Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Thank God for Hometowns - Blog Tour + Lori's Review of Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis

Title: Nobody But You
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: 3/29/2016
Source: ARC from Publisher

When Jacob was injured in the war, it changed him for life. Now all he wants to do is come home to Cedar Ridge, settle in at his lakeside cabin and get some much-needed peace and quiet. But there's no peace to be had when he finds a spitfire of a woman camping out on his property. Half the time he's not sure whether he wants to spank her or kiss--or maybe both. He's in a dark place and a dark mood, and here's this wildly hot woman who is also funny and light and may be the balm be needs to soothe his aching soul.

Sophie Marren is pretty much penniless after leaving her abusive husband. She doesn't have the money to pay rent or the slip fees for docking the boat where she's been sleeping. She was getting along just perfectly until the good-looking, brooding, I'm-too-sexy-for-myself guy moves into the lake cabin that the slip belongs to. Sure he's hot as the noon sun with those dark lens and even darker 'tude, but god forbid she tie herself to another man who's always telling her what to do. But the more she gets to know Jacob, the more she sees how willing he is to battle for her wounded heart...a battle she might just let him win.

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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.

Jill’s Social Media:
Website: JillShalvis.com
FB: Facebook.com/jillshalvis
T: @jillshalvis
IG: @jillshalvis

Tour Schedule:
March 21
  1. Abigail Books Addiction—Review & Giveaway
  2. Art, Books, & Coffee—Spotlight & Excerpt
  3. Best Sellers and Best Stellars of Romance—Spotlight & Excerpt
  4. BJ's Book Blog—Review & Giveaway
  5. BookHounds—Review & Giveaway
  6. Evermore Books—Review & Giveaway
  7. Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents —Spotlight & Excerpt
  8. Fic Talk—Review & Giveaway
  9. Forget the Housework, I'm Reading…—Review & Giveaway
  10. JenniferVido.com—Spotlight & Excerpt
  11. LucyLicious Reads—Review & Giveaway
  12. Manga Maniac Cafe—Q&A
  13. Mary Gramlich Is Blogging Along With—Spotlight & Excerpt
  14. My Book Addiction and More—Review & Giveaway, Q&A
  15. Reads By Rose—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  16. Relentless Romance—Review & Giveaway, Q&A
  17. Reviews from the Heart—Review & Giveaway
  18. Romancing Rakes For the Love of Romance—Review & Giveaway
  19. The Book Hammock—Review & Giveaway
  20. The Pleasure of Reading Today—Spotlight & Excerpt
  21. Wild Wordy Women—Spotlight & Excerpt
  22. Those Crazy Book Chicks—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
March 22
  1. BiblioJunkies—Spotlight & Excerpt
  2. Bookish Devices—Review & Giveaway
  3. Bridget's Book Bungalow—Review & Giveaway
  4. EverAfter Romance—Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  5. Inner Goddess—Spotlight & Excerpt
  6. Lightning City Book Reviews—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  7. Reading Between the Wines Book Club—Q&A
March 23
  1. Booklovers For Life—Spotlight & Excerpt
  2. Books. Lists. Life.—Review & Giveaway, Q&A 
  3. E-Reading After Midnight—Review & Giveaway, Q&A
  4. Ficwishes—Review & Giveaway, Q&A
  5. From the TBR Pile—Review & Giveaway, Q&A
  6. KT Book Reviews—Spotlight & Excerpt
  7. Long and Short Reviews—Q&A
  8. mignon mykel : reviews—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  9. Reading In Sarah's Corner—Review & Giveaway
  10. Romantic Reads and Such—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  11. SNSBAH Promotions & Reviews—Spotlight & Excerpt
  12. Thoughts of a Blonde—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  13. TjLovesToRead—Review & Giveaway
March 24
  1. A Bookish Escape—Review & Giveaway
  2. Okie Dreams Book Review—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  3. Reading in Pajamas  —Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  4. Smut and Bon Bons—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  5. Sultry, Steamy Reading—Review & Giveaway
  6. The Sassy Bookster—Review & Giveaway
March 25
  1. A Literary Perusal—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  2. Blogging by Liza—Review & Giveaway
  3. Romancing the Readers—Review & Giveaway
  4. The Book Nympho—Review & Giveaway, Q&A
  5. The Readdicts—Review & Giveaway
  6. Under the Boardwalk—Review & Giveaway, Q&A
  7. What I'm Reading—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  8. Wisconsin Cheesehead's Bookreviews—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
March 26
  1. Books and Things Blog—Review & Giveaway
  2. Majorly Delicious—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  3. Revenge of the Feels—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  4. The Book Disciple—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
March 27
  1. Belle's Book Bag—Review & Giveaway
  2. Lusty Reads by a Busty Girl—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  3. Ramblings From This Chick—Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  4. Romancing Life—Spotlight & Excerpt
March 28
  1. A Bluestocking's Place—Spotlight & Excerpt
  2. Always YA at Heart—Review & Giveaway
  3. Carole's Random Life—Review & Giveaway
  4. Life With Two Boys—Spotlight & Excerpt
  5. Margie's Must Reads—Review & Giveaway
  6. On the Wings of Books—Spotlight & Excerpt
  7. One Book Two—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  8. That's What I'm Talking About—Review & Giveaway
March 29
  1. All Romance Reader—Review & Giveaway
  2. Debbie's Book Bag—Review & Giveaway
  3. Kaisy Daisy's Corner—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  4. Once Upon A Page—Review & Giveaway
  5. Red's Romance Reviews—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  6. Reviews by Tammy and Kim—Review & Giveaway
  7. Romance Reviews Today Blog—Q&A
  8. The Book Nuts—Review & Giveaway
March 30
  1. Alpha Book Club—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  2. Forever Book Lover—Q&A
  3. Palmer's Page Turners—Review & Giveaway
  4. Romance Addict Book Blog—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  5. SOS Aloha—Spotlight & Excerpt
  6. The Geekery Book Review—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
March 31
  1. Book Babes Unite—Review & Giveaway
  2. BooksPieAndCoffee—Review & Giveaway
  3. I Wish I Lived in a Library—Review & Giveaway
  4. MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It—Review & Giveaway
  5. OMGReads—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  6. Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews—Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  7. The Romance Dish—Review & Giveaway, Q&A
  8. Total Book Geek—Review & Giveaway
  9. Wicked Reads—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
April 1
  1. About That Story—Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  2. Becca the Bibliophile—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  3. Caffeinated Book Reviewer—Review & Giveaway
  4. Community Bookstop—Review & Giveaway
  5. Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind—Review & Giveaway
April 2
  1. Nose Stuck in a Book—Review & Giveaway, Q&A
  2. Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf—Review & Giveaway
April 3
  1. A Brit & A Yank—Spotlight & Excerpt
  2. A Page of Love—Spotlight & Excerpt
  3. Herding Cats & Burning Soup—Spotlight & Excerpt
  4. Kitty's Book Spot!—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  5. Southern Yankee Book Reviews—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
April 4
  1. Alphas Do It Better Book Blog—Review & Giveaway
  2. Babbling About Books, and More—Spotlight & Excerpt
  3. Books Are Love—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  4. JaM Book Blog—Review & Giveaway, Q&A
  5. Moonlight Rendezvous—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt
  6. Nice Ladies, Naughty Books—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  7. Smut Matters—Review & Giveaway
  8. Taking Time for Mommy—Review & Giveaway
  9. The Racy Lit Reader—Review & Giveaway, Spotlight & Excerpt, Q&A
  10. Undeniably Book Nerdy—Review & Giveaway

Finish this sentence: My hero will always…
Want to protect Sophie, even when she doesn’t want him to.

Do you have a favorite quote/scene from the book?
“We going to argue about this?” he asked.
“Don’t we argue about everything?”
“Good point,” he said.  “Let’s settle this one like adults— in the bedroom, naked.”

He was a smart enough guy to get that she was the one for him.  He was also smart enough to know that he was going to have to work his ass off for it. 

In the book Jacob’s mom, Carrie, is sick. What was it like writing a character that had dementia?
Having family experience with this, I just wanted to show that not every minute of it is torturous.

Jill Shalvis is my go-to for fun, sexy romance. When I need a pick-me-up, she never lets me down. I was hesitant to start a new series after Lucky Harbor, after all, how could they possibly compare? Well, I'm happy to say that the Cedar Ridge series is definitely holding it's own.

Nobody But You is book number three in the series. I've been excited for Jacob's story since he was first mentioned in book one. The prodigal son returned is a compelling story. I'm happy to say that this broody military man didn't disappoint.

Jacob has been estranged from his family for over ten years. While he kept tabs on his mother all of this time, he made sure to leave no hint of his whereabouts for the family that surely despises him for leaving the way he did. He especially wants to avoid his twin, with whom he had a major falling out before he left, but circumstances and a forced temporary leave have left him with nowhere else to go.

Jacob meets his match in recently dumped Sophie Marren. Sophie is determined not to depend on a man for anything in her life ever again. She is awkward and funny and completely balances Jacob's sullen moods.

The Kincaid clan are a close knit group that definitely have each other's backs, but they aren't afraid to tell each other how things really are. What they are afraid of is disappointing the others, like their father did to them time after time after time. They are all strong characters who spend too much time in their own heads. Shalvis has created a perfect cast of significant others for the Kindcaids who encourage their loved ones as well as kick some butt when it's necessary.

I feel like I either run out of words to use or run the risk of repeating another review of one of Shalvis' books, but really, the same can be said for most of them. Shalvis has an amazing ability to write small town romances. She builds an entire community that you want to live in. She creates characters that you want as your BFF's. You can't go wrong choosing any of her books.

This is a series and is best read in order, but you could pick up any one in the series and enjoy it without having read any others.

4.25 out of 5 Stars

Carrie Underwood - Thank God For Hometowns

I am not usually a country music fan, but this song 
just fit Jacob's story so perfectly.

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