A new Jill Shalvis adventure? Yes, please! Plus an excerpt, and Jill shares her Top 5 Romantic Summer Activities… 🙂
Top 5 Romantic Summer Activities
- Eating cookies
- Paddle boarding
( I realize this can be a list for any season but it is what it is. 🙂 )
Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis
Published by Grand Central Publishing on June 30th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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...
Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The Plot: Girl leaves hometown after tragedy, leaving boy behind (though without actually knowing how boy felt because, tragedy). Girl returns a decade later, boy tries to save heart, fails miserably…
The Characters: Lily Danville is adorable, funny, and alone. As in, no huge family or huge network of friends, in the hometown she grew up in and left. Just her best bud Jonathan, who offered her a lifeline when she needed one.
Until Aidan. And the Kincaid clan, because where one goes the rest (almost) aren’t far behind… Aidan is the strong (profession), silent (personality) type. He’s loyal to his family – to a fault. And he’s always been in love with Lily.
The Story: Second Chance Summer is typical Shalvis – sweet, sexy, and sassy. It’ll will tug at your heartstrings, then turn around and have you looking for a fan to cool yourself down – in other words, it’s a great start to a new series, and I can’t wait to read about more about the Kincaids, and other residents of Cedar Ridge!
drey’s rating: Excellent!
Have you read Second Chance Summer? What did you think? And if you haven’t, check out the excerpt, and read on to win your own copy!
Read an Excerpt from Second Chance Summer
“So you going to tell me what’s wrong?”
“Other than I hate snakes and you saw me in my PJs? Nothing.” She lifted her chin and defied him to contradict her.
She should have known better. Like Ashley, he’d never met a challenge he didn’t face head-on.
He moved toward her, right into her personal space.
She took a step back and came up against the wall.
This didn’t stop him. He kept his forward momentum until they were toe to toe. And then while she was still standing there a little dumbfounded and also something else, something that felt uncomfortably close to sheer, unadulterated lust, he put his hands on the wall on either side of her head.
This both escalated her heart rate and stopped her lungs from operating. “Um—”
“You had your chance to tell me what’s wrong with you,” he said. “You passed. Now I’m going to tell you what’s wrong with me.”
Oh, God. Talking would be a bad idea. As for a good idea, she had only one, and before she could consider the consequences, she gripped his shirt, hauled him down, and kissed him.
He stilled for a single beat and then got on board quick, pulling her in, sinking a hand into her hair to tilt her head to the angle he wanted, and taking over the kiss.
The next thing she was aware of was the sound of her own aroused moan, and she jerked free.
The corner of his mouth quirked. “Did you just kiss me to shut me up?” he asked.
She blew out a sigh. “It made a lot more sense in my head.”
He grinned, one of those really great grins that made something low in her belly quiver. Needing some space, she pushed him, even though her instincts were telling her to pull him in tighter instead of pushing him away.
“Back to what’s wrong with me,” he said, still looking amused. “It’s you.”
She opened her mouth to say something, but he set a finger against her lips. “My turn,” he said, and lowered his head and kissed her.
And oh. Oh, damn… There were some men who just knew how to kiss, the kind of kiss that could send a woman reeling. The kind of kiss that could take away problems and awareness and…and everything. The kind of kiss that could shatter her into a trillion little pieces. The kind of kiss that somehow both calmed her body and soul even as it wound her up for more.
Aidan was that kind of kisser. Shocking, really, to also realize that in between their first kiss all those years ago and now, that there’d been nothing like it for her.
Aidan pulled back a fraction of an inch, opened his eyes, and stared into hers.
She stared back because wow. Good. So damn good, and for one glorious moment there she’d let her lips cling to his, let the memories of him and all that he’d meant to her wash over her.
And those memories had all been…epic.
Until the end.
Finding her sanity, she pushed him again. For a beat he didn’t move, just looked into her eyes.
And then, on his own terms, he stepped back.
She pointed at him. “That was…”
He arched a brow.
“Never mind what it was,” she said. “We aren’t going there.”
His smile was grim and utterly without mockery.
“Agreed.” But then he hauled her up to her toes and kissed her again.
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