Sunday, June 26, 2016

ARC Review:Sweet Little Lies (Heartbreaker Bay #1) by Jill Shalvis

A Novel
Book One
June 28, 2016
ISBN 978-0062448026

Choose the one guy you can’t have…
As captain of a San Francisco Bay tour boat, Pru can handle rough seas—the hard part is life on dry land. Pru loves her new apartment and her neighbors; problem is, she’s in danger of stumbling into love with Mr. Right for Anybody But Her.

Fall for him—hard…

Pub owner Finn O’Riley is six-foot-plus of hard-working hottie who always makes time for his friends. When Pru becomes one of them, she discovers how amazing it feels to be on the receiving end of that deep green gaze. But when a freak accident involving darts (don’t ask) leads to a shirtless first aid, things rush way past the friend zone. Fast.

And then tell him the truth.

Pru only wants Finn to be happy, it’s what she wishes for at the historic fountain that’s supposed to grant her heart’s desire. But wanting him for herself is a different story—because Pru’s been keeping a secret that could change everything…

A Heartbreaker Bay NovelBook OneAvonJune 28, 2016ISBN 978-0062448026

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What I thought about Sweet Little Lies

Jill Shalvis is back with a new series that reminds me why I really enjoy this author's works.  She really knows how to develop some interesting and attractive characters that suck you right into the story.  Second of all, this series takes place in San Francisco, which has a special place in my heart after living there.  So I was very excited to get my hands on an early copy of this book.

Finn notices Pru from the start --Gotta love a guy that notices a girl for her work boots, know what I mean?  These two just click from the start but I liked that they didn't exactly rush into things.  Part of reason was Pru reminding herself that she can't get involved with Finn (not going to spoil it here, you'll have to read to find out!)

Finn has a lot on his shoulders -- a bar and a younger brother who he feels responsible for. He's adorable with Pru and Thor (I can't forget her dog Thor, who is a definite character in this story). But with each step they take closer to each other, the truth looms over Pru's head.  

Jill Shalvis does great secondary characters as well.  Jake, Pru's former lover and now boss and friend is a very interesting character that I hope will get a story in the future.  Finn has a whole slew of friends that take Pru into their group in a way that warmed my heart too. It left me wanting more of them.

I really enjoyed this story. Pru and Finn are terrific together and on their own.  The plot is a bit predictable, but that was okay, for me the enjoyment came from the well developed characters that I just wanted to hug.  I even managed to get choked up a bit toward the end of the story.  The writing is everything I expect from a Jill Shalvis title.

Recommended for fans of contemporary romance or (San Francisco!)

ARC provided for review.

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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