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The Newlyweds

(Cake #4)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  2,313 ratings  ·  284 reviews
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
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 27th 2018 by J. Bengtsson
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Rachel you don't HAVE to read 2 and 3 since this book focuses on Jake and Casey. However, the outcomes of book 2 and 3 will be a bit spoiled since they talk …moreyou don't HAVE to read 2 and 3 since this book focuses on Jake and Casey. However, the outcomes of book 2 and 3 will be a bit spoiled since they talk about their siblings and they make appearances.

I read this before I read 2 or 3. I wasn't missing pieces of Jake and Casey's story. I am now going back to read 2 and 3. I mean, they are romance novels, so you kind of know they will have a happy ending and get together at the end. So its not like what it reveals about 2 and 3 is too surprising. (less)
J. Bengtsson It releases Feb 27th on ebook and audiobook.
It releases Feb 27th on ebook and audiobook.

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The Newlyweds is actually the sequel to Cake. You technically don't have to read The Theory of Second Best or Fiercely Emma before jumping into this installment, but you definitely need to read the first book.

One reoccurring question that keeps popping into my brain when trying to review this book is: Was this book really necessary? In my honest opinion, it really wasn't. Don't get me wrong - it was awesome to see Jake and Casey tie the knot, visit with the McKallister gang, and catch all of J.
Simply Love Book Reviews
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I had great apprehension about reading Cake: The Newlyweds despite the fact that I loved the first book in this series where Jake and Casey met and fell in love. I always worry when authors do a follow up to a book where the couple was left in a good place because I am very much a lover of happily ever after and I know when there is a follow up book that means something goes wrong and given the hero’s past, this made me extremely nervous. So, I have to give credit where credit is due…J. Bengtsso
Gina *loves sunshine*
If you aren't familiar with this series - I'm here to inform you!! This is one of the best set of books I have read. I'm only halfway through and I already know it belongs in my top ten series of all time!!

It all starts with Book 1 - Cake. And must be read in order. The whole series revolves around Jake, a boy who was kidnapped and tortured at 12 years old, is 1 of 7 siblings, and then goes on to be a well known rockstar. He meets the love of his life Casey in book 1 and off goes their journey.
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
This book highlights the afterward portion of married life of Jake and Casey.
Their struggles, New beginnings and closing the doors to his past.
It's a struggle for Jake, his dark windowless soul enveloped in dismal sadness and distress.
Casey is a shaft of life that's slowly sneaking in, and trying to chip away at the Crack.
But her efforts prove to be stressful and frustrating cause her shaft isn't lighting up all the corners of his heart yet.
This book is Jake's coming to senses and facing his de
Anne OK

An irresistible sequel to the love story between Casey and Jake that began in Cake: A Love Story released in 2016. Readers should read the first book before continuing with their life as newlyweds. Once again, readers will find a story packed full of laughter and heartbreaking surprises – but most of all love showing the resilience of the human spirit to overcome the odds. Otherwise, the other books in this series can be read as standalones – but I don’t think you’ll want to miss a single one.

Kim Carter
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
J. Bengtsson delivers with another installment of the McKallister family...Jake and Casey...tying the knot! I just happen to fall upon CAKE as a suggested read and I devoured Jake and Casey and the Kyle and Kenzie and recently Emma and Finn. Jake has been through so much in his life...to say he is one lucky man to have found his soulmate in Casey is an understatement. She is kind, caring, funny and patient. In the beginning of The Newlyweds, I
Krystal Gaddis
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Loved loved loved. This was an awesome return to Jake and Casey's story....including the wedding that did not disappoint('Assbutt' now has a permanent place in my insult bank. Thank you for that little gem).

I don't want to spoil it for anyone but just like the previous books, this one will have you laughing out loud one minute and close to tears the next. There was no shortage of Mckallister/Caldwell family shenanigans.

We get a nice little update on Kyle and Kenzi throughout the book but also
Kindle Bookworm
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
If you are like me and fell in love with Jake and Casey in CAKE and wanted more, you will absolutely love CAKE The Newlyweds! This fourth book in the series is a seamless continuation of CAKE!

While reading CAKE, we all hoped and rooted for mega-rockstar Jake to experience love and happiness with Casey especially after learning about the horrors he experienced when he was 13 and we were rewarded after many a heart stopping event with the engagement of Jake and Casey (yay)! In thi
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read them all....and if you haven't read the first book you are missing a bunch of what makes Casey perfect for Jake to form "Cake". Casey is wonderful in ways Jake deserves. Jake is perfect (famous rockstar) except he isn't.

These books are a must read. If you love strong women who partner with their soul mate. You laugh, you cry, but you will appreciate the life of those whose life is changed by horrible life experiences...and everyone is effected....just how?! wow.

You'll enjoy their fami
Lover of Romance
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

Cake: The Newlyweds is a continuation of the first book Cake. Now I did skip ahead a few books because I really wanted to read this one so badly here. I fell in love with Jake and Casey. It starts out with seeing our two lovebirds enjoying being newly married and all twitter patted. For Jake and Casey, life couldn't be better. Jake is busy with his tours, and Casey has a great job that she is loving . We see them get married and go on a del
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly, audible

Balancing the perfect blend of humor, heartfelt emotion, with just a small serving of darkness, this book was everything I’ve come to expect from this author over the course of this fantastic series.

I adored it. I loved catching back up with Casey and Jake, and watching their relationship grow deeper and more solid. I loved seeing their growth and their commitment to their love. It was just beautiful. Heartbreaking. Sometimes brutally so. But gosh, so stunningly beautiful.

PERFECTION!! Jake and Casey’s story has finally come full circle and it was just as beautiful and captivating and brimming with emotion as the first book, if not more. I adored every single second of it, most especially the last few chapters. This book not only made me swoon and fall in love all over again with Jake McKallister, but it also made me see and understand better the entirety of his story. Of everything that truly happened to him during that horrific kidnapping. I loved the fact that ...more
Britt The Hatters
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves
Even though it’s been years since I first read Cake, it still stands as one of my all time favorites. That means getting more Jake and Casey was like someone handing me chocolate, tequila (so wine lovers, I prefer tequila), and the library from beauty and the beast all at once. I was just a little excited. Obviously. I love these two so hard. Still full of that sarcasm and wit that keeps me cracking up and the irresistible romance between Casey and Jake, there’s a deeper more emotional story tha ...more
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Roller Coaster Worthy Electrical p for Cake: The Newlyweds

Like all of the other books in this series, The Newlyweds is a beautiful ride of heart wrenching agony and hold your sides tears of laughter. To me, this is not a standalone - at the very least you need to have read Cake: A Love Story. I recommend the others as well, not only for the insight into the trauma of Jake's childhood, but for the frolicking laughter and the sweet love stories of Kyle and Emma.

It feels like it would be entirely
Good listen. Story 4 stars. Narration 5 stars because of Andi Arndt. And Joe Arden was good too. If you haven’t read Cake yet, you really need to because this is a true sequel and there are things you need to know before this book is read.

Loved the characters as usual and I enjoyed catching up with everyone from all of the other books. This one was a bit darker this time around. And that was okay. Life is more than just rainbows and unicorns.

Recommended to adult contemporary romance readers. E
Alyson Santos
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet journey. Fans of Jake and Casey’s story will love experiencing this deeply satisfying next chapter in the lives of their favorite dynamic couple. Loved watching them grow individually and together!
Sowmya Dnavis
ARC provided in exchange of an honest review.

This book is everything I expected and everything I surely did not expect.

Surprised right from the 1st chapter.
The twists and turns, the pause, laugh out loud, cry a river, curse the author. You have all these and much more in this book.

Strongly suggest to read or listen to the previous 3 books before this so you catch up on the updates of all your favourite characters.

I love that J's books are always story told from both the main characters and has
Viviana Izzo
I love this series and listened to all of the previous audiobooks. When I learned that J. Bengtsson had written a fourth book that circles back to the original couple, Casey and Jake, I immediately thought "oh awesome novella"! Turns out it a full length book! I was also a wee bit apprehensive to listen to this because the first time around with Jake and Casey was so perfect, I didn't want to be let down.

I did enjoy this audiobook overall! We got to hang out with the awesome McKallister family
2.5 stars
I’m sorry, I really wanted to love the continuation of Jake & Casey’s love story but I just didn’t. I’m a bit jaded when it comes to weddings...I really don’t like them. So, when the first quarter of the book is wedding related I just lose interest.
There was serious foreshadowing in the first chapter and I kept reading into every character...is this the one that somethings going to happen to? Do I bother getting invested more just for something bad to happen?
As much as I loved the first
While this started somewhat slowly, it picked up and galloped right off into comedic territory. There are some serious issues here that get addressed - but so many of the scenes were just laugh out loud funny. Joe Arden handled the narration so well; these scenes wouldn't have been nearly so entertaining without his excellent narration.

Andi Arndt also added some spicy snark to the lively banter between Casey and Jake. All in all, this was a great read and the perfect conclusion to Jake and Casey
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: musicians
Update for my second read through:
(Apparently this isn’t the end of the series and Keith gets a book with Rogue Wave.) I still really loved this book, but was irked by a couple of characters’ name changes within the series/book. I would like to see Luke get his own book. He really deserves his own HEA.

ORIGINAL THOUGHTS: Strong finish for this series! So many tears, but so many laughs. I will miss Casey & Jake and their families.
Samantha Ortegon
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm writing my review for Cake: The Newlyweds by J. Bengtsson on three hours of sleep. I fell asleep reading it and I woke up determined to finish it, not wanting to put it down made that easy. I'm in love with Jake and Casey and getting the continuation of their story had me feeling complete. I'm hoping that y'all have read the first book Cake: The Love Story and were introduced to this funny, sexy and very much in love couple. They have ghost from the past and life's unexpected moments that ca ...more
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Cake: The Newlyweds (Cake Book 4) by J. Bengtsson

I was so looking forward to reading this book and right now I don’t even want to write a review. So I’ll be brief. I didn’t really enjoy this at all. I found this follow-up to Jake and Casey’s story very underwhelming and oftentimes, boring. I wish the author had just left their story where it had ended and given us snippets of the characters throughout the other books of the series. I didn’t particularly like Casey or her thoughts and actions in

Gah, i love this series so bad!!

Jake and Casey are just such a wonderful couple to read about.
As usual this book is laugh out loud at points and close to tears in others.

I was so glad that Jake managed to get his Happy Ever After as what he went through when he was young was so sad.

Casey was just as fun as ever, and i want to be part of the family, her mother talking to Luke about his sexual habits is hilarious.

I would suggest that you read all of the books in the series before getting to this o
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you haven’t started this series yet, it is really best to go back to the start and do a binge read of all four books. Sometimes it is the best way to get the full effect of everything going on. This one especially because you will want to experience how these two fell in love before they actually become newlyweds.

I am glad that there was a fourth book to bring the series to an end and have it come full circle, starting where it all began, at a wedding. To me it was like I was attending a fam
Katie Valdez
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.95 stars
I love Cake series, the only thing I didn't like was the beginning, (is written in media res) because I didn't get Cassey the last time I read about her I felt so related and suddenly I was like WTF is going on with her? haha
But if you keep reading you can understand where she's coming from, I absolutely related to her in some scenes I won't mention in order to save you from my spoiling lol

Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
I had hoped to experience the same magnitude of emotion I felt while reading the first three books in the series, but I think Bengtsson lost her momentum before she got to this one. I think she should’ve stopped at book #3. Even though tragedy strikes Casey‘s family and Jake is having nightmares again, I didn’t “feel” it. Sure, there were some laugh out loud moments, but most of the time I felt like the information I was listening to was boring and unnecessary.

Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a great story bringing back Casey and Jake! Giving us their fairytale! Thank you to the author for this! Such a treat to be able to read trials and tribulations of a marriage...as sad and happy as they were...as so often we barely read a couple together; or it’s just an epilogue. I REALLY enjoyed this refreshing story! Will always love CAKE! Highly recommend this series!
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! It was a little hard to get started and definitely had a tragic middle, but it was so good and ended up happy. Definitely recommend this entire series. It’s at the top of my all time favorites. ❤️
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J. (Jill) Bengtsson is the bestselling author of the Cake Series. She writes contemporary novels focused on love, humor, passion, and family. Her heroines are strong, nurturing, and quirky while her heroes are what dreams are made of - gorgeous, committed, and in need of a little saving. A native Californian, Jill’s novels are set under the glittering lights o

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