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Sweet Little Lies (Jill Shalvis)

Sweet Little Lies: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel - Jill Shalvis

3.5 stars

Jill Shalvis is one of my go-for-comfort authors when it comes to contemporary romance. She is usually able to make me all warm and fuzzy with her characters. This one was nice but not one of my favorite of hers. Mainly because I am not really a huge fan of secret in a relationship, especially when the revelation is kept until near the end to make the climax conflict. That kind of secret-driven-plot just drags down the story, IMHO.

I liked Finn. I liked Pru. I liked the bunch of friends that surrounded them too. I liked the setting; San Francisco felt like another character here as well, with the weather and all. I also liked the idea of the magical fountain. As always, Shalvis also brought her brand of charming situation that brought our hero and heroine together (in here, it involved darts and the edge of a box *teehee*). I did wish Shalvis wrote more of Pru in her actions as a captain, since we don't get more of that kind of occupation for the heroine.

So yeah, the elements were good. But the secret and the fact that Pru kept it that long just made me lose interest somewhere around half-way. I ended up skimming quite a lot afterwards. Having said that, I would still love to read the next books, of course.