Jill Shalvis yet again dilivered a punch full of love, humor, raw emotion, and family. I've been waiting with pure excitement to get Jacobs story sincJill Shalvis yet again dilivered a punch full of love, humor, raw emotion, and family. I've been waiting with pure excitement to get Jacobs story since I started this series. I love the Jacob we ended up with. Which is funny because if I met a man who turned everything dirty as skillfully as Jacob did I wouldn't like him at all, but Jill Shalvis created this beautiful character Sophie Marren that balanced him out and made it endearing. One again, Jill Shalvis masterfully navigated a true love story. Her ability to make it real is inspiring, between the halarious witty banter, the touching emotional journey or the earth shattering heat.
The only downsides were it seemed this book was a tad rushed compared to the others and I was very disappointed to see that I wouldn't be getting Kenna's story. I have no doubt it would have been amazing....more
This was the probably the heaviest book in the series, yet it attacked the topics at hand with a soft touch that kept with the sweet lightheartednessThis was the probably the heaviest book in the series, yet it attacked the topics at hand with a soft touch that kept with the sweet lightheartedness of the others. Sam had been my favorite since the first book and I couldn’t wait to see him happy and honestly even before Luke’s book Anything But Love I knew he should be with Rachel (Rae). When I first heard about Harper I just knew she was going to be his HEA and boy was I right. They were perfect and funny and sweet and I can’t help but sigh when I think about that rugged heartwarming father falling in love with Harper. I know the stories plot was a bit wild but that made it even greater because it wasn’t like Sam at all. This book was different thought because we got a side small story letting us know that Adam would be okay and I was so happy, but I kind of wish he would have gotten his own book. There was mention of Nash but it didn’t set up like the others and I sitting on pins and needles because I need Nash’s book. I mean, I JUST GOTTA HAVE IT!!!...more
This was another book in this series that I devoured in no time at all because I couldn’t help but keep reading. I mean it, I couldn’t put this book dThis was another book in this series that I devoured in no time at all because I couldn’t help but keep reading. I mean it, I couldn’t put this book down or the others for that matter. This story had a wonderful set up in Rocky and Jayce’s book, The Trouble with Love. This was a funny light read, despite the heavy topics. I enjoyed all of it and even though this has the least pages of all the books in the series so far it packed a great punch. The set up for Sam’s book was so good and once again Beth Ciotta did a great job intertwining the characters so that you didn’t feel you lost out on anything. ...more
I haven’t devoured a book this quickly in a long time, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. This was a sweet, funnI haven’t devoured a book this quickly in a long time, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed. This was a sweet, funny, and wonderful read.
I rooted for these two since book one and I was rewarded with a great love story. I loved Rocky’s stubborn streak and her boldness. She was a perfect fit for Jayce, and I have to say that I am sucker for the bothers best friend and little sister stories because they always make for a great and funny read.
The way the author wove in Luke’s story setting up the next book was wonderful and how she still gave us insight to Chloe and Dev was even better. This book was really well thought out and I loved it . ...more
This was my first attempt at reading a Lynn Michael's book, and I loved it. I got exactly want I wanted to get out of a book, which is to be left withThis was my first attempt at reading a Lynn Michael's book, and I loved it. I got exactly want I wanted to get out of a book, which is to be left with a happiness over reading it and a gut deep feeling; no matter what the feeling is; over a character. The worst thing in the world is to me, is to walk away from a book once done with it having no feeling at all. I would rather hate a book over being impartial to it, which is the exact opposite of how I felt about this book when I finished that last page at 4 am in the morning. In fact it was that exact moment I wanted to pick up the phone and call my really good friend Nikki and tell her how much I NEEDED her to read this book.
I know going into any romance novel that the timeline will be unrealistic, so I never factor that in, that being said I found this story-line to be very relatable. I connected to Cydney Parrish very much, and often times felt that the author has somehow snuck into my life to get her notes on what it is to be invisible. Cydney was complex and strong to those on the outside looking in, she didn’t take crap, and was fiercely loyal. Yet, her family walked all over her and treated like family service provider. I can’t say that I haven’t loved or identified with a heroine before, but I can say that I don’t believe that I have ever rooted so hard for one as I did Cydney Parrish.
At first I didn’t know what to make of Angus Munroe, he wasn’t your typical Alpha Male, and in fact some of him seemed almost Omega like. He had weakness and he showed it, sadness and he shared it, and pain that needed medical attention. But, despite all of that he was an Alpha, I would almost say all of those things actually added up to him being the perfect kind of Alpha Male. Putting Cydney and Gus together, was brilliant, he pushed Cydney to be who she should have always been, and she helped bring the life he stopped living back. They had sparks (pheww!!!), and a real honest connection. I loved the fighting, and tempers, and misunderstanding.
Now for the rest of the characters, I hate with a passion fueled by a thousand suns Bebe, and no matter what she would of, could of, or did do will change that. The same goes for Gwen the sister, Fletch the father, or Georgette the mother. They were all great characters, which is why I hated them. The only shining light of the inner family characters was Herb. I loved him and thought he was too good for Georgette.
The rest of the secondary characters like, the sheriff, Elvin and his sister Louella. You absolutely cannot leave out Maimi, she was great. ...more
I honestly don’t know what to make of this book. I truly hated it and am so glad that I read the second book in the series before I read this one or II honestly don’t know what to make of this book. I truly hated it and am so glad that I read the second book in the series before I read this one or I would never have picked this series back up. The story may have been sweet and there may have been a chemistry that sparked between Shay and James that would set you on fire, but I will never know because I couldn’t get past the almost obsession like theme of Rape this book had. I wanted to bang my head against the wall with every introduction of a new character. I’m not trying to be nasty, because I know that writing anything is hard, but to be that repetitive is beyond ridiculous. ...more
This book took me by surprise, every now and then I get a wild hair to branch out or try something different. My branching out was anything spectaculaThis book took me by surprise, every now and then I get a wild hair to branch out or try something different. My branching out was anything spectacular but it did land me onto this book by D.D. Ayres. I found the writing to enjoyable and the story line, though its basis to be unlikely as all usually are in some way, the connection between the characters was believable and honest. I felt that the author captured the need for real plausible love instead of just crazy sex, very well.
I don’t think I have ever instantly liked a heroine as much as I did Cole. She was smart, sassy and tough. She wasn't your typical sappy, afraid, in need of constant saving cause she’s clumsier than hell heroine who can’t protect herself to save her own skin. She stood her ground, and though you could feel her fear and you understood her pain she wasn't stupid about it and it didn't give herself the excuse to make dumb decisions. I honestly can’t say enough about the character of Cole, she really was a shining light in the repetitive nonsense of the common damsel in distress.
I liked Scott too, because again the D.D. Ayers did it right, he was brooding and sexy but not the Greek God of mythical proportions that most heroes are made out to be. He had made huge, damaging mistake and the guilt he carried with him was strong and believable. The struggle with his was father and his brother was touching and honest. The fact that he was introduced first was a wonderful touch and I think it actually set the tone of the book for me in the best way possible because you needed to know Scott first and his dark place he had been brought to over the loss of his, everything.
The story itself was a little far-fetched as I had said previously but it still moved well and wasn't so over the top that I wanted to roll my eyes while reading it. I found bits of it to be funny and really well thought out. The technical stuff was easy to understand, and moved the story at a nice pace. What I found to be the most intriguing thing about it and the author was her ability to weave in current pop culture without it being over powerful or cheesy. It worked so well in the story sometimes I had to do a double take realize one had been slipped into the story.
And you can’t leave out Hugo and Izzy, they were precious. I have to say that Hugo had more personality than most main characters.
On one finale note, the only thing that I wish I could have gotten closure on was the sister, and how she felt about Scott. ...more
Jill Shalvis is magic, the way she creates characters that draw you in and make you root for them is just that, pure magic. Her female characters likeJill Shalvis is magic, the way she creates characters that draw you in and make you root for them is just that, pure magic. Her female characters like Bailey Moore are why I keep reading her books. Bailey was open and showed a vulnerability that would allow you to connect with her and so strong. The easy going witty banter between Bailey and Hud was infectious and so much fun. The whole Kincaid family and extended is just wonderful and I love every bit interaction between them....more
Lily Danville is down on her luck and in need of a job, the last place she wants to be in back I Cedar Ridge but here she is sulking back into town anLily Danville is down on her luck and in need of a job, the last place she wants to be in back I Cedar Ridge but here she is sulking back into town and hopefully make peace with her heartbreaking past and maybe just maybe heal more than one wound. This is if she decides to stay. Aidan Kincaid is one of Cedar Ridge’s most eligible bachelor. Rough around the edges and rugged as hell living by his own set of rules. He has no trouble with the ladies but he only has eyes for one and he is hell bent of making sure that she never leaves again. I really liked this story I found Lilly funny and easily relatable and Aiden to be just as easily likable. The banter between siblings had me laughing out loud and I loved it. The banter and dialog with the other characters was just as sharp. It was a wonderful story and can’t wait till Hudson Kincaid’s story! ...more