Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sweet Little Lies (Heartbreaker Bay #1) by Jill Shalvis [Review]

Choose the one guy you can’t have . . .

As captain of a San Francisco Bay tour boat, Pru can handle rough seas—the hard part is life on dry land. Pru loves her new apartment and her neighbors; problem is, she’s in danger of stumbling into love with Mr. Right for Anybody But Her.

Fall for him—hard . . .

Pub owner Finn O’Riley is six-foot-plus of hard-working hottie who always makes time for his friends. When Pru becomes one of them, she discovers how amazing it feels to be on the receiving end of that deep green gaze. But when a freak accident involving darts (don’t ask) leads to shirtless first aid, things rush way past the friend zone. Fast.

And then tell him the truth.
Pru only wants Finn to be happy; it’s what she wishes for at the historic fountain that’s supposed to grant her heart’s desire. But wanting him for herself is a different story—because Pru’s been keeping a secret that could change everything. . . .

3.5 Sweet Stars
Jill Shalvis is the queen of Chick Lit books. What are Chick Lit books you ask? These books are light, fun and filled with romance! Sweet Little Lies is the first book in the Heartbreaker Bay series. I’m a mega fan of reading books in the first of the series, so let’s get to it!

First off, the cover is super adorable. I found the characters very unique. The Heroine, Pru is captain of a tour boat. You don’t read that every day but her profession isn’t the focus of the book. Come to think of it I don’t think she really “works” in the book. If she does, it wasn’t the main story.

If I could describe Pru in one word I would describe her as a martyr. I will talk more of this later. She’s incredibly kind and thoughtful. If you could think of any other character with the biggest heart, it would be her. At times you wonder when she takes it a little too far. But that’s the story right?

Finn is a bar owner. He’s a care-free guy with the normal issues. He has beef with his brother and some past issues, but Finn isn’t a mess. I consider him a decent guy living his life.

When Pru and Finn first meet it was instant sparks and chemistry. Of course Pru has a reservations and she keeps Finn at arm’s length. The thing with Pru is that her past is very heavy. Because of this she has major guilt and does everything she can to right the wrong that was done before. Mysterious? It will be played out throughout the book.

The thing about this book is that everything Pru does has a purpose and I struggled with her at times. The way she keeps Finn at a distance can be trying, but it’s great for angst lovers. Yes, Jill Shalvis writes a book with some angst. You can feel Pru’s inner torture and you just want the girl to feel better!

Overall, Pru and Finn’s relationship is sweet, despite some hiccups, but hey those hiccups keeps the book moving and going. If you like Chick Lit books, then you will not be disappointed with this one.

An ARC was provided

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Jill Shalvis is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. She has written more than four dozen romance novels and lives in Nevada with her family.

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