Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

Title: Sweet Little Lies (Heartbreaker Bay Series #1), Author: Jill Shalvis

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.

7 thoughts on “Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

  1. Kay says:

    Have I told you that I love your blog ‘makeover’? I do. Yes, I think some things are more noticeable in audio format. I notice swearing more, especially the ‘f’ one. It will drive me crazy and make me think ‘are there no other words?’. And the sex is sometimes a little much, if it’s that kind of book. Somehow, my eyes will kind of gloss over certain things that my ears seems to hone in on. LOL

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Exactly! The sex, and there was quite a bit of it, was something I would normally skim through but that’s impossible to do when you’re listening. Thanks for the makeover love. It seems that every year or so I try something new but always go back to the old one. I think this one will stick. It makes me feel lighter and happy 🙂

  2. Literary Feline says:

    I have enjoyed the Shalvis books I have read, but haven’t tried this one. I find her books are fun, but there are romance authors whose work I enjoy a lot more. And I admit I tend to prefer the more “sweet” romances–I love the romance portion and don’t need a whole lot of graphic sex.

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