes it a book series for everyone!