Monday, May 14, 2018

#BOOKREVIEW: THE GOOD LUCK SISTER by JILL SHALVIS @JillShalvis @WmMorrowBks #ContemporaryRomance #SmallTown













Title: The Good Luck Sister
Author: Jill Shalvis 
Series: Wildstone #2
Publisher: William Morrow
Published: May 1, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 144
Format: eArc
Source: Edelweiss
Purchase: Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release, Netgalley and Edelweiss



I remember when I first met Tillie, my heart bled for her. Losing one's mom is never easy, especially as a teen, which is the time when you would need her most. Tillie lost her mom when she was fifteen years old and things were never the same for her. Then she discovered she had a big sister who would become her guardian. This was too much for her to handle and she acted out as any teenager in her position would. Now ten years later she has grown into a responsible adult, but some things has not changed. She is still feisty, sassy and not afraid to speak her mind as Dylan, her best friend and first love, who had abandoned her ten years ago would discover. It was good to reconnect with her and see all she accomplished in the last ten years.  When Dylan saw she was living her dream he felt he needed to reconnect with her, but he would soon find out it would the hardest task he would ever face.

The good thing about this novella is that it can be read as a stand-alone.  The flashbacks provided sufficient details for one to understand the history, which Dylan and Tillie shared. Dylan wanted to rekindle what he and Tillie once shared, but she was not on board as the pain of his abandonment was still as fresh today as it was ten years ago. Will he be able to convince to accept him back in her life or will he be forced to live the rest of his life without Tilly?

They both deserved to have their happily ever after and I was glad see they had the chance to get it right the second time around.  Dylan however was still struggling with deep-seated emotional wounds, which he needed to come to terms with if he hoped to regain Tillie’s trust. 
Events developed fast, which is typical of novellas. Despite the fast development, their romance was believable and I could relate to them as a couple.

Conclusion/Recommendation

The Good Luck Sister is a well-written story, which was filled with funny, sweet, spicy and nostalgic moments.  My only problem with the story, and I think everyone will agree me, is that I wish it was longer. I enjoyed the story and spending time with the characters, especially the adorable pup named Leo. I recommend this story to fans of second-chance small town romance. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.





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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