Thursday, July 02, 2015

Review- Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis


RESCUE MECedar 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 . . .


I will read anything Jill Shalvis writes so after saying a bittersweet goodbye to her Lucky Harbor series I was excited to read this new series called Cedar Ridge by her. Second Chance Summer was a good second chance romance for Lily and Aidan and enjoyed the new cast of characters. Second Chance Summer looks to be a promising start to a new series.

Let's start with Lily. Lily left Colorado ten years ago after her sister and father passed away, leaving everything behind. Now, out of options she's back and the one person she doesn't want to face is Aidan. I really liked Lily. She had a horrible past and that is the reason she guarded her heart fiercely. Though the tension between Aidan and her was there for everyone to see Lily didn't give in to her feelings easily.

Then we have Aidan. Aidan is a rescue worker and a firefighter. He likes to live by his own rules but the one person he hasn't ever been able to forget is Lily. I really liked Aidan too. He was protective of his family and all he wanted to do was help Lily. Aidan didn't want to get too emotionally involved because he thought things are temporary but of course, things don't go according to plan.

There are a few misunderstandings between Lily and Aidan and they are both not that great at communication. But still they had chemistry. There were so many unresolved feelings between them and they do take their sweet time trusting each other. But it all works out in the end.

I enjoyed the some what complicated dynamics between Aidan and his family. A nice base was created in this book so I am definitely looking forward to the next book which will be Aidan's brother's. I am actually hoping every one of the siblings gets a book. If you like heart warming contemporary romances Second Chance Summer is the book for you.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided via Netgalley by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.


  1. the cover looks cool though, I hope it went well for them ;P

  2. oh I do need to read this author, I haven't tried her out yet, but I just have to get on the boat wagon though. She has been on my list for so long now.

  3. I am reading this now and enjoying it. You are correct in saying that Aiden and Lily stink at communication. I am not normally too sympathetic toward grieving characters, but just when Lily straddles that line where she is just about to annoy me, she doesn't.

  4. I'm like you, anything Shalvis writes, I want to read :) I'm glad you enjoyed Second Chance Summer, I can't wait to continue reading this series :)
    Have a great week Janhvi!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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