Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Book Review: Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge Book 1) by Jill Shalvis

Book Description
     Cedar Ridge, Colorado, is famous for crisp mountain air, 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: Aiden Kincaid - firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker.  She never could resist that devasting smile...
     The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged as the Rocky Mountains they call home.  Aiden 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 walks, 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...

AVAILABLE: June 30, 2015

     I LOVE Jill Shalvis.  She is an auto-buy for me whenever I see a new book coming out.  Second Chance Summer is the first book in her NEW Ceder Ridge Series and it doesn't disappoint.

     The first book focuses on Aidan Kincaid and Lily Danville.  Aidan had been Lily's teenage crush and right before tragedy struck Lily's family, they had started to explore their mutual feelings for one another.  Lily's sister and father died in the same week and it was just to much for a young Lily to take.  Lily has a serious case of survival's guilt and feels that the death of half her family is all her fault.  Aiden was devastated when Lily left and never looked back.

     Fast forward ten years, Lily is back in Cedar Ridge, even though it is the LAST place she wanted to end up.  She left with to many terrible memories, but she is desperate for a job after she was fired from her salon management position in San Diego and and her boss/boyfriend blacklisted her to save his own butt.  Lily's character grows throughout the book as she learns to let go of the guilt of losing her sister and father.

     The Kincaid's siblings are my kind of family.  They are completely loyal to each other, but tease and humiliate each other any chance they get.  The other Kincaid's will books in Jill's new Cedar Ridge series.