You’re invited to a wedding in Whiskey Creek, Heart of the Gold Country. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong wedding. Olivia Arnold is arranging the festivities—and it’s the hardest thing she’s ever done. Because she should be marrying Kyle Houseman. They were together for more than a year…. But her jealous sister, Noelle, stole him away—and now she’s pregnant. All their friends in Whiskey Creek know as well as Olivia does that Kyle’s making a mistake. His stepbrother, Brandon, knows it, too. But Kyle’s determined to go through with it, for his child’s sake. Olivia’s devastated, but surprisingly Brandon—the black sheep of the family—is there to provide comfort and consolation. The intensity between them, both physical and emotional, shows Olivia that maybe Kyle wasn’t the right man for her… But is Brandon?
Cindy’s review: What a heartfelt and emotional read. My eyes were all misty by the end. This is a great start to a new series that I cant wait to get my hands on all the future books.
Can you imagine the guy you were with for years but asked to take a break from to start up a wedding planning business in another city is now going to marry your sister and she is pregnant on top of that. And to throw more salt on the wound she is the wedding planner for the nuptials.
Olivia Arnold is trying to hold it together but breaks down before reaching her parents. Said breakdown is observed by her ex’s step-brother Brandon, someone who she had a crush on in high school. Brandon never thought he was good enough for Olivia so after attending Prom together he acted like he wanted nothing to do with her when that was the farthest thing from the truth.
I know this was supposed to introduce us to the future characters of the upcoming Whiskey Creek books (which it did) but I fell in love with Olivia and Brandon and pouted a little at the end wanting more of there story. Now don’t get me wrong – we are given a as close to a HEA as possible for a novella but I wanted more and more and more 🙂 Yes I am being greedy.
I dont normally give 5 stars for a novella but the way I felt at the end of reading this – the emotion I felt – it deserves its 5 star rating.
Cross Your Heart…
One by one, they will die. He has waited patiently, planning their final moments. Their tortured screams, their pleas for mercy—all will be in vain…
Homicide detective Julia Cass has witnessed plenty of crime scenes. But the murder of a Chattanooga judge is shocking in its brutality. Teamed with FBI agent Will Brannock, Julia delves into an investigation that soon unearths more bodies—all mutilated in the same way, all left with a gruesome souvenir of a killer’s ruthless rage…
The only way to stop the slaughter is to predict the next victim. But when you’re dealing with vengeance at its most ruthless, one wrong move can make you a target…and the next word you utter could be your last
Cindy’s Review: This is the last book we will ever get from Beverly may she RIP. I dont know if it was knowing that or what but this was a great book. This is the sequel to Don’t Cry.
Homicide detective Julia Cass (J.D. sister) decides to move to Chattanooga to start a new life with the Homicide Division and be closer to her brother after losing her partner in the line of duty. JD has asked his partner FBI agent Will Brannock to pick her up at the airport. After seeing him send off his one night stand she doesnt hold a high impression of him. On the way from the airport JD gets a call about a murder. Once there both he and Julia are assigned together on the case that turns out to be a serial killer.
I thought the writing was flawless. She flowed from humorous to sensual to suspenseful seamlessly.
Will and Julia had such chemistry with each other right from the start even when she thought he was just a womanizer.
This book also finishes two story arc’s that started in Don’t Cry. Special Agent J.D. Cass and grief counselor Audrey Sherrod along with his daughter Zoe and Tam and Marcus.
Cindy’s Review: Jill Shalvis has a great comedic talent. I laughed so hard the first 3 chapters. This was the last of this trilogy but a big WHOOP that there will be more Lucky Harbor books to come.
Grace was the new girl in town when this trilogy started. Through the other two books we saw her form a friendship with Mallory and Amy. She was on the run from her old life and not having a lot of luck getting a job in her field of expertise. Through a misdialed number the hunky Dr Josh Scott accidentally gets her and is in dire need of a dog walker. Grace needing the money accepts and once she gets to his house chaos and hilarity ensue (I am laughing all over again just thinking about it)
Josh does not have and easy life. Right after his residency he found himself a single father along with being the caretaker of his paralyzed sister after an accident that kills their parents and disables her. Five years later he is overworked, and most of his time is devoted to his father’s practice and his time in the ER. At heart Josh is a selfless man. His sole goal is to help other and never thinks of himself but in turn he doesn’t understand and is over protective of his 21 year old sister and has lost a bit of control over his son as the only words he speaks are “wuf” like the dog.
When Grace comes into the household with her also being a caretaker she cant help but to try and step in and fix things. Her and Josh both struggle for a bit with their attraction to each other but that doesn’t last long.
The wonderful cast of older characters in the town of Lucky Harbor once they catch wind of these two are relentless again at trying to push them together.
Another funny and heartfelt addition to the Lucky Harbor series.