ARC Review + Giveaway: Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis

Posted September 25, 2018 by Annie in Reviews / 19 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review + Giveaway: Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis
Hot Winter Nights
by Jill Shalvis

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: September 25, 2018
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #6
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
 

“If you’re into a simple, holiday read with some charm, Shalvis is always a good place to look.”
~ Under the Covers

HOT WINTER NIGHTS is the sixth book in the Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis. Since it’s a holiday read, you know that I had to read this right away. I’m such a sucker for these stories, especially ones written by Jill. However, I definitely felt like something was missing from this novel. Although it’s cute and has a lot of heartwarming elements in it, something about the characters just didn’t click with me. I usually instantly fall in love with Shalvis’s characters so this was a pretty big surprise when I was halfway through this book already and felt pretty meh about it all.

I just felt like perhaps the sparks were missing, making me wish there was something more going on in this novel than the easy plotline. If you have read all of Shalvis’s books like me, then they may start to all feel a little similar, which might be the case here. Nothing really stood out to me this time and it was almost a little too easy? I don’t know. It’s still enjoyable, but I guess that I was expecting more. Or at least something different from the author. After all, this is book six in the series. I do worry that the same formula will be used to continue in this series and that all the books will become the same. Nevertheless, if you’re into a simple, holiday read with some charm, Shalvis is always a good place to look.

 

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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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Avon Romance is graciously giving away
Paperback copy of HOT WINTER NIGHTS
US/Canada Only

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Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review, it’s been a while since I’ve read Ms. Shalvis.

Kathleen Bylsma
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Kathleen Bylsma

I love Jill…sorry to hear this is just average…but I’ll still enjoy it…..

Cheryl C.
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Cheryl C.

I usually enjoy Jill’s books, so I will probably like this one too even if it isn’t one of her best.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

It stinks when stories by the same author become similar. It loses that something that pulled you in in the first place.

carissa
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carissa

ty for your review

Diane Sallans
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Diane Sallans

I love Jill’s stories – both in her books & her blog & tweets.

Jennifer Beyer
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Jennifer Beyer

It’s disappointing to hear that book wasn’t fulfilling. I enjoyed the first couple of books in the series.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I think I might have enjoyed this one a little more than you, but yes many contemporary romances blend into each other. I find if I didn’t have a cover on Shalvis, Foster or Stacey’s books I wouldn’t be able to tell you which author wrote the book. They are still fun to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

BookLady
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BookLady

Disappointing to hear that this book didn’t meet your expectations. Thanks for sharing.

E. R.
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E. R.

Thank you for the honest review, UTC/Annie.

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Great review annie! Shared on all my socials!!💖😉

denise
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denise

Glad it was enjoyable even if i didn’t hit the sparks.

Kathleen O'Donnell
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Kathleen O'Donnell

I always look forward to reading a Jill Shalvis book.. I know even before I finish the first page that I am going to LOVE the book.

Kim
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Kim

Thanks for the review. I haven”t read this series.

Timitra
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Timitra

Thanks for the review Annie

Barbara Bates
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Barbara Bates

Would love to read this book!

Trix
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Trix

This one sounds intriguing!

Anita H.
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Anita H.

It’s too bad this book fell short for you but I’m still looking forward to reading it! Thanks for sharing!

Ada
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Ada

I personally can’t wait to read this, I’m never disappointed with a Jill Shalvis book!