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Review: Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis

April 4th, 2016 by Debbie's World of Books

Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis

Source: Netgalley

Publication date: March 29, 2016

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Series: Cedar Ridge #3

Rating: ★★★★☆

About the book:


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.

My review:

I’m always hearing people rave about Jill Shalvis and have had her on my to be read list for ages. I finally decided to take the plunge and I really ended up enjoying Nobody But You. I didn’t realize it was part of a series but I had no problem following the story line.

Jacob really stole the show for me. I loved his character and seeing all the different facets that made him who he was. I felt so bad for him while Hudson was giving him a hard time and really wanted to smack Hudson now and then. I mean come on! He did tell Jacob not to come back. Granted it was said in anger but give Jacob some slack. I also fell in love with how sweet he was to Sophie even when she’s the one jumping to the wrong conclusions and then blaming him for it.

Sophie’s character took awhile to grow on me. Initially she turned me off because she kept blaming Jacob for her misconceptions. I really wanted to see her take more ownership for her blow up vs still trying to be angry at Jacob for not realizing that she misunderstood a situation and then for not clearing up said situation. As we learn more about her background I had a little more pity for her and understood her better. I still wouldn’t say she’s one of my favorite heroines but she wasn’t as bad as I first thought.

The story line itself was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the writing style. Small town romances always get me and I definitely want to go back and read the rest of the series.

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Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Contemporary, Romance

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