Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
Released on June 19, 2018
Jill Shalvis returns to the Wildstone series with a whole new set of characters to warm you heart. A woman looking to forget her life, a man looking to raise his kids with no commitment from a woman, and a family who doesn’t know the meaning of not becoming involved. This story brings the laughs, the cries, the sobs, the ahhhhhs and the oh, Hell, nos!
Lanie Jacobs is seeking to forget her marriage to a two-timing polygamist who had the good fortune to die before she learned of his ways and did it herself. A two month contract to work at Capriotti Winery allows her to escape the calls from her dead husband’s extra wives as Lanie was the first and inherited everything. Upon arriving at the winery, she is immediately taken in by the Capriotti family who do their best to weave themselves into her life, but also to be nosy about everything. But one Capriotti has taking a liking to her and she is doing everything to avoid him.
Mark Capriotti has known his own share of problems. A retired Air Force veteran who came home when his ex-wife abandons their twin daughters. Now the deputy sheriff, he’s back in the fold of his family who offer him the support he needs to help raise his kids. The job may not be the adrenaline rush of his former days, but his daughters are his world. While he might want to get a little some-some on the side, he can’t invest in a relationship because his girls will always come first.
The attraction comes on hard and fast between Mark and Lanie, but both have scars that are preventing it from being a smooth relationship. The two circle like enemies, but Mark finally woos Lanie into a no strings relationship, while his daughters wrangle a little piece of Lanie’s heart with their antics.
Another wife pops up and a slew of secrets get exposed. The relationships between Cora Capriotti to Lanie and her kids along with everyone that works for them is sorely tested. Old hurts spring up and while you know something isn’t someone’s fault, you still feel the anger of what happened to you. It’s an emotional roller coaster of friendship, love, parental love and even taking an enemy on to turn into a friend. This story has it all and will twist you up and spit you out. Get ready for it as it will have you crying, laughing and so angry all at the same time! Give it a try. You don’t have to have read Lost and Found Sisters to love this book. The two are disconnected and aren’t hard to follow as standalone.
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