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Friday, October 28, 2016

Review: Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

Title: Sweet Little Lies
Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #1
Format: Paperback
Release Date: June 28th, 2016
Length: Novel (384 pages)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

Sweet Little Lies is book one of the Heartbreaker Bay series. I'm thinking this is my first Jill Shalvis book ever, so I was glad to get to try one of her books out finally! I've seen so many of yall love her work before and have to agree her stuff is was quite good.

We start off meeting Pru, she's the captain of a tour boat and stays quite busy. She's recently moved into a new apartment and found an Irish pub close by that makes delicious food. It doesn't hurt that there's a hottie (Finn O'Riley) that runs the place with his younger brother. There's an instant attraction between them and though Finn is all work and no play, he starts changing his ways for Pru little by little. I enjoyed their relationship as well as their friends that make appearances. It felt like a real life situation with the exception of the looming secret that Pru has that could potentially crush anything between them. She's too afraid to tell him, and you just know it will blow up in epic proportions when it's revealed.

As I said, this is my first Jill Shalvis novel and surely won't be my last. I really loved how she created characters that were down to earth and you could easily connect with them. The funny bits were amusing and the relationship aspects were steamy and enjoyable. All in all, I'd say give this book a shot if you like Contemporary Romances where the lead character has a secret and it could ruin everything. I can't be the only one that loves those types of tropes.


24 comments:

  1. Haven't read from Jill Shalvis myself, but reading this review, I think it wouldn't hurt to try :)

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    1. I enjoyed the way she wrote the characters, it really felt like they were real life people. :)

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  2. I need to try this author one day

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  3. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one. I have it sitting on my shelf but I haven't read it yet. I honestly don't think I've ever read one of her books before. I will have to pick it up and give it a try. :)

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    1. I'm glad I wasn't the only one! I've heard great things about her books and I'm glad I finally tried one out! I already got the next book in this series ;)

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  4. I need to go back and read this one...I started the series out of order! I really like Shalvis. They may not all be favorites but she is always solid.

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  5. Great review and yet another author I need to give a shot. I love stories where a character has a secret too but mostly with me when I finally find out the secret it ends up being not as huge as I thought it would be and I end up being weirdly disappointed. lol :P

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  6. I need to read more of her work. She is always a delight when I do. This one sounds perfect for me despite my knowledge I'll probably get hungry while reading it. :) Where is that pub anyway? Wanna go? Those brothers sound delish... I mean the food... LOL

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    1. mwhahaha <333 I'd totally be up for going! ;)

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  7. Oh, the secret that makes everything go boom. The secret that is destined to be revealed at the Worst Possible Time.

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  8. I really liked her Cedar Ridge series so much better, you really need to try that one as well, its so good. I do want to read the 3rd book in the series because it features my fav character so far

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    1. I'll have to put those on my TBR then, thank you!!

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  9. You know, I've yet to read a single Jill Shalvis book. I even own one on audio with a narrator I love (Animal Magnetism). Glad you enjoyed this one.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I hope you wind up loving her books <3

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  10. Oh yes. Shalvis is fantastic. I enjoyed this one as well but it's by far not her best book. So you're in store for a lot more fun :D

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    1. Good to know that I can look forward to liking her other books even better ;)

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