Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis ~ Review & Giveaway

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. . . .

Source: Received the book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.


Oh secret keeping.  It's always painful.  Such is the case for Pru.  She is trying very hard to right the wrongs that were created by an accident when she was eighteen.  Everyone who was hurt needs to be happy, except she overlooks herself in that little equation.  
The darts.  I do think she overreacted here.  I wanted to tell her to get a grip but Finn does a good job of handling her.  I do love Finn.  He's trying to help his brother and run the pub that is his life now.  A car accident when he was in college took their father - if you can call him that.  Since then, Finn has tried to look out for Sean but his brother hasn't made it easy.  Finn has a tight group of friends that are his family.  He doesn't let anyone else in - until Pru showed up in his pub.  Everyone in the group is surprised at Finn's reaction to her.  He doesn't do relationships, not since...well he doesn't do relationships.  So the group all wants to help.  And let me tell you, this group finds out every little detail of what's going on...including the dumb waiter.  

Oh yes, you have to read it for that part alone.

But there is this secret Pru has and it just drove me crazy.  I wanted to shake her! Tell her to listen to Jake, who kept telling her to TELL HIM.  Of course, she doesn't.  Maddening.  This is always the part about lies in books that makes me nuts.  I'm just not a fan of this.  Beside this little trait, I do like Pru.  She's trying to help those that were hurt and she forgets herself all the time.  I related to that a little too much.  She deserves some happy too.  

It's a sexy, fun read.  Lots of laughs and some great yummy kissing...and more.

If you love those stories where the whole group of friends wants the couple together kinda books, then this is a great choice for you.  It has a small town feel despite being in the city and I think the group does that.  Everyone knows everyone's business including the embarrassing dumb waiter parts.  Ha!


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  1. I read the 2nd in this series and missed out on Pru...Can't wait to read this one!

  2. Secrets tend to drive me crazy too but I do like the sound of this one. Great review!

  3. Shalvis never disappoints me, and I am all in with this new series. Good review!

  4. The book sounds interesting. I've not read Jill Salvis yet but going to give her books a try. Tour boat sounds like a fun premise.

  5. When I read the blurb this book sounded like one I'd like but your review sold me on it. Now I can't wait to get to it.

  6. Love her books. This one is up next for me.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  7. Love her books. This one is up next for me.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com