From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis...
SOMETIMES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN . . .
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.
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Jacob finally returns home
This is another good book in the Cedar Ridge series. I have been looking forward to reading about Jacob since the first book when he was mentioned. With him being deployed we were only able to hear stories about him, why he left, and how worried everyone was. He finally comes home and we are about to meet Jacob. The last Kincaid brother finds love.
Jacob is home in Cedar Ridge on leave from the military after an accident that killed his best friend. He is planning on reconnecting with his family, including his twin brother Hudson, after years. He’s unsure how to reconnect with his family because he doesn’t feel like he should be a part of the family and apologize for the way he left. On his first day home he meets Sophie Marren.
Sophie does odd jobs around town after her divorce. She is living on her ex-husbands boat which he loves. She took the boat, which he named after himself, as revenge for his cheating ways she is rebuilding a life for herself. Sophie is a very strong woman with a big heart and is great for Jacob.
The good thing about Jill’s books is they are full of love, family, and friends. I recommend this book I really enjoyed reading about Jacob and Sophie. The only critique I have is that I feel like more could have been done with Jacob. We could have seen what he went through in the military and more interactions between Jacob and Hudson. I would love to meet a Jacob of my own, he is one of the good guys.
Received ARC from NetGalley in exchange for honest review
Shalvis writes a story that will transport you away, and White’s narration is the icing on the cake.
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 4
Jacob Kincaid discovers that the home he vowed to keep in the rear-view mirror is just the place to recover and heal, after all. After leaving Cedar Ridge as soon as he was able, joining the army and working his way up to be a Special Forces officer, a mission going pear shaped left him in crisis. Missing his army brothers and his twin, he’s not sure just what he needs from the world, so he heads home to a cabin on the lake to heal and regroup. What he never expected, or wanted, was a connection with someone else, let alone the woman living at the end of his dock.
Sophie is reeling after a divorce: now finding her own feet after an abusive and controlling husband, no money, no real home but the boat, which she hates and is constantly seasick and she’s just never going to ‘go there’ with another man again.
These two are adorable together – they both have so much to give and are the type of people you want to get to know and hang out with. While none of the story trajectory is particularly surprising, that is NEVER a hardship, because the chemistry and the banter just make you want to cheer for them to find happiness, preferably together.
Narration for this story is provided by Karen White, and she just transforms the written words with her inflections, pacing and obvious enjoyment of the story. The second of this series that I’ve reviewed, both featured her as the narrator, and I have yet to not find her performance enhancing anything she presents. Both characters were clearly presented and distinct, and there were plenty of moments and situations that were simply laugh-out-loud. Shalvis writes a story that will transport you away, and White’s narration is the icing on the cake.
I received an audiobook copy of the title from Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
I read pretty much anything Jill Shalvis writes. Some are hits and some are misses, but she’s a solid storyteller and worth my time and money. I’ve enjoyed the Cedar Ridge books, but Nobody but You feels different and special. I was surprised at how tender Jacob was, despite his history. It takes a lot for a book to move me to tears, probably because I read so many, but this particular story found a place in my heart, and I was a little bit teary eyed. I’m not sure if that will sell this book to you, but I found it worthy. Five stars.