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Review: Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone #2) by Jill Shalvis

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Following the USA Today bestselling author of Lost and Found Sisters comes Jill Shalvis’ moving story of heart, loss, betrayal, and friendship

Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife.

Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person?  Can she even trust herself?

Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the rest of the clan.

Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Brown changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come…until her dark secrets come to light—secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie’s only just begun to build.

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My Review

Rainy Day Friends is a fantastic second chance romance that is filled with lots of heart and is sure to make you swoon….

Ever since Lanie’s husband death, she has been trying to pick up the pieces and move on with her life. Her world has been turned upside in ways no one could imagine. Suddenly, she finds herself questioning any and everything. So, when an opportunity for a fresh start presents itself, Lanie can’t help but go for it. Her new job takes her to the Capriotti Winery. The Capriotti family is one of those families that you can’t help but fall in love with. They take you in and make you feel right at home. And that is just what Lanie needs. The one thing Lanie didn’t plan on though was Mark. Mark who is the town sheriff has his own broken heart and baggage of his own. Mark should stay away from Lanie, but doesn’t have the heart to do it. Just like the rest of his family, Mark will try his hardest to win over Lanie and capture a piece of her heart. Will Lanie take a chance on love again or will one more blast from the past ruin everything?? There’s only one way to find out…..

Rainy Day Friends was such a fun read for me. I fell in love with the characters and the setting instantly. The Capriotti Family is one of those that just can’t help but want to be a part of. They’re loud. They’re nosy. They mean well and love deeply. And Mark…he is just trying to do the best with the cards life has dealt him. He’s a good man, but has rules to keep his heart protected. And when he meets Lanie, she proves to be the one woman he wants to break all of his rules for. And then there’s Lanie. Lanie. Lanie. Lanie. How could your heart not ache for her? She thought she found the one only to discover a deep, painful betrayal. That betrayal will change her outlook on everything. She’s guarded and careful about those she lets close, but meeting Mark is just what the doctor ordered. The chemistry between these two is just amazing and I loved watching them fall and figure things out.

Rainy Day Friends was just the read I was looking for. It put a smile on my face and had me swooning like crazy. I fell in love with Mark and Lanie and couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out. Rainy Day Friends isn’t just a love story. It is a story of friendship, heart and moving on. It is a story picking up the pieces and having the courage to open up your heart again. This story is smartly written and thoroughly entertaining. The writing will captivate you and will make you feel like you are experiencing the story right along with the characters. I loved every moment of this story and can not wait to read more from this series.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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