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Review + Giveaway: Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis

June 21st, 2018 by Debbie's World of Books

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Following the USA Today bestselling author of Lost and Found Sisters comes Jill Shalvis’ moving story of heart, loss, betrayal, and friendship.

Source: Received for review

Publication date: June 19, 2018

Publisher: William Morrow

About the book

Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife.

Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person?  Can she even trust herself?

Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the rest of the clan.

Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Brown changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come…until her dark secrets come to light—secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie’s only just begun to build.

My Thoughts

This is another winner from Jill Shalvis! The Capriotti family is so much fun and I fell in love with them all. The story totally drew me in and the chemistry between Lanie and Mark is off the charts and I loved watching them together. What I loved most about Lanie is that her character is so real and relatable. She has had a rough ride and gone through a lot and I really felt with her and then towards the later she really gets a curve ball thrown at her. Where as in many books the heroine would be all noble and forgiving of the situation which I think is unbelievable for the typical person, Lanie freaks out. I felt in that moment I totally felt her anguish and sided with her feelings. I almost felt like I bonded with her there and wanted to rail against the other characters for being so insensitive. I loved how the story concluded and it was really a feel good read.

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