Nobody but You by Jill Shalvis
Series: Cedar Ridge #3
Also in this series: Second Chance Summer, My Kind of Wonderful, My Kind of Wonderful, Nobody But You
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: March 29, 2016
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SOMETIMES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN…
After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.
Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She’s broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I’m-too-sexy-for-myself guy who’s now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob’s dark intensity makes her want to tease—and tempt—him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.
Nobody but You is the third book in the Cedar Ridge series by Jill Shalvis and it was my favorite read of the series. It follows the long, lost brother Jacob as he comes back home to Cedar Ridge to fix things with his family and after meeting Sophie Marren, getting the girl.
Sophie Marren is off of men, she’s newly divorced and wants nothing to do with them. She gave up everything for a fresh start and her payback to her cheating bastard of an ex? The only thing she took in the divorce settlement was the one thing that her ex-husband loved above anything else. His boat. The boat proves to be too much for Sophia and when she finds out that the abandoned cabin that comes complete with its own dock is no longer abandoned but inhabited by hottie Jacob Kincaid, she believes her luck has run out.
Jacob is back in town to right some wrongs that has been weighing him down ever since his closest friend in the military is killed in action. He’s never forgotten that long ago fight with his twin brother Hudson, the time and distance kept getting bigger and bigger until they’re both at a loss as to how to fix their estranged relationship right now. He’s back in town and is around his family again but Hud is keeping him at a distance and the hostility is still there for all to see.
There was a lot going on in this book and I liked it. I liked that we weren’t bogged down with the internal struggles between the hero and the heroine. I liked that they had an adult relationship that changed as the time went on and that no matter what was happening between them emotionally, they were still able to be there for each other. Jacob being there for Sophie and the boat and giving her a hot shower to use every day. Sophie being there for Jacob by telling his siblings about Chris and just everything else she did for him. Their relationship was a real one and they had ups and they had downs but in the end, they got it right and I liked being a part of their emotional journey.
Shalvis fans will enjoy this one, I’m sure of it. It was a satisfying contemporary romance with a freaking hot ass military hero. Yum.
Grade: 4 out of 5