Monday, May 7, 2018

Blog Tour Review - The Good Luck Sister by Jill Shalvis @JillShalvis @WmMorrowBks

I am so excited to share my review today as part of the blog tour for The Good Luck Sister by Jill Shalvis.  I have really enjoyed the Wildstone series so far and this story was no exception.  Be sure to enter for a chance to win a copy at the bottom of the post!


The Good Luck Sister by Jill Shalvis
Series: Wildstone #1.5
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
Date Read: April 30, 2018
Length: 144 pages
Source: Edelweiss

This summer, romance blooms again in Wildstone!

After a difficult few years, Tilly Adams is ready for life to start going right. Though she has a case of first day nerves teaching art at the local community college, she knows it isn’t anything a few snuggles from her rescue puppy won’t cure. Until she sees Dylan Scott again, her one time bff and first love sitting in the front row.

Dylan knows he should’ve left well enough alone, but when he sees Tilly living her dream, he can’t help but make contact. Ten years ago, he left Wildstone and everything in it behind, including Tilly. He had his reasons, but now he wants her back in his life, anyway he can get her.

When Tilly agrees to design the logo for Dylan’s new helicopter touring company, it’s business only…until she finds herself falling into his arms once again. Can she possibly open her heart back up to the only man who’s ever broken it? But soon they’re both realizing the truth -- love always deserves a second chance.

My Review

I had a really nice time with this novella.  It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Jill Shalvis and this story had everything I was looking for when I pick up a book with her name on the cover.  I loved the first book in this series, Lost and Found Sisters, so I was very eager to return to Wildstone for another story.  Once I started reading this story, I simply could not put it down and ended up finishing it with a big smile on my face.

This story features Tilly and Dylan, both of whom played a part in the first book in the series.  If you haven't read the first book, there is no need to worry because this story can easily be read as a stand alone.  This story is set in the future and Tilly and Dylan are both all grown up now.  They were both teenagers in the first installment so it was great to see them in adulthood.  The story does include flashes from their past which was a really nice reminder for me and readers new to the series will quickly get the background information that they need to enjoy this installment.

The characters were great in this story.  I loved Tilly and Dylan in the first book and I quickly discovered that I liked the adults they have become.  There is a cute puppy in the story that melted my heart from the very beginning of the story.  I did think that Quinn seemed a bit over the top in this one but it was all done in fun.  I love that humor was flawlessly worked into the story and the quotes at the start of each chapter always brought a smile to my face.

I liked Tilly and Dylan together and am really happy that they were able to get their second chance.  Although things have not worked out exactly as they had hoped, they have both made the most of the situation they have found themselves in.  Their relationship did move pretty fast in this book but that tends to be the case in most novellas.  They had fantastic chemistry with each other and their feelings for each other felt very genuine.

I would recommend this novella to others.  This was a wonderful story filled with great characters, a few laughs, and a touching romance.  I can't wait to read more of this great series very soon.

I received a digital review copy of this book from William Morrow Paperbacks via Edelweiss.



Excerpt


About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

Giveaway
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to give away an e-book copy of The Good Luck Sister to one lucky reader of this blog, courtesy of William Morrow Paperbacks. (US and Canada only)
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26 comments:

  1. Yes yes yeees, I need to read more Shalvis!!! Bad me

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  2. This sounds like a very nice novella, and I'm glad you had such a lovely time reading it! Lots of friends and fellow book bloggers keep recommending her books to me, but I still have to try one . . . :( I know, I really should!

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  3. I need to read this series. You said the magic words - cute puppy!

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  4. Iam geting ready to read this one.

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  5. I hadn't heard of this one but it sure sounds interesting. Just have to add more books to my reading list. lol

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    1. I love helping other bloggers add to their tbr pile :)

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  6. Neat seeing them as grown ups. I still need to read Lost and Found Sisters, but good to know they can be read separately.

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    1. I really did like that this novella gives us all of the information that we need to really enjoy the story.

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  7. I always have a great time with her books and I know I need to try this series!

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  8. oh this looks super cute, did not realize it was a novella but it looks perfect for summer

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  9. You don't really have to say much for me to buy Ms. Shalvis' books. I love her work!

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  10. I really enjoyed Lost and Found Sisters! I thought Quinn handled herself very well, and I loved that she cared about a town she knew nothing about. Then there was Mick...*sighs* He was perfection. He knew when she needed to be alone. He fixed things and removed bugs! He was good with Tilly (loved her diary/journal entries at the beginning of each chapter). Oh, and Cooper was a lovable old dog!

    I can't believe this book takes place 10 years later! I cannot wait to read it. :)

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I loved Mick so much. I wish that we would have seen him a bit more in this one but at least he does make an appearance.

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  11. I loved this one too! It was fun to see Tilly as adult and I loved that they were both adapting to lives that were different than what they expected. Can't wait for the 2nd full book in this series!

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    1. I am really looking forward to the next book as well, Katherine!

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  12. I read this one recently too and enjoyed it. :-)

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  13. I really love the sound of the characters. They really have to be done well for me to be able to enjoy a romance read. I've heard great things about this author ^.^

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