This Chick Read: About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill Shalvis

Jill Shalvis is my go to author for funny and sweet romances. As with the Lucky Harbor series, Heartbreaker Bay revolves around a group of friends who work within the same complex of buildings circling a magical fountain. In each of the previous books, a wish for true love was made and that wish was granted. In About That Kiss, neither Kylie nor Joe actually makes that wish. It is made for them by someone else. Thank goodness, because these two both have a ton of baggage. It seemed to take that mystical push to get them to admit to any feelings for each other, and a ton of chemistry that they couldn’t keep ignoring.

Joe seemed like a good guy to have around in a crisis and Kylie has a crisis that needs handling. Joe is the last person she wants to ask for help because, well, after that one kiss they shared he never called her back! However, this crisis is emotionally daunting and Kylie overlooks her own feelings in favor of getting something back that has been stolen from her.

I enjoyed this book because like I said above, Jill Shalvis writes great light hearted romances. I think the heart part of light hearted was a little lacking because both of these characters had walls a mile high! It took chemistry and being forced together by Kylie’s problem to make either of them act on it. About that Kiss doesn’t land in my top 5 Jill Shalvis novels, but it was a quick read and in the end I got the Happily Ever After I was looking for. Oh! I also got to look in on the rest of the gang in Heartbreaker Bay and see how they were doing. I do love the friendships in these books. ❤️❤️❤️❣️

About That Kiss

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This Chick Read: Holiday Wishes (Heartbreaker Bay #4.5)

If you are a fan of Jill Shalvis’s Heartbreaker Bay series, then you’ve been waiting for Sean O’Riley’s story and Holiday Wishes. We have seen Sean grow over the first four books. He has always been the hearthrob that girls throw their panties at, but in this book we see a more mature Sean. He is in charge of throwing a co-ed bachelor weekend at a B&B in wine country for his brother and is determined that everything is going to be perfect. Of course, there are a couple of wrenches thrown into his plans. When they arrive at the B&B he’s surprised to see Lottie, a girl he liked in high school.  After losing their virginity to each other as teenagers she moved away and Sean, being a typical young doofus, didn’t keep in touch as he said he would. When Lottie sets eyes on Sean her first reaction is why now? She’s had a tough time of it lately and isn’t about to risk her heart again to someone who’s already disappointed her.

Sometimes a novella isn’t long enough to do the characters justice. This is definitely not one of those times. The reason why this story works is because we knew Sean. We’ve watched him change and mature over four books. We’ve loved his relationship with his brother Finn, and that same warmth is given to Lottie. It’s no wonder she didn’t stand a chance against him!

You MUST read the other novels in this series before reading Holiday Wishes. I wish I could say it wouldn’t matter if you didn’t, but as I said above, the reason why it works is because we already have a relationship with Sean. We only needed to love him with Lottie, which was an easy thing to do. ❤️❤️❤️❣️

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This Chick Read: Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis

I have been intrigued by Spencer throughout this series and was excited to finally be able to read his story! He has always been somewhat of a mystery. He is a millionaire, owns a businees and invents things, but in the previous novels we’ve only learned as much as those characters story arc’s brought us in contact him, and that was usually as supportive friend and sometimes troublemaker. In Chasing Christmas Eve we finally get the skinny on Spence, his background, how he made his money, and why he seems to be kind of a loner. 

Colbie Albright is new to Heartbreaker Bay and happens upon their charming courtyard fountain and is about to make a wish into it when she gets pushed into it by a wayward dog. Spencer comes to her rescue and is immediately charmed by her and feels that tug of interest. The chemistry between these two is explosive and pretty soon it makes Spencer forget his reasons for holding back from relationships. Colbie, although running away from her problems seems to find her muse, and true love in Spence. 

I love these Heartbreaker Bay novels. I mentioned before that as each story is written and we learn a little bit more about this group of friends, they become our friends. I’m totally invested in living through each of their stories and building that relationship with them even more. 

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This Chick Read: Lost and Found Sisters (Wildstone #1) by Jill Shalvis

Jill Shalvis is the Queen of sweet and sexy romances, and this book is definitely that. The love story between Quinn and Mick was slowly paced, emotion packed and sultry, but it was the story between Quinn and Tilly, the sister she just found, that stole the heart of this book.

Quinn, a sous chef at a trendy restaurant in LA is still trying to deal with the death of her sister Beth. Two years after her death, Quinn has still not been able to get over her heartbreak living life on the surface, but not letting herself feel because it hurts too much. Her life gets flipped on end again when she finds out she was adopted and she has a fifteen year old sister. Quinn travels to Wildstone with the intention of exploring her background in a weekend, but meets a handsome stranger, her teenage heartbroken sister, and a town full of kooky individuals who wrap their arms around her and she ends up staying forever.

I loved this novel. Allowing Quinn to work through her emotions about her sister Beth’s death while finding a new sister who would not replace but help bring out those feelings of love and belonging again was balanced so well. Added to the slow pace of her growing feelings for Mick complemented the other half of the plot. Well, it all just struck a perfect note for me. This is the first in the Wildstone series, so pick it up! It’s an easy, beautiful story that will make you feel good about life.

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This Chick Read: Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay #3) by Jill Shalvis

If a group of friends worked in the same neighborhood, became friends you could rely on, wished on a fountain for love, and then found it, you’d be reading the Heartbreaker Bay series from Jill Shalvis….or watching old episodes of Friends. Regardless, you’d be enjoying the hell out of yourself! Continue reading “This Chick Read: Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay #3) by Jill Shalvis”

This Chick Read: One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay #2.5) by Jill Shalvis

We were introduced to Rory and Max in The Trouble with Mistletoe, the second novel in the Heartbreaker Bay series.  Rory works for Willa in her pet store, and Max has a dog who he brings in for grooming a lot more than a dog probably needs to get groomed, just so he can talk, or stare broodingly at Rory. In this short novella, we learn that Max and Rory have a past when he offers to drive her home for Christmas. Continue reading “This Chick Read: One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay #2.5) by Jill Shalvis”

This Chick Read: The Trouble With Mistletoe (A Heartbreaker Bay Novel) by Jill Shalvis

I am loving this Heartbreaker Bay series! It’s set in San Francisco where we get to enjoy  learning more about a fun group of friends who work and live in the same neighborhood.  This time the story revolves around Willa, the owner of a pet store / pet boutique / pet wedding planner. Yep, it’s a pet a la mode store. Willa, who we met in Sweet Little Lies, has had a crush on Keane since high school.  Unfortunately, he doesn’t remember her at all, which seriously pisses her off. Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Trouble With Mistletoe (A Heartbreaker Bay Novel) by Jill Shalvis”

This Chick Read: Sweet Little Lies: A Heartbreaker Bay novel by Jill Shalvis


Pru is shouldering guilt for the consequences of her parents actions.  She has spent years making sure the families touched by those actions do well, move on, get settled, etc.   The O’Reilly brothers are the last and she’s determined to see how she can make their lives better.  Finn O’Reilly, co owner of the pub O’Reilly’s with his brother, is immediately drawn to Pru, and an innocent flirtation soon turns into something a lot deeper. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Sweet Little Lies: A Heartbreaker Bay novel by Jill Shalvis”

This Chick Read: Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis

This is the third book in the Cedar Ridge series and so far it is my favorite.  Jacob Kincaid is Hud’s twin, from the second book in the series My Kind of Wonderful.  Jacob left home at eighteen after having an argument with his brother, entered the Army Special Forces, and didn’t speak to his brother again.  He returns from a mission, having lost his best friend and brother in arms, and wants to go home to Cedar Ridge and reconnect with his family, and reunite with his brother Hud.   Continue reading “This Chick Read: Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis”

Friday at the #RT16 Convention in Las Vegas

It’s been a whirlwind few days at the RT Convention!  We are trying to keep up our energy and pace, but I’ll admit we slowed down a tad on Friday.  We did a couple of games, interacting with some authors for Wheel of Romance for a chance to win books and swag. Continue reading “Friday at the #RT16 Convention in Las Vegas”