Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis, published by Headline Eternal on 29th March 2016
After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his dark past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.
Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She's broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the dark, dishy, I'm-too-sexy-for-myself guy who's now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob's dark intensity makes her want to tease - and tempt - him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground...until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.
'Nobody But You' is the third book in the Cedar Ridge series, about the elusive Kincaid brother Jacob. I've heard a lot about him but this is the first time that he's actually appeared in the flesh. Returning from active service, Jacob is determined to heal the rifts with his family and especially with his twin brother Hud. What he doesn't expect is to fall for sexy redhead Sophie, who has just left her cheating ex-husband and is now living on his boat.
I really liked Jacob but I definitely found him more of a closed book than either Hud or Aidan. It took me a lot longer to understand what made him tick and he was certainly very enigmatic. Saying that, although he kept his feelings close to his chest, it was obvious how much he cared about his family. However, having left them behind once before, they are wary of him hurting them again.
As well as dealing with family matters, Jacob also unexpectedly finds romance with Sophie. Hot, hot, hot! If you like your romance smokin', then this is the book for you.
I love the way that Jill Shalvis intertwines all the characters of Cedar Ridge, showing all the happy couples together. It makes you want to be a part of their family and community.
Jill Shalvis's books are the best. I'm so glad that I discovered her and thrilled that she has such a big back catalogue for me to savour. Her stories are always a real treat and this was no exception.