Cherish & Blessed
Faith, Love, & Devotion, Books #4 & #5
Tere Michaels (Author) & JP Handler (Narrator)
After several years of happy coupledom, Matt and Evan can relax in the knowledge that their little family has survived the worst of it. The two older girls are away at college, the twins have yet to fully hit teen angst, Matt is doing well with his part time security consulting, and Evan is about to be promoted to captain—it seems like things are calm and bright.
Until they aren’t.
As the holidays approach, Evan and Matt get a shock no parent is ever prepared for: feisty Miranda, Evan’s eldest, has a new boyfriend, Kent, and they are talking marriage after just three months together. In fact, Miranda wants to bring him to Thanksgiving dinner—along with his parents, Blake and Cornelia.
Lives are in transition as everyone gathers at the stunning Hamptons beach home of Daisy and Bennett to celebrate the christening of their new baby. Griffin and Jim—secretly growing tired of their rootless lifestyle—are in a rocky spot in their relationship. And as the godfather, Griffin finds himself yearning for something he's sure Jim won't be interested in.
Matt and Evan are looking to reconnect during the long weekend, as their respective careers pull them in separate directions. With less time spent together, Evan grows concerned about what will happen when the last two kids leave the nest.
Such a treat to have another book about Evan and Matt, along with Jim and Griffin all in the same book. Both short stories - Cherish and Blessed - bring back secondary characters and give readers more opportunities to see the men interact with those around them even as their own relationships continue to strengthen. It did leave me wanting to see the next phase - there were hints of possibilities to come in their futures. And I would love to know more about Daisy and Bennett too.
Once again, JP Handler nails the narration. I could listen to him read for hours... oh wait... I did... and I might again. This is a series that will be listened to again.
5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the publisher. Many thanks.