Saturday, April 2, 2016

Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge #3) by Jill Shalvis: Blog Tour Review, Q&A, & Giveaway


When Jacob was injured in the war, it changed him for life. Now all he wants to do is come home to Cedar Ridge, settle in at his lakeside cabin and get some much-needed peace and quiet. But there's no peace to be had when he finds a spitfire of a woman camping out on his property. Half the time he's not sure whether he wants to spank her or kiss--or maybe both. He's in a dark place and a dark mood, and here's this wildly hot woman who is also funny and light and may be the balm be needs to soothe his aching soul.

Sophie Marren is pretty much penniless after leaving her abusive husband. She doesn't have the money to pay rent or the slip fees for docking the boat where she's been sleeping. She was getting along just perfectly until the good-looking, brooding, I'm-too-sexy-for-myself guy moves into the lake cabin that the slip belongs to. Sure he's hot as the noon sun with those dark lens and even darker 'tude, but god forbid she tie herself to another man who's always telling her what to do. But the more she gets to know Jacob, the more she sees how willing he is to battle for her wounded heart...a battle she might just let him win.

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Review by Yvette:

Instant connection. Instant chemistry. Instant trouble (the good kind, of course). When starting Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the third book in the author’s Cedar Ridge series, considering we knew little about both the mysterious Kincaid sibling, Jacob, and his love interest, Sophie Marren, but from previous experience with this author, I knew it would be an instant favorite. The combination of the strong and brooding soldier and the sarcastic and down-on-her-luck divorcee is sexy and laugh-out-loud funny. With engaging characters, an emotionally-compelling narrative, and a swoon-worthy romance, Nobody But You is a charmingly quirky, feel-good story.

What I love most about the Cedar Ridge series is the eclectic cast of characters. Each book is a character-driven romance with protagonists and side characters that draw you in to their tightknit, familial bond. The secondary characters in Nobody But You give the story a light-hearted feel, but it’s Jacob and Sophie that breathe life into the pages of the book. Jacob and Sophie meet when the former is on leave from the military after a ten-year absence, and, though they don’t have the smoothest of meetings, sparks fly between the mismatched pair. Their banter is flirtatious and their chemistry is off-the-charts, yet their mutual desire to keep their relationship strictly physical launches a back-and-forth, will they-won’t they yo-yoing of emotions. These characters are frustrating, but they’re also endearing. Their story is gut-wrenching, but also heartwarming. I loved them as individual characters, but together, they’re simply mesmerizing.

Jill Shalvis writes exactly the type of books I loved to read – heavy on the romance, minimal on the drama, with an emotional depth that keeps my heart invested in the story and a light-heartedness that keeps a smile on my face. Nobody But You is a story about being lost and finding your way, making amends, and conquering your fears. Overall, it’s a humorous, romantic, and enjoyable read that only reaffirms my immense love for Jill Shalvis.

*complimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

About the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Q&A with Jill Shalvis:

What’s the funniest “meet-cute” you’ve ever written?

Possibly Jacob and Sophie in Nobody But You. After all, our poor seasick Sophie ends up throwing up practically ON Jacob. Maybe not traditionally “cute” … or okay, not cute at all … but definitely memorable.

Do you have a favorite (or current) book boyfriend? If so, who and why?

My current boyfriends are movie boyfriends. Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth. What can I say, I have a thing for the Chris’s. 

Describe what readers can expect from a Jill Shalvis romance in 140 characters.

Hot guys, fun, sexy, humor, hot guys, love, girl power and as it can’t be said enough, more hot guys.

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