You thought their story was over...but a love like theirs has no end.
Fate doesn't own Jake McKallister. At least, that's what he tells himself. Life is better than ever. He's at the top of his game, performing to sold-out crowds the world over. He has his health and a solid, fun-loving family to keep him grounded.
And he got the girl - the beautiful, quirky girl he's just made his wife.
Yes, life is good. If only fate would stop screaming in his ear.
Lucky is the best word for Casey McKallister. She has an awesome support system, a nerd's dream job at a prestigious accounting firm, and best of all, she's married to the hottest rock star to ever roam the Earth.
Yes, life is perfect...until it all comes crashing down around her.
They say love conquers all. That's what Jake and Casey are counting on.
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How does she do it?
I am amazed at the continuation of Jake and Casey's story. They have to battle through demons, both past and present, to get their happily ever after. And let us not forget about the humor. Casey and Jake bring humor into everyone's lives, but Lassen getting stuck in the tubes was just downright hilarious. I felt so bad for him and yet I was laughing my booty off. I do not know where the author comes up with these escapades, but keep bringing them. And let us not forget about the honeybee story. OMG, talk about traumatizing the poor groom/son. And yet, this was not the first telling of this story as Jake's older half brother commiserated with him over it. Good bonding time boys. And then there was the bachelor party. That was such a fun time seeing all of them dressed up in super hero costumes, including Lassen. I love the humor this author brings to this series.
Joe Arden and Andi Arndt are, as always, fun to listen to. I'm pretty sure Joe Arden relates to Lassen in some weird way. He nails his bruskness but with some humor in the undertones. I think Lassen has become my favorite character in this series and Joe is the perfect person to play him.
** spoiler alert ** Spoiler “huge spoiler” My little brother died in 2009 in an ATV accident, and it completely and totally devastated me. I don’t think there is any getting over that. Time does heal, but the loss doesn’t go away. So, when Casey’s brother dies in this story, and she and her family are going through all of the grief that I am so familiar with I came so close to stopping the story right then and there. I typically avoid any stories that deal with the death of a brother; it just opens those wounds and leaves me too raw.
Despite my misgivings, I did prevail on finishing the audiobook. It just took me longer than usual. It was interesting seeing Jake and Casey once they were married and doing normal things. It was also nice to see Jake resolve much of his past baggage and hurt.
I am giving The Newlyweds 4.5 Boundless Stars, and a heads up would have been appreciated. So I could have decided to listen to this or not. Or at least brace myself.