First Impression: Fun, charming, and entertaining, with two compelling lead characters Guys, I seriously loved this book! The opening chapters alone made me love this story, because they were fun, but also meaningful, and they gave our hero and heroine, Hudson and Bailey, a cute, fun, and completely perfect way to meet each other. But the entire book is just one of those fast-paced, witty, in-depth romance reads that sweeps you up and runs you through a whole gamut of emotions.
Hudson is a fantastic romantic lead. He’s strong, stubborn, and holds so much emotion inside of him, so much guilt and pain over his past actions, and yet, he still has a huge heart and a huge capacity to care about others. I loved him so much!
And Bailey? She’s a survivor, with a stubborn streak to match Hudson and a determination to live her life on her terms, chasing her dreams even though parts of it scare her. She doesn’t quit when other people might and she’s such a worthy heroine for Hudson. Because she smoothes the rough edges in him and he helps her further realize her own strength, her own bravery.
There is so much I loved about this book. It’s incredibly fun and easy to read, but it’s got so much heart and so much emotional depth to it, and so many beautiful observations about life and love. It’s beautiful, genuine, heartfelt, and poignant, with a charming cast of characters that I absolutely adored. This was such a pleasure read for me, and I can say without a doubt it’s my favorite Jill Shalvis read to date, and that’s saying something because I’ve been a fan and reader of this author since her very first Harlequin book in the late nineties.
If you’re looking for a compelling, well-written winter romance read, My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis is the perfect contemporary romance book to choose. I know I loved it, and I highly recommend reading it for anyone looking for a well-thought romance with two memorable, well-rounded characters.