Review: Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis

Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Cedar Ridge #1
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 337
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 5 Stars
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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 . . .

Elizabeth's Thoughts
Contemporary romance at its finest!

Jill Shalvis strikes gold with this new series full of humor, family and love.

I love books with a second chance at first love. Lily is reeling from a disastrous betrayal from her last employer/lover and has come home to lick her wounds. Cedar Ridge is the LAST place she wants to be because it holds nothing but heartache and a past so devastating that it’s destroying Lily.

When Aidan finds out that Lily Danville is coming back into town, he can’t stop thinking about how she left 10 years earlier and broke his heart in the process. Seeing Lily so defeated does something to Aidan and he just can’t seem to leave her alone despite all the reasons not to get involved with her.

Lily doesn’t feel worthy of love or Aidan’s affections. She is harboring some serious guilt from her sister’s death. But Aidan is persistent in his pursuit of Lily and is slowly wearing down her resolve. Being in constant close proximity to each other, the flames of passion are reignited and the pair can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. Aidan is all in but Lily still can’t let the past go and claim her well-deserved happiness. This couple definitely has their work cut out for them.

It was a beautiful love story that really tugged at my heartstrings. The characters are genuine, the plot is amazing, the dialogue was extremely funny and I laughed out loud through the entire book! The Kincaid family sure knows how to have a good time! They live for pranking each other, even their mom gets in on it. I absolutely LOVED them and their crazy antics!

My favorite part of the book is the Kincaid family. I loved learning about them, the problems they face, and I admire their fierce loyalty and unbending strength. This family has steel in their spines and courage running through their veins. I can’t wait to read more about the people of Cedar Ridge!

This is by far my favorite Jill Shalvis book and is easily one of the best books of 2015! I recommend SECOND CHANCE SUMMER to everyone!

I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

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