I read The Lemon Sisters in two settings. I would have finished in one but the water in the bathtub had turned incredibly cold. This book is certainly one that is impossible to put down. Jill Shalvis is one of my favorite authors and I always enjoy her books this one is just plain awesome!
Brooke Lemon is the wild living, adventurous sister that from the outside has led life just the way she wants to. She has not had an easy life though and she isn't doing just what she wants to do. Brooke has issues from her past that no one knows about. She's suffered some major losses and has dealt with them in her own way but they are still very much a part of her.
Mindy is the older sister and the one who has her life all put together, everything in order, and can handle anything and everything that life throws at her. That is what everyone thinks anyway. On the inside, Mindy is barely hanging on and when she shows up at Brooke's down in the middle break down, Brooke steps in to help.
Brooke takes her niece and nephews home, which also happens to be the house that Brooke grew up in. She isn't expecting to find her high school sweetheart, Garrett still living next door. Brooke and Garrett's reunion starts off to a rocky start. It was fun to watch these two sweethearts get to know each other again and to work their way through their past. I always enjoy second chance romances and this is a good one. These two love each other so much and feel so many many things from their past. They have a lot to work through but they just may be able to find that happily ever after that they had planned on so many years ago.
Mindy takes her time away to try to deal with her insecurities, to recoupe from her life that looks like perfection but takes so much energy and coordination that it has become way too much for Mindy to handle all on her own. She also thinks her husband doesn't love her anymore. Oh my, this is just a mess of emotions that really touched my heart. There is a lot of mending that needs to be done but her husband, Linc is an awesome guy and he steps up to bat. Mindy and Linc have some things to work through and balance to make it all work. They truly do love each other and they adore their children. With some help from Brooke and Garrett, they just might be able to get everything done that needs to be done and yet enjoy each other and their kids.
Overall, I LOVED this book. It held my attention from the first page and I was still completely engrossed on the last page. I loved watching Brooke and Mindy find the closeness they shared as young girls. It was sweet to watch Aunt Brooke get to know her niece and nephews so much more. The kids are positively adorable!
If you love stories that include wonderful family interaction, romance (a double romance with this one), and incredible characters this is one you have to grab now! If you are a fellow Jill Shalvis fan you're going to love this book. It is Ms. Shavis at her fabulous best.
I was given the opportunity to read and review this fabulous story and it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you.
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About The Lemon Sisters:
Brooke Lemon has always led the life she wanted, wild adventures—and mistakes—included, something her perfect sister, Mindy, never understood. So when Mindy shows up on Brooke’s doorstep in the throes of a break-down with her three little kids in tow, Brooke’s shocked.
Wanting to make amends, Brooke agrees to trade places, taking the kids back to Wildstone for a few days so Mindy can pick up the pieces and put herself back together. What Brooke doesn’t admit is she’s just as broken . . . Also how does one go home after seven years away? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she’d shoved deep.
Soon the sisters begin to wonder: Are they lemons in life? In love? All they know is that neither seems to be able to run far enough to outpace her demons. And when secrets surface, they’ll have to learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.
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