Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis
Series | Heartbreaker Bay #8
Release Date | September 24, 2019
Published by Avon
Genres | Contemporary
Format | Paperback
Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
Buy | Amazon
It’s love. Trust me.
After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary—schools, friends, and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it. Like the realities of a past she’s worked hard to cover up. And especially Kel O’Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible.
Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is on vacay, but Ivy’s a spicy reason to give his short-terms plans a second thought. Best of all, she’s a tonic for his untrusting heart, burned once and still in repair. But when Ivy’s past intrudes on a perfect romance, Kel fears that everything she’s told him has been a perfect lie. Now, if only Ivy’s willing to share, Kel will fight for a true love story.
Why in the world did I wait so long to read a book by Jill Shalvis?! Wrapped Up in You has easily made my 2019 favorites and I’m excited that there’s so many books to read in this series.
With this being book 8 in the Heartbreaker Bay series, I was pleasantly surprised that I wasn’t confused at all with the many characters that were mentioned. I’d say that’s pretty rare when you decide to drop in a series so late.
I loved that you get two completely different characters, each with their own personal hang-ups and certain things that they’d rather keep to themselves.
Ivy was definitely a tough character to crack, she’s got some secrets and rarely lets anyone in. Even when she’s surrounded by the best group of friends anyone could ask for. Bring in Kel and nearly knocks down all her walls, completely.
But with Kel, trust goes a long way. And he doesn’t do well when someone lies to him, plus there’s no point in trying to keep the truth from him. He’ll know right way.
I loved the pacing between Kel and Ivy, okay, maybe it was quick. But it didn’t feel that way, they went from strangers to a friendship of sorts, to something more. That something being something they couldn’t turn their backs on.
Truly loved this one and I’m looking forward to reading more about the Heartbreaker Bay gang!