When a new Jill Shalvis book comes out everything stops for me and I spend the day reading it. It never takes me longer than 24 hours to read one. Until this one, My Kind of Wonderful.
Bailey Moore has an agenda: skiing in the Rockies, exploring castles in Europe, ballroom dancing in Argentina. Now that she has a second lease on life, she’s determined not to miss a thing. What she doesn’t realize is that item #1 comes with a six-foot-one ski god hot enough to melt a polar ice cap. She doesn’t want to miss out on him either, but Hudson Kincaid isn’t the type of guy to love and let go. And as gorgeous as Cedar Ridge is, she’s not planning to stick around.
As head of ski patrol at his family’s resort, Hud thinks he’s seen it all. But never has he run into someone like Bailey. She might look delicate, but her attitude is all firecracker. And her infectious joy touches something deep within him that he’s been missing far too long. Now he’ll just have to convince Bailey to take a chance on her biggest adventure yet . . . something rare and all kinds of wonderful.
It took me a couple of weeks to read this book. I just couldn’t get into it. Don’t get me wrong, I love Hud. He’s a great guy, and he deserves everything, and so does Bailey. But Bailey is a cancer survivor. And I don’t do cancer. This I feel is the main reason I couldn’t get into this book.
When I was a kid my mom had breast cancer (she’s fine now), but because I lived through that once, I don’t like reading about it. The only reason I really kept going was because this is book 2 in a series and I want to read book 3, and it’s Jill Shalvis. This is the first book of hers that I didn’t really like.
Putting aside the cancer survivor aspect of the book for a minute, the other thing that I didn’t like about this book was that it seemed that nothing really happened. I was halfway through and I feel like there was no major plot development. Hud and Bailey were waffling back and forth about each other for eternity and I feel like that’s all that really happened.
I am excited about the next book in this series, and I am excited to see Hud and Bailey again, but I just didn’t really like this book.