Monday, June 27, 2016

Quote-tastic/Review-- social, whats now? --Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

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It's a Jill Shalvis. You know I'm going to Quote-Bomb yall today. I can't help it! I have no regrets!

So a gigglesnort. He owns the bar. She frequents the bar. 
Willa came around to Finn's side of the bar. She was tiny, barely came up to his shoulder, but she was like a mother cat when riled. He knew better than to go toe to toe with her, especially when she was giving him The Look. But he wasn't in the mood. "No," he said.

"You don't even know what I'm going to say."

"You're going to say I'm being a stupid guy," Finn said. "But newsflash, I am a guy and sometimes we're stupid. Deal with it."

"I wasn't going to say that." She paused when he slid her a look and she sighed.

"Okay, fine, I was. But you are being stupid."
I love when there are amazing secondary characters and, yeah, this one had some fun ones that were a little naughty. Love it!
"I need his address."

Sean went brows up. "His address."

"Yes, please."

"You going to show him a good time?" he asked. "Because darlin', he sure could use it."

"I'm on it," she said and then realized what he'd meant, which was not what she'd meant. "Wait, that's not--"

"Oh, it's way too late," Sean said, laughing his ass off.
This killed me! 
Apparently it'd been too long since her last social orgasm...
Damn traitorous nipples!
"Wow," she whispered. "Gorgeous."

"Yeah," he said, looking at her.

She laughed. "That's cheesy."

He grinned. "You liked it."

"No, I didn't."

He peered at her over his dark sunglasses, letting his gaze slip past her face.

She followed his line of sight and realized that her nipples were pressing eagerly against the thin white cotton of her shirt. "That's because I'm cold," she said and crossed her arms over her chest.

He laughed. "It's seventy five degrees."

"Downright chilly," she said, nose in the air.

Grinning, he reeled her in, and with Thor (the dog) protesting between them, he kissed the living daylights out of her.

4 stars-- Sweet Little Lies (Heartbreaker Bay, #1) by Jill Shalvis

Woo! A new series from Jill Shalvis! Be still my fan-girl heart! lol There are four things you can depend on from a Shalvis read.
  1. It'll have some sexy, yummy romance
  2. It'll have quirky humor
  3. It'll have characters you desperately want to be friends with in real life (or do naughty things to)
  4. And it'll have tremendous heart.
And Sweet Little Lies totally delivered on all of the above. It was a fun step into a new series and into
the life of Pru. A woman who is desperately trying to right the damage done by her parents many years ago. A mission that's brought her to San Francisco and into the life of one very sexy Irish pub owner named Finn.*cue dreamy sigh because, seriously, Finn*

I really enjoyed the characters. Pru's a good woman who cares about others and is trying her best to take care of everyone her parents harmed in any way. She was admirable and sweet and had a quirky little dog. Oh and she's a ship captain! And Finn. So much yum! He's a bit removed and all work no play. He had to grow up quick after his parents were killed and ended up raising his little brother. He's a good guy that does what he has to to make sure they're stable.

I liked watching her bring out the fun in him and him just being there for her when she needed someone to help her weather her storms. They were lovely and fun and sexy and sweet. All those wonderful things that make your heart sigh just a bit.

There were nice peeks at secondary characters too and seeing these guys with their friends. I always love the group feel that Shalvis creates. It was interesting being in San Francisco too-- a very different vibe from the small town romances Shalvis is known for.

Overall, I had a good time with Sweet Little Lies. While a good spot predictable and focused on a 'big secret' trope-- which admittedly isn't my favorite and is so overdone-- it was still a fun read with amazing characters. I did think there was something a little off with this one compared to the typical Shalvis reads that I love so much. I'm not sure exactly what it was, and it wasn't necessarily bad, just slightly not her normal voice. I think the setting and not being in a small town may have played a part in that. I'm excited to see what will come in the series though.

As captain of a San Francisco Bay tour boat, Pru can handle rough seas—the hard part is life on dry land. Pru loves her new apartment and her neighbors; problem is, she’s in danger of stumbling into love with Mr. Right for Anybody But Her.

Pub owner Finn O’Riley is six-foot-plus of hard-working hottie who always makes time for his friends. When Pru becomes one of them, she discovers how amazing it feels to be on the receiving end of that deep green gaze. But when a freak accident involving darts (don’t ask) leads to shirtless first aid, things rush way past the friend zone. Fast.

Pru only wants Finn to be happy; it’s what she wishes for at the historic fountain that’s supposed to grant her heart’s desire. But wanting him for herself is a different story—because Pru’s been keeping a secret that could change everything. . . .


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Challenges: Pick Your Genre (contemporary) | New to You (series) | Goodreads

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