Thursday, January 19, 2023

The Backup Plan by Jill Shalvis

Three estranged friends. Two broken hearts. One unexpected gift of a lifetime…

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Sunrise Cove with a heartwarming tale of three people who are brought together when they’re bequeathed an old Wild West inn that has the potential to pull their lives apart, but instead turns into the gift of a lifetime.

When Alice receives a call about an unexpected windfall, she’s stunned to learn the gift is a falling-apart-at-the-seams old Wild West B&B she once considered home—and she’s inherited it along with two strangers. Except they weren’t always strangers. Once upon a time, they were friends. One is her ex-BFF Lauren. The other is Knox, the only guy to ever break her heart, all while never even knowing she existed.

It turns out their lives are unknowingly entangled because they once separately helped the same woman without expecting anything in return. Years later, Alice, Lauren, and Knox are broken in their own way, with their own history—and secrets— causing them to start out on the wrong foot with each other. But according to the will, they must renovate and be partners in the inn for one year or else lose their inheritance.

Stuck together, they make a list of rules to keep the peace—rules that end up doing the opposite, but by some miracle they find what they didn’t even know they were looking for—acceptance, true friendship, and in a case (or two!), true love.

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Sunrise Cove series!
For book one, The Family You Make, click HERE.


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The Backup Plan by Jill Shalvis

Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the third book in the series – and really, they are all so good, why miss out, but you could read this as a standalone, and go back later.

Eleanor has died and left the Last Chance Inn and her worldly goods to Knox, Alice, and Lauren. They have to spend a month there and restore the inn to its former glory. Only Lauren was still in Sunset Cove, working in the library, but the other two come back, in spite of many reasons they would rather not. I loved finding out why they knew Eleanor, why they left, and what might make them stay. Every detail is peeled away and given to us in such a wonderful way. There is a lot of history between them and Eleanor, and each other. She left them some clues in draft emails on an iPad – which was a device which I think worked very well. Some of it is difficult for them to admit to, some of it is sad, some of it is funny, and overall, it is uplifting.

Alice had a teenage crush on Knox, and he has grown into a fine man. She has no intention of ever getting involved with anyone – they always leave – so her attraction to him now is very inconvenient. For the reader, of course, it is the icing on the cake of this already engaging read. Any Jill Shalvis fan will know that they will get there, but the route they take, well, is not for the faint hearted!

I am already looking forward to going back to Sunset Cove, and catching up with the locals, enjoying the crazy weather, the beautiful scenery, and finding out who is next to catch all the feels!



Author Bio

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 her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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She realized the murderous urges suggested that she, in fact, did not have this, but hey, no one was perfect.


ARC provided by

Avon Books.

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided with a free copy of The Backup Plan (Sunrise Cove #3) by Jill Shalvis to read and review.

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