Joint Review: Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis

Posted March 25, 2016 by Jennifer in Blog Tour, Book Review | , | 0 Comments

Joint Review: Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Joint Review: Nobody But You by Jill ShalvisNobody But You by Jill Shalvis
Series: Cedar Ridge #3
Published by Grand Central Publishing on 03-29-2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars
four-flames

SOMETIMES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN…

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.

Q & A:

Finish this sentence: My hero will always…

Want to protect Sophie, even when she doesn’t want him to

 

Is Jacob Kincaid a boxers or briefs kind of Alpha hero? 😉

Boxer briefs.  Or commando.

 

If you had choose ONE cookie to be your spirit food, which would it be and why?

My spirit cookie at the moment is Lemon Oreos.  But last week it was Mint Milanos.  I’m fickle like that…


 

Anne’s Thoughts:

Anyone who has been reading my reviews knows Jill Shalvis is my go-to read for romance and comfort. This Cedar Ridge series is growing on me,  Nobody But You is one of the good ones!  

Sophie has almost everything go wrong which could go wrong and yet she handles it all without complaint. She has little, expects nothing and gives so much.  She is also spunky and funny.

Jacob has reached a point in life where he has to deal with his past, his present and his future.  He has shut down all those feelings for so long and now, they are coming home to him.  I can so relate to this guy.  He is the strong, silent type and solid in his competence, caring and commitments.

Neither of these people is rich; they are ordinary, real life types.  They live in a smallish town in an awesome natural area.   Jill’s characters and settings are some of my favorites in the genre because of this and the humor.  This is also a book where a single guy is with a divorced woman which seems different.  

How can I tell you about the feelings?  The characters are like old friends I enjoy seeing.  The town is beautiful.  The “enemy” starts as quite a cliché.  The banter is funny. The romance is believable.  Oh and a problem I worried over is resolved, surprisingly well.  

Jill Shalvis is the one!  

 

Jennifer’s Thoughts:

I jumped over book 2, My Kind of Wonderful but I plan on going back and reading it very soon. With that being said I can say that Nobody But You can easily be read as a standalone. There are family connections but nothing that you will leave you feeling lost if you happen to start with Nobody But You.

Jill Shalvis is one of my favorite small town romance authors and I go into her books knowing that I’ll enjoy myself. Her characters are always fun, the heroines are strong and the guys are yummy and alpha without being the asshole type.

The first book introduced us to the firefighter/rescue worker Kincaid brother, Aidan. The second book was about Hudson a ski patroller and the twin to of the hero in Nobody But You, Jacob. Now we get a brother that’s in the military and has been away from home for ten years. There’s family drama surrounding the reason and how Jacob left for the military.

When Jacob comes back home to Cedar Ridge he knows that it’s not going to be easy to reunite with his family, but he didn’t know he was going to have his hands full with a sexy and sassy redhead that’s dealing with her own past drama.

Jacob and Sophie are explosive on the page. They are both full of emotions that they want to keep buried. Watching them stumble their way from an understanding that they were just going to have “fun” while Jacob was back home on leave to falling in love was a pure joy. There was sexy times, funny times and emotional times.

Nobody But You is classic Jill Shalvis and romance readers everywhere needs to pick up a copy! I hope that the next book is about the Kincaid sister, Kenna.

 

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
four-stars
Dialogue
four-half-stars
Overall: four-stars

 

 

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About Jill Shalvis

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 her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
four-stars
Dialogue
four-half-stars
Overall: four-stars
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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

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