Second Chance Summer: Cedar Ridge, Book 1

Second Chance Summer

Second Chance SummerAuthor: Jill Shalvis
Book Name: Second Chance Summer
Series: Cedar Ridge
Order: #1
Genre: Romance
Rating:  Okay


Blurb:  Cedar Ridge, Colorado, is famous for crisp mountain air, clear blue skies, and pine-scented breezes. And it’s the last place Lily Danville wants to be. But she needs a job, and there’s an opening at the hottest resort in her hometown. What has her concerned is the other hot property in Cedar Ridge: Aidan Kincaid-firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker. She never could resist that devastating smile . . .

The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged as the Rocky Mountains they call home. Aidan has always done things his own way, by his own rules. And never has he regretted anything more than letting Lily walk out of his life ten years ago. If anyone has ever been in need of rescuing, she has. What she needs more than anything are long hikes, slow dances, and sizzling kisses. But that can only happen if he can get her to give Cedar Ridge-and this bad boy-a second chance . . .

Review:  This was an okay read, but there just wasn’t anything that jumped out and grabbed me about this book.  The characters weren’t all that interesting and there were some issues with the storyline left me wondering if I fell asleep and jumped a few chapters because we went from point A to point G with nothing in between.

I had some issue with the firefighter/search and rescue role that Aiden has.  It seems like a huge amount for a single person especially when you are talking the extreme levels of back to back calls and events.  It not only seems unrealistic, it seems incredibly unsafe.  I’m not even remotely an expert, but to be able to do both jobs full time doesn’t seem realistic.  I also had some issues with the realism of the actual rescue towards the end of the book that completely negated any dramatic impact that scene was supposed to generate.  Again, not an expert so I can’t say if that is an even remotely realistic scenario.  Stubborn is one thing, but impractically stupid stubborn born from ego has no place in a rescue situation, so that made it even less believable.

So, I wasn’t much of a fan.  I didn’t not like it, but it wasn’t really worth the time.

Author: TJ Fox

Slightly sane artist, book addict, wife and mom who is forever rethinking her place in this world.

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