Source: purchased for Kindle (all three).
Genre: contemporary (small town) romance.
My rating of the series: 4/5.
Each of these is a separate story but you should probably read them in order because characters from book 1 appear in books 2 and 3 and it’s cool to know them from the beginning! :)
Hi, my name is Kaja and I’m addicted to Jill Shalvis’s novels. I only reviewed Simply Irresistible, part 1 of her famous Lucky Harbor series, but I’ve been binge reading her books for six months now. They’re a sure way to get in a good mood, they feature loveable, strong characters and never disappoint.
Anyway, this series follows the adventures of the three Wilder brothers, Cameron, Stone and T.J. They live in Wishful, California, which is a small town in the mountains. They own a company that organizes trips and adventures (hiking, skiing, kayaking) and they’re your typical Shalvis heroes: strong, tough, but slightly wounded and adorable.
Katie, Emma and Harley are three unique women with no serious plans to stay in Wishful for longer than is strictly necessary. You can imagine the rest.
I loved the setting for this series, and the fact that nature played a big part in the couples’ adventures. I love how Shalvis manages her romances – I can always understand insta-lust, which features prominently in her work, but she knows that love takes time to develop.
Of course, some things get a bit repetitive when you’re reading 15 titles by the same author in a short time but this is actually one of the things I like about romances: it’s like you’re re-reading a favourite story but each time, you find something different. There’s something wonderfully soothing about knowing that the book will have a happily ever after.
I would strongly recommend this series to all fans of Jill Shalvis and contemporary romance. If you like your stories fluffy with a dash of heart-wrenching earnestness, go for it and thank me later! :)
Have you read any Jill Shalvis books? Did you like them as much as I did?
I’m nearly out of her novels – do you have any similar favourites?
I’d love to hear from you! :)
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