#FitReaders Weekly Check-in and a review: Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis


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This view is on my neighborhood walk – it was quite foggy a couple of days last week

FitBit Steps:

  • Fri      3656
  • Sat    11843
  • Sun   10967
  • Mon  13027
  • Tue     5674  – I took it easy and celebrated my birthday 🙂
  • Wed  13400
  • Thu   13704

Read on the treadmill:

if you only knew (8:25)


  • second chance summer (audio)Title:  Second Chance Summer
  • Series:  Cedar Ridge #1
  • Author:  Jill Shalvis
  • Genre:  Contemporary Romance
  • Narrator:  Karen White
  • Published:  June 2015 –  Hachette Audio
  • Source:  Publisher

Description: Cedar Ridge, Colorado, is famous for crisp mountain air, clear blue skies, and pine-scented breezes. And it’s the last place Lily Danville wants to be. But she needs a job, and there’s an opening at the hottest resort in her hometown. What has her concerned is the other hot property in Cedar Ridge: Aidan Kincaid-firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker. She never could resist that devastating smile . . .

The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged as the Rocky Mountains they call home. Aidan has always done things his own way, by his own rules. And never has he regretted anything more than letting Lily walk out of his life ten years ago. If anyone has ever been in need of rescuing, she has. What she needs more than anything are long hikes, slow dances, and sizzling kisses. But that can only happen if he can get her to give Cedar Ridge-and this bad boy-a second chance . . . (publisher)

My take:  In her new series Jill Shalvis introduces the Kincaid family of siblings. Second Chance Summer focuses on Aidan and his chance at reconnecting with Lily Danville – a girl from his past.

Lily is back in town and working at a local hair salon while waiting for a better job opportunity (preferably out-of-town). She left Cedar Ridge with heartbreak several years ago and wants to keep a low profile for the short time she expects to be in town. Not possible in a small Colorado mountain town. She runs into the one guy she wanted to avoid – Aidan. He has his own issues not the least being that he feels completely responsible for his family (mother and siblings). And now he hopes for a second chance with Lily.

I’ve come to expect humor, drama and, of course, romance in a Jill Shalvis novel and they are present throughout Second Chance Summer culminating in an exciting last chapter and enjoyable epilogue.

As always, Karen White’s narration is perfect for this genre and especially books by Jill Shalvis.

20 thoughts on “#FitReaders Weekly Check-in and a review: Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis

  1. It looks like you have a great place to walk! I hope your birthday was wonderful!

    I know a lot of people who like Shalvis’s books – maybe I’ll try one one of these days.


  2. Ah Man! I really need to not live in the desert (except I love it here). Your photo is beautiful!! Wish I had a walk like that every day.


  3. Oh…I hope you had a great birthday Mary!!! What a great photo!!! It looks like you had a great week. I’m slowing getting back on track. I just finished If You Only Knew – thought it was great and am hoping for more books like that. I still love her other books, like the Blue Heron series, but this was a nice departure from that.

    Have a great week!


  4. Wasn’t If You Only Knew wonderful!! Absolutely gorgeous photo Mary, quite mesmerising with all the fog. Second Chance Summer is on my wishlist, glad you enjoyed it. Happy belated birthday and great job on the steps!


  5. Looks like you are doing very good with your activities. I need to get a fitbit.
    The photo is very lovely. My son recommended it to and I have finally started walking again. Happy belated birthday! Did you get any book presents? 🙂


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