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’m ashamed to say that this is the first book in the Cedar Ridge series I read, and until today I had no idea of what I had lost. So, I really loved Nobody but you, it’s certainly a love story, that type of story about moving on, finding yourself, rebuilding from the ashes.
Both Sophie and Jacob had gone through traumatic events in the last years. They are brought to Cedar Ridge for different reasons: Sophie because she wants to upset her ex-husband, living in the only thing he had ever loved, his boat, and Jacob because he lost the persons who had been his adopted family for the last years and now he wants to make amendments to his real family.
The story is kind of sad. Jacob is the closed, rough military man on the outside, and Sophie, well, Sophie is fun. They look at life differently, Sophie always see the full half of the glass, and Jacob always empty half. They have to meet half way.
Coming back to the family he has abandoned is hard, and facing his twin is the most difficult part. Meeting Sophie is not part of the plan, and being captivated by her isn’t either. Sophie wants some time to decide what to do with her life and in the meantime she can make her ex furious by living in his boat, it’s what he deserves after sleeping with everything that has legs. When they decide they can stay away from each other, they make a deal: he cannot fall in love with her, no matter what. But the lines are blurred and they find themselves opening to each other.
“He was calm, watchful, a little dangerous. Like he was locked and loaded and ready for anything.”
I can’t say that this is a light story, because it moves you, it shows you experiences that aren’t easy and emotions that are real. It’s a roller-coaster of feelings worth experiencing.
“You promise not to fall for me,” she said seriously. “No matter how lovable I am?”
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental.
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