HarperCollins Publishers | September 2017 | 384 pgs
Source: Library

[I know Christmas was long over, but this is a library copy which I'd been eyeing for a while. Plus the story wasn't too Christmas-y so...]

Although this is the fourth book in the Heartbreaker Bay series, it could be read as a stand-alone. 

Colbie Albright is a bestselling author of a YA fantasy series by the pen name of CE Crown. With the stress of writing another manuscript and dealing with her family who is always in need of her, she feels a break is in order and thus she decided to book herself a trip to somewhere where she can relax and be herself. A place where it's away from New York and no one would be able to reach her easily. San Francisco isn't her first choice but it is the next best option since a number of flights are either delayed or cancelled due to the hurricane. Within an hour of arrival, she is shoved into the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain, thanks to a dog named Daisy.

Spencer Baldwin is doing his friend a favor by walking her dog when Daisy pounced onto a gorgeous woman. Fortunately for him, the woman waves it off and has a good laugh over the situation. Attracted by her warm and easygoing demeanour, he has a good chat with her and after learning that she is looking for a place to settle, he tells her that there is a studio apartment available in the building where he is staying. But he leave out the fact that he is the owner of the building and that he is working on a huge project involving apps and drones. In short, Spencer is a tech geek who has both the look and wealth but is staying low profile due to an article which has exposed his private life and a past failed relationship.  

Colbie and Spencer do not know about each other's real identity initially and this is what made this book such a fun read. Both introverts and devoted of their work, they are in many ways similar to each other. Due to this reason and the fact that Colbie wouldn't stay long and that Spencer is more into his work than in relationship, they become comfortable with each other as the days go by until they began to realise that they wanted each other to be part of their life. Are they able to make their relationship work despite their job demand and the long distance? 

I've enjoyed most of Jill Shalvis's books and this is no exceptional. She writes fleshed out characters who are relatable and it is so much fun reading about them and their life experiences. 

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8 Responses
  1. Jenny Says:

    Glad you enjoyed it. I’ve heard good things about this author. I should try one.

  2. I enjoy her books too and will have to add this to my wish list.

  3. jenclair Says:

    I've never read anything by Jill Shalvis, but sounds like she has a lot of fans!

  4. Melody Says:

    Jenny - I hope you'll enjoy it when you get to it one day. :)

  5. Melody Says:

    Wendy - I hope you'll like it as much as I did. :)

  6. Melody Says:

    Jenclair - She's one of my go-to authors if I'm in the mood for a romance book. :)

  7. The Bookworm Says:

    I love books about writers/books and this sounds good!

  8. Melody Says:

    Naida - Me too. I love the characterisation and the plot here.

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