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Review by Suze
Lily left Cedar Ridge after Aidan broke her heart. She's back again though. She has nowhere else to go and in Cedar Ridge there's a job for her that comes with a place to live. It also means running into Aidan again and dealing with the ghosts of the past. Aidan has no idea why Lily left him all those years ago and he's determined to win her back. In Cedar Ridge Lily gets reacquainted with hiking in the beautiful mountains. She has a lot of issues to deal with and having her greatest love back in her life complicates things. Will Aidan and Lily finally have a chance or will the past mess things up again?
Lily has suffered a great loss and Cedar Ridge brings back a lot of awful, but also good memories. Being in the mountains again isn't only bad for her soul, it's also healing. She can finally relearn to appreciate the beautiful surroundings. Lily loves to hike, so she spends as much time in the mountains as she can. When she was a teenager she was reckless and Aidan is afraid she'll do something unwise, so he keeps an eye on her. He works for the fire department and he often rescues people from the mountain. That isn't without risk, not at all...
I highly recommend Second Chance Summer. Family means everything to Aidan and the connection he has with his siblings is heartwarming. He does everything he can to keep them safe. He's the same with Lily, which is really sweet. He's a nice guy and he and Lily have a great connection. If you're a romantic like me you're going to love this book. Jill Shalvis knows how to tell a story and she has a lovely warm sense of humor.
I liked Lily and Aidan a lot. They're both strong, independent and fearless people. They're also kind and they will do anything for the people they love. They're great main characters and I immediately loved the story because of them. Second Chance Summer is a wonderful book. It's romantic, it has an amazing setting and the story is really good. I'm glad this is the first book of a series and I can't wait to read more.