This is not the last book in the series. I don’t accept that is the case, based on the ending. If it is, then my rating should lose a star.
However, despite Fine’s penchant for trilogies, I don’t think she’s done with this series, which makes the end of book 3 completely logical and understandable. Fine has a way of ending series that is complete and satisfying, so I think perhaps this series needs 1 or 2 more books, as we don’t seem to have come to the end of the Mattie’s story.
I remain hopeful and will patiently wait for Fine to write book 4, even though that might not have been the publisher’s original intention for this series.