Review: Second Chance Summer

Title: Second Chance Summer
23435151Author: Jill Shalvis
368 pages, publish date June 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Note: I received this book from NetGalley to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

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 . . .

My Review:

I've read and reviewed several Jill Shalvis books lately, and I do admit I enjoy them! Sure, they all follow  a similar, predictable layout of a typical romance novel, but....I love it.  It just doesn't matter that it's predictable because it's so comforting. You always know what to expect with a Shalvis novel--generally in the form of a hot man like Aidan Kincaid in this book. Firefighter? Search and rescue? SWOON! You just can't go wrong with a main character like that! I really liked Lily as a character as well. She was likeable and easy to root for.

I'm excited that this is the first in a new series (Cedar Ridge series, set in Cedar Ridge, CO). In addition, I definitely fell in love with the Kincaid family--especially the Mom.  Looking forward to future books in this series and hearing stories of the other family members!

This is the perfect summer read--it's a quick read with lots of romance that is so relaxing and fun to read.  If you're looking for this type of book, Second Chance Summer won't disappoint!

Overall rating for "Second Chance Summer": 4 stars

Happy Reading!


  1. Sometimes these type of books are exactly what I need. I need to read this one soon! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    1. Exactly! You know what to expect and that's ok!


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