Friday, June 22, 2018

Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis- Book Review

About the book 
Sometimes the best thing in life is finding that one person who knows all your mistakes and weaknesses and still thinks you’re completely amazing.
Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife.
Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person? Can she even trust herself?
Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the rest of the clan.
Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Brown changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come…until her dark secrets come to light—secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie’s only just begun to build.
And I thought
 I adored Rainy Day Friends although I didn't really ever 'get' what exactly the title had to do with the story/plot. 
But that is A o.k. because everything else was just spot on.
Rainy Day Friends was/is the perfect clean romance story that 
I think could be great for any audience.  
Mama would love it.  Grandma would love it.  And I think I would even allow my teenager to read. 
The characters all of them are endearing. 
Some of the Capriotti's are quirky.   Actually most of them are quirky.  
Except for Mark he's just hot and the perfect husband material!
Lanie tries and tries to ignore that fact!
Not only are the quirky Capriotti's endearing they are a loving accepting family.  They accept not only stray animals but stray 
people.  Like River and their maintenance man.   They are a wonderful accepting family and draw everyone in.  
Even though some are reluctant like Lanie and River.  Each or their own reasons they won't allow themselves to 'care' about the family.
But who can help but love them? 
All the characters are developed and really snatch your heart. 
Especially Mark's twin daughters!  
There's a little bit of drama that causes Lanie more heart break and I don't want to give it away.  
But through it all Lanie grows and learns to accept people and 

As I read I wondered if Rainy Day Friends was part of a series.
To my delight as I researched for this review I found it definitely is!
The books are written as stand alones so you will not have any 
difficulty picking anyone of them up.  But plan to buy them all because these characters just make you want more. 

I loved Rainy Day Friends and I look forward to spending more 
time reading the Wildstone Series.

Rainy Day Friends was a 5 star read for me! 

I received a complimentary copy. 
This review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads.


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