Why I read it
Jill Shalvis is a solid romance writer, and I love her Cedar Ridge Series!
What I rated it
What it’s about
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.
Can you ever go wrong when you choose a Jill Shalvis novel? Seriously? When you pick up one of her novels, you always know you can count on her for a few things, but the story will be anything but predictable, and she did not disappoint with Nobody But You.
Jill Shalvis has made a name for herself and her dependability to deliver a believable, hot, steamy story with sexy alphas and relatable and likeable heroines. A happily ever after ending is par for the course, but you never know which path the couple will take to get there, and that is what hooks you in with Ms. Shalvis!
In book one of the series, we met Hud and Bailey, two people who helped to heal the hurt together. Nobody But You follows the love between Sophie and Jacob. Jacob, Hud’s twin, has just returned home to Cedar Ridge, after close to a decade away from home in the military. Sophie is trying to just get through to the next day after a nasty divorce from a jerk of a husband.
The chemistry between Sophie and Jacob was very steamy, and the interest and sparks between the two were explosive, yet believable. The two begin a rather unusual relationship, while trying to hide their true feelings from each other.
As the story continues, we see some old familiar faces from Cedar Ridge and the Kincaid clan, but are they all happy with Jacob’s return? The road to reunion is not always smooth. Sophie may have won the boat, but is the war really over?
I really liked the Wounded Warrior aspects of the story. While Jacob himself is not considered a Wounded Warrior, I loved that there were some events included that helped the readers to see that a label, even as honorable as that, is not all that defines a man (or woman.)
I really loved the second book in the Cedar Ridge series, and I definitely look forward to reading the next!