A light fun and sexy romance, written by my favorite contemporary romance author!
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.
Author : Jill Shalvis
Title : Nobody But You
Series : Cedar Ridge #3
Number of pages : 465
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release Date : March 29th, 2016
Genre : Contemporary.
I think what I love the most in contemporary romances is the heady feeling that maybe all of it could be real… And if someone can make me swoon with a sexy and fun romance, it’s definitely Jill Shalvis.
There is a place I crave when I crack open a book by this author, there is a place I’m truly looking forward to visit each time a Jill Shalvis’ lands on my e-reader, and this place is my happy place.
I think the secret behind this is her ability to depict realistic characters, making it easy for her readers to relate to them and empathize with them.
Her heroes and heroines are not perfect, they’re flawed, they’re struggling with life like you and me, her heroines are endearingly goofy but sassy enough to give them that charming spunk we like in women, and her heroes are always great guys but oh so alphas… The perfect combo every time!
Nobody But You was THE book I was waiting for the most in Jill Shalvis’ Cedar Ridge series. The hero, Jacob Kincaid, is back to Cedar Ridge after a long absence and wary to meet his family, especially his twin brother, Hudson, whom he left in bad terms before joining the army Special Forces years ago.
To pair our brooding alpha male, enters the picture Sophie Marren, feisty and spunky newly divorced young woman, desperately trying to illegally park, err, moor her sole and only possession, the “Little Lucas”, the boat she got from her cheating ex-husband, on Jacob Kincaid’s dock.
Jacob came home temporarily only with the intent to finally make things right with his family, he certainly did not came back to get attached to a cute, albeit a little lost feisty woman.
Luckily for us, Jill Shalvis likes to toy with her manly man heroes, and Jacob doesn’t get past this special treatment, not in the least!
I loved the heroine and literally clicked with her right away, the book starts right at a turn in her life, she’s freshly divorced but got out with nothing except her ex-husband boat, which she got only to get back at him. And too bad if she’s seasick and doesn’t know a damn thing about boating anyway!
I loved her sass and resilient character, loved her personality and sense of humor.
Jacob turned out to be not as rough as I imagined he would be, he was a regular good guy, and couldn’t help himself to look out for Sophie.
They obviously both had issues to deal with but couldn’t get past the undeniable chemistry and interest they had for each other. The banter between them was highly entertaining , and the hate to love you trope couldn’t have been better between them!
I also appreciated the family aspect of Nobody But You, seeing Hudson and Jacob finally getting around their long due reconciliation and witness them both interact with their mom, dealing with dementia.
With the sexy and easy going banter between the characters, the humorous situations, the family aspect and the steamy romance, I couldn’t help myself but to adore Nobody But You, which definitely was my favorite of the series!
Well done, Miss Shalvis, it was great to visit my happy place once again!
New York Times 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 bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit http://www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.