Monday, July 20, 2015

REVIEW: Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge #1) by Jill Shalvis


Cedar Ridge, Colorado, is famous for crisp mountain air, clear blue skies, and pine-scented breezes. And it's the last place Lily Danville wants to be. But she needs a job, and there's an opening at the hottest resort in her hometown. What has her concerned is the other hot property in Cedar Ridge: Aidan Kincaid-firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker. She never could resist that devastating smile ...

The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged as the Rocky Mountains they call home. Aidan has always done things his own way, by his own rules. And never has he regretted anything more than letting Lily walk out of his life ten years ago. If anyone has ever been in need of rescuing, she has. What she needs more than anything are long hikes, slow dances, and sizzling kisses. But that can only happen if he can get her to give Cedar Ridge-and this bad boy-a second chance ...

4.5 "Think of Me" Stars

This was my second book by Jill Shalvis and I must say, I really like this author. Like with Simply Irresistible, I'm left basking in the warm and fuzzy feelings of this sweet and heartwarming story. Ms. Shalvis has a way of bringing you into the fold of not only the characters' hearts and minds but also into the town in which the story takes place.

This tale is about a second chance romance between Lily Danville and Aidan Kincaid. Lily is returning to Cedar Ridge after 10 years, forced to face her past and the tragedy that she fled from many years ago. Of course, Aidan was also the object of her desires but circumstances kept these two apart.

Aidan Kincaid is the second oldest in the Kincaid Clan and also a Cedar Ridge firefighter, Search and Rescue volunteer and part owner of the family resort. Like Lily, Aidan hasn't forgotten the one that got away and is surprised to learn she's returning to Cedar Ridge.

Here ensues a wonderful story of two people working through their past; learning to forgive and forge a future together. We also get to meet the other Kincaids and Ms. Shalvis gives us an unique and endearing family with their own set of troubles but with a love and loyalty for one another that is fierce and endless.

Aidan is not only an achingly sexy, alpha male, he's also tender and sweet with Lily and is a relentless protector of those he cares for.

This was a fantastic start to a wonderful new series. I'm already anxious for Hudson's story and looking forward to getting to know all of the Kincaids and more about the quirky and likable inhabitants of Cedar Ridge. I highly recommend this book and this author! If you are looking for a fun, romantic and heartwarming read, this is for you.
**ARC was generously provided to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

(Both up for Pre-Order)

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