Beloved New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis begins a new series–Sunrise Cove–set near beautiful Lake Tahoe, with a heartwarming story of found family and love.
During the snowstorm of the century Levi Cutler is stranded on a ski lift with a beautiful stranger named Jane. After strong winds hurl the gondola in front of them into the ground, Levi calls his parents to prepare them for the worst…but can’t bring himself to say goodbye. Instead, wanting to fulfill his mother’s lifelong wish, he impulsively tells her he’s happily settled and Jane is his girlfriend–right before his phone dies.
But Levi and Jane do not.
Now Levi’s family is desperate to meet “The One.” Though Jane agrees to be his pretend girlfriend for just one dinner, she’s nervous. After a traumatic childhood, Jane isn’t sure she knows how to be around a tight-knit family that cherishes one another. She’s terrified, and a little jealous. But an unexpected series of events and a host of new friends soon show Jane that perhaps this is the life she was always meant to have.
As Jane and Levi spend more time together, pretend feelings quickly turn into real ones. Now all Jane has to do is admit to herself she can’t live without the man she’s fallen in love with and the family she has always dreamed of.
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The Family You Make is the first book in a new series, Sunrise Cove, by Jill Shalvis. I always love when my favorite authors start new series’ for me to love with new characters and new settings. Levi and Jane meet during a snowstorm that’s bad enough for them to think they aren’t going to make it out alive. Levi can’t bring himself to say goodbye to his mom so he tell her Jane is his girlfriend. When the snow settles Jane agrees to one dinner as his pretend girlfriend. She doesn’t do relationships. She’s a traveling nurse and by choice doesn’t spend too much time in one place. Levi is back home temporarily, but the more he’s around his family and the place he grew up the more he thinks it’s time to come home. Jane doesn’t realize she actually has friends who are more like family in Sunrise Cove because she didn’t grow up knowing what a family was really like. After spending time with Levi’s and more time with her friend and roommate, she realizes the things she really wants in life. Love, home, happiness. Her best friend Charlotte and Levi’s childhood friend, Mateo also have a side story that I loved. I was quickly invested in all the characters and enjoyed the start to the series. Looking forward to the rest!