ARC Review: Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

Posted June 27, 2016 by Annie in Reviews / 8 Comments

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ARC Review: Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis
Sweet Little Lies
by Jill Shalvis

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 28th 2016
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #1
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
 

“I definitely feel like Shalvis could be hitting her stride again with this series and with a brand new set of characters to fall in love with, I have no doubt that this series will be a success.”
~ Under the Covers

Jill Shalvis takes readers to the San Francisco Bay area and introduces us to a whole new set of characters. As expected, the women are on the quirky side and the men, well, the men are simply hotter than hell.

Finn O’Reily puts the SEX in sexy. I was immediately intrigued by Finn’s character. He’s a hard working guy that devotes most of his time in running his bar with his younger brother. The two have a bit of tension. Finn has sacrificed quite a lot over the years and his brother, Sean, at twenty-two years old still things life is a game of chase. Shalvis explores more of their past in this story but I never thought we got the full story or the emotion behind it. We get glimpses of what happened but it didn’t feel like it was enough to really solve the mystery of Finn O’Reily.

Shalvis plays this up in the heroine of the story. Pru has her heats set on Finn; she wants him to be happy. However, it is stated throughout the book that there is a secret that she hasn’t told him yet that may change the course of their relationship. When half the book passed already and nothing was revealed yet, I knew that the secret wasn’t going to be something so earthshattering that the author would have to spend the rest of the book trying to repair it. So when it came, I was prepared and to be honest, not that surprised with what the secret was. I feel like I know Shalvis’ writing now and I couldn’t see her going any other route than the way she did with this book.

Since this is the first book of a brand new series, there are a ton of new faces. And when I say a ton, I really do mean it. While Shalvis does give each of them a great personality, the sheer number of them introduced in such a short period of time did make me have to set the book down and try to remember who was who. It’s clear that Shalvis wishes to write many books in the series and I am definitely looking forward to each of them, but out of all the characters in this one, Sean is the only one I ended up caring about in the end.

I definitely feel like Shalvis could be hitting her stride again with this series and with a brand new set of characters to fall in love with, I have no doubt that this series will be a success.

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About Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's latest, RUMOR HAS IT, on shelves and ereaders now, and get all her bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold. Also, visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Darynda

This sounds so cute and sexy. Thanks for the review!

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Oh, it is!

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Thanks for the review, I’ve loved the books by Jill Shalvis I’ve read so far.

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Then I have no doubt that you’ll enjoy this one!

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Sounds good…thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie

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I love the guy on the cover! Nice!

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Me too!

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Sounds like a good summer read