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Fireworks can catch fire
Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2018
Jill Shalvis is always able to deliver a well written story. Her characters are complex creatures and human just like the rest of us.
This time around in Heartbreaker Bay, we get Kylie and Joe's story. Kylie has a very much non-traditional career as a woodworker and creator of wonderful furniture that are pieces of art. (And yes, I was thrilled to see a character who works with their hands creating art.) Kylie has some things that have happened to her in her past that she has blocked out involving her Grandfather's death. Her grandfather was the one who taught her how to create using tools and wood and to explore the artist in her mind. Kylie can normally be found covered in sawdust and wearing jeans and a t-shirt which are definitely not sexy catch a guy's eye.
Joe is all alpha male and "I am take charge" type of guy. His background is a bit murky but he is ex-special forces. His current career is in security working for Archer's security company. All black ops and always on call. But there is something about Kylie that calls to Joe. And it is not that he wants her to make him a special piece for his sister's birthday.
The relationship between Kylie and Joe is fun to watch as it progress and the sparks fly. Joe helps Kylie with some issues that tie back to her grandfather's death and he quickly learns, he is not in control of things like he is used to being.
This book is a fun read like any book by Ms. Shalvis. I am hoping for a nice snow day soon so I can curl up on the couch and re-read it.
I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for a fair unbiased review. Although I always pre-order her books since I read them.