Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis

September 25th, 2019 Kimberly Review 15 Comments

25th Sep
Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis
Wrapped Up in You
by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #8
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
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It’s love. Trust me.

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.


Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis is the eighth book in the Heartbreaker Bay series. I love this group of friends and the neighborhood they call home. In Wrapped Up in You, taco chef, Ivy Snow and Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner spice things up just just in time for the holidays.

Aside from some mentions of holly, Christmas Eve and food banks this didn’t really feel like a holiday romance, but I loved it all the same. It’s the story of two souls leary of trusting their hearts or setting down roots.

Both Ivy and Kel have baggage stemming from childhood trust issues. When the story opens Ivy is finally setting down roots and is in a much better place. It’s her setbacks during the story that allow Kel to face his own. I love how it unfolded blending suspense, trust, family, and romance.

The romance was a combination of combustible attraction, awkward banter, humor and whispered confessions. It felt genuine and something about them together clicked. Shalvis did a great job of sharing their backstories and bringing those issues into the present story. Shalvis wraps things up with an epilogue that left me grinning and wiping a tear. Yeah, I am a sap.

As always I loved the secondary characters from previous stories and while it’s not entirely necessary to read them as each book has its own romance and story, I think you are doing yourself a terrible disservice. It’s one of my favorite places to visit.

Grab a cup of pumpkin spice latte and snuggle up with Wrapped Up in You.

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15 Responses to “Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis”

  1. Lizzy @ Bent Bookworm

    I still need to start this series! It sounds so cute.

    Random question: where did you get the subject icons (the family, friends, etc) you use on your reviews? Did you design them yourself? I’ve been wanting to add some content/trigger warnings in that style to my posts but I can’t find any graphics I’m 100% happy with, and I’m not very good at the whole graphic design thing myself. Lol.

  2. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    I love Jill Shalvis! This sounds like another check in the win column with the romance, banter, humor, and characters from previous books in the series! Lovely Review Kim 🙂

  3. Sam@wlabb

    Shalvis is my companion book queen. She creates such fabulous side chapters, which fuel these series. I do love that she did a crossover here. I was Kel fan before, and I love him even more now.

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  4. Angie Elle

    Jill Shalvis has some of the best covers! I think the premise of a food truck owning heroine sounds interesting. I do love a good epilogue! 🙂

    Great review.

  5. Felicity Grace Terry

    My goodness! A holiday read already.

    Always on the look out for possible reads for the Christmas Spirit reading challenge, despite my loving the thought of a character called Ivy Snow I’m thinking that this is probably one of those seasonal reads that would leave me disappointed in that ‘Aside from some mentions of holly, Christmas Eve and food banks this didn’t really feel like a holiday romance …

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