Series: Cedar Ridge #1
Published by Grand Central Publishing on June 30th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Fire Fighters
Narrator: Karen White
Length: 10 Hours
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 . . .
Cedar Ridge is the last place that Lily Danville wants to be, but she has little options. With being terminated from her job just to save face, her friend convinces her to return to Cedar Ridge, and since he has a job for her she knows that she will need to, especially with her savings almost depleted and no one willing to hire her due to the scandal. And one of the first people that she runs into on her way back, is none other than Aiden Kinkaid, firefighter extraordinaire and the man she once fell in love with. Lily Danville is shocked to see him again, and as she starts to settle in at Cedar Ridge, she keeps running into this sexy man she can’t seem to get out of her mind or her libido. But Lily has unresolved issues she has to get through first before she can ever think about reconnecting with him again. Because her sister was killed ten years ago while on a climb and wanted Aiden. Lily, still not past her sisters death, is having a hard time letting go of the past to embrace the present.
Plot and Story Line
In Second Chance Summer, we are introduced to Cedar Ridge Colorado and the fun and sexy Kincaid family. Now also this was my first Jill Shalvis book and I was highly impressed with this one. Once I started listening, I didn’t want to put it down, and in my opinion wasn’t long enough to satisfy…I just wanted more of Aiden and Lily and the fun mountain setting we have here. This was such a easy going and heartwarming romance that kept me enthralled. I was in the mood for a story like this, so it was just a perfect read for me. And had enough emotional balance to the story to win me over instantly. The chemistry between Aiden and Lily is explosive, and man Aiden is one sexy beast!!!
There were some men who just knew how to kiss, the kind of kiss that could send a woman reeling. The kind of kiss that could take away problems and awareness and … and everything. The kind of kiss that could shatter her into a trillion little pieces. The kind of kiss that somehow both calmed her body and soul even as it wound her up for more. Aidan was that kind of kisser
I love firefighters (what women doesn’t…they always fill shirts out so nicely), but Aiden is altogether different. Aiden is the personality to rescue people in distress, I mean HELLO—-its what he does for a living hehe. But he along with his brothers, are working their butts off trying to save their family business that their father ruined with gambling debts. The bond these siblings have is so wonderful and engaging. Their bantering was contagious and I always had a good laugh when they got together.
The romance between Aiden and Lily was quite warm and fun. We see the connection they have together, but what I loved more is seeing it grow through the story. They both get tested in different ways, but it only made their relationship more vital. I had no strong issues with the book overall, although Lily could be a bit over dramatic at times. Its what had me four star this book instead of five star. But even though she wasn’t my favorite heroine to read…she definitely grew on me and I really liked her. This was a very refreshing read and I can’t wait to dive into more of this author.
I will be honest, I had a hard time with the narration. It was the way this narrator talked. Almost like she was always out of breath or something. I don’t know, it took me a while to get used to it.
Man…I LOVE this cover. This male model definitely fills out those clothes so well….can I marry him?? hehe Love the blue sky backdrop with the mountains…boy do I love my Rockies.
Second Chance Summer was a tasteful and highly entertaining romance that sizzles from head to toe!! Quite the Endearing Romance!!