Author: Jill Shalvis

Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis

Posted June 21, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 3 Comments

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

Lost and Found Sisters by Jill ShalvisLost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis
Series: Wildstone #1
Published by William Morrow on June 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Amazon | Goodreads
four-stars
two-flames

They say life can change in an instant…

After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.’s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she’s looking for a missing piece she can’t find?

The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.

On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn’t quite fit in right away, she can’t help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.

As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there’s another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn’t a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family. Now with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have—and the one that could finally give her the fulfillment she’s searched so long for.

 

A tale of two romances that warms the heart

Seeing  Lost and Found Sisters being labeled as chick-lit/women’s fiction (I hate both labels, seriously WTF does those even mean?!) by other reviewers had me scratching my head. Then I thought about the biggest difference between Lost and Found Sisters and other Shalvis titles I’ve read. The romance between the heroine and hero is not front and center. Don’t get me wrong, the romance it totally there, but the romance that develops between the two sisters is the main focus.

Romance between sisters?! Yes the heroine falls in love with two people. One is a romantic love and the other is a love she develops for her new-found sister after loosing her other sister two years earlier. The other romance is the sweet and sexy relationship that forms between Quinn and Mick.

Another key element that was a little different (but not bad!) was the tamer sex scenes. Shalvis has never really gone into graphic details when her couples are in the middle of the love-making, but it was noticeable that Quinn and Mick’s sexy times where glossed over a bit. Still satisfying to be sure but less on the details. Their growing relationship was still spot on and great to see unfold.

All the elements I’ve come to expect from a Jill Shalvis title is present:

  • Funny characters
  • Witty Dialogue
  • Sexy Hero
  • Strong Heroine
  • Heart

So label Lost and Found Sisters whatever you want, I label it as one freaking enjoyable read with fun characters and a heart warming story. I cannot wait to revisit the town of Wildstone again!

 

 

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
Writing
four-stars
Dialogue
four-stars
Characters
four-stars
Overall: four-stars

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