I liked this book SO much better than the first one in the "At The Altar" series by author Kirsten Osbourne. This couple was endearing and I really enjoyed their story. And I love how the author weaves in the previous characters - I hope to find she does this through all of the books, at least as much as would be feasible and possible. (They should get together at some point for a reunion kind of thing! All the Matchrimony couples and munchkins! How awesome would that be?!?!)
Addie and Jake were perfect for each other. Dr. Lachele strikes it hot once again. Both parties are absorbed with work. While Jake gets a little more absorbed than a new wife would like, he didn't have any really annoying aspects to him. I thought that the challenges the author threw their way were easily overcome. Nothing happened that was so hopeless that they couldn't work through it and stay together.
I loved that Jake stood up to Addie's mother. That was so awesome!!! Jake: "Addie has the right to choose her own path, Mrs. Myers. You can't expect her to do everything you did, simply because you did it that way." Oh my gosh, can someone relay that to Scott from the first book in the series?!? LOL And then, for the slam dunk victory shot, Addies father, Billy, chimes in with "Carolyn? Let it go. She has the right to be a store owner or a stay at home mom. ...We raised her right, and now she gets to make her own decisions." What awesome support for Addie! Kudos!!!
I really enjoyed Addie's In-Laws - they were great! Jake's mom, Beverly, was a hoot with all of her rather inappropriate questions. "...Probably took you a few days to work up to sex, right?" (I do have to mention that, the sex in this book, was a bit more graphic than I'd like, and is the reason for only 4 stars.) I loved Beverly's snarky comment to Jennifer, the waitress at the diner, it was so awesomely done and nicely put her in her place! lol Now, Tom, he's pretty quiet, but he laid out one heck of a whopper when Jake asked him if they always had to do what they (Mom and/or Wife) wanted them to do, with "If we want to have peaceful marriages we do. I love you, dear. Yes, dear." Ahhh... it's good when Men understand! LOL
I'll finish my review with one last favorite quote from Addie to Scott (because it is SO awesome, I loved it!!!) "...You are without a doubt, the most Neanderthal-like man I've ever encountered." Perfection!
Looking forward to reading the next books in the series!