Review: Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis

Posted July 16, 2018 by Shari in Reviews / 8 Comments

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Review: Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis
Rainy Day Friends

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Series: Wildstone #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
Released on June 19, 2018
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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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About Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website,, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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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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Mary Kirkland
3 years ago

One of these days I’m gonna have to read one of her books.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
3 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

Her Lucky Harbor series is good. I binged on it. I really like her Heartbreakers series now. She mentioned last year at a conference that she might be working on the Lucky Harbor series which I thought was done. Those books come in groups of 3. Like it starts with 3 sisters, then 3 female friends and I think another 3 male friends. I might have to re-read it since my memory can’t remember, lol.

3 years ago

oh yes I keep hearing great things about this series and I usually like her books so I’m curious to try!

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
3 years ago
Reply to  Melliane

I love her books. This series is a little less romance and more woman literature. There is sex, but it isn’t very explicit. Not that she is explicit in her other books, but this is even a little less about the romance as it is about the woman. I really like them.

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

Oh cool! I’m so glad this one was so good for you. I got this one and book one to read at some point. I’ve not heard that Dino song before. Great pick!

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Shari Delighted Read
3 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

This series had been really good. While there is romance, the focus seems to be on the heroine mostly. I have to review the novella that also came out about the younger sister from the first book.

Carole's Random Life
3 years ago

I just loved this book! Mark and Lanie were great and Mark’s entire family kept me smiling. Glad you enjoyed it, Shari!

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Shari Delighted Read
3 years ago

Mark and Lanie were great getting over their issues. I loved the family to pieces and hope we get to see more of them.