Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis (Cedar Ridge #1)


Cedar Ridge, Colorado, is famous for crisp mountain air, clear blue skies, and pine-scented breezes. And it’s the last place Lily Danville wants to be. But she needs a job, and there’s an opening at the hottest resort in her hometown. What has her concerned is the other hot property in Cedar Ridge: Aidan Kincaid-firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker. She never could resist that devastating smile . . .

The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged as the Rocky Mountains they call home. Aidan has always done things his own way, by his own rules. And never has he regretted anything more than letting Lily walk out of his life ten years ago. If anyone has ever been in need of rescuing, she has. What she needs more than anything are long hikes, slow dances, and sizzling kisses. But that can only happen if he can get her to give Cedar Ridge-and this bad boy-a second chance . . . (Goodreads)

Source: egalley provided by Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank You!

Lily Danville has come home to Cedar Ridge with her tail between her legs. She left over a decade ago, running from memories of her sister and her father’s deaths, feeling like she was to blame for them. She also ran from Aidan Kincaid, the guy she wanted but couldn’t have. Now she’s back after being fired and unable to find a job. The only job she can get is working for Aidan’s family’s resort. Talk about bad luck!

Aidan is a firefighter and rescue worker, he is a loyal and loving brother and son, and he’s been in love with Lily for years. Now that she’s back, he reluctantly tries to befriend her again but he doesn’t want his heart broken a second time.

I fell hard for Aidan. He was just so adorable and honorable. I loved his relationship with his siblings (his father had 3 different and concurrent families and I’m eager for his siblings to get his or her own book) and I love how he pretty much had his heart on his sleeve for Lily. Lily’s issues included guilt about her attraction to Aidan and a stubbornness that I found to be endearing.

Once again, Jill Shalvis pulls you into the story with humor and very likable characters who you just can’t help but root for. This book is the start of a new series that I know I’ll love just as much as her others.




2 thoughts on “Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis (Cedar Ridge #1)

  1. Kate @ Ex Libris (@ExLibris_Kate) October 8, 2015 at 1:31 pm Reply

    I love Jill Shalvis books so, so much!!!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

    • Daphne October 8, 2015 at 8:11 pm Reply

      I know, they make me happy

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