Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Cedar Ridge #3
Published by: Grand Central Publishing on Mar. 29, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Book Rating: 8/10
After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.
Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She’s broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I’m-too-sexy-for-myself guy who’s now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob’s dark intensity makes her want to tease—and tempt—him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.
This is Book #3 in the Cedar Ridge Series, but can definitely be read as a standalone novel.
This is the story of Jacob Kincaid, the brother who left cedar ridge, after harsh words, nine years ago and has finally decided to return.
This is a lighthearted, fun, easy read about two people who come together to find the true meaning of love and home. On top of the romance, and there is a lot of steamy romance, the story evolves around sibling relationships, guilt, trust, the importance of communication and family.
The characters are charming and quirky. The writing is witty and effortless. The plot flows nicely. And the ending makes you smile.
Jill Shalvis is a leader in this genre and this book doesn’t disappoint. This is definitely contemporary romance at it’s best.
If you missed the first two books in the series and would like to read about two of the other Kincaid brothers, pick up Second Chance Summer (Book #1) and My Kind of Wonderful (Book #2).