Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis – Jenn’s Review

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I’m a sucker for a sweet, second chance love story



Cedar Ridge, Colorado, is famous for crisp mountain air, clear blue skies, and pine-scented breezes. And it’s the last place Lily Danville wants to be. But she needs a job, and there’s an opening at the hottest resort in her hometown. What has her concerned is the other hot property in Cedar Ridge: Aidan Kincaid-firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker. She never could resist that devastating smile . . .

The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged as the Rocky Mountains they call home. Aidan has always done things his own way, by his own rules. And never has he regretted anything more than letting Lily walk out of his life ten years ago. If anyone has ever been in need of rescuing, she has. What she needs more than anything are long hikes, slow dances, and sizzling kisses. But that can only happen if he can get her to give Cedar Ridge-and this bad boy-a second chance . . .

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When you are looking for a sweet, low on the drama love story, look no further than Jill Shalvis. I am always completely satisfied when I finish one of Jill’s books and Second Chance Summer left me very happy.

Lily is coming home to Cedar Ridge after being away for 10 years. There is a lot of pain and loss in Cedar Ridge left behind for Lily, least of which is the boy she left behind, Aidan. Lily tells herself that her stay in Cedar Ridge is temporary. It’s the only way she will get through it.

Aidan Kincaid is born and raised in Cedar Ridge and he is there to stay. With his family, he runs a resort in the Rockies. Aidan was your typical Jill Shalvis alpha. He set his sights in Lily and was finally going to win her heart. He didn’t have to boss her around to do it, but he was persistent.

I was glad this was told in dual POV’s, because I think you were able to get the full story from both Lily and Aidan. Lily’s inability to commit to Aidan definitely drove me nuts, even though she had her reasons. I just wanted her to open her eyes and see just how good it could be if she left Aidan in.

One of Jill Shalvis’s strengths is her character development. Each one of the secondary characters were well thought out and added a great deal to the story. I LOVED Aidan’s relationship with his brothers and sister. Their antics were hysterical¬† (woman’s panties??) and kept me laughing throughout the book. I do with that there was a bit more of the back story. There were a lot of times in the book that I felt like I walked into the middle of a conversation. Something was missing. The dialogue, however, was top notch. I love feeling the characters emotions, and not being told how they feel. I am looking forward to reading about the rest of the Kincaid family in the future books, especially Hudson!

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