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The Summer Escape

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Jill Shalvis is AMAZING! This book made me laugh out loud so hard I snorted. My husband was pretty sure I had finally lost my mind. She writes the most relatable characters. In this book we also have a bit of mystery to go with our romance. We also have amazing sibling relationships, and endearing pets. Thank you to Net Galley, the publisher and certainly Ms. Shalvis for the opportunity to provide an unbiased review for an incredibly entertaining story.

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Anna Moore has a demanding PI job, a bossy, pregnant with triplets sister Wendy, and a new client who gets her pulse racing. The problem is that her new client, Owen Harris, is looking for some items stolen from his great aunt Ruby, who suffers from dementia, and his suspect hits a little close to home for Anna & Wendy. Working together to solve the mystery of the stolen treasures, Anna & Owen have trouble ignoring their chemistry while getting to know one another and chasing down clues. Author Jill Shalvis serves up her usual witty dialogue in this fun story set in the fictional town of Sunrise Cove, California on Lake Tahoe.

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The h manages a farm that includes fruit trees and a variety of animals. The H has inherited half of the farm. Unknown to the h, the deceased owner was her grandfather. the H comes in and tries to improve the . finances of the farm. The h and the H develop a relationship. The animals and secondary characters are a great part of the story.

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I love reading Jill’s books, and I thank NetGalley for the chance to read an advance copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. This was a very entertaining read for me! Thanks.

I had fun getting into the mindsets of Anna and Owen who started out on opposite sides of the proverbial fence in a quest to prove each other wrong about a stolen necklace, but ended up finding a way to knock down that very fence, solve the problem and then concentrate on their growing mutual attraction.

It’s funny how love changes things for even the seemingly most opposite characters!

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Super cute, light summer read. It is about the relationship of two sisters and the adventures they go on while trying to prove their dad’s innocence. Of course during the process one of the sisters meets a boy.

I enjoyed the Lake Tahoe setting and the mystery component of the book added a nice change to your typically romcom storyline.

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Loved it. I laughed. I cried. An entertaining romantic mystery. Enjoyable conflict. There are even cats and a dog to add some fun. It has it all, including the birth of triplets. Yikes! Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy via NetGalley. My review is voluntary. Terrific series.

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Haven’t laughed so hard in a while. Owen and Anna were hilarious and so great together. However, Wendy and Anna were too much. Such awesome sisters with the most brutally honesty banter. I loss my sister recently and although we were not remotely like these two, it brought a warmth to my heart. Jill has brought yet another beautifully written story with love, loss, romance, a little mystery, but most of all the warm, mushy feelings we all love.❤️❤️

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The Summer Escape is a sweet story of sisters who have each other’s back in everything… sometimes too much! As some news of their dad comes to light, Anna is forced to dig into his past and reconcile herself with whatever she finds. In doing so, she ends up working with Owen who has his own reasons for wanting truth and justice. Their lives intertwine in a typical fashion of Jill Shalvis!

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Another winner from Jill Shalvis. Really enjoyed the lead characters getting to know each other, and the sister was hilarious! Had me laughing so much!

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Anytime I pick up a Jill Shalvis book it's an automatic 4 stars or higher. I LOVE her writing style, her character building, and the chemistry she creates within her love stories. I have read all of the Sunrise Cove books, and this one is such a great addition! I think my favorite character in the book is Wendy. Her humor and wit had me rolling. The sisterly bond between Anna and Wendy was so heartwarming. This book was a little different compared to the others in the series. Romance with some thriller/mystery vibes. I really enjoyed it!

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Another wonderful read from Jill salvis! Fantastic writing and makes you wanna keep reading. Five star read !!

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When Anna finds a coin in her late father's belongings, she embarks on a mission, at the behest of her sister Wendy, to find out if the coin is worth anything. Anna's small town was having a slow news day, so when Anna finds out the coin is worth $10,000, it makes the local news. Unfortunately, rumors swirl about Anna's dad being a cat burglar, and Owen appears claiming that the coin, and a priceless necklace, was stolen from his aunt's collection. Owen and Anna form a tentative friendship, and then more, to uncover what really happened to the coin and necklace.

Jill Shalvis is my favorite author, so it pains me to say that this one wasn't my favorite. I know how good her books can be, so this one fell a little short of my expectations. Wendy's manipulations were not cute or funny to me, so I had a really hard time getting past that. Owen and Anna's relationship went from 0 - 100 startlingly quickly (even for a romance), and the plot was not my favorite. The bit of action was fun, and overall Anna and Owen seem sweet together.

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The Summer Escape is a fun and delightful story as only Jill Shalvis can deliver. Anna and her sister, Wendy, try to clear their dad of a crime they are sure he did not commit. Owen is positive their dad is guilty and stole his great-aunt’s valuable jewelry and coin collection. Anna and Owen are on opposite sides but opt to work together to discover the truth, and hopefully return the stolen items to the rightful owner. The antics of Wendy, who is pregnant and bedridden with triplets, is amusing. I love the banter between the sisters, the chemistry between Anna and Owen, and the adorable Turbo, Owen’s dog. This is a heartwarming story with lots of emotion, humor, and mystery.

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Will I always read anything Jill Shalvis writes? Yes, I am. I won’t lie to you. I always adore anything she writes. She knows how to write something different from her previous books. And this one isn’t different.
The Summer Escape may be a bit different from Jill Shalvis books by offering a bit of a mystery subplot that involves the two main characters, Anna and Owen. They may not get along with each other when neither of them is backing down from the investigation of the missing jewels.
Let me back up a second. Apparently, Anna's older sister, Wendy, discovered a very valuable item that can be worth something, but it doesn’t belong to their father. They both discovered that the priceless item is worth a lot and was stolen years ago. And now, their father's reputation is on the line when Owen demands his great-aunt's jewelry back.
It’s a bit of a doozy between Anna and Owen. They don’t trust each other, and yet they are attractive to each other when they shouldn’t be. Both of them have baggage that doesn’t make their relationship material. And they both agreed that they wouldn’t pursue their interests together.
I already know that Anna and Owen are lying to each other. They are just gravitating toward each other, even though they don’t fully trust each other. And it’s pretty funny to read because I know these two are being delusional about their denials. I am all for it because I love it when the male love interest falls harder. It just makes the read so much juicier and angsty.

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This was an entertaining story. I know this is a romance but my favorite part was the relationship between the sisters. Funny, witty, and comfortable is how I'd describe it.
Thanks to the publisher for an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I recommend this novel!

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“You two have a vibe”
“Like we want to smother each other with a pillow?”
“Like you should get married”

In my experience the following are things that all Jill Shalvis books contain:
* The best, most endearing characters
* Witty banter and laugh out loud antics
* Lovable fur-babies
* Happily ever afters

I love all of Jill’s books so much and The Summer Escape is everything I hoped for and more!

It’s hard to say which part of this book I liked best -- Anna, because she is vulnerable even when she doesn’t want to be; Owen, my favorite new book boyfriend; Wendy and Hayden for being the best side characters ever; or Turbo, Clawdia and Jennifur, because all stories need adorably named pets. If I had to pick though, I actually think my favorite part was the names Jill came up with for Wendy and Hayden’s triplets: Buffy, Cordelia, Willow; Blanche, Rose, Dorthy and Wilma Betty, Pebbles just to name a few. This story has it all, family love, intrigue, a treasure hunt and a beautiful happily ever after.

The story begins when Anna and her sister Wendy discover a rare coin among their deceased father’s belongings. The coin, it turns out, is connected to a million dollar necklace (which was also stolen) belonging to Owen’s precious Aunt Ruby. Both Owen and Anna vow to find and return the necklace but while Owen is convinced that Anna’s father has something to do with the heist Anna is trying to clear her father’s name. Through all the twists and turns Anna and Owen’s quest for the necklace leads them down many different paths -- the most important being the one that leads them to each other.

This book was silly and sweet and so well written. Anna and Owen’s chemistry was evident from the start and I couldn’t wait for them to fall for each other. I also loved the relationship between Anna and Wendy. Their devotion to one another as sisters and as best friends is so beautiful.

I highly recommend The Summer Escape and all Jill Shalvis books! Her series are some of my absolute favorites!

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JIll Shalvis has done it again with a story full of heart, mystery, intrigue and humor. I fell in love with the characters in this book. They were all so genuine. The camaraderie of Anna and Wendy and their love for one another; now that they were all they had of their family. Then, Wendy's husband was a great foil for the two women; and add in Wendy's pregnancy on the way. The mystery comes into play when they find a rare coin in a box of their father's belongings. Then there are questions and accusations surrounding the coin.

I loved how this story flowed and the chemistry between Anna and Owen was undeniable. The characters have such depth. I like how this story touches on so many different facets of life and relationships. The parts where we learn about Ruby and her dementia were heartbreaking as so many people deal with this on a daily basis and can't afford to have round-the-clock caregivers for their loved ones. This is a wonderful story!

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When I started this book, I wasn’t sure about it. But, as I continued reading, I couldn’t put it down. The characters were fascinating, funny, and unique. Anna, along with her VERY pregnant sister, Wendy, had to come to terms with their father’s history and how that would affect his legacy. Owen had to deal with his aunt’s illness and hoped to bring her some joy in finding her stolen items. While the mystery of finding her stolen property brought Anna and Owen together, would finding the answers tear them apart or bring them together?

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This book is a little different than the others I have read in the Sunrise Cove series; those tend to have more of a quirky small town/neighbors vibe, and there are several recurring characters and familiar places. I didn’t recognize these characters from past books, and it was a slightly different type of story….but different in a VERY good way.

Central to this story is a mystery - a mystery of stolen coins/jewelry, and whether or not the main character’s father was the thief. Anna’s father recently passed away after struggling with an illness that he also kept from his daughters, so they are questioning what they knew about him. Anna’s sister Wendy is home bound and pregnant with triplets…and a relative of the woman missing the jewels shows up asking for Anna’s help in finding them.

I like that the characters don’t take things too seriously - there is a lot of sarcasm and joking in the dialogue. I also loved the bond between the sisters, and that even through their struggles, their love is apparent. And the connection between Anna and Owen is undeniable.

I didn’t want to put this one down - I loved the story, and the characters.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley; all opinions are my own.

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Thank you Net Galley and Avon and Harper Voyager for the ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I have always been a Jill Shalvis fan and this book did not disappoint. I loved it! It had a little bit of everything. ..romance, mystery, and comedy.
Anna Moore is a private investigator who stumbles on a valuable coin in her deceased father's belongings. It turns out this coin was part of a collection that been stolen about a decade ago. Enter Owen Harris the grand-nephew of the women the coin collection had belonged to. They decide to join together to solve the mystery of how her father came to be in possession of the coin and where the rest of the collection might be. Add into the mix Anna's wildly funny older sister, Wendy, who is on bed rest while awaiting the arrival of her triplet daughters. There is so much to unravel in this book. The dynamic of the sister's relationship is hilarious. I love Wendy and her no-nonsense approach to dealing with her more serious sister. I was laughing out loud many times. Owen is just the sweetest and he and Anna have to work together while fighting their attraction for each other. They both claim to be non-relationship worthy people. Can that change?
I highly recommend this book.

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