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The Good Luck Sister

(Wildstone #1.5)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  2,591 ratings  ·  420 reviews
After a difficult few years, Tilly Adams is ready for life to start going right. Though she has a case of first-day nerves teaching art at the local community college, she knows it isn’t anything a few snuggles from her rescue puppy won’t cure. Until she sees Dylan Scott again, her one-time BFF and first love sitting in the front row.

Dylan knows he should’ve left well enou
Kindle Edition, 147 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by William Morrow Impulse
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
The Good Luck Sister is book #1.5 in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. Did you read the first book in the series, Lost And Found Sisters? If you did, then you met Tilly Adams as a teenager struggling with growing up, loss and love. Now she’s twenty-five years old. This novella is her story! Not to mention the update we get on Mick and Quinn’s life.

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Tilly’s dream was to be a famous artist, and to live happily ever after with the love of her life, Dylan Scott. Only neither happened. She’s defi
The Good Luck Sister by Jill Shalvis is a 2018 Headline Eternal publication.

This is a follow-up novella to ‘Lost and Found Sisters” featuring Quinn’s sister, Tilly Adams.

The last we heard from Tilly, she was an edgy, angsty teenager. But now she is all grown up and teaching a college art class. Sadly, she and her best friend and first love, Dylan, went their separate ways, breaking Tilly’s heart in the process.

Suffice it to say that when Dylan shows up in her art class, she’s not exactly over
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth


If there is one author who can write a novella and make it feel like you just read a full length romance novel it's Jill Shalvis. What I love so much about her writing is what she doesn't say. Odd, right? But where a lot of authors tell you that a character is this and that way she shows you without actually saying it.

Tilly isn't completely satisfied with her life. She feels that her big dreams from her youth to be an artist have never come completely to fruition. To pa
Claire Robinson
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5-"Still think I'm smooth..?" Stars!

With each new story I read, I fall in love a little more with Jill Shalvis’ writing. Book one in the Wildstone series introduced us to troubled teens Tilly Adams and Dylan Scott. Their story didn’t have a happy ending in that book, and rightly so it was the wrong time for them as a couple to reach the right conclusion in regards to a relationship.

The Good Luck Sister with a little time jump (ten years to be precise) revisits Tilly and Dylan, and things have c
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

There’s like ten different levels of dating now before you actually date. It’s so confusing to me that it makes me need a nap.

I’ve gone to the hospital twice with false labor. I’m not going to embarrass myself again. This baby’s going to be halfway out before I go back.

I thought I’d let myself down, but then you came along and saw me as a better version of myself.

My Review:

This was a quick, fun, amusing, and sweet read with a few licks of sizzle and steam. In other words – nirvan
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

Jill Shalvis has catapulted herself onto my list of favourite authors over the past couple of months and her novella skills are just one of the reasons why. I’m a tough nut to crack when it comes to shorter reads, but with pretty much everything I could hope to find in full length read, albeit condensed, she gets it right every time.

description ...we’re all a little broken. And yet we still live and breathe. And love.”

Time has moved on since we first met Tilly in Lost and Found Sisters—ten ye
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
I would like someone to explain to me what’s romantic about a lad leaving you for eight years “for your own good” without saying goodbye (because you obviously can’t major decisions for yourself, I mean you’re a lassie) and screwing a bunch of lassies, then because his career dream crashed and burn he comes back to you? Like please explain, because I genuinely do not understand. Maybe I don’t understand because it’s complete and utter bullshit and he was just a pathetic emotionally stunted bawba ...more
Elle's Book Blog
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

A cute, enjoyable, and quick read! I have only read a handful of the authors books but have liked them all. So I'll certainly be reading more in the series and more from the author.
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I had a really nice time with this novella. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Jill Shalvis and this story had everything I was looking for when I pick up a book with her name on the cover. I loved the first book in this series, Lost and Found Sisters, so I was very eager to return to Wildstone for another story. Once I started reading this story, I simply could not put it down and ended up finishing it with a big smile on my fa
1.5 in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. Tilly Adams (from book 1 Lost and Found Sisters) is on her first day of teaching at the community college and Dylan Scott is one of her pupils. Dylan and Tilly were best friends before he left Wildstone 8 years before. But now he is back to start a helicopter tours business with 2 friends. Losing Dylan all those years ago hit Tilly hard and she is not going to get hurt again.

While it could be read as a stand-alone, I think readers will get more pleasu
Mar 10, 2018 rated it liked it
For those who loved Lost and Found Sisters, the first Wildstone story, there was a side thread involve teenagers Tilly Adams, Quinn's unknown sister, and Dylan Scott her troubled best friend and true love. Many readers wanted to know what happened to these two as the thread was touching, filled with domestic violence and it seemed the odds were stacked against them.

Ten years have passed, and Shalvis shares the story giving us both the past and the present as she updates us along the way. This wa
Stacey is Sassy
Sometimes begging works…

This story is proof that authors are sweet, generous and kind…well this author is. Jill Shalvis has listened to her fans and our wish is her command. With a bibbidi-bobbidi-boo (and a few hours in the hot seat thinking and writing, thinking and writing) we have Tilly and Dylan’s love story come to life in…dah…dah…dah…The Good Luck Sister.

I really enjoyed this little treat. Sure, I would have loved it to be longer but I was still satisfied with this sweet love story that t
4 Stars for this novella sequel for the first book in this series Lost and Found Sisters.

This story centers on Quinn's sister, Tilly who is now 25 yrs old. She is a struggling artist who starts teaching graphic design at the local community college to pay the bills. At her very first class she is shocked to see Dylan Scott sitting in the first row. She confronts him on why he is in class. Her phone vibrates and she sees a twitter notification - "Day One. Teacher @TillyAdams is losing her shit in
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews
*I received a free copy of [title] from [publisher] via Edelweiss. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *The Good Luck Sister is yet another feel-good romance from Shalvis! I really enjoyed getting to know Tilly and Dylan better!

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews
The Good Luck Sister is short, but sweet. It's set several years after Lost and Found Sisters, and it shows Tilly all grown up. But still confused about
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳

It demands skills to wrap the feels, the humor and swooning romance in so few pages!

Lovers of second chance romance, you have your next treat to sink your teeth into.

Tilly and Dylan were secondary characters in “Lost and Found Sisters” and although “The Good Luck Sister” is a direct sequel to their story, it can be read as a standalone. Told in Tilly’s POV and interspersed with flashbacks from eight years ago, it gives readers both the opportunity to catch up and an insider’s outlook about Tilly
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m 100% here for Jill Shalvis books. I don’t even read the synopsis because I know what I’m going to get.

I loved Tilly and Dylan. She’s heartbroken and maybe pining a bit. He’s driven and maybe stand off-ish a bit. Together they’re twisted and tangled together because of their history. Oh and the chemistry is instant.

The second chance love story is a favorite and I loved getting the little flashback pieces of time. It was an excellent way to show their teen relationship grow and change, as well
I really adored the first book in this series where we actually meet a teen-aged Tilly who is grappling with losing her mother and meeting a sister she didn't know about. She is also dealing with her feelings for Dylan who has an abusive father to contend with. These two meet again all grown-up when Dylan comes back to town after leaving without a word. He had some growing up to do and didn't want to hold Tilly back either. At first Tilly is cold to him but then they both grown close again. I lo ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

The Good Luck Sister is a novella set in the Wildstone world by Jill Shalvis. The nice thing about this short story is that you don’t need to read the other books in the series to understand this one. Fairly simple in concept, this short story will be a quick read. While I loved that about it, I also kind of wished for more as well. Some aspects felt underdeveloped and that’s probably due to the word count restraint. The author was able to take advantage of the fact that this is a second ch
Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
This was a fun little novella for this series. I LOVED the first book and this was a lovely little catch up with the characters. I think it did its job to get me excited for the next book in the series.

I received this book for free from Publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This review was originally posted on Rebel Mommy Book Blog
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Quick and Sweet Stars!!

“Once Upon a time, that sexy, gruff voice could stop her in her tracks.”

The Good Luck Sister is a quick and sweet second chance romance. While this story may be a novella, it certainly hits all the marks. The Good Luck Sister follows the story of Dylan and Tilly. They fell in love at a young age and couldn’t wait to see what life would hold for them. However, Dylan’s life was anything but easy. He made many tough decisions; decisions that hurt, but he thought were for th
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it

If you read book one, it's almost impossible your forgot about Tilly Adams, the rebellious fifteen-year-old whose mom died and learned about the existence of her sister Quinn, who took care of her. Do you also remember she was friend with and had a crush on Dylan, a teenager with an alcoholic father who beat him and his mom ? Tilly certainly never forgot him nor the fact he broke her heart when he left Wildstone a decade ago and never looked back. The young woman dreamed of being an artist
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
Thank you, Jill Shalvis, for giving us this story set about ten years later! I was missing Quinn & Tilly - then found this book - YAY! I only wish it had been a full length novel! I DID NOT SUBTRACT star(s) for length though....promise. ...more
Apr 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed seeing the adults Tilly and Dylan grew up to be. I'm really glad Shalvis gave us their HEA. It was a sweet and sexy quick read. Nice addition to the Wildstone series.
I don't mind an H making a decision that he considers for the h's own good, but when he has no problem sleeping with girls hither, thither and yon then comes back to the h and she takes him back easily I've got issues....these guys need to be like my love Gunner (from Kati Wilde's hellfire riders 😉) and keep it in their pants!!!!I'm disappointed 😞
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
The Good Luck Sister

Jill Shalvis

Received from Edelweiss

THE GOOD LUCK SISTER is book 1.5 in the Wildstone series. It is a novella, short and sweet, but it packed a punch that went straight to my heart. Tilly and Dylan are from the first book, The Lost and Found Sisters and it was great reconnecting with them as adults. Tilly went to school to further her art talent and always thought she would become a famous artist while living the rest of her life with her true love, Dylan. Neither of those thi
Reviewed for Wit and Sin

The Good Luck Sister is a great pick-me-up read. I adored Tilly and Dylan as teenagers in Lost and Found Sisters, so I dove into their story, eager to see what they’d be like as adults.

It’s been ten years since Dylan left Wildstone, breaking not only Tilly’s heart but his own. Now he has returned and the pull between them is as strong as ever. Tilly is understandably wary of letting Dylan in again, but he’s patient and determined to win her trust back. Both of the
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
Quick Easy Read

I probably broke a rule by reading this novella before I’ve had the chance to sit down and read the first book in this series, however, it doesn’t seem like I missed anything pertinent to understanding Tilly and Dylan’s story. I realize, though, that it might’ve made me appreciate it more had I read in order but, here I am.

This was a quick, easy and sweet second chance romance with a tiny, yet protective and fierce puppy, two interfering but well-meaning friends, a loving big si
Angie Elle
Sep 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book was terrible, and it managed to fit eight million cliches into a very small word count. I found the heroine to be whiny, the hero to be blah, and I use the term 'hero' loosely. "Are we really standing around sharing our feelings?" one of a group of three men asks at one point. Yes. Yes you are. Because a woman is writing you, and apparently has no concept of men. This book was a MAJOR miss for me, and as I haven't been a fan of the other books I've read from this author, it may be time ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Okay, so seriously, there's no way not to like this author's work. I've read just about every trope you can think of by her and she is just wonderful. Her stories warm my heart and just all the right spots. The Good Luck Sister was no different. AND it's a short story. You guys, this woman has skills I tell ya! I'm not gonna lie and say I didn't wish the story was more because who wouldn't, but it was really perfect the way it was. These two friends getting a second chance to get it right was ev ...more
Cardyn Brooks
This little reader's bonbon offers charming updates on Quinn and her husband and the town of Wildstone while Tilly and Dylan speed toward reconciliation ten years after the end of Lost and Found Sisters. My guess is that Rainy Day Friends will pick up where The Good Luck Sister ends. Maybe featuring Dylan's two friends? Elements of their setup feel similar to an earlier, very enjoyable J.S. trilogy about three friends who own a charter plane business. Bring it:-).
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Multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is … mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning heartwarming and full of humor novels wherever books are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city ...more

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