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cover62953-mediumSecond Chance Summer

A Cedar Ridge Novel

by Jill Shalvis

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 . . .

I have been a fan of Jill Shalvis’s work for a very long time.  I have always loved how she does such a fantastic job of delivering not just a love story between two people, but also brings to her readers well-developed and intricate family dynamics.  There’s always more going on and by the time you close the book you feel like you are part of the clan.

The Kincaids may be a little dysfunctional, considering how they came to be, but they truly care about each other and it is there for anyone to see.  They are protective, but they aren’t afraid to give a good ribbing when it is needed … and they are always there in a heartbeat when another is in trouble.  It’s a fabulous bond and one that extends to their sibling’s loved ones as well.  Once you are part of the group, you become a Kincaid with all the highs and lows that brings.

Lily hasn’t had that kind of relationship in a very long time and she’s running scared of Aiden and all the complications that he brings.  But the Kincaids are just as stubborn as they are loyal and he’s not going down without a fight.  While he can understand her fear, he’s willing to take it on and show her that he’s worth the risk.

It’s an emotional battle for both of them, but such an enjoyable one.  And I can’t wait for the next Kincaid to meet his or her match.  It’s going to be a heck of a ride 🙂