Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis
Jill Shalvis does it again. Nobody But You is being released tomorrow, which is just in time because Spring is here and love is in the air.
SOMETIMES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN…
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.
Possible spoilers beyond this point.
My respect for Jill Shalvis’s writing increases with every book I read. Nothing But You is the third and final book in the Cedar Ridge series, and I am a little sad about leaving such a beautiful place. Her vivid imagery and true to life problems that the characters face cause Cedar Ridge to become a very real place in the minds of her readers.
Many people feel that romance books are nothing more than formula writing but Jill Shalvis is about as far from formula as you can get. I love the snarky comments that Jill writes for the main character Sophie. Every one of them made me laugh and led me to like Sophie a little more. Jacob is a returning soldier with PTSD, and Jill takes that on with the compassion it deserves.
Jill Shalvis also makes it very clear about how she feels about 50 Shades of Grey with many direct references that don’t paint the book in a good light. They made me look at the story from a different angle, and I agree with many of her comments.
Overall, Nobody But You is a funny, well written, romantic story that I very much enjoyed over my Spring Break. If you have read Jill Shalvis before, I am sure you are excited for this book release tomorrow. If you have never read a Jill Shalvis book, you are missing out and Cedar Ridge is a good place to start.
1 paw – Romance… I can’t believe that I had to start reading romance again. Ruby felt that the “romantic situations” were a little too hot for Izzy’s young kitten eyes so I had to subject myself to the mush and grossness of human love. I have never been more happy that Ruby had me spayed. Who in their right mind would want to deal with all that? Yuck!
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