I received this book for free from Narrator in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis
Length: 9 hours and 35 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Avon on June 28th 2016
Narrator: Karen White
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Also by this author: It’s in His Kiss, He’s So Fine, One in a Million, Forever and a Day, Second Chance Summer, Get A Clue, The Trouble with Mistletoe, Chasing Christmas Eve, “One Snowy Night”
Choose the one guy you can’t have . . .
As captain of a San Francisco Bay tour boat, Pru can handle rough seas—the hard part is life on dry land. Pru loves her new apartment and her neighbors; problem is, she’s in danger of stumbling into love with Mr. Right for Anybody But Her.
Fall for him—hard . . .
Pub owner Finn O’Riley is six-foot-plus of hard-working hottie who always makes time for his friends. When Pru becomes one of them, she discovers how amazing it feels to be on the receiving end of that deep green gaze. But when a freak accident involving darts (don’t ask) leads to shirtless first aid, things rush way past the friend zone. Fast.
And then tell him the truth.
Pru only wants Finn to be happy; it’s what she wishes for at the historic fountain that’s supposed to grant her heart’s desire. But wanting him for herself is a different story—because Pru’s been keeping a secret that could change everything. . . .
What I thought of this book.
I have heard a lot about this author and how everyone loves her novels but I don’t really read a lot of contemporary romances so I have never gave her a try. It’s narrated by one of my favorite narrators and she asked me if I would like to review the audio so I thought why not give her a try.
I really like small town settings in contemporary romances so I enjoyed this one as it had a fun atmosphere centered around Finn O’Riley’s bar.
Pru, is a boat captain of a San Francisco Tour boat company, owned by her former lover/friend Jake. She loves her apartment and neighbors but there is only one thing that is wrong. Living where she does she is bound to run into Finn O’Riley and it’s not good for her heart. She doesn’t think she could be with him because of something that happened in the past that involves her parents and his father. She is holding onto a horrible guilt that she really shouldn’t have to burden.
The more she hangs out with her friends at the bar the more she can’t seem to keep her eyes off of Finn and she has noticed him watching her too. Then a freak accident with a dart leads to him being shirtless and a kiss. This leads to a lot more steamy kisses and hot sexy time. Everything that Pru wants but wanted to avoid. Jake tells her that she needs to tell Finn before getting to close but she doesn’t listen. Pru made a wish in the fountain for Finn to find love and he found her. (Wish I had a fountain like that one…lol)
I really liked Pru, I especially like that she is a boat captain because I don’t think I have read many books with a female boat captain. She is a super sweet lady holding onto a lot of guilt and has helped a few people because of it. She has lived with that guilt long enough and it was time for her to have some happiness.
Finn O’Riley put his life on hold to raise his younger brother and now they are partners in owning a bar and things are going pretty good. The only thing is Finn is sort of a bummer as in he has no fun, while he watches his brother have tons of fun. He takes his job at the bar way to seriously and he needed a fun whisper like Pru to help him out. Finn is sexy and a overall great guy who deserves a break and some happiness as well.
Overall this has great characters that you really want to get to know from the MC to the secondary characters. They are characters that you can’t wait to read about their happily ever afters.
Karen White as become one of my favorite narrators this year and so I will pretty much give anything she narrates a try. 🙂
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- New Release Challenge 2016