Don’t forget what really needs to be packed! Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis

Posted July 21, 2018 by Shari in Beach Reads / 0 Comments

Are you ready for summer? Vacations, cocktails, sun, sand and reading. We are gearing up for our own vacations and want to share the books we want to take with us on vacation. So sit back, grab a snack and join us as we help you prepare with a book packing list!

Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis

Rainy Day Friends was a nice switch of pace for me in my reading. I have been plowing through my TBR pile and this came out and I had to drop everything to read it. Lanie is a wounded woman and this book doesn’t jump to a man being the cure even if a different man caused it. Jill Shalvis allows the heroine to feel what is rightly what she should be able to feel and how society tries to tell us we can’t feel that way. There is romance, I promise, but it isn’t the answer to life’s problems, just a nice add-on to a human story. Grab a glass of wine and join Lanie and Mark both fall in love, but also learn to live when life gives you lemons.

Series: Wildstone #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
Released on June 19, 2018
Pages: 384

Following the USA Today bestselling author of Lost and Found Sisters comes Jill Shalvis’ moving story of heart, loss, betrayal, and friendship.

Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife.

Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person?  Can she even trust herself?

Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the rest of the clan.

Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Brown changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come…until her dark secrets come to light—secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie’s only just begun to build.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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