June 18, 2019
The New York Times bestselling author of Rainy Day Friends and Lost and Found Sisters returns to Wildstone, California, where two completely opposite sisters—who are still nursing wounds from the past—realize they need each other more than they think.
The Lemon Sisters, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Jill Shalvis is LIVE!
When Brooke’s older sister, Mindy, shows up at her door with her three kids in tow, she barely recognizes her sibling who looks like she’s on the verge of a total breakdown. While adventurous, wanderlust Brooke was always the problem child, eager to slip free of Wildstone and its small-town constraints, Mindy was the golden child, who never had a hair out of place or a GPA below 4.0. The Mindy that arrives at Brooke’s apartment however, is a far cry from the ever-perfect doctor’s wife.
Brooke’s further stunned when Mindy asks to trade places with her for a few days so she can pick up her pieces and put herself back together. What Mindy doesn’t realize is that Brooke is just as broken. Her sister needs her though, so Brooke takes the kids and returns to Wildstone.
But how does one go home after seven years away and what feels like a lifetime of secrets? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested, or so he says. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she long ago shoved deep.
The sisters begin to wonder if the childhood taunts were true, are they lemons in life? In love? True or not, they know one thing—you can’t run far enough to outpace your demons. And when long-dead secrets surface, they’ll have to overcome their differences and learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.
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The Lemon Sisters is the third book in the Wildstone series by the talented Jill Shalvis. I’m a huge fan of Jill’s and have read over fifty of her books and I have to say The Lemon Sisters is my favorite! I don’t know what I love more about this book. The sisters who love each other, but fight. The kids who remind me so much of my own, the husband and best friend who are funny, sexy and flawed. There was just so much real in the book that I was laughing out loud and reading sections of it to my husband while I giggled. Jill’s writing is always fantastic, but she took it to another level with this book. The emotion, the humor, the sadness, the truth. It gave me all the feels! Mindy is married with three kids. She shows up on her sister, Brooke’s doorstep and she’s a mess. She’s overwhelmed, upset, and lost. Her husband works too much, she doesn’t feel good about herself, she’s tired, sad and can’t stop crying.
Brooke offers to take care of her kids for a few days so she can rest and relax. And she ends up taking them back home and figures it’s a good time for her to mend some of her own fences. Mainly the sexy, handsome neighbor who she loved years ago and just left without a word. Garrett isn’t as open to talking as Brooke would have liked, but she needs to apologize. She’s only there a few days so what does it matter. Except Mindy doesn’t want to come home yet, Brooke needs to have a much needed talk with Mindy’s husband, Linc, and the kids need her. She gives Mindy the time she needs and she realizes she also needs time. Time to find herself again. To let go of the past. To let her family in. Making amends just isn’t enough. She misses her family, friends and Wildstone. But can she just come back home? What about her life in LA? This story was more emotional than I thought it was going to be. Brooke’s past, her anxiety, Mindy’s control issues, Linc being oblivious to what is going on around him. And Garrett’s past and his intimacy issues. And the kids. Oh my, the kids! I loved them all so much! They were some of the best secondary characters I’ve ever read! All of it was done so well! These are real issues and they aren’t fun and games, but Jill uses humor and she created these strong, vulnerable characters who actually learn from each other and realize they are all stronger together! It’s one of my favorites of the year!
“What’s it like to be a grown up?” Mason wanted to know.
“Well, you get to eat ice cream whenever and wherever you want.”
His face lit up.
“But you have to buy it yourself.”
He went from delighted to devastated.
Aaaannnnnd her work here was done.
“I hate it when someone says something like ‘head east’. Who am I, Lewis and Clark? Do we turn right or left from the food truck in the parking lot?”
Garrett smiled. “I forgot that you could locate any food source without direction, but other than that you get lost finding your way out of a paper bag.”
“Do you know why mommies and daddies pretend to be the tooth fairy? Because they love their kids so much that they want them to have the joy of waking up the morning after they lose a tooth to find their prize. It’s a tradition, and it makes parents as happy as it makes their kids.”
“So giving me money makes you happy?”
“Anyone ever tell you that you’re too smart for you own good?”
“You, Daddy. All the time.”
“Marriage.” Garrett said in the tone of an off-camera narrator. “When dating goes too far.”
“Someone tell the old cat lady to stay out of this,” Linc said.
Garett told Linc he was number one with his middle finger.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
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