Review: Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis

After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary—schools, friends, and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it. Like the realities of a past she’s worked hard to cover up. And especially Kel O’Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible.

Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is on vacay, but Ivy’s a spicy reason to give his short-terms plans a second thought. Best of all, she’s a tonic for his untrusting heart, burned once and still in repair. But when Ivy’s past intrudes on a perfect romance, Kel fears that everything she’s told him has been a perfect lie. Now, if only Ivy’s willing to share, Kel will fight for a true love story.
I've been loving this series so much. Each book gets better and better. You can't help but want to visit more with these characters. 

I had a lot of feelings come at me while reading Wrapped Up in You. So many good ones, then there are the ones that pissed me off and the ones that made me sad. As a whole, the story gives you everything you want in your romance. 

So let's start off with the good. I loved these two together. They just work even though they don't seem to know it. Both have few trust issues but I understand that. Both their pasts have molded them into who they are today. As a person from the outside, I have to say they are really good people. Yes, their individual issues cause them to have problems. Ivy can't sit still. She has a hard time staying in one place and when she does outside forces cause her to have pain. You'll need to read the story to figure out that statement. 

Because of Kel's mom, he has a ton of issues too. And those issues kinda make it hard to become close with him. He holds those around him to a very high standard. Which in itself can be a problem. 

I will say that I enjoyed their romance and watching these two fall in love. The road might have been bumpy but they weather it. 

Now on to the stuff that pissed me off. This is a bit of a spoiler so you might not want to read to much more. Kel's family really pissed me off and I don't get their get over it attitude. What he learned as a kid was awful and I'm sorry he was totally entitled to his feelings. The way he was told to get over it pissed me off. Like I mentioned I don't want to give to much away so I can't say more but I didn't for how the author handled the family stuff. 

The sad part is the ending. Some of it is sad sad, and the other is happy-sad. Wish I could say more. I know you want to kill me right now. Ha! Just trust me when I say there is some sadness in this book. 

So, even though I had some issues I did enjoy the book. I'd rather a book that caused me to feel something than on that bores the crap out of me. This is a book worth reading and I'd really love to see what you guys think of it. After I write this I'm going to go and check some reviews. I want to see what others think about it. So, if you haven't yet read this series I have to ask...why the hell not! If you start now you should be ready for this one by the holiday season! 

Are any of you fans of Jill Shalvis? Do you have a favorite book or series?











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