Series: Heartbreaker Bay #8 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: September 24th 2019
Links: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
It’s love. Trust me.
After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary—schools, friends, and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it. Like the realities of a past she’s worked hard to cover up. And especially Kel O’Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible.
Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is on vacay, but Ivy’s a spicy reason to give his short-term plans a second thought. Best of all, she’s a tonic for his untrusting heart, burned once and still in repair. But when Ivy’s past intrudes on a perfect romance, Kel fears that everything she’s told him has been a perfect lie. Now, if only Ivy’s willing to share, Kel will fight for a true love story.
Even though I’ve only read a few books in the Heartbreaker Bay series, I’ve adored them all, so I had no doubt this latest one would also be another hit from Jill Shalvis! It’s about the holidays, tacos, and San Francisco – how could I not enjoy all that together?
Ivy Snow has reinvented herself from the struggling childhood she had growing up to a taco truck owner who’s hugely successful in San Francisco. She’s her own boss, is about to put a down payment on a brand new spanking apartment, and has a group of amazing friends, though she still keeps a bit of distance from them. Then enters a friend of a friend, Kel O’Donnell, a sheriff and ranch owner temporarily in the Bay Area for “vacation,” who turns her world upside down.
I adored Kel so, SO much. He was a sweetheart of a hero, so patient, swoony, and understanding with Ivy’s hangups. He has his own issues when it comes to love and relationships, after catching his mother cheating on his father, but there’s something about Ivy that compels him. He knows his time in SF is temporary, but maybe this is the right push for him to move back to the place that’s always felt like home to him.
Wrapped Up in You is heartfelt, emotional, and just a feel-good romance I couldn’t help but enjoy. I loved the main characters and I loved being back with the Heartbreaker Bay group of friends. One of my favorite parts of this book is watching Ivy open her heart up to her group of girl friends, all of whom are so supportive and amazing with Ivy. Go Girl Power! Even though I haven’t read every single book in this series, I didn’t feel lost at all, and now I want to go back and catch myself up because I adore all of these characters bunches!
Reading Order: Heartbreaker Bay series
#1 ~ Sweet Little Lies: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ The Trouble with Mistletoe: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2.5 ~ One Snowy Night: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Accidentally on Purpose: My Review • Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Chasing Christmas Eve: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4.5 ~ Holiday Wishes: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#5 ~ About That Kiss: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#6 ~ Hot Winter Nights: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#7 ~ Playing for Keeps: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#8 ~ Wrapped Up in You: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#8.5 ~ Twist of Fate: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads (Nov. 5, 2019)
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