Publication Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
When Lily Danville left Cedar Ridge 10 years ago, she never thought she would return. Cedar Ridge holds too many bad memories. But now Lily’s lost her job and the only place willing to hire her is a salon in her hometown. So she’s back and doing everything she can to avoid running into her teenage crush, Aidan Kincaid.
Aidan Kincaid’s one regret is letting Lily Danville go without a fight. Now, she’s back in town and he’s going to do anything he can to convince her to give him a second chance.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I was excited when I heard that Jill Shalvis was coming out with a new contemporary romance series. I really enjoyed reading her Lucky Harbor, Animal Magnetism and The Wilder series. She’s one of my go-to contemporary romance authors. I’m pretty much guaranteed to enjoy one of her books.
Second Chance Summer was no different. The Colorado mountain setting was beautiful and the possibilities for it in future novels are endless. I enjoyed Lily’s storyline and how more and more about what she went through was revealed as the story progressed. Her relationship with Aidan was funny and adorable.
My favorite part of Second Chance Summer, though, was Aidan Kincaid. Jill Shalvis creates the best male characters. They’re always equal parts strong, compassionate and badass. I love how they don’t become wimps when they fall in love. I also loved Aiden’s entire family. Their interactions with each other were hilarious. They also all had cool backstories that I can’t wait to read about in future novels.
If you’re looking for a fun summer contemporary romance read, you can’t go wrong with Second Chance Summer.