Sweet Little Lies. Finished 2-13-18, 3/5 stars, romance, pub. 2016
Unabridged audio read by Karen White. 9 1/2 hours.
Book 1 of the Heartbreaker Bay series
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.
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.
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. . . .
I was able to meet Shalvis at this event last year with her own hottie husband and and she was lovely. I bought this first of the series expecting to love it because some of my blogger buddies who love romances have raved about her for years. I think my expectations were too high. I also wish I had read the paperback I have instead of listening in the car, because I didn’t like the narration. There were definitely sweet moments but not enough of them compared to all the sex. She introduced a bunch characters who I’m sure will be fodder for the series and they all seemed interesting but I’m happy that I don’t feel compelled to read more of the series. Maybe I’ll try another of her books.