Published by William Morrow PaperbacksSeries: Wildstone #7
Date Published: 8 June, 2021
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis continues her Wildstone series with the moving story of a young woman who has to start her life—and her love life—over again.
When Emma Harris wakes up from a coma, she learns that her fiancé and her BFF have fallen in love, she’s lost her job, and the life she knew is gone. Overwhelmed but grateful to be alive, she decides to start over from scratch. Not as easy as it sounds, of course. But she’s never been a quitter, even if she wishes she could quit rehab, where her hot but evil physical therapist, Simon, puts her through the wringer.
Desperate for a new start, Emma opens a doggy day care. Unfortunately, the only space she can afford is owned by her childhood nemesis Ali Pratt. But hey, she’s been through worse, right? She tries to roll with the punches, but a friend drops his grandpa off at the doggy day care because he can’t find senior care. On top of that, she and Ali bring the term “frenemies” to a whole new level. And then another grandparent shows up. And another.
In the midst of all that, Emma realizes she’s accidentally fallen for her Evil PT. But the most horrifying thing of all is that Ali just might have turned into the best friend she’s ever had. And as Emma grows from the pain of her past and takes on her new path, she comes to learn that life isn’t what you’re given, it’s what you make of it.
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I absolutely love reading Jill Shalvis’s novels and this one was just an amazing read! I haven’t read all of her Wildstone Series books but they easily read as stand alones, and this one is one of my favorite books by her, by far.
I fell hard for Emma’s character! She is chiseled beautifully and flawfully and I loved every second of her story. Her story is filled with tragic moments, fun loving moments, romantic moments, and all around goodness throughout. I loved watching Emma as she started over in life, and had to grow into her new normal.
Simon, Hog the dog, and Allison were beautiful additions to the story too. They added the fun loving moments, the much needed banter, and turned the story into one of the best summer reads I’ve read in a long time!
If you want a book that will steal your heart, warm your soul, teach you about starting over and leave you wanting more, then this 4 star read is perfect for you! It’s a quick read, and you’ll have it finished in no time. Shalvis has a knack for bringing her readers incredible writing style, amazing characters and a story line that never fails to capture you, hook-line-sinker. I can’t wait for the next! Well done, Shalvis! Well done!