After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.
Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She’s broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I’m-too-sexy-for-myself guy who’s now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob’s dark intensity makes her want to tease—and tempt—him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.
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But he was also dark and brooding and so effing sexy he set her every nerve ending on fire with just one look.
Nobody But You is the third book in Jill Shalvis’ Cedar Ridge Series and it hooked me from the very first page. I haven’t read the previous books in this series, and although I’ve been definitely missing out, this book can be read as a standalone easily.
Jacob Kincaid has been in the military for ten years, he’s on leave while trying to deal with the loss of a fellow soldier who was family to him. After that terrible event, he comes back to Cedar Ridge, his home. He’s sure that his family despises him, after the way he left, especially his twin brother with whom he had a huge fight before he walked away. But he wants to make things right with the family he loves, even though he thinks he is unworthy of their love.
Sophie needs to get back on her feet, she just got divorced from her scumbag ex, has nowhere to live except the boat that belonged to her ex and luck hasn’t been on her side lately. She doesn’t want to depend on a man for anything in her life, so love or trust are not on her menu.
Jacob and Sophie are very charming and lovable characters that start as friends, slowly opening up and sharing pieces of themselves and their lives with each other. Soon, they can’t fight the chemistry between them so they start a relationship even though they promise each other not to fall in love.
I loved the Kincaid family, especially Kenna (please tell me there’s going to be a book about her and Mitch!), and their interactions are so realistic, so funny, so heartwarming that I actually remembered some moments between me and my brothers playing water sports, let’s just say the competitive gene is very strong in my family! Jacob and Sophie’s love story is engaging, funny, sexy and beautifully written, Jill Shalvis pulled on my heartstrings and I can’t describe how in love I am with this book.
Nobody But You was a wonderful read, I’d give this book 6 stars if that was an option, easily a 2016 top favorite and definitely a MUST READ.