Jill Shalvis gives us another installment about a delightful group of friends. In Holiday Wishes, bad boy Sean O’Riley is in charge of his brother’s bachelor weekend. For once in his life, he wants to avoid screwing up. He owes it to his brother to make all the details perfect.
Being California, weather throws a monkey wrench into his plans. Fortunately, his first love happens to be running the B&B where the event is scheduled.
Her love life has gone off the rails and the last thing she needs is this blast from the past. Or so she says.
This Heartbreaker Bay story is novella length, so you will have no trouble fitting it in between shopping, cooking, and merry-making. Give yourself a wee gift. You deserve it.
I had read and enjoyed the previous Heartbreaker Bay book by Jill Shalvis, so I was eager to read her novella One Snowy Night.
I’m working on book two of my own series and trying to read more books set in small towns. Even though the Heartbreaker Bay series is set in San Francisco, its close-knit cast of characters make it function like a little town. They all know each other’s secrets and have each other’s backs.
The couple in this one went to high school together, but their paths hadn’t crossed again until Rory came to work for a dog groomer near Max’s office. He’s heading home to Tahoe and. at her boss’ behest, insists she ride with him rather than take multiple buses and trains on Christmas Eve. She’s desperate to keep her promise to go home for the first time in years, but the weather isn’t cooperating.
Like the first book, this one includes a big, lovable dog, breezy writing, and good-at-heart people.
A nice Christmas present.
Jill Shalvis has launched a new series called Heartbreaker Bay set in San Francisco. Book one takes place in an Irish pub reminiscent of the old Cheers TV series. The inhabitants of nearby businesses form a tight knit clique, and camaraderie abounds.
Although the plot centers around the results of a long ago drunk driving accident, the tone is actually lighthearted.The dialogue is snappy and some of the scenes are comic genius.
Pru and Finn are as appealing a couple as you will ever find. In fact, I loved all of the major and minor characters. And the dog. And the descriptions of a beautiful city. This one’s a winner.