Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Review- The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis


If she has her way . . .

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .

Release date: Septtember 27th, 2016
Published by: Avon
Page numbers: 384


I truly enjoy reading all Jill Shalvis books. They leave me feeling happy and sighing over the sweet happy endings which the couples get at the end of each book. The Trouble With Mistletoe is the second book in her Heartbreaker Bay series. I LOVED the first book in the series which was Sweet Little Lies but I had a feeling that I wasn't going to enjoy this one as much as its predecessor. Unfortunately my instinct was right on this one and it turned out to be an okay read for me. 

Let's start with our heroine Willa. Willa is one of the people in the core group of friends whom we'd met in Sweet Little Lies. She has had a hard childhood in foster care but she runs her pet shop with determination in the present. Willa was a sweet heroine. Fragile in some ways but it looked like she fell in love with everything and everyone and got attached really quickly. What she doesn't expect is for Keane, her high school crush to walk in her pet shop with his Aunt's cat. The worst part? He doesn't remember her. At all.

Keane was not bad by any means. There was just nothing super remarkable or noteworthy about him. He flips houses for a living and works hard at constructing them to the best of his and his team's ablities. Keane genuinely doesn't remember Willa from the past but he is attracted to her now. Keane has his own scars where relationships are concerned. He thinks he is incapable of love and feelings.

Keane and Willa made for a nice couple. They were genuinely into each other and it was easy to see that they cared about each other despite their bad experiences from the past. What I did not like was how out of character both these characters behaved after about 60% of the book. Their actions were silly and it was like their personalities made a complete 360. I did not like it nor did I feel it was necessary for them to behave the way they did.

But the book was not all bad obviously. It was just that it was not up to par with Jill Shalvis standards. It is still probably better than most books out there, that I know, but it could've been better. My favourite parts in the book were when the whole gang was together. I cannot wait to see what happens in Elle and Archer's book. I have high hopes for them. So The Trouble With Mistletoe was an okay read for me.

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


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