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My Kind of Wonderful

(Cedar Ridge #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  5,252 ratings  ·  654 reviews

Bailey Moore has an agenda: skiing in the Rockies, exploring castles in Europe, ballroom dancing in Argentina. Now that she has a second lease on life, she's determined not to miss a thing. What she doesn't realize is that item #1 comes with a six-foot-one ski god hot enough to melt a polar ice cap. She doesn't want to miss out on him either, bu
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 22nd 2015 by Grand Central Publishing
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
My Kind of Wonderful is book two in the Cedar Ridge series by Jill Shalvis.

I completely fell in love with the first book in this series, Second Chance Summer, which focused on Aiden and Lily and the Kincaid family and the ski resort they co-own and run at Cedar Ridge, Colorado. So there was no doubt that I would equally love getting to know the first of the twins, Hudson Kincaid.

Colorado Ski Patrol in its element:

Hudson and his twin brother are half siblings to the other three Kincaids. They and their mother are the product of a
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!


“My Kind of Wonderful” is the second book in Jill Shalvis's newest series entitled “Cedar Ridge” and like the previous installment was a sweet contemporary romance that made me smile and swoon and fall in love not only with our two main characters, but also with all the supporting characters and the small, gorgeous town - Cedar Ridge. It seems this author has the perfect formula for a great clean contemporary romance – a great strong heroine, a swoon worthy hero, entertaining supportin
Stacey is Sassy
Too busy for love

I started My Kind of Wonderful a little worried. I’m a huge fan of Jill Shalvis, loved the first book in this series and enjoyed the family dynamics of those crazy Kincaids. I was scared of getting emotionally attached to someone who “has a second lease on life” and “might look delicate”. Was the story going to be about someone sick? Were we going to have to see this couple just starting out, dealing with illness? These thoughts were running through my head in the beginning and
Hudson (Hud) Kincaid is one of a motley crew of siblings managing the family ski lodge in Colorado. He's the one who works 24/7 and when he's not working ski patrol he's a cop with the local police force. It's clear something's driving him, which makes him all kinds of interesting. When he finds Bailey Moore stranded (and unapologetic) at the top of the dangerous, expert slope, Hud knows there's something special about this young woman.

I really liked both Hud and Bailey, two very different but
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Bailey Moore is a 24 yr. old woman who grew up in a small town south of Denver. She works as a graphic designer, but also enjoys painting on the side. Bailey has had a rough time these last few years, & feels like she has a new lease on life. For so long she never had time for anything but survival, but now she has a list of things she wants to do, & she plans to live life to the fullest!

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Bailey has been commissioned to paint a mural at a family owned ski
Claire Robinson
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - 'Mountain Hottie' Stars!

What can I say about Jill Shalvis, that hasn’t already been said. I consider myself lucky in that I only discovered her writing this year, what makes me lucky? I have dozens and dozens of books by this author that I can now take my time and immerse myself in, and nothing gets this reader more excited than a series, and Jill has certainly got quite a few of those on the go that I have some serious catching up to do with.

”I don’t need options… I just need you.”

I fe
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
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I had a fantastic time with this romance. I pulled this book from my virtual stack of past due review books. It was a great book so I have no idea why I waited so long to pick it up and read it. Of course, I have yet to read a Jill Shalvis book that I didn't like so it really is no surprise that I liked this one as much as I did. This is the second book in the Cedar Ridge series but it is easily read as a stand-alone novel.

Hud takes
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Sweet romantic tale of two people who need love and a connection with the world. He is an over worked, over burdened, guilt ridden hero to all. She is a survivor of cancer and is learning how to live expecting the next day to come.
Very enjoyable audiobook, excellent narration.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


• Cedar Ridge #2
• 368 Pages
• release date - 22 December 2015
• Grand Central Publishing
Book #3 Nobody But You will be released 29 March 2016





Bailey is finally healthy again, after fighting that stupid cancer for almost ten years.
And she has a list. A list of things she wants to do in her 'new' life.
One item on that list brings her to Cedar Ridge.
She was hired to paint a mural on a wall of the ski-town's hotel resort.
A family portrait of the Kincaids.

Enter Hudson Kincaid.


He and his half-siblings o
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it

Guys! I cannot believe that as a lover of romances that it took me this long to pick up a Jill Shalvis book. No, really, I am quite embarrassed. Once I read My Kind of Wonderful, which of course I was unable to put down, I have crowned Jill my new Queen of Romance.

Jill's writing in romance is exactly what I crave.  I love the humor, I love the banter and I absolutely adore the quirky characters that dig their way into your heart.

Bailey and Hudson were the main characters of this book, though the

Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

I have had this BOOK on my list for years and honestly, I have no idea why I waited so long for this one. I read book one. "Second Chance Summer" and truly adored it a handful of years ago so I am not sure why it took me so long but I finally was able to read or in this case, I was able to grab ahold of the audiobook through my local library. And first, off I want to mention this might be my favorite book from this author so far!! I know I
My Kind of Wonderful is amusing, sexy and tender all rolled up in an attractive snow powdered package.
“He flashed that panty-melting grin and all her poor, neglected womanly parts flamed to life and did the Macarena.”

Bailey Moore has never “had time for anything except survival.” But now she has a new lease on life and with it a list of all the things she imagined she’d enjoy doing during the decade she battled cancer, starting with painting a mural. When the opportunity to do it lands
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it

sweet romance with a few laughs. I love the Kincaid family and Cedar Ridge. The romance lacked a little of the chemistry I felt in the first book but I did like both Bailey and Hudson. I can't wait for the next book in this series.
Maria Rose
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
That really was 'My Kind of Wonderful'! I loved it, including the ending which made me want to laugh and cry at the same time.

Mini Review can be found at All About Romance!
Jacob Proffitt
This is second in a series, and while I read the first it was long enough ago that I've lost the information. And the story definitely suffers for that. So I'd definitely recommend reading the first, and doing so proximate enough that you mostly remember who people are.

This is another that life and stress kept me from reviewing for a couple of days. So again, details are gone. I hate when that happens.

I liked Bailey a whole heckuva lot. She's spent a large part of her life battling a cancer with
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Prepare for a swoon, ladies. Prepare for a swoon. Jill Shalvis has done it yet again! I swear. She hits the right spot every single time. My Kind of Wonderful was just that...completely wonderful. From beginning to end Hud and Bailey had me in one big ol' swoon and left me with a big grin on my face and a happy sigh in my heart.

The quick of it is that Hud and his siblings run a ski resort and his mama has hired a random woman to come in and paint a huge
Jul 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, q4rprc2015
I have been looking forward to reading My Kind of Wonderful ever since I read Second Chance Summer earlier this year, and while there were parts of the story that I enjoyed, it wasn't what I was hoping for as a whole.

Hudson and Bailey both bring a lot of baggage into the story that caused it to be a heavier read than what I was expecting. Bailey is finally free to live her life for the first time in ten years and she has a list, and plans, and falling in love with Hudson is not on the agenda.

My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis

Here is a snippet of my review posted on Night Owl Reviews:

The humor and sharp witted dialogue kept the story balanced and despite the heavy hitting subject matter, it did not become too mushy or drippy. Like Bailey, I am a big fan of mixing romance with great passion and emotional attachment and it is so very refreshing to read a romance novel that provides all these elements. Bailey and Hud finally get their hard earned happy ever after and no one deserves i
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those who love sibling shenanigans + unusual love stories
Find more contemporary romance reviews in 2016 at The Zest Quest.

Can a woman just learning to live after a serious illness settle down with a man who is overly committed to his family's struggling ski resort? Jill Shalvis once again pairs together an interesting couple full of spunk and surprises.

MY KIND OF WONDERFUL is an enjoyable addition to the CEDAR RIDGE series. As expected, the Kincaid siblings razz each other to no end just as much as they come to each other's aid when troubled. Can a mu
Heather andrews
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Deep down, and I mean seriously like really deep down, Hud is a good guy with a good heart who likes to bring his woman substance, “I have coffee, donuts, and bacon,” he cajoled. “I wasn’t sure what your poison was so I tried to cover all the basic food groups: caffeine, sugar, and trans fats. If none of those work, I’ll…” I seriously loved Hud, "he manfully sucked it up and let her fingers stroke up and down his back. “Can’t have you suffering from cold parts,” he said. “I’ve got a hot shower a ...more
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free ARC of My Kind of Wonderful from Forever via Netgalley in exchange of an honest and unbiased review*

My Kind of Wonderful is one of those stories that keep you up way too late at night, while you laugh, cry, shiver and swoon alongside the characters.

This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I used to love Jill Shalvis' books. But lately, I feel like they're all a bit too similar and formulaic for me. They all just blur together for me. Someone goes somewhere, but it's only temporary, they meet someone who's refusing to love again, sparks fly, but-oh-we-can't-date-because-I'm-leaving-soon angst ensues...

But still. They're like comfort food. You know what you'll get, and sometimes you just need it.
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Read more reviews at What Danielle Did Next

The Cedar Ridge series is typical Jill Shalvis fare – warm, funny and smile inducing. You can’t help but grin as you read Jill’s books and My Kind of Wonderful is no different. Like its predecessor, Second Chance Summer, book two focuses on yet another yummy Kincaid brother. Do they really make them like these hunks in Colorado? If so, I have got to get me some skis! ;)

Hudson Kincaid is the head of his family’s ski resort patrol and he is all
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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In Second Chance Summer, we were introduced to the Kincaid family: Gray (and Penny), Aiden, Hudson, Jacob (mentioned), and McKenna Kincaid. These siblings are working to save the family ski resort that their loser father left to them in a MOUNTAIN of debt. Book 1 focuses on Aiden Kincaid and Lily Danville (for my full review on Second Chance Summer, click HERE). My Kind of Wonderful is the second novel in Jill Shalvis' Cider R
Lisa Kay
★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Karen White does her usual wonderful job narrating this next installment of the Cedar Ridge series. Good vocal differentiations, tones, and pacing.

Honestly, I didn't think I was going to like this one. I've had enough of the ravages of cancer to my loved one and my patients to last several lifetimes and didn't really want to mix it with my escapist romance reading. However, in the deftly creative and gently hands of Jill Shalvis, it is well done.

I def
Jaime Fiction Fangirls
I don't ski, snowboard or fish. I don't enjoy the snow or the outdoors in general. I still want to move to Cedar Springs and live with the Kincaid family forever.

Seriously, outside of falling in love with Hudson and Bailey, both as individuals and as a couple, I fell super hard for the Kincaid siblings and their significant others all over again. The banter that goes on between them in their "meetings" and the way they all watched on during the "big gesture" moment between Bay and Hud was one o
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

In book two of the Cedar Ridge series, Jill Shalvis presents readers with something a little different I think. The heroine, Bailey Moore, is a cancer survivor. After battling for her life, her outlook has changed and she intends on making every waking moment something to remember. While I liked what Bailey stood for, there were times when I thought she came across as too strong. Tired of existing in the background, Bailey is taking life by the hands and giving it a good shake. But there wer
Manda Collins
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis,
Shelves: contemporary
As a long time Jill Shalvis reader, I have an idea of what I'm going to get when I dive into one of her books. There will be banter. There will be laughs. There will be sexytimes. But from that description one might assume that there will be a lack of angst, or a lack of seriousness. And that would be a mistake. One of the things I appreciate about Shalvis as a writer is her ability to take on potentially weepy subjects with a light touch. It's not so silly as to be glib, but it's not so serious ...more
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
This novel is fun from the get-go. Shalvis takes the wonderful world that we came to know in the 1st Cedar Ridge novel and takes it to another level. The scene comes to life in a beautifully larger than life manner. Shalvis paints it through her words and invites her readers into this world for a short while. She tackles life after personal disaster in this wildly entertaining story, while also showing how it’s different for each of us. The miracle of the human body and soul come into play in a ...more
The second book in the Cedar Ridge series by Jill Shalvis. Bailey Moore is in remission and it is time for her to get started on her "list". Hudson Kincaid's mother, Carrie hires her to paint a mural at Cedar Ridge and she jumps at the chance. But can she persuade Hudson that it's a good thing to do?

Hudson is certainly high on the dreamy hero list and I loved Bailey. Lots of awesome characters! It isn't my favorite Jill Shalvis book but it is worthy and I'm loving this series and looking forwar
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