Review: My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis

Posted September 26, 2016 by Lily B in Reviews / 41 Comments

Review:  My Kind of Wonderful by Jill ShalvisMy Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis
Series: Cedar Ridge #2
Published by Grand Central Publishing on December 22nd 2015
Genres: Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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Rating:4 Stars

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Bailey Moore has an agenda: skiing in the Rockies, exploring castles in Europe, ballroom dancing in Argentina. Now that she has a second lease on life, she's determined not to miss a thing. What she doesn't realize is that item #1 comes with a six-foot-one ski god hot enough to melt a polar ice cap. She doesn't want to miss out on him either, but Hudson Kincaid isn't the type of guy to love and let go. And as gorgeous as Cedar Ridge is, she's not planning to stick around.
As head of ski patrol at his family's resort, Hud thinks he's seen it all. But never has he run into someone like Bailey. She might look delicate, but her attitude is all firecracker. And her infectious joy touches something deep within him that he's been missing far too long. Now he'll just have to convince Bailey to take a chance on her biggest adventure yet . . . something rare and all kinds of wonderful.

Guys! I cannot believe that as a lover of romances that it took me this long to pick up a Jill Shalvis book. No, really, I am quite embarrassed. Once I read My Kind of Wonderful, which of course I was unable to put down, I have crowned Jill my new Queen of Romance.

Jill’s writing in romance is exactly what I crave.  I love the humor, I love the banter and I absolutely adore the quirky characters that dig their way into your heart.

Bailey and Hudson were the main characters of this book, though the rest of the Kincaid clan pops up in the book – with the exception of Jacob. Hudson was wonderful, even if he does come with a bit of baggage. He feels terrible about what happened between him and his brother Jacob and feels completely and utterly responsible for his mother and her state of mind. Between taking care of his mother, worrying about the whereabouts of his twin brother and taking care of the resort – Hud has no space for anyone in his heart.

Bailey was fantastic. She is a cancer survivor who has a list of things she wants to do in life, especially since she is now free of cancer. She is hired to paint a mural for the Kincaids at the resort, where she runs into Hud. The attraction between the two is crackling, and no sooner do they start a small fling, that quickly develops into something more, a lot more than either of them are willing to admit.

This book was quite a ride. The interaction between the Kincaid clan alone just made the entire journey worthwhile. The way they pick on each other is both endearing and amusing. There is a lot of love there, even if for the most part they are all step-brother’s and sisters. The Kincaids significant others fit into the series perfectly. The book made me laugh, it brought joy into my heart and had me completely hooked. I am now looking forward to more from Jill and I will be reading the books that I have missed out on.

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41 responses to “Review: My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis

  1. I read the third book and loved it, I need to go back. But right now I am working on her new series. Too many books, too little time and all that! You’ve got me excited to play catch up!

  2. It took me forever to pick up a JIll Shalvis book, too, and I kicked my butt the night I finished!!! What took me sooo long??? She IS awesome and so funny. Right now I’m reading the Heartbreakers Bay (err, I think it’s called that) that she just started with Avon/HarperCollins. I think I have some old ones of hers, too. *head desk*

    Great review!

    • heh thats how I felt. I have The Trouble with Mistletoe in front of me which I think is the second book in the Heartbreaker’s series >.< once again will be reading out of order, heh

  3. I haven’t tried Shalvis. I have to remedy that regardless if her books are solid fives or passable threes. I’ve only heard great things about her romance novels.

  4. I’m thrilled to see that you enjoyed this one Lily, I actually started my first ever book by Shalvis the other day too, I really was enjoying the romance she had written too, I of course got side tracked by other books, but really need to make the time to get back to that book and more of her others soon! Great review! 🙂

  5. Jill Shalvis is an author I want to try, I’ve heard many good things. Maybe I’ll start with this series! I love the sound of a cancer survivor embracing life and love. Wonderful review, Lily! 🙂

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