Blog Tour: RAINY DAY FRIENDS, by Jill Shalvis — 5 Star Review & Giveaway
Jun 20th, 2018 by Liza Wiemer


By Jill Shalvis

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MY Review:

Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone, #2)Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This might be Jill Shavis’s best novel yet!

If you read my book reviews, then you know that I absolutely love Jill Shalvis and read everything she writes. I adored her Lucky Harbor series.

But this novel? As I said, it may very well be her absolute BEST yet! (FYI: It also received a starred review from PW)

Although it’s part of the Wildstone series, no need to read book one to love this. The setting is the same small town, but the characters are different.

Here’s what I loved:
1. Lanie is one strong, incredible woman! After she discovers that he deceased husband was married to other women, Lanie seeks a fresh start. She takes a temporary marketing job working at the Capriotti Winery. The Capriotti family is so warm and welcoming—they make you a part of their family!
2. The Capriotti’s,especially the matriarch, Cora, have hearts of gold. Thinking of Cora, I would have loved to have had her for a mom. Her love and kindness seem to know no boundaries.
3. Mark Capriotti – swoon. What a dad and I am a sucker for awesome dads. He has twin girls who are imperfectly perfect. I adore them. Mark has his own issues to deal with, but he figures them out. I love his relationship with Lanie.
4. THE BIG embarrassing moment! Hilarious! You have to read the novel to find out what it’s about.
5. River. Such an amazing young woman who faces life’s challenges with heart. She fits in beautifully with the Capriottis. Her connection with Lanie…this truly makes the novel heartbreaking and beautiful!
6. Realistic and sad portrayal of Lanie and her parents’ relationship. Heartbreaking. Lanie had a lot to overcome.
7. HEA! Oh man. Do I love a fabulous HEA! Go Lanie! You are awesome, girl!

So, if you read contemporary romance, don’t miss this!

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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website, www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.



Following the USA Today bestseller, Lost and Found Sisters, comes Rainy Day Friends, 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 Green 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.


Connect with Jill

Website: http://jillshalvis.com/

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