Review

Love For Beginners. Jill Shalvis

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Published: William Morrow

Date: 8th June 2021

Source: Avon Publicist via NetGalley

When Emma Harris wakes up from a coma she learns that her fiancé and her BFF have fallen in love, she’s lost her job, and the life she knew is gone. Overwhelmed but grateful to be alive she starts over from scratch. Not as easy as it sounds, of course. But she’s never been a quitter, even if she wishes she could quit rehab, where her hot but evil physical therapist, Simon, puts her through the wringer. 

Love for Beginners by Jill Shalvis was an utterly delightful read.

From the beginning it just wrapped itself around me and gave me such a great reading time.

Emma is such a gritty character, she just doesn’t give in, she has to start over completely again, and she still has things to cope with left over from her accident. For quite awhile she struggles to find her path, but let me just let you know find it she does.

She has this enormous big dog who is scared of everything and everyone – mostly. Hog – the dog’s name, gave me so many laugh out loud moments.

Emma meets up with Alison – they have a history from high school. Alison did one or two stupid things and plus she blamed Emma for some things. I loved how the relationship develops between them. 

Simon is the physio and more than that. He is caring for his Dad – Dale who has had a stroke and as well he has had to take over the running of his Dad’s company. I loved Dale too and his outbursts and antics often had my both sympathising and smiling.

Of course there is some romance, which doesn’t go smoothly to begin with, but as it develops so do the people involved evolve.

This for me was the right book at the right time.

12 thoughts on “Love For Beginners. Jill Shalvis”

  1. I love when the right book comes around at just the right time. This sounds amazing and it’s been way too long since I’ve read one of Shalvis’ books. I really want to pick this one up.

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    1. I honestly can’t remember if it was steamy. It was more women’s fiction with romance and I see it was given 3 1/2 starts for steamy by Kim at Caffeinated Book Reviews. I see that means “invited in, but not overly detailed”.

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