I especially loved Lula and Tank! Tank isn't around much but I always enjoy the scenes he's in. I like all the Merry Men scenes, just because they're completely flustered by Stephanie most of the time.
When Ranger got shot at the end, I was afraid he was dead and that's how Stephanie finally decided between him and Joe. Like someone said in a comment earlier, I really don't see any other way of her choosing between them.
I liked learning more about Ranger in this book and seeing his daughter. I kind of wished Julie had been in more scenes since she seemed like a spunky little kid.
I need the next book already!