Monday, July 2, 2018

Review: Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone, #2) by Jill Shalvis

Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone, #2)
Jill Shalvis
384 pages
William Morrow Paperbacks

Following the USA Today bestselling author of Lost and Found Sisters comes Jill Shalvis' moving story of heart, loss, betrayal, and friendship
Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife. 

Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person?  Can she even trust herself?

Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the rest of the clan.

Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Brown changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come…until her dark secrets come to light—secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie’s only just begun to build.

Laura's Review:

Jill Shalvis is consistently good - she has found her niche in writing series of books that are standalones, but feature a connected group of people. Rainy Day Friends is a prime example of that. I loved nearly every thing about this book and was sad to see it end. There might have been just a little too much time spent on the secondary characters, I would have liked those details left to their own books, but it wasn't too distracting from the main love story. 
4/5 stars.

Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange of this honest review.