Series: Cedar Ridge #2
Published by Grand Central Publishing on December 22nd 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
UNEXPECTED AND UNDENIABLE...
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.
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Jill Shalvis writes some of the best alpha mountain men out there. We met the Kincaid clan in Second Chance Summer and I fell hard for this family of siblings and half siblings as they deal with their own unique secrets and heartbreak. Shifting seasons, Hudson Kincaid ( the rescuer type if ever there was one), has his world shaken up by one sheltered and spunky artist Bailey Moore.
What I learned about Jill ShalvisÔÇÖs writing from reading book 1 in the series stands true. Her plots are strong and supported by amazing characters. They are always riddled with some emotional baggage that needs to be exorcised.
With Hudson Kincaid, his cold and off putting demeanor comes from a decade old family fight that he simply canÔÇÖt quite get past. For all the good he does, heÔÇÖs let one moment define him and he simply canÔÇÖt forgive himself. Who better then to challenge this than a woman who has fought and recovered from a decade old and life threatening illness? Bailey is a reminder that living life tied to regrets doesnÔÇÖt do much in furthering one’s mental health. So, once Bailey is able to get Hudson past his initial resists, itÔÇÖs a very sexy and sultry read.
All around Bailey is a wonderful character. SheÔÇÖs everything that Hudson needs and the circumstances and premise is really perfect in building the friendship between them. They share a common Hudson is just SO closed off and it was natural to feel sorry for his predicament. Shalvis is a master at dialogue writing and this is where her characters personalities really come through. BaileyÔÇÖs sweet and sassy nature comes through in all her interactions with Hudson and simply put, they make me smile:
ÔÇ£You expect me to believe youÔÇÖre nervous?ÔÇÖ she asked, heavy on the disbelief. ÔÇ£Hello, have you seen you?ÔÇØ
Hudson is not a man who knows how to use flowery words and unfortunately he utters a few statements that drive a wedge between them and gives us cause to gasp, shake our heads and steel ourselves against the inevitable angst.
IÔÇÖve discovered that reading anything by Jill Shalvis is a sure thing. I know IÔÇÖm going to experience all the delectable feelings that come from great romance reads. With the first 2 books of the Cedar Ridge series developing the story of the Kincaid family, IÔÇÖm anxious for the next and the next after that. 4 Stars and recommendation!
~Review by Cyndi
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