Sweet Little Lies
Choose the one guy you can’t have . . .
As captain of a San Francisco Bay tour boat, Pru can handle rough seas—the hard part is life on dry land. Pru loves her new apartment and her neighbors; problem is, she’s in danger of stumbling into love with Mr. Right for Anybody But Her.
Fall for him—hard . . .
Pub owner Finn O’Riley is six-foot-plus of hard-working hottie who always makes time for his friends. When Pru becomes one of them, she discovers how amazing it feels to be on the receiving end of that deep green gaze. But when a freak accident involving darts (don’t ask) leads to shirtless first aid, things rush way past the friend zone. Fast.
And then tell him the truth.
Pru only wants Finn to be happy; it’s what she wishes for at the historic fountain that’s supposed to grant her heart’s desire. But wanting him for herself is a different story—because Pru’s been keeping a secret that could change everything. . . .
Gotta love a sweet and sexy story that encompasses all the aspects of a contemporary romance. Sassy and sexy heroine and just plain sexy hero. Laugh out loud moments and Kindle melting sex scenes (and there was quite a lot of those), made this story so fun to read.
Pru has a secret, which let’s face it, we as the reader know that it will bite her in the butt later on in the story. A somewhat kindhearted person, Pru feels guilty for her parent’s actions that took lives and changed others’ completely. It was a bit of a stretch to think that she reimbursed so much and felt solely responsible for something that she had no part in. That is a lot to take on. But, that was her character and her selflessness proved to be her undoing. The title may be Sweet Little Lies, but I don’t see any lies. It was more of a secret that potentially would hurt a man’s pride.
Part of her secret is helping Finn’s family financially after the loss of his dad in the car accident. It’s one of those instances where she didn’t intend on falling in love, but did so anyway. She basically wanted to check and see if he was alright. Pru’s secret festers and after repeatedly being told to confess, she lets the relationship progress, possibly past the point of no return. That’s what made me keep turning those pages. I really wanted to see what would happen.
Finn is hot. End of story. Well, maybe not end of story, but it helped the story along. He had those certain alpha characteristics going for him, but at the same time his vulnerable beta side came out as well. Strong, independent, sweet. His extended family (his tight knit friends) were a hoot to read about and their interactions with each other were amusing. I would love to see their stories as well.
There were times when I felt that the story could have been cut a little shorter, but in the end it proved to be one of those aww moments in the end. This was the first Jill Shalvis story that I have read. Her character development is very thorough and secondary characters are unforgettable. Witty and fun dialogue bring together a well rounded story. I can’t wait to visit Heartbreaker Bay again.
*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*