Jill Shalvis returns to the blog today with a novella installment in the Wildstone series, this focused on Tilly’s story as she struggles with adulting, a rather eccentric forever (not foster) dog and a potential relationship returning to her doorstep. Then, be sure to enter the giveaway where you could win a print ARC copy of Rainy Day Friends, book two in the series!
The Good Luck Sister
Tilly has had Quinn in her life for the past decade plus, and in that time she’s ‘tried adulting’, in many varied ways – and is on the brink of starting yet another chapter in the colorful mosaic that is her work history: teaching. More specifically, teaching art at the local college, her first being focused on graphics, that is until front row center sits her ex, the only ex that ever mattered, Dylan. Unable to get him to drop the class, or for her ‘boost of confidence pocket dog’ Leo to do more than bark and growl, all very anticlimactic moments, at him, she’s reeling. The how to forget he left her, taking a huge part of her heart away and leaving her in dire need of direction, confidence and a bit of hope.
For his part, Dylan’s return to Wildstone was a planned one, after leaving to follow a dream that was derailed by wounds suffered at war, he and his two friends have opened a small helicopter-touring business. He’s returned to make amends with Tilly, having never forgotten the girl who captured a piece of his heart, but he left her so she would follow her own dreams.
This short, allowing us to see a bit of the then and the now, full of revelations from both sides, and with plenty of moments to just simply smile, outlines and gives the backstory for the Tilly / Dylan story, and show just how they are meant to be together. Full of Shalvis’ ability to bring heart, heat and some truly horrible moments to the surface to be dealt with, together and alone, the story is a sweet second chance at romance story and the perfect interlude as we wait for the next book in the series.
Title: The Good Luck Sister
Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Wildstone #1.5
Also in this series: Lost and Found Sisters
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Novella
Published by: Impulse, William Morrow
Published on: 1 May, 2018
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
Audio Length: 2 Hours: 30 minutes
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This summer, romance blooms again in Wildstone!
After a difficult few years, Tilly Adams is ready for life to start going right. Though she has a case of first day nerves teaching art at the local community college, she knows it isn't anything a few snuggles from her rescue puppy won't cure. Until she sees Dylan Scott again, her one-time BFF and first love sitting in the front row.
Dylan knows he should've left well enough alone, but when he sees Tilly living her dream, he can't help but make contact. Ten years ago, he left Wildstone and everything in it behind, including Tilly. He had his reasons, but now he wants her back in his life, anyway he can get her.
When Tilly agrees to design the logo for Dylan's new helicopter touring company, it's business only...until she finds herself falling into his arms once again. Can she possibly open her heart back up to the only man who's ever broken it? But soon they're both realizing the truth - love always deserves a second chance.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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