In her Avon debut, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis launches a fun, sexy new contemporary romance series featuring a boy, a girl, and one wily wishing well. 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. . . .
It's always such a pleasure to read Shalvis's contemporary romances, and this one the exciting first in a series is no exception. Readers will be hooked from the moment they meet Thor, a rescue dog who's a "tubby, afraid-of-his-own-shadow mutt," and his human, Pru Harris, who captains a San Francisco Bay tour boat. Add in Finn O'Riley, co-owner of O'Riley's Pub, and the heartwarming vibe is almost overwhelming; each character is cuddlier than the next. But Shalvis knows exactly how far to push the adorability, and never lets her sweet tale become saccharine. The characters are perfectly imperfect. As Pru tries her best to help Finn find a date while fighting off her own attraction to him, there lurks the little matter of those eponymous lies. They're really nothing more than innocent omissions, but the longer Pru postpones coming clean to Finn about the secrets she's keeping, the greater the threat to their eventual happiness together with Thor flopped contentedly at their feet. The whole package the glamorous big city locale, the appealing secondary characters, and that Shalvis magic with snappy dialogue portends a dynamite series.