Friday, April 1, 2016

Review: Nobody But You by: Jill Shalvis

Title: Nobody But You
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Series: Cedar Ridge #3
Pages: 368
Format: e-book ARC
Source: Author Book Tour
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When Jacob was injured in the war, it changed him for life. Now all he wants to do is come home to Cedar Ridge, settle in at his lakeside cabin and get some much-needed peace and quiet. But there's no peace to be had when he finds a spitfire of a woman camping out on his property. Half the time he's not sure whether he wants to spank her or kiss--or maybe both. He's in a dark place and a dark mood, and here's this wildly hot woman who is also funny and light and may be the balm be needs to soothe his aching soul.

Sophie Marren is pretty much penniless after leaving her abusive husband. She doesn't have the money to pay rent or the slip fees for docking the boat where she's been sleeping. She was getting along just perfectly until the good-looking, brooding, I'm-too-sexy-for-myself guy moves into the lake cabin that the slip belongs to. Sure he's hot as the noon sun with those dark lens and even darker 'tude, but god forbid she tie herself to another man who's always telling her what to do. But the more she gets to know Jacob, the more she sees how willing he is to battle for her wounded heart...a battle she might just let him win.

My Thoughts:

In this book we follow Sophie Marren who recently divorced her no good cheating husband Lucas who has been connected with more flings than an onion has layers.  About the only thing she could from the divorce is his prized boat which she has to find ways of docking at night to avoid getting into trouble but coming up with the money for mooring slips can be hard when you are broke!  Sophie is also dealing with her father issues as he wasn't around much when she was a child, she learned quickly how to be quiet and go unnoticed when her father battled his migraines, will she ever win her dad's approval of anything she does?

We also get to meet Jacob Kincaid who has returned home on leave while serving in the military.  He's home to recoup after seeing some traumatic things while serving the best thing he has seen while back has been Sophie Marren the firey redhead that really makes him take notice.

Jacob has a lot of damage control to fix within his relationship with his twin brother Hudson who has a whole lot of anger at his twin.  Jacob has made sure through everything that has happened he has helped support their ailing mother who is suffering from alzheimer's and everytime she sees Jacob and Hudson together she reverts to some part of their childhood.  Will Jacob be able to rekindle his relationship with his twin or has too much time passed?

So much happens in this book including Jacob and Sophie learning that you can't control who you love and that not every one is going to have permeant bad spells.  In the beginning both Sophie and Jacob are having bad spells that they need to get past to find their happily ever after.  I enjoyed reading this book and following the journey they both go on.

Author Biography:
New York Times 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 bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

Jill’s Social Media:
T: @jillshalvis
IG: @jillshalvis

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