Sunday, May 14, 2017

Review of Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis

Brief Summary courtesy of William Morrow Paperbacks

They say life can change in an instant…

After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.'s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she's looking for a missing piece she can't find?

The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.

On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn't quite fit in right away, she can't help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.

As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there's another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn't a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family. Now with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have—and the one that could finally give her the fulfillment she's searched so long for.

My Review: 

I received an ARC of Lost and Found Sisters from the author and publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. This is the first book in a new series by one of my favorite authors, Jill Shalvis. When I got the opportunity to read this book I jumped at the chance. All of the books that I read of Jill's always have a little bit of comedy, romance and at times emotional dialogue all wrapped into one story. This book was no different.

Jill did a great job of creating a story that not only had a well developed lead female character, Quinn and male lead character Mick, but also a very well developed supporting character in Tilly. This really added to the story because it was something that I have not seen in her books before. Jill also gave you enough of a back story with the leads that it helped you understand their actions better as you read the book. In addition to creating well developed characters she also did a great job of setting the scene. The small town where Lost and Found Sisters took place really fit perfectly with the book and with how descriptive Jill was (which was not overboard at all) I really felt like I was there.

Jill as always with any of her books also added a little bit of humor that fit perfectly with this story. In this story she did it two different ways. One at the beginning of the chapters as quotes and also through out the story. Here are two of my favorite quotes from the book:

"Becoming an adult is a lot like when you're trying to get one ice cube form a cup into your mouth and they all fall on your face"

"There's a big difference between want and need," she muttered to herself, picking her pad and pen back up. "I mean, I want a bikini body, but I need chicken nuggets."

Lastly, I really enjoyed the emotional aspect of the story that Jill but in there with Quinn losing her sister and feeling lost and alone and then finding the sister she never knew she had. Quinn's emotional journey through out the book really tug at my heart strings and held me from the very first chapter.

I can't wait to read more of the Wildstone series.

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