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A Wildstone Novel
by Jill Shalvis
Harper Collins – June 19, 2018
Following the USA Today bestselling author of Lost and Found Sisters comes Jill Shalvis’ moving story of heart, loss, betrayal, and friendship
Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife.
Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person? Can she even trust herself?
Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the
rest of the clan.
Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Brown changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come…until her dark secrets come to light—secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie’s only just begun to build.
Read the first Chapter, http://jillshalvis.com/books/rainy-day-friends/
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36260406-rainy-day-friends
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/190905-wildstone
Series Buy Link: http://jillshalvis.com/series/wildstone-series/
I’ve taken a little break from reading Shalvis’s books and I have absolutely NO idea why. They are always well paced and delightfully written, with the perfect combination of humor, emotion, and spice. The characters never fail to be interesting and I always feel like I finished one of her stories having made new friends.
Lanie has been dealt a bit of a blow from life, both with a pretty difficult upbringing to a marriage that didn’t go the way she expected. She’s trying her best to hold herself together but sometimes she unravels a bit, much to the reader’s glee. Watching her try to resist Mark and the rest of the Capriottis is a hoot, since you know she’s going to fail.
Being first a military man then a law enforcement officer & single dad, plus a lifetime of dealing with his family, has given Mark a lot of patience. Which he’ll need to take on Lanie 🙂 He’s definitely one of my favorite heroes of this year – strong, caring, dedicated, and just so darn cute with his girls.
Lanie is going to have to come to terms with a lot – about herself, her deepening attachment to the Capriottis, her upbringing, and the fall-out from her marriage. But if she can find a way to work through it all, she just might find herself a perfectly wonderful HEA. It’s not going to be easy, and she faces quite a few bumps, but Shalvis has her handling it with style, humor, and a few neuroses along the way 🙂
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide.
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