The Bright Spot by Jill Shalvis

January 16th, 2024 Kimberly Review 6 Comments

16th Jan

The Bright Spot by Jill Shalvis is another standalone romance in the Sunrise Cove series. Come to Apple Ridge Farm, where Luna Wright’s world is turned upside down when the owner dies and wills the farm to her and Jameson Hayes. Goats, friendships and unexpected romance await you in this delightful tale.

The Bright Spot by Jill Shalvis
The Bright Spot
by Jill Shalvis
Series: Sunrise Cove #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

Luna Wright is a lot of things, but sweet and trusting aren't on the list. However, she’s a sucker for the underdog and a hard-luck story. Adopted at birth, with scant knowledge of her biological family, she’s created her own inner circle, a motley crew which includes her bestie Willow, to help her run the struggling but charming Apple Ridge Farm.

With a farm-to-table café as well as a menagerie of rescued animals (complete with a baby goat who keeps escaping to the pantry to eat the secret stash of decidedly not organic potato chips), it’s the best home she’s ever known. But when Silas, the owner who they secretly call The Grinch, passes away, Luna discovers the farm is now under the control of both his investment manager, the enigmatic Jameson Hayes….and her. And that Silas had many, many secrets.

Now Luna’s carefully controlled corner of the world is threatened and she—along with some of her friends—has to dig deep to find true strength and the real meaning of love and family.

Humor ROMANCE Small-town Standalone SWOON

I absolutely fell in love with Apple Ridge Farm and the motley crew that Luna Wright calls both her employees and family. From the goat in pajamas to ornery birds, I loved the sprawling farm, farm to table cafe, flowers and rescue animals.

Luna Wright will tell you it’s the best home she has ever had. When Silas, the owner, dies and leaves a hefty balloon mortgage, she and her new co-owner, Jameson Hayes, will have to make some tough decisions. The farm is losing money, but Luna is determined.

I loved the meet cute between Luna and Jameson. From the start there were sparks, but when she learns he is the new co-owner and Silas wasn’t exactly upfront about how much the farm was losing, she is seeing red. But she’ll do anything to save the farm. Jameson handles finances for a living and the numbers aren’t adding up, but maybe everything isn’t about the spreadsheets.

I loved the slow-building romance and all the side stories in-between. This was a feel good, pull together kind of story with a heroine you cannot help but root for. Jameson was a worthy hero, and I enjoyed quite a few chuckles, watching him slip into the folds of this unique family.

If your looking for a sweet romance with a dash of heat, lots of laughter and feel good moments, you’ll want to stay indoors and curl up with Bright Spot.

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About Jill Shalvis

Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's latest, ONE IN A MILLION, on shelves and e-readers now, and get all her bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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