I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.by Jill Shalvis
Published by Grand Central Publishing Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge, #3) on March 29th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
I love Shalvis’ writing, and I’ve been hooked on the Cedar Ridge series since it first released. I couldn’t wait to find out what was going on with the brother who was keeping his distance, and Shalvis didn’t disappoint!
Jacob’s history with his family is dark and ugly and one that he isn’t sure how to patch up. Add in the fact that he just completed a mission that left him feeling as if he lost another brother, Jacob’s in a dark place. When he returns to find a sexy woman living off a boat, tied to his dock, he’s intrigued enough to settle down a little and face a little more of life.
I adored this book. Jacob was so dark and broody and intense, I absolutely adored him for it! He was so sexy and a little tortured that I couldn’t help but fall in love with him. The fact that he was so intrigued by Sophie made him that much more endearing to me. His devotion to figuring out what her deal was, all while slowly starting to deal with his own drama was so perfect for him!
I loved Sophie. The poor girl couldn’t seem to catch a break, but I loved her perseverance. The fact that she refused to give up, refused to give in, refused to accept anything less than her all… She is the kind of heroine that I would love to be friends with in real life. 🙂 I adored her, and when paired with Jacob, I thought these two were so adorable together.
The relationship between Sophie and Jacob was hot! Their chemistry is off the charts, and every moment they spent together sizzled so much I couldn’t help but cheer for them at every turn.
In addition to a fun, strong romance, I also really love the dynamics between the Kincaid family. Seeing the prodigal son return, and how that impacted the other Kincaid siblings, well I loved that. The bonds they have between them are so strong, and I absolutely love the way Shalvis puts families and those bonds front and center in her series.
All in all, I really enjoy Nobody But You. I think Shalvis’ writing keeps getting stronger and stronger, and I can’t help but fall in love every time I crack open one of her books. I can’t wait to see what’s in store next!
I give Nobody But You a B