A Thousand Steps

A Thousand Steps
A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker

Monday, September 30, 2019

Wrapped Up in You- Jill Shalvis- Feature and Review


It’s love. Trust me.

After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary—schools, friends, and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it. Like the realities of a past she’s worked hard to cover up. And especially Kel O’Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible.

Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is on vacay, but Ivy’s a spicy reason to give his short-terms plans a second thought. Best of all, she’s a tonic for his untrusting heart, burned once and still in repair. But when Ivy’s past intrudes on a perfect romance, Kel fears that everything she’s told him has been a perfect lie. Now, if only Ivy’s willing to share, Kel will fight for a true love story.



Wrapped Up in You (Heartbreaker Bay, #8)Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wrapped up in You by Jill Shalvis is a 2019 Avon publication.

Hot Holiday romance packed with Shalvis’ trademark brand of humor and emotion

Ivy Snow owns a taco truck and serves the best tacos you’ll ever taste. Her life has never been settled, but now she is determined to put down some roots in San Francisco. The only shadow hanging over her is her troubled brother, who could very well sabotage Ivy’s plans.

Enter Kel O’Donnell. Kel meets Ivy through mutual acquaintances, via her ‘to die for’ tacos. Kel, a sheriff from Idaho is visiting San Francisco after suffering an injury in the line of duty. Kel has been hurt by the very people he should be closest to and isn’t keen on repeating the experience- even though Ivy is awfully tempting. But, when both Ivy and Kel are forced to face their pasts, their newly forged relationship will face a test it may not pass…

The legend associated with that fountain went that if one made a wish with a true heart, then true love would then find you.

You don’t expect me to believe that true love cost only twenty-five cents, do you?

This is another brilliant effort by Jill Shalvis! I love this series and the holiday themed books are always so special! I was sucked into this story right off, instantly picking up on the humming vibe between Kel and Ivy. I wanted to make the book last as long as possible, but couldn’t force myself to stop reading!

Be smart.
Be vulnerable.
Be brave…

This is a story as much about family as it is about seeing two people find true love. It’s a sweet, tender story, with plenty of sexy time, but also has a strong emotional edge to it. I might have swallowed back a big lump in my throat there at the end. The holiday theme is very mild but does add an extra element of magic to complement that famous fountain.

Shalvis comes through again with the perfect, heartwarming story to launch your holiday reading season!!






New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit http://www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.





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  1. I have GOT to start this series! Wonderful review💜

    1. Thank you, Jonetta!! YES!! I promise you'll love this series. Shalvis is so funny! 💖


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