Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing/Hachette
My synopsis: Maddie and her two half-sisters, Tara and Chloe, have inherited an old inn from their mother in Lucky Harbor, Washington. For Maddie, it has come at a perfect time as she has just broken up with her abusive boyfriend, which has also left her jobless and homeless. She is looking for a fresh start and is hoping to make a home at the inn. Unfortunately, her sisters aren't of the same mindset. It soon becomes apparent that they want to sell the inn as quickly as possible and get back to their lives.
Maddie pulls into town while almost plowing down a man on a motorcycle. He turns out to be Jax Cullen, master carpenter, town mayor, and resident hottie. Of course Maddie finds this out in small doses, and as she has sworn off of men, tries her best to stay away from him. Jax has some baggage of his own that he has been carrying around for five years, and is surprised at the power of attraction that he feels for Maddie.
In the weeks before Christmas, Maddie, Tara, and Chloe spend more time together than they have in their entire lives. An affection develops that can only be found among sisters, and as much as Tara and Chloe continue to resist the idea of running the inn together, they grudgingly agree to give Maddie a temporary stay in selling it.
My thoughts: I really enjoyed reading this book. It is the first in a new series and of course, is Maddie's story. I can't wait to find out more about the sisters and see how they are going to fit into the big picture. I enjoyed seeing the change come about in Maddie and how she learned to stand on her own two feet. Something I believe she probably did all along and just had not been aware of how much. The chemistry between her and Jax is palpable and brought to mind the memory and excitement of those first days of attraction that one feels in a new romance. Seeing as how it is set before Christmas, this would be a fun holiday read.
~I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hachette in exchange for my review.~
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Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, Oct 2010