on 20 June 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Series: Wildstone #1
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
Copy for review provided by ARC in exchange for an honest review.
They say life can change in an instant…
After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.'s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she's looking for a missing piece she can't find?
The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.
On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn't quite fit in right away, she can't help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.
As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there's another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn't a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family. Now with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have—and the one that could finally give her the fulfillment she's searched so long for.
4.5 – “We’re in it together… Always.” Stars!
A new series by Jill Shalvis always gives me that excited tingle, and the first book in the Wildstone series; Lost and Found Sisters delivered in every way I would expect from this author, and exceptionally well.
“Why not try something new… Follow your heart and go for it.”
Quinn and Mick’s story is quite simply Shalvis, writing at her best, as you would expect you are given lots of little side plots to keep the interest building, with the addition of the usual plethora of secondary characters some you love, and some you just love to hate, to flesh out the storyline, add in a few cute pets, and all the while everything is developing the author still manages to keep the focus on the main characters as the book unfolds.
“I think maybe you just switched me back on.”
The main characters in question are Quinn Wellers, a woman approaching thirty who on the outside appears to have everything going for her when the death of a woman she doesn’t even know literally puts her whole perceived life into a tailspin. New town, new sister and new man follow on in quick succession, and you are basically along for the ride as Quinn tries to negotiate a relationship with her teenage sister Tilly, as well as try and deal with her feelings for Mick. He is back in town to help his mother deal with the aftermath of his father’s death, but quickly find himself returning time and time again looking to spend more time with Quinn.
“I guess a little kink never hurt anyone…””
This is a pretty long book, I read it in a day, alright I will admit I stayed up until the early hours of the morning to finish it, but it was just pure reading pleasure. I loved going on the emotional journey with both Quinn and Tilly, the POV’s provided by them and Mick, gives you a real opportunity to get in each of their heads at pivotal points of the story, as always Jill manages to inject humor alongside the tears, and bring a light to what could be construed as quite a heavy storyline, and I cannot wait to see what stories further visits to Wildstone will yield in the coming months/years.
“Seems we’re a good fit after all…”