Sunday, 27 March 2016

ARC Review and Teasers: Nobody But You By Jill Shalvis

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of Nobody But You from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. As always, all views expressed here are my own. 
Book Blurb
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.
Book Review
If you haven’t read Jill’s newest Cedar Ridge series, featuring the fabulously sexy Kincaid brothers, you need to. The series has been a bit of a departure from her usual series format in that there are plot points that feature across the entire series, and it makes for seriously compelling reading. The series also features drop-dead-sexy, capable and badass brothers who live wildly and love deeply and sassy, strong and amazing women you’ll want to be best friends with. 
Nobody But You features the mysterious and broody, long-lost Kincaid brother, Jacob. And guys, you are gonna want a piece of this guy. He’s one of the most tantalising characters Jill has released on the world in a long while and it’s freaking awesome. Arguably more awesome is his heroine, Sophie. She’s a whole lot lost but a whole lot sassy and snarky. They’re an explosive couple and their chemistry is undeniably electric. 
Nobody But You is smoking hot and a whole lot naughtier than the first two books in the series, but it’s just as sweet. Just like the first two books, you see a whole lot of the families of each characters and you get a whole lot of really amazing character interaction and development. The dialogue is fantastic and Jill has managed to create some of the most moving and intense scenes. The plot is wonderful and Nobody But You ties up many of the loose ends from the first two books. It has some emotionally intense and bittersweet moments but it’s funny, clever, erotic and achingly sweet. It’s a wild ride from start to finish, and it’s a brilliant ride. 
But, and this is a big but, there’s one big thing about this book that I HATED. In Second Chance Summer we were teased with the idea of the youngest Kincaid, Kenna and Aidan’s best friend Mitch. That plot line is followed through in Nobody But You, and you find a little more about Kenna as well, just enough to be intrigued. And by a little, I mean a little. Mitch and Kenna’s story spans the book and it’s done in less than a paragraph. And it’s hugely disappointing. Kenna is by far the most interesting Kincaid. She has an epic backstory that we’ve only been teased with, she’s intriguing and broken and lost but funny and fierce. And Mitch was adorable, a total tease in the sexiest of ways and all appearances suggested he was a good man…and the series ends without them getting their own book? Hell, I’d settle for a novella! These characters are unique and interesting and we were teased with their story across three books. They deserve their own story and it was a massive disappointment only to get the barest of hints of what sounded like an epic and sexy romance. 
Having said that, overall I loved this book and I’d recommend it to all and sundry. It’s an amazing read and it has all of the hallmarks of a fantastic Jill Shalvis read. 

Nobody But You releases in eBook and print formats from everywhere you can by books on the 29th of March. You can find more information at Jill Shalvis’ Website, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads page. 

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