I enjoyed this very much. While there were a few cliches interspersed throughout the book, Ms. McKeehan resolves most of them in a refreshingly non-cliched way. Nick and Jordan made a good couple, and the additional guidance given to Nick by a unique secondary character could have turned into a treacly mess, yet again, McKeehan avoided that trap. I was disappointed that we didn't get to see Sissy get her public comeuppance, but that was a minor niggle.
Hutton and Dog were cute without becoming sappy, and Lilly and her kids were nice additions who added to, but didn't overwhelm, the story.