Book Review: Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge #3) by Jill Shalvis
Nobody But You Cedar Ridge #3 By: Jill Shalvis Release Date: March 29, 2016 Publisher: Forever Romance Add to Goodreads Source: eARC from publisher in exchange for a honest review GR's Summary:
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.
The Cedar Ridge Series is the kind that brings you lots of warm fuzzies. It is a small town romance about the Kincaid siblings, their relationships with one another, as well as their adventures when it comes to finding love. The Kincaid family is extremely close, and reminds me of my own family. They are there for one another through thick and thin, enjoy joking around, and share a loyalty and extreme closeness that is beautiful to watch. Nobody but You is identical twin and Army Special Forces Officer, Jacob Kincaid's story. Jacob left home when he was eighteen to join the army. He had a falling out with his twin brother Hudson, and has been away from his family for nine years. After his best friend dies, he realizes that he needs to make amends with his family, because life is too short. When Jacob returns to Cedar Ridge Lake, Colorado, he meets the beautiful, gutsy, and feisty, Sophie Marren. Sophie is living on her cheating ex-husband's luxury boat. After her marriage ended, she took the only item that meant anything to him, and now she's miserable. She's sea sick, uncomfortable in the small living space, penniless, and trying to get her life back on track. When Jacob meets Sophie, she makes him feel alive. He is highly amused, entertained, and turned on by her fiery little temper, and is drawn to her like a moth to a flame. Sophie thinks Jacob is gorgeous, and can feel the combustible chemistry between them, but doesn't think that she can love anyone. She got her heart broken by her philandering ex-husband, and never wants to be hurt like that again. However, as she tries to make a new beginning for herself, Jacob finds a way to insert himself in to her life, and permanently in to her heart. I always enjoy returning to the charming and quaint town of Cedar Ridge. I felt right at home, as I was reunited with Gray, Aiden, Hudson, and Kenna Kincaid, and their significant others. Nobody But You was an extremely pleasurable read, and I looked forward to reading Jacob and Sophie's story every chance I got. It was a great reading escape, that was full of laughs, tender moments, emotional times, as well as joyful and sexy moments.
I give, Nobody But You, by Jill Shalvis, 4 A Family Reunited, Fiery Adventure, The Forever Kind of Love Filled Stars! Ms. Shalvis, please give Kenna and Mitch a story, and go back and tell us Gray and Penny's story! I love the Kincaid Family, and am not ready to say goodbye to them! I love all of Jill Shalvis' books, but the Cedar Ridge Series is my absolute favorite! I highly recommend these books to readers who love books about small town romance, close-knit families, and super hot sexy times!!!
This is my first time reading a book by Jill Shalvis. I am so happy that I got a chance to finally break the ice and discover her amazing talent. She's such a wonderful storyteller! I have been reading amazing things about her work from my co-blogger. We have similar tastes in books so I knew that I would fall in love with Jill Shalvis' writing style just like she did. Nobody But You was an enjoyable and sweet reading escape! Nobody But You is the third installment of the Cedar Ridge Series by Jill Shalvis. It can be read as a standalone and it follows Sophie Marren and Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid.
Both Sophie and Jacob are going through some rough times. Jacob is coming back home after an oversea mission that left him broken. Picking up the pieces of his past will be a big challenge. Sophie is ready to turn the page and start a new journey. Even if it starts by stealing her ex-husband's boat. She has nowhere to go so she goes with the flow when it comes to taking her next decision. What she never expected was to meet Jacob Kincaid. His intensity leaves her breathless. She can't deny that she is attracted to him and after what happened with her husband a temporary distraction is exactly what she needs. No strings attached. As days go by, Sophie and Jacob grow closer together and can't deny that this is more than a fling. What happens when feelings start to grow and the only thing you think you did not need is everything you want?
Sophie and Jacob's love story was romantic, sweet and heart melting. I love when an author brings the characters to life in when writing their story and that is exactly what she did in Nobody But You. The chemistry between the main characters was sizzling and their banter was simply irresistible! They both were fun and easy to relate to.
Sophie and Jacob had a slow building romance that touched my heart and through many ups and down they made their relationship work. It was hard for Sophie to trust a man after what happened with her ex-husband, but Jacob swept her off her feet with his irresistible charm and fun personality. Sophie's arrival was like a soothing balm to Jacob's emotional scars. She was the person he turned to for comfort without knowing that she would own his heart in a flash.
Even if I did not read the previous books in the Cedar Ridge Series, I did not feel lost. I really hope I get a chance to read them pretty soon and embark on another great reading journey. Jacob's siblings were great and I really hope that this series will continue. I loved the moments that they shared has a family. Things were pretty intense at the beginning between Jacob and his siblings, but as time went by he got closer to them. I highly recommend this book if you want to read your first Jill Shalvis book. It will get you hooked!
I give, Nobody But You, by Jill Shalvis, 4 romantic, sweet, we're in this together, heart and soul stars!
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.