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Blog Tour: My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2) by Jill Shalvis

My Kind of Wonderful
Cedar Ridge #2


Jill Shalvis

December 22, 2015

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Book Summary:


Bailey Moore has an agenda: skiing in the Rockies, exploring castles in Europe, ballroom dancing in Argentina. Now that she has a second lease on life, she's determined not to miss a thing. What she doesn't realize is that item #1 comes with a six-foot-one ski god hot enough to melt a polar ice cap. She doesn't want to miss out on him either, but Hudson Kincaid isn't the type of guy to love and let go. And as gorgeous as Cedar Ridge is, she's not planning to stick around. 

As head of ski patrol at his family's resort, Hud thinks he's seen it all. But never has he run into someone like Bailey. She might look delicate, but her attitude is all firecracker. And her infectious joy touches something deep within him that he's been missing far too long. Now he'll just have to convince Bailey to take a chance on her biggest adventure yet . . . something rare and all kinds of wonderful.

Cedar Ridge Series:
My Review of Second Chance Summer Here

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My Thoughts:

Are you looking for a slow-burning romance to warm up your bones this winter?  Yes?  Well, look no further!  My Kind of Wonderful is the kind of story you want to get lost in, while curled up by the fire, sipping your hot cocoa or coffee.  This was a book that I enjoyed every moment of reading!  While I love Ms. Shalvis' small town romances, and know that I am guaranteed a good read with every book she writes; My Kind of Wonderful, blew away my expectations.

First off, the Cedar Ridge series, has extremely lovable, well-developed, fun, and humorous characters.  I mean, each and every one of them has found a place in my heart after reading, Second Chance Summer.  However, my love for the Kincaid Family has grown ten-fold after reading this sequel.  Here is the type of family that is always full of love, laughter, crazy shenanigans, comfort, support, and yes, even a kick in the behind, when it's needed.

Hudson Kincaid is a workaholic.  He loves his family deeply, but is the type of person that carries multiple burdens on his shoulders.  While his family is willing to help him out, he is always looking out for everyone else, at the expense of himself.  Hudson doesn't have a personal life.  His heart is closed off from finding love, and he carries a lot of guilt for the long standing separation between himself, and his twin brother, Jacob.  Hudson cares for his mother who is ailing from severe dementia, works crazy hours at his family's ski resort, and is a part time cop in Cedar Ridge.

Bailey Moore gets hired to paint a mural at the Cedar Ridge ski resort.  She is recovering from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and has a list of activities that she wants to complete, now that she can finally live a full life.  Bailey has only had one boyfriend, Aaron, and her relationship lacked passion.  To top it off, everyone has always treated her like she is fragile.  She wants the type of love that she's never had, and someone to treat her as an equal.  

When she meets Hudson, there is an enticing spark between them.  As Bailey continues to travel to Cedar Ridge every weekend to work on her mural, she gets swept away in a passionate love affair.  However, Hudson is known for pushing people away that he cares about.  Can she get him to open his heart, and realize that what they have is special?

My Kind of Wonderful was a beautiful story.  It touched my heart, and made me feel good.  It was low in angst, and the perfect story for the reader who is looking to get lost in a story that will make them feel happy, and good inside.  I highly recommend this book, as well as Second Chance Summer, the first book in the series.

My Rating:

I give, My Kind of Wonderful, by Jill Shalvis, 4.5 Electrically Charged, Warm, Sweet, Passionate, Beautiful Love Story filled stars!  I am in love with the Cedar Ridge Series, and can't wait to read the next book in the series, Nobody But You, which will be Jacob Kincaid's story!

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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 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.


  1. I enjoy this author. Slow burn is a good description.

  2. Excellent review! I am a fan of Jill Shalvis from way back! Just picked this up the other day.


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