March 29, 2016



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.


Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

I almost forgot how much I love Jill and her books. When she has a new release, I get excited and often read her books in one sitting. They just make me happy. She is the Queen of writing humor, angst, family, friendship, love and sex all together! It just works. Every time. I’ve been waiting for Jacob’s book since the beginning of the series. There was just something about his tortured soul who left and never came back. I knew he would, eventually. The Kinkaid’s miss their brother and he misses them. He comes home to Cedar Ridge and before he has a chance to see any of his family he meets Sophie. A red-headed firecracker who’s living on a boat illegally parked in front of his cabin. She’s fresh off a divorce and took the only thing her ex loved, his stupid boat. She hates the boat. She gets sea-sick. But, she’s determined to power through it. Jacob is instantly attracted to Sophie, but he’s a little rusty in the women department. One night they bond over an expensive bottle of scotch and they agree to act on their attraction. Neither one of them is looking for love, but they recognize things in each other. Loss, pain, disappointment. Sophie wants to help Jacob fix his issues with his family and Jacob wants to help her succeed. Can they realize they work better together than apart? Will Jacob finally stop running? I loved this story! Jacob is sexy, funny and smart and Sophie is beautiful, hilarious and driven. I love the interaction between Jacob and his siblings. I even cried a few times!


“You had a typo,” he said. “You left out the ‘e’ and ‘n’ in client.”

“Oh my God!” she cried. “I didn’t”

“Come on, make my day and say it,” he teased.

“Bite me.”

“I’d love to,” he said. “Right on your client, minus the ‘e’ and ‘n’.”


“I can’t think in your presence.”

“Why not?”

“Because looking at you is like…walking down the chips and cookie aisle at the grocery store. I can’t resist you, and then I’ll forget why you’re bad for me.”

Other Books in the Series:

Second Chance Summer


My Kind of Wonderful


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental.

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