Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #1
Also in this series: The Trouble with Mistletoe, The Trouble with Mistletoe, One Snowy Night, Accidentally on Purpose
Published by HarperCollins
Publication Date: June 28th 2016
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
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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. . . .
Pru Harris is a nurturer. She doesn’t really see herself that way but she’s the type of person to take care of everyone around her before she takes care of herself. When her parents died in a horrible crash that was their fault Pru took it upon herself to right their wrongs by taking care of the people that were hurt in that crash. She works as a tour boat captain and loves her job. She recently moved and the pub that is in her building is owned by Finn O’Riley and his brother Sean. Finn is one of the perks of living in the building and meeting a bunch of new friends is awesome as well.
Finn is smitten with Pru almost from the first moment he sees her. He keeps telling himself to stop thinking about her but he just can’t seem to take his own advice. When Finn and Pru finally start admitting their attraction to each other, sparks fly. While Pru starts falling in love with Finn, and loves the attention that he shows her, she is hiding a pretty huge secret. When Finn finds out what it is she’s pretty sure he’ll leave her and take her newfound friends (who are also Finn’s friends) with him.
This was another wonderfully sweet romance from Jill Shalvis. I really love the different characters she comes up with and how they interact with each other. This was such an easy story to fall into with Pru and her giving and caring ways and Finn with his gruff personality that we knew hid a giving heart as well. The pair were obviously made for each other and Shalvis had them fit so well it was like puzzle pieces finding their homes. So good.
When the big reveal to Finn comes along and he finds out Pru’s secret it’s done very well. He wasn’t as bull-headed as some men could be and I loved how he could look at the situation from Pru’s side as well and realize that she didn’t keep it from him to be vindictive. It was a great wrap up to a great story.
I definitely recommend this first book in the Heartbreaker Bay series – it’s a wonderfully sweet and funny romance that’s worth picking up.
Rating: 4 out of 5