From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes her first women's fiction novel—an unforgettable story of friendship, love, family, and sisterhood—perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover, Susan Mallery, and Kristan Higgins.
They say life can change in an instant…
After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.'s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she's looking for a missing piece she can't find?
The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.
On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn't quite fit in right away, she can't help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.
As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there's another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn't a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family. Now with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have—and the one that could finally give her the fulfillment she's searched so long for.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first book in Jill Shalvis' Wildstone series introduces readers to a small town full of quirky characters and tugs on major heartstrings. Quinn Weller is still mourning the loss of her sister, only to find out that she's adopted and has another sibling, Tilly, waiting for her in the California town of Wildstone. As Quinn tries to build a relationship with her teenage sister, she meets Mick Hennessey, a handsome engineer passing through town to put his late father's affairs to rest. We loved how Quinn and Mick helped each other process grief; Shalvis’ honest depictions of mourning had us reaching for the tissue box.
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A fantastic must read!!!
I absolutely adore Jill Shalvis's writing, and this book might just be my favorite of her books. I can't even pick a genre to put it in, because it touches on three different ones off the top of my head.
Quinn is a sweet heroine, who has seriously been through the wringer the past few years. I loved the interaction she had with her sisters, and how open she was with her heart, even if she didn't seem to think it. Tilly and Beth both keep her on her toes, and it had me cracking up at the buttons Tilly was always pushing. Now, we throw in Mr. Sexy Mick, who is a bit alpha, with a side of hero.
A beautifully written story that's equal parts contemporary romance and women's fiction, that I would definitely recommend
Life takes away and gives back. Quinn lost her sister Beth two year earlier in a car accident and has been going through the motions of life but not living. Quinn now finds out that not only was she adopted but she has another sister with her biological mother who needs her.
In walks Mick back in a town he hates and trying to help his mom get things in order after the passing of his dad. The last thing Mick wants is ties to this town but that is exactly what he found.
These two sisters need each other so much and throw in Mick to that mix as well and they finally realize that having each other is the important thing. Beautiful story of loss, life and love. I couldnt' put it down.
Quinn has suffered a tragic loss with her sister now gone for two years. The news she gets that sets her back even more, causes her to go looking for the why. Arriving in the sleepy town, she finds there is someone else who suffered a loss that needs her.
Mick is just back visiting his mother. Trying to help her move on from the pain and the house that haunts them both. Meeting Quinn makes staying in town a bit more exciting. She is in need of a steady hand, and it could be his that helps her up.
Sweet and fragile are two words I thought while reading this novel. It has many great pieces that make it fun and still the author's work. I just found it a bit slower than the norm. The high points were the sexy times and the banter. You should never miss those.
***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.