Heartbreaker Bay – Book 8
By: Jill Shalvis
Avon Books – September 24, 2019
It’s love. Trust me.
After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary—schools, friends, and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it. Like the realities of a past she’s worked hard to cover up. And especially Kel O’Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible.
Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is on vacay, but Ivy’s a spicy reason to give his short-terms plans a second thought. Best of all, she’s a tonic for his untrusting heart, burned once and still in repair. But when Ivy’s past intrudes on a perfect romance, Kel fears that everything she’s told him has been a perfect lie. Now, if only Ivy’s willing to share, Kel will fight for a true love story.
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I love this series! The characters are a close, quirky group that they somehow keep on adding more members to–and even though they all constantly show up in everyone else’s book, you really can start anywhere in the series and not be lost.
(Confession: I still haven’t read book 1. I have 2 copies and no excuse! Soooooon…)
Ivy and Kel’s story is just delightful, though I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t agree with me on this until the very end, since OMG do the two of them have a lot to work through, individually and together. Family issues, trust issues, learning how to let others in (it’s very telling that Ivy considers herself the newcomer in the same paragraph where she admits someone else is newer to the group)…yeah, there were times when things looked pretty bleak. Ms Shalvis does a great job of cutting the tension just when you need it with the right amount of levity–letting us and her characters smile, at least a little.
(She has yet to convince me to join a gym, though. Could she make those workout sessions seem a little less terrifying???)
The epilogue left me with all kinds of warm, gooey feels, though. And no matter which character(s) she wants to give us next, let me tell you I AM HERE FOR IT.
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide.a Rafflecopter giveaway