Review: My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis
If you’d been given a second chance at life, what’s the first thing you would do?
Now that artist Bailey is finally healthy for the first time in forever, she’s living life to the full. First on her wishlist is skiing in the Rockies – at least it will be if she can get down the mountain in one piece…
Luckily, a ski patrolling Prince Charming comes to Bailey’s aid. Learning that her mysterious rescuer, Hudson Kincaid, is also the subject of the mural she’s been commissioned to paint in Cedar Ridge, Bailey is intrigued.
As she uncovers the real man behind Hudson’s strong, silent facade, Bailey begins to realise that the life of adventure she has always dreamed of could be closer to home than she ever imagined.
After reading Second Chance Summer recently I was keen to move onto the next book in the Cedar Ridge series so picked up My Kind of Wonderful which is the second book in the series. As with the first book I’m not keen on the cover, these books have definitely been given covers in the UK which wouldn’t appeal to me in a store and wouldn’t have me pick them up. But the content between the cover is proof to me that you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover.
In this book we meet Bailey, an artist, who for the first time in ten years has a clean bill of health and intends to make the most of life. She is hired to paint a mural at Cedar Ridge and while there she meets Hudson Kincaid, ski patrol and local cop.
There is instant tension of the love hate variety, and while they get to know each other we are taken on an interesting journey to see if this couple can actually come together.
I felt a real affinity with Bailey, having met the man who was to be my Husband while I was going through a very bad time with my Bipolar, I know how hard it is to let go and trust and love someone when you are vulnerable. I felt very close to Bailey while reading this story and was cheerleading her journey while willing Hudson to wake up and realise what he had right in front of him.
As with Second Chance Summer, the story flowed easily, was naturally amusing, and encompassed the whole Kincaid family in such a comforting and normal way. I like this family feel, and that this isn’t a book with two people completely engrossed with each other with no other characters involved. We see character growth from other members of the family as well as our main characters.
Overall this was another thoroughly enjoyable read. Jill Shalvis is becoming one of my favourites for these light reads!
A huge thanks to Jill Shalvis and Headline Eternal for the ARC via BookBridgr so that I could read and honestly review this book.
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Title: My Kind of Wonderful
Series: Cedar Ridge
Author: Jill Shalvis
Genre: Romance, Humour, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Headline Eternal
Publication Date: 22 December 2015
Review Format: Paperback
Other Formats: eBook
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