My Kind of Wonderful
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 ...more
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.
Hudson and his twin brother are half siblings to the other three Kincaids. They and their mother are the product of a ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
I really liked both Hud and Bailey, two very different but ...more
(ARC provided by author)
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!
Bailey has been commissioned to paint a mural at a family owned ski ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
• 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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
But still. They're like comfort food. You know what you'll get, and sometimes you just need it.
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more