If you've read at least so much as the review of Trade Me, though, you'll know that the parents were one of my favorite parts. Particularly Blake's dad, who is commonly known as Adam Fucking Reynolds and whose primary language is asshole. Furthermore, he does business in China, and Tina's parents are considered cult members by the Chinese government and had been sent for "reeducation." It's not immediately clear who is the irresistible force and who is the immovable object in this scenario.
The banter. MY GOD, THE BANTER. There's not a lot of consequence to this story. It's just an extra glimpse into the lives of the characters from the first book, as Tina and Blake's relationship hits the point where the parents meet. But it's a thing of beauty. The dialogue is always the greatest strength of a Courtney Milan book, and here, where a large portion of the story is told from the POV of one of those characters who was never meant to get a book but has demanded one (actually a massive forthcoming epic), it's as strong as it ever is.