Okay then! I'll do it over a couple posts to be able to share some pages from each.
Starting with Old-Fashioned Cupcake sequel.
It still has some really well executed moments (like a genkan scene where they almost reconcile), but the drama is contrieved and the characters seem to talk and talk and talk in circles with little break. As with many established relationship stories, there are some scenes of affection and everyday life that could easily fill the plot because they're definitely the best part, but then someone decides that there absolutely has to be a conflict, and said conflict turns out to be cliche bullshit that gets dragged out to hell. To the authors' credit the characters at least attempt to communicate, but because the conflict has to go on, it ends up as nearly inconsequential streches of dramatic dialogue. Though taking the crown of annoyance was turning Nozue-san into a tradwife, complete with multiple instances of blushy virgin acts which effectively ruined most of the sex scenes for me. Art hasn't changed since the first volume so it's still pretty nice. Funnily enough it seems to be incomplete, though I can hardly imagine where it'll go from here.
Verdict: Meh, not bad but annoyance overweighed the entertainment value.