Sunday, June 14, 2015

Review of Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis

Brief Summary: 

Cedar Ridge, Colorado is nestled up to the Rocky Mountains. Famous for their clear blue skies, great skiing and great mountains to climb it has everything that any one person could want. However, for Lily Danville it is the one place she never thought that she would step foot in again after her sisters death. Unfortunately things don't always go as planned and she is forced to move back to the small town of Cedar Ridge when she is black listed at all salons in LA. Luckily she finds a job at her towns popular resort until she gets back on her feet. Will Lily be able to find peace in the one place she thought she would never leave or will the ghosts of her past including a hot firefighter/rescue drag her back. 

Aidan Kincaid has never forgotten Lily Danville, not even after she broke his heart and left town. Oh he tried to move on but no girl could ever live up to her. So when she arrives back in town and starts working at his families resort, Aidan hopes he will be able to convince her to give their love a second chance. Can Aidan teach Lily to love and trust again or will she be high tailing it out of the small town before he ever has a chance? 

My Review: 

I received this ARC of Second Chance Summer by Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. This is the first book in a new series by the ever funny, contemporary romance author Jill Shalvis. After finishing the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis I was a little hesitant to read this series. However, after reading a couple chapters of Shalvis's new book I knew this was going to be a great one.

Jill does a great job of always developing her characters in her books as realistic as can be and their stories just as believable. Just she as did with the Lucky Harbor series, Jill does a great job of give you a picture by her writing of the small resort town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado.

One thing that I found refreshing in this book was that Jill did a different kind of story on the main characters. Many times authors make the hero of the stories be the ones to leave their heroines behind, however, in this story it was the exact opposite. I definitely think that was one of the aspects that kept me interested in this book and wanting to read more.

In addition, I really enjoyed how Jill introduced new characters through out the book. I always enjoy that part as then as a reader you start thinking... hmm.. who will the next book be about.

Lastly, as always Jill did a great job of including humor through out the book which is always nice to have as it lightens up the book and makes it enjoyable to read. One of my favorite quotes that she added was really personable to Jill as for any reader that follows Jill knows how much Jill likes Supernatural. "Yes. she had a date with a box of cookies and Supernatural season eight, but that was on a need- to-know basis"

Can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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