Review: Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge #1) by Jill Shalvis

Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge #1) by Jill Shalvis


Cedar Ridge, Colorado, is famous for crisp mountain air, clear blue skies, and pine-scented breezes. And it's the last place Lily Danville wants to be. But she needs a job, and there's an opening at the hottest resort in her hometown. What has her concerned is the other hot property in Cedar Ridge: Aidan Kincaid-firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker. She never could resist that devastating smile . . .

The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged as the Rocky Mountains they call home. Aidan has always done things his own way, by his own rules. And never has he regretted anything more than letting Lily walk out of his life ten years ago. If anyone has ever been in need of rescuing, she has. What she needs more than anything are long hikes, slow dances, and sizzling kisses. But that can only happen if he can get her to give Cedar Ridge-and this bad boy-a second chance . . .

4 out of 5 stars

This was such a great read. A sweet, feel good story and it just made me happy! It was funny and heartfelt with likable characters that had a wonderful connection.
I got a good feel for the story right away and liked both Lily and Aidan immediately. I liked that push and pull they had on each other, it made for some really nice chemistry. There was a wonderful build to their relationship and I enjoyed how it all played out. They are both such sweet people that love and care with all their hearts but they are also both super stubborn so it made for some entertaining interactions. I loved watching their bickering stumble over into more heated times.

Aidain's family was great! I loved their interactions and good natured ribbing. They made me smile. They have a sad back story but I loved how they came together and formed their family unit and were so full of unconditional love. They gave me a few great laugh out loud moments. I also really liked Lily’s friend Jonathan, he provided some funny moments as well.
I thought this story had a steady pace with really good development. I felt it was a light read, not to intense but sweet with bits of emotion and super entertaining. It's definitely a feel good story that leaves you smiling at the end.

Complimentary copy received for honest review.

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