Monday, March 28, 2016

[Pat's Review]: "Nobody But You"

Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (March 29, 2016)
Series: Cedar Ridge, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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.

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Reviews of Shalvis' Previous Books:

Once in a Lifetime (#9) -- TBQ
It's In His Kiss (#10) -- Pat
He's So Fine (#11) -- Pat
Merry Christmas, Baby (#12.5) -- Pat

Rumor Has It (#4) -- TBQ
Then Came You (#5) -- Pat + TBQ
Still the One (#6) -- Pat
All I Want (#7) -- Pat

Seeing Red (#3) -- Kame

Second Chance Summer (#1) -- Pat
My Kind of Wonderful (#2) -- Pat

Pat's Review:

This novel takes us on another visit to Cedar Ridge and the Kincaid family. As always with a Jill Shalvis novel there is laughter, sighing and a beautiful romance. If this is your first Cedar Ridge novel prepare to fall in love with the town and the Kincaids.

Sophie Marren is tired of her glass being half empty. She is recently divorced from her rich, cheating and demeaning husband and wanted nothing from him.  The judge insisted she ask for something, so she got his pleasure boat. Pleasure being the appropriate word. She has no job, no home, dwindling money and horrible motion sickness. She has been "parking" it at a dock where there is an abandoned cabin. She lives on the boat, if you can call it living. After an encounter with a "Hottie Lake Patrol" guy she has to start moving again. It costs money she doesn't have to pay to dock at a public place, and when she is docked she gets visits from her ex's side pieces to looking for him. After a particularly bad day, hottie guy comes down to the dock to check on her. She finds out he is Jacob Kincaid, and over a four hundred dollar bottle of scotch they get to know each other.

Jacob Kincaid on leave from the Special Forces after witnessing the death of his best friend and military brother in Afghanistan. Losing him made him realize what a fool he had been to abandon his real family years ago. He is haunted by memories, an emotional empty shell, and needs to make a decision about his life in the future.

Meeting Sophie has made him feel things he hasn't for a lot of years. Trying to re establish himself in the family is proving difficult, especially with his twin Hud. He left town at eighteen, angry and resentful. He has returned, battered, broken and alone. But, Sophie is changing that.

The characters are so much fun, an amazing blended family that works and a romance that will warm your heart. This can be read as a stand alone, but the first in the series is equally charming.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! :) I really need to catch up on Jill's books.

Remember, since this is a Royal Pick, come back on March 31st for a chance to WIN an ecopy of your own! 


Until Next Time,


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