Title: Sweet Little Lies
Series: (Heartbreaker Bay #1)
Author: Jill Shalvis
Expected Date Of Publication: June 28, 2016
Publisher: Avon Books
Rating: 4 Stars
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. . . . -Goodreads
This is a book for those of us who dare to believe in wishes, fate, and the promise that for every hurt there is a balm.
Pru and Finn's story is one built on all of those things. Along with sex so hot that the book should have age restrictions and come wrapped in brown paper. A colorful supporting cast that leave readers wanting to know each of their stories. Scenery to die for, and drama, drama, drama!
There is so much to see, do and feel, that one has a tendency to ignore the lightening speed at which things between the stalwart bar owner, and his lovely boat captain take place. All you know, or seem to care about is that these two are great tastes, that taste great together.Add in the purely altruistic motives that lead to all of the sexy, fun, panty-melting, and just plain 'oh my god...this is so sweet' moments to be had within this read!
You will be sold! On the book, on the characters, on all of it!
The only thing that keeps this book just shy of five stars, is the speed with which one comes to solving the equation that makes up this book's formula. You almost have to make yourself forget that you see it in order to see the book through to its conclusion. A conclusion that leaves your emotional investment, (which by this time is at an all time high)
screaming to know how things end.
The ends do justify the rather round about means, in this case however.
There is plot redemption to be had here in a big way.
Especially for those of you who like your 'happily...' complete with a bit of grand gesturing and a sneak peek at book two!
This is a brilliant start to a wonderful new series!
The review above has been given by me in exchange for an advanced reader's copy of the afore referenced work. Copy provided by Avon Books through Edelweiss.