Jake and Emily were not my favorite book. I actually am quite disappointed with how the author chose to write this book...
Now I've read these kind of out of order, but one thing I really liked about these books was the family bonds they seemed to have between the brothers (even foster and friends) and sisters (even the in-laws). However, that beings said, I felt this book showed the characters in a different light that I didn't like. The way the brothers treated Jake made me feel like, even if he was adopted into the great Hamilton family he was still as much an outsider as Trent was.
Emily, I absolutely hated her character. She didn't seem to grasp that her actions have consequences. She was only so worried about getting what she wanted, Jake, that she never thought about protection while seducing Jake, she never thought about how her brothers would act. I mean come on.... 18 years with 6 older brothers...You can't be that dense and naive to not think that the brothers wouldn't want to hurt Jake for thinking he seduced Emily.
Then to make matters worse, after Jake returns, instead of helping him recover or introducing him to the daughter, that in my opinion she forced on herself when she slept with Jake without protection, she pushes him away and acts like a snob. I hate books where women blame sleeping with men on their body's reaction to the person. Please! Grow up.
All in all, not my favorite book. I kind of wish I would've just skipped this one because now going into the other books I'm not looking at the camaraderie and friendship this family seems to have. All I can think is how quick they were to blame the "outsider" rather than getting on to their beloved sister for her actions.