Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis Release Date: June 28, 2016 Publisher: Avon Contemporary Romance M/F Book #1 in the Heartbreaker Bay series Number of Pages: 387 Kindle Edition Source: Borrowed from MCL Rating: XXX Read 9/28/17 to 9/29/17
At the beginning of the year, in my review of Nobody But You, I gave a bit of a breakdown of my self-imposed rules I was following for my reading of Jill Shalvis stories. Unfortunately, I have not been overly impressed with some of her older works and I was getting a bit discouraged. In general, I really love Jill Shalvis books. I decided it was about time to break my own rules and jump into some of her more modern stories. I decided on the Heartbreaker Bay series because I already own the second book of the series, The Trouble With Mistletoe.
Pru is really one of the most selfless heroines I’ve come across. Of course, many of the things she does are done out of guilt. But since she really has nothing to feel guilty about and only feels the guilt because of her own soft heart, I still place her firmly in the “selfless” category. The problem I had with her was when she started making a million excuses to herself about why she was keeping the full truth from Finn. Her internal fight started to get old after a while.
Finn is a perfectly swoon-worthy hero. He’s such a good guy that I was really getting annoyed with his brother, Sean, more than necessary. By the end of the story Sean started redeeming himself though. But really, Finn is such a loyal and hardworking friend and brother. Even when Sean is screwing up or being selfish he still knows that Finn is a great guy.
Of course, this being the first in the series, we get introduced to a vast cast of characters. Finn’s group of friends is wonderful and has me excited to read more in this series.
There are a few inconsistencies in the story that jumped out at me. Especially since I expect so much from this author. If you regularly read my reviews you know I’m a stickler for continuity and probably notice little things more than others would, so take that with a grain of salt. Regardless, I still really enjoyed the story and getting to know this group of friends.