eARC Book review: The Lemon Sisters (Wildstone #3) by Jill Shalvis
Available June 18th 2019 eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley
When Brooke’s older sister, Mindy, shows up at her door with her three kids in tow, she barely recognizes her sibling who looks like she’s on the verge of a total breakdown. While adventurous, wanderlust Brooke was always the problem child, eager to slip free of Wildstone and its small-town constraints, Mindy was the golden child, who never had a hair out of place or a GPA below 4.0. The Mindy that arrives at Brooke’s apartment however, is a far cry from the ever-perfect doctor’s wife.
Brooke’s further stunned when Mindy asks to trade places with her for a few days so she can pick up her pieces and put herself back together. What Mindy doesn’t realize is that Brooke is just as broken. Her sister needs her though, so Brooke takes the kids and returns to Wildstone.
But how does one go home after seven years away and what feels like a lifetime of secrets? 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, or so he says. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she long ago shoved deep.
The sisters begin to wonder if the childhood taunts were true, are they lemons in life? In love? True or not, they know one thing—you can’t run far enough to outpace your demons. And when long-dead secrets surface, they’ll have to overcome their differences and learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.
Brooke and her sister used to be close. Close as two sisters can be. Then things changed. Mindy got married and started having kids and seemed to have a perfect life. Brooke left town to live her dream as a adventure photographer. It all seemed to be going OK until the Helicopter crash that ended all that and almost ended here. Not Brooke is working for the same company but behind the scenes. Slowly falling to pieces. Then her sisters shows up at her house with her three kids. She's always thought her sister was the perfect one. Always had it together and always had a plan. Her sister looks like something the cat dragged in. Literally! Brooke trades places with her sister Mindy. Giving Mindy a break to pull herself together she heads back Wildstone only to find her sexy ex boyfriend lives next door. The one she left without a backward glance. I have not read the two books before this one in the series. Was not a issue at all. This is definitely a stand alone. I love the sisters. The dialogue between the sisters was hilarious and I'm think any mom of kids can relate to the sister Mindy. Brooke is the fun aunt of course. Garrett is the man she left behind and there is definitely some animosity there but love too. After all the years they were apart it's still there but is it enough. There is of course some secrets to deal with as well. Loved this book it entertained me from page one. Jill Shalvis delivers again!