Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #1
Release date: June 28, 2016
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
Choose the one guy you can’t have . . .
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.
Fall for him—hard . . .
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.
And then tell him the truth.
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. . . .
Jill Shalvis is without a doubt one of my all time favorite authors. She is an automatic one-click for me, and she never disappoints. So you can all guess my reaction when I was fortunate enough to win an advance copy of her newest release Sweet Little Lies, the first book in her new ‘Heartbreaker Bay series’.
This is the story of Pru, captain of a San Francisco Bay tour boat, and Finn O’Riley. Pru moves into a quaint, little apartment complex where Finn runs the local watering hole along with his brother Casey. Pru is an amazing young woman. She lost her parents at 18 and is in some way still trying to come terms with what has happened, and she has a very interesting way of doing so.
Finn O’Riley — he is the quintessential leading man: kind, generous, a fantastic friend and big brother. He sets his eye on Pru from the get-go, even though he really doesn’t do relationships after the last time where he got burned. But as Pru works her way in to his world and befriends his friends, who are the rest of the residents on their apartment complex, things slowly progresses. The side characters feel just as alive as the main cast, especially Casey, who is a perfect mixture of laid-back and serious when the situation needs it.
This is written in the classic Shalvis style that puts the leading man through several hilarious but painful situations, but she does this in such a way you will be rooting for him from the get-go.
“He was her unicorn.” Pru might think this of Finn, but I think that about this book. It was a glory to read in between the somewhat dull books I read prior to this.
I give this book 5 stars, and I will be anxiously awaiting the next installment in this series.