Jill Shalvis comes to the blog with the fifth book in her Wildstone series with
The Summer Deal
Brynn has had a rough time of it, her most recent ex not only cheated on her but stole all her money and left her without a home and money owing on their shared apartment. She’s got no other options BUT to go home to her two moms, an option she doesn’t want. But, she travels back to Wildstone to regroup – hoping to find a job and an apartment and maintain a bit of distance from her moms. It’s not that she doesn’t love them: but they are overwhelming and vastly different, and right now she doesn’t want the fuss. But a panic attack, the worst one she’s ever had, result in her visit to the hospital with an unexpected encounter.
Kinsey has been dealing with transplant rejection since she was 15 and got a kidney from a live donor. Aside from the daily struggles and thrice weekly dialysis, she’s done with it all – and doesn’t want anyone else to suffer for her. There’s a ton to unpack with Kinsey’s very understandable struggles – and as we’re dealing with kidney failure here in this house, the feelings, the struggles and even the conversations felt very plausible and honest.
Of course, the two girls knew one another in school growing up – and Brynn was always the ‘target’ of Kinsey’s mean girl behavior. When the two are brought together by Eli, Kinsey’s brother/best friend / supporter and Brynn’s teen crush – things are bound to heat up. Moving into the spare room in Eli’s house, and building their own family, with all that entails isn’t smooth going, and both Kinsey and Brynn have plenty of growing up to do. There’s romance, fireworks, arguments, drama and plenty of pushing and well-intentioned meddling from all sides – and the story is hard to put down. Another clever and engaging story from the small northern California town.
Title: The Summer Deal
Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Wildstone #5
Also in this series: Lost and Found Sisters, The Good Luck Sister, Rainy Day Friends, The Lemon Sisters, The Forever Girl
Genre: Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Dual Narration, Family Saga, Friendship, Humor elements, New Adult - Coming of Age, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Small Town
Published by: William Morrow
Published on: 2 June, 2020
Source: Avon Addict, Publisher Via Edelweiss
Audio Length: 7 Hours: 58 minutes
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From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes a friends-to-frenemies-to-sisters story… And then add in a love story (okay, two love stories). Shake. Stir. Read on a lazy summer day at the beach.
Brynn Turner desperately wishes she had it together, but her personal life is like a ping-pong match that’s left her scared and hurt after so many attempts to get it right. In search of a place to lick her wounds and get a fresh start, she heads back home to Wildstone.
And then there’s Kinsey Davis, who after battling serious health issues her entire twenty-nine years of life, is tired of hoping for . . . well, anything. She's fierce, tough, and pretty much the opposite of Brynn except for one thing: they're half-sisters. Kinsey is keeping this bombshell, and a few others as well. Long time frenemies from summer camp, there’s no way she’s going to tell Brynn they’re related.
But then Brynn runs into Kinsey's lifelong best friend, Eli, renewing a childhood crush. He’s still easy-going and funny and sexy as hell. When he gets her to agree to a summer-time deal to trust him to do right by her, no matter what, she never dreams it’ll result in finding a piece of herself she didn’t even know was missing. She could have a sister, love, and a future―if she can only learn to let go of the past.
As the long days of summer wind down, the three of them must discover if forgiveness is enough to grasp the unconditional love that’s right in front of them.
A copy of this title was provided via Avon Addict, Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.