Tuesday 30 June 2015

✤ Second Chance Summer ✤ Jill Shalvis ✤ Cedar Ridge #1 ✤ Blog Tour + Giveaway ✤

© Bianca Janeane

 • Cedar Ridge #1
• 368 Pages
• release date - 30 June 2015
• Grand Central Publishing

Book #2 MY KIND OF WONDERFUL will be released 22 December 2015
(Bailey Moore & Hudson Kincaid)

5 Stars

Cedar Ridge, Colorado, is famous for crisp mountain air, clear blue skies, and pine-scented breezes. And it's the last place Lily Danville wants to be. But she needs a job, and there's an opening at the hottest resort in her hometown. What has her concerned is the other hot property in Cedar Ridge: Aidan Kincaid-firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker. She never could resist that devastating smile . . .

The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged as the Rocky Mountains they call home. Aidan has always done things his own way, by his own rules. And never has he regretted anything more than letting Lily walk out of his life ten years ago. If anyone has ever been in need of rescuing, she has. What she needs more than anything are long hikes, slow dances, and sizzling kisses. But that can only happen if he can get her to give Cedar Ridge-and this bad boy-a second chance . . .


Finally a new Jill Shalvis series!!! ☺☺☺

And to make it even better - the new book features sexy as hell FIREFIGHTERS!!!!!!!

...someone please shake a japanese fan in front of my face!!!

Our sexy fireman in this first book is Aiden Kincaid....
No idea what he looks like - but this is him in my head ☺ ↓↓↓

Aiden works for the fire department, plus he's a search and rescue hero in his free time.
And the town of Cedar Ridge has a huge need for both his professions.
His personal life is equally busy. He's running the town's resort with his siblings.
And the financial situation is not really all that good-looking at the moment.

Our heroine - Lily ...

...left town 10 years ago and broke Aiden's heart.
But of course her heart was broken too after everything that happened....(what that 'everything' was, I'm not telling you of course ☺)
But now she's back - after having gone through some bad months ...
And who's the first person she encounters??? Yup - Aiden - the one guy she wanted to avoid at all costs....
And he hasn't changed one bit...well, the hot boy turned into an even hotter man and she's still horribly attracted to him. But she has too many other problems on her mind, she needs to NOT fall for him again!
Easier said than done though ☺

Lots of problems to overcome by both of our darlings until they can/will/might/maybe/could/would get their Happy End....
and until then, let's just look at another hot - stripping - fireman!!! ☺


 Nope . . . I'm not telling you ☺


Such a beautiful & funny & moving story!

After I finished Jill's last Lucky Harbor book, I didn't know if anything new could compare to that amazing town. But Cedar Ridge and its hot firefighters & its Kincaid family.... yayyyy!! I love it!!!!

The book had me laughing out loud within the first few chapters....

and even though it takes them a while to get there - we of course have some

and of course with all Aiden's and Lily's bad and troubled pasts - there were a few

I loved every second of this first book in Jill's new series!
And now - can I pleeeeaaaase have my own Aiden?!?!

Second Chance Summer was an amazingly adorable and sexy and funny and moving and slightly suspensy romance, about - you guessed it - second chances! ☺ An amazing start to a new series by Jill Shalvis!

And now please hurry Madame Shalvis - I need more sexy Cedar Ridgers!!!!

ARC recevied from publisher for an honest review

Unlike Bianca up there, I am pretty late to reading Jill Shalvis books, and usually end up starting a series half way through! So it is great to finally start a series right as it begins!
I love a good second chance romance, and if you haven't guess from the title, this is exactly what we get here.
When Lily up and left Cedar Ridge without a word a decade ago, it ripped Aidan's heart out.  And now she is back - how will they handle things.
I loved the spark between our lovelies.  There is a fine line between love and hate, and this pair are toeing that line, but who will be the one to cross it?

Oh Aidan what is not to love about Aidan Kincaid?  Like all of Ms Shalvis' books, she has given us a sweet, loving, alpha hero.  Uber protective of "his woman" - whether she knows she is is woman or not.

Plus, hello - firefighter!  Hose me down! 

It took me a while to warm up to Lily.  Not sure what it was, but once I warmed up to her I adored her.  I could understand her thoughts about Cedar Ridge, but I wanted to shake some sense into her, tell her to pull her head out of her butt and see what is right in front of her.
There is a great openness between Aidan and the rest of his family.  There is this amazing love for each other, no matter what.  Doesn't stop the hijinx and jokes on each other *cough cough pink undies cough cough*.  You can only fight with people you love the way they do and not have it come between them. 

The relationship between our lovelies felt organic. There was so ,much history between them that they were just drawn to each other.

So, will Lily give in and let Aidan into her heart - again?  Or will the past still come between them?
Nope, for that you are going to have to read for yourself.

I really enjoyed this first installment in the Cedar Ridge series, and cannot wait to read more about the Kincaid family and their adventures!


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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky animals. Any resemblance to the quirky animals in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website at www.jillshalvis.com for a completely booklist and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

♪ Insider (Exodus End #1) ♪ Olivia Cunning ♪


She thought she was ready to rock...
Toni Nichols put her aspirations on hold while she raised her little sister, but now she's reaching for the stars and living her dreams as the creator of a revolutionary interactive biography about the rock band Exodus End. Creating the book requires her to go on tour and immerse herself in the band's world as an insider, but can she gain the trust of four veteran superstars who've been burned by the media before? Or will her dreams crumble at her feet?

He's always ready to roll
Logan Schmidt was born an adrenaline junkie. He lives for the rush he gets from playing his bass guitar before thousands of fans. When he's not performing on stage or in the bedroom, he's looking for his next endorphin high in extreme sports. So what is it about the sweet and innocent journalist on their world tour that gets his heart pumping and captures his full attention? Is she the real deal or is she posing at being his perfect woman to get inside secrets on Exodus End?

They're both ready to experiment
Though Toni was innocent the first time she climbed the bus steps, that didn't last long once Logan set his sights on her. He's so much more worldly than she is and she's ready to learn how to please a lover and explore all the ways she can be pleased. Logan can't believe his luck. Toni's a phenomenal woman and she wants him to teach her how to rock and roll in the sack? Not exactly a burdensome task. Until she starts to get too close to his heart and takes her insider look to a place he never anticipated.

ARC received for an honest review.

A new series from Olivia Cunning?  Engage fan girl mode!
We know a little itty bit about Exodus End through the Sinners on Tour series, but this is the first book that is all about the Exodus End boys.

And already I am impatiently waiting for the next one.

Sweet, virginal Toni Nichols just landed a dream job  - 4 weeks on the road with one of the world's biggest bands - Exodus End - bitch!   I mean really - who wouldn't want that job?!?!?

Right from the start, she catches the eye of Logan Schmidt, bass player and total horn bag!

The attraction between the pair is off the charts.  

But Toni is all "Never gonna happen, right?" 

Well, let us just say that together they are like a packet of Pringles - you know, "Once you pop, you can't stop!"

I loved how Logan draws the tigress out of Toni, and how Toni draws the man away from his whorish ways.  But can there ever be enough trust between them, more than just sex between them?

Nope, for that you are going to have to read for yourself.

I adored the interaction between the band.  OMG the fan and games of the tour bus!  Had me in tears at times, they are so funny.  But there is more to them than that.  Family is more than blood.  The bonds these guys have formed over the years are so strong.

And they are tested on more than one occasion.

I thought Toni was pretty amazing.  Thrown in with the band, trying to make her own way career-wise.  Her love for her family - though there were times there were some family members that I wanted to throat punch.

And Logan - you are a dirty, dirty boy - and, to steal his own words,  completely sexsationa

Sigh... Oh Miss Olivia, no one can write a rocker like you.

I love love LOVED that we got a little glimpse of my man Trey Mills.
I have missed the Sinners, and am so happy that they are weaved into the Exodus End stories. 

There are so many amazing stories that we are yet to learn about Exodus End, and I cannot wait to find out all about them

Bring on Outsider!!