Sunday, June 18, 2017

Book Review & Excerpt - Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis

 
Book review
By Suze
 
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Quinn desperately misses her sister Beth, who died in a car crash. She works as a sous-chef in a successful LA restaurant and is going through the motions rather than enjoying her life. When she receives a call from a lawyer from Wildstone about an inheritance Quinn is surprised, because she doesn't know anyone there. However, the inheritance is really hers and it comes with a lot of complications and responsibilities.
 
When Quinn arrives in Wildstone she meets Mick. He's originally from Wildstone and travels back as often as he can to visit. Mick is Quinn's first new friend in the small town. Will there be more? It isn't Quinn's intention to like Wildstone, but she does, and that makes deciding what she wants to do with her life even more complicated. Will Quinn's inheritance finally enable Quinn to get over the worst part of her grief and is there a chance she'll find a better future than she'd ever imagined?
 
Lost and Found Sisters is a fantastic story. Quinn is a sweetheart. She's always taking care of others, she has a big heart and easily loves people. She's afraid to commit, but being in Wildstone is making her stronger. I loved that the town and the people she meets enable her to finally heal and I couldn't wait to find out where that would lead. Quinn is a beautiful person inside and out and I absolutely loved her character. She and Mitch have a close connection. There are plenty of sparks combined with deep feelings and they're perfect for one another. However, there are a lot of obstacles in their way and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see where their relationship would lead.
 
Jill Shalvis has a wonderful warm writing style. I especially love the way her main characters connect with others. The welcoming atmosphere that's making her books so great always makes me smile. I'm a big fan of stories about sisters and Lost and Found Sisters is an amazing one. It has family secrets, many unexpected twists and turns and plenty of emotional layers. I enjoyed reading this charming book from beginning to end. It's another terrific Jill Shalvis story and I highly recommend it.
 
Advice
 
If you love small town romance combined with family secrets Lost and Found Sisters is an absolute must-read.
 
 
About Jill Shalvis
 

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.

 
 
 Excerpt

“Hi,” she said, possibly never so happy to see someone in her life. “Remember me?”

His lips quirked.

Yep. He remembered her all right. “I’ve got a problem,” she said. 

His smile faded. “You okay?”

She exhaled, feeling like an idiot. “There’s a big bug in my tub and the sink is dripping. Do you have time to help or are you off the clock?”

He studied her for a beat. “I’ll grab some tools and be right up,” he finally said. 

She watched him stride off. Maybe she couldn’t find her feels, but apparently she could still appreciate a nice ass. 

Good to know. 

Five minutes later there was a simple, firm knock at her door. She opened it and stood back to let him in, but he remained on his side of the doorway, toolbox in hand. 

“I’m Mick Hennessey,” he said.

Great, but she had no time for introduction. Bug in her tub! “Nice to formally meet you, Mick, but…” She pointed to the bathroom. 

With a mock salute, he ambled in there.

Quinn remained right where she was, counting off the seconds while she heard nothing. “Did you get him?” she finally called out. 

“The bug?” he asked. 

“No, the president of the United States! Yes, the bug!”

The only response was the sound of the toilet flushing and she panicked. “You squished him first, right?”

Mick stuck his head out of the bathroom and flashed her a smile. “Worried he’s going to swim his way back up and bite you on the—“

“No!” Yes…

He vanished back into the bathroom. Quinn heard some other sounds that were hopefully related to him working on the stink. Unable to stop herself, she made her way over there and peered in. “Where’s your dog?”

“Coop? With my mom. She lives here in town and made stew. Apparently, I don’t rate on the same scale as beef stew.” He was on his back, head and shoulders wedged beneath the sink, legs bent at the knees because he was longer than the bathroom. He wore a T-shirt advertising some pub in San Francisco named O’Riley’s, that had risen up, revealing his low-slung jeans and some impressive abs, including those V muscles that made women so stupid. 

“Can you fix it?” she asked. 

His hands looked confident working the wrench before he pulled his head from beneath the sink and sent her a slow smile. 

At the barely recognizable flutter low in Quinn’s belly, and also decidedly south of her belly, she froze in shock. She’d felt next to nothing for a very long time, but it hadn’t been so long that she couldn’t place this for what it was. 

Lust.
 

18 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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  2. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

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  3. Everyone loves Jill's books, I need to read one!

    --Trix

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  4. Thank you for the great review!

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  5. I love Jill Shalvis books. I always connect with her characters and it's always based to put the book down and get to my chores. lol Thanks for tour review.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. Wow, this seems like a really heartbreaking book. I can't wait to read it!

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  7. Great review, I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on the book. I may have to check this book out soon, it sounds like a really good read.

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  8. nice review. I thank you for sharing your thoughts

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  9. I like to read these kinda sweet romance stories specially in the summer time I feel they are refreshing

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  10. So excited about this book,can't wait to read! :)

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  11. Love the witty banter. This is going to be a great summer read.

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  12. I'd like to meet the people of the town of Wildstone.

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  13. does anyone smell the beach and feel the breeze or is it just me.

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  14. I am a big fan of Jill's books.

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  15. i've loved what i've read from Jill shalvis so far and from your review i'm quite sure i will add this one to the list. thank you for the review

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  16. I need a handyman just like him! Mine's got a beer belly & is bald!

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