My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2) by Jill Shalvis
Released: December 22, 2015
Genre: Contemporary romance
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Reviewed by Sarah
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.
What another great story from Jill Shalvis! She has become one of the few go-to authors when I want a heartwarming romance. I know without a doubt each book will be sweet and fulfilling and leaving me waiting for her next.
With her combination of feistiness and adorability, Bailey may be one of my favorite heroines from Shalvis. She’s intrinsically innocent and a bit naïve having lived a sheltered life after being seriously ill for a large portion of it. Even with her past difficulties she is still full of life and spirit. To top it off Bailey is brave and open to love.
Like his brothers, Hudson has some emotional damage which makes him run from love and serious relationships, which is completely understandable too given the whole cheating father who abandoned all of them. Fortunately he has this attractive alpha male thing down! Who doesn’t want a hero, especially one so attractive?
I love everything about this. The instant chemistry between the two but also with each other’s families. It is fantastic how I was ardently invested in them and the story without there being any real outside cause of conflict; their problems are all intrinsic to their own emotional state. It’s intriguing to watch them grow, even when they try to fight it. Throughout the tensest time (and with a few tears) I still was entirely entranced even when I knew there would be a happy ending.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.