From New York Times Bestselling Author Jill Shalvis Comes A Friends To Frenemies To Sisters Story And Then Add In A Love Story Okay, Two Love Stories Shake Stir Read On A Lazy Summer Day At The BeachBrynn Turner Desperately Wishes She Had It Together, But Her Personal Life Is Like A Ping Pong Match That S Left Her Scared And Hurt After So Many Attempts To Get It Right In Search Of A Place To Lick Her Wounds And Get A Fresh Start, She Heads Back Home To WildstoneAnd Then There S Kinsey Davis, Who After Battling Serious Health Issues Her Entire Twenty Nine Years Of Life, Is Tired Of Hoping For Well, Anything She S Fierce, Tough, And Pretty Much The Opposite Of Brynn Except For One Thing They Re Half Sisters Kinsey Is Keeping This Bombshell, And A Few Others As Well Long Time Frenemies From Summer Camp, There S No Way She S Going To Tell Brynn They Re RelatedBut Then Brynn Runs Into Kinsey S Lifelong Best Friend, Eli, Renewing A Childhood Crush He S Still Easy Going And Funny And Sexy As Hell When He Gets Her To Agree To A Summer Time Deal To Trust Him To Do Right By Her, No Matter What, She Never Dreams It Ll Result In Finding A Piece Of Herself She Didn T Even Know Was Missing She Could Have A Sister, Love, And A Future If She Can Only Learn To Let Go Of The PastAs The Long Days Of Summer Wind Down, The Three Of Them Must Discover If Forgiveness Is Enough To Grasp The Unconditional Love That S Right In Front Of Them I adore everything Jill Shalvis writes. This book was received as an ARC from HarperCollins Publishers William Morrow Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.I absolutely loved this book I did not want to stop reading it and every page was a surprise I loved the relationship between Brynn and Kinsey reconnecting and then frenemies turned life long sisters Brynn realizes that there is to life than what she knew from the past She reconnects also with Eli and then childhood crush becomes new love but, Brynn is still resenting all of this just from a past experience involving Brynn and Eli Once Brynn lets god of the past, she can have it all and still be happy I love Jill Shalvis books because the theme is an important life lesson that all can relate to and can reflect on and this time it s letting go of the past I know her books have done very well at our library and I know this one will be no different.We will consider adding this title to our Adult Fiction collection at our library That is why we give this book 5 stars. Brynn can t seem to get her life together After being scammed by her boyfriend and losing her job, she comes back home to Wildstone in defeat.Meanwhile, Kinsey is dealing with kidney failure and has thrown up a tough outer shell to protect herself and those she loves When they were kids, she and Brynn did summer camp togetherand loathes each other But when Brynn comes back to town, Kinsey has to figure out just how to tell her that not only is she her long ago nemesis, but they re also related While each of these two main characters certainly had their own issues, I enjoyed reading their story and flew through this book I ve enjoyed all the Wildstone books and this one was no exception Though I do have to say that there were a few issues here The author didn t really research the whole kidney thing well I don t claim to know a whole lot, but a male can t donate a kidney to a female and vice versa in a direct match There were also issues with the timeline for the last journal entry Kinsey previously said she met her dad when she was 15 when she got the kidney The last diary entry said she was 17 Also, I could NOT get why Kinsey wouldn t just tell Brynn the 3rd thing, especially once they were on their way. The entire plot of the book is revealed by reading the back cover and first two chapters What follows is a trip from point A to point Z stopping only at a few letters and bypassing the rest It centers on two lifelong frenemies who are also half sisters only one of them knows this at the beginning of the book Despite brief flashbacks to the women s childhoods, it s never explained exactly why they hate each other so much The feud comes off like normal kid stuff, not the sort of full on bullying that would justify the obnoxious behavior of these grown adults And let me be clear these women are AWFUL And there is no clear reason why anyone endures their dramatics for the sake of friendship There s a lot of telling the reader how wonderful the two actually are, but all we see is selfish, immature behavior There is a millimeter of personal growth from Kinsey, but alas we see Brynn pulling the same secretive nonsense in the epilogue that she does in the first chapter I wish the book had done showing than telling, and that it had left a few plot twists hidden for a bit Overall, not an enjoyable read. I recieved this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.After being scammed by her boyfriend and losing her job, she comes back home to Wildstone But Brynn can t get her life together.Kinsey is dealing with kidney failure after battling serious health issues her whole life To protect herself and those she loves she has become distant from most people and isn t as easy going as she once was When they were kids, Kinsey and Brynn went to summer camp together, they loathes each other When Brynn comes back to town, Kinsey has to figure out just how to tell her that not only is she her long ago frenemie, but they re also half sisters On top of that Brynn runs into Kinsey s lifelong best friend, who happens to be her crush It wasn t really my cup of tea, but it was good. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion This is the first book I have read from Jills Shalvis and absolutely loved her writing style I can t wait to read by her.
- 384 pages
- The Summer Deal (Wildstone, #5)
- Jill Shalvis
- 07 July 2018 Jill Shalvis