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Wrapped up in you, Jill Shalvis

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Wrapped up in you
Title
Wrapped up in you
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Jill Shalvis
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Language
eng
Summary
After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow has had too many temporary schools, friends, and relationships... and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and a flat to call home, her reinvented life is on solid ground. She's guarded against anything that can rock it-- like Kel O'Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is in San Fran on holiday, and sees Ivy as a tonic for his untrusting heart. When Ivy's past intrudes on a perfect romance, he finds that everything she's told him has been a perfect lie. -- adapted from jacket
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  • Ivy Snow has excelled at living her life on a “temporary” basis by moving around and avoiding any hint of a long-lasting friendship, let alone a romantic relationship. However, much to her surprise, after moving into the Heartbreaker Bay neighborhood of San Francisco, Ivy finds herself putting down roots and taking ownership of her very own taco truck. While Ivy is gradually opening up to the idea that long-term friends and a steady business are not bad things, she is still adamantly opposed to the idea of becoming romantically involved with any man. However, that all changes when Ivy meets Kel O’Donnell, a ruggedly handsome cowboy and Idaho law-enforcement officer on a forced vacation. RITA Award–winning Shalvis (Playing for Keeps, 2019) serves up another rewarding addition to her Heartbreaker Bay series with a holiday-sprinkled contemporary romance that deftly pivots between snarky humor and sexy romance without missing a beat, while also celebrating the power of forgiveness, family, and friendship. -- John Charles (Reviewed 9/1/2019) (Booklist, vol 116, number 1, p57)
  • Shalvis’s faintly Christmassy eighth Heartbreaker Bay contemporary (following Playing for Keeps) comes complete with a light kiss of mystery, a healthy dose of romance, and the comfort of familiar characters. To say that Ivy Snow has issues with her family is an understatement. She’s the daughter of an absentee father and lounge singer mother; her childhood was spent moving faster than she could settle in, usually dodging the police. Now she owns a food truck in the Cow Hollow district of San Francisco, and she’s determined to put down roots. Kel O’Donnell is a cowboy cop from Idaho, visiting his family (and revisiting his youth) in San Francisco while on a mandated break from work. He’s fighting nightmares until he meets Ivy. Her fiercely independent and prickly nature distracts him from his self-reflection and piques his chivalrous instincts. The development of non-romantic relationships alongside the romance adds delightful layers to a familiar tale, even if there’s only a scant nod to the holiday festivities. Readers will enjoy this return to the small-town-in-the-big-city atmosphere that Shalvis has honed to perfection. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed 08/26/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 34, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Police officer Kel O'Donnell is recovering from a work-related injury in San Francisco when he meets the woman of his dreams, who happens to be selling tacos out of a food truck. Ivy Snow is smitten with her friend's mysterious cousin but knows better than to trust anyone after a childhood spent outrunning the law with her no-good, criminal brother. When there's a break-in at Ivy's apartment and then at the food truck, Kel jumps into protector mode, leaving Ivy reluctant to accept the help. Both see a side to the other that no one else sees, and they begin to forge a bond based on this unique understanding—not to mention the red-hot passion that promises to last longer than the holidays. VERDICT Bringing readers a tough outsider heroine and a hero whose wounds run deep, Shalvis (Playing for Keeps) knows how to write characters readers adore and keep them coming back for more. --Kathryn Howe (Reviewed 10/01/2019) (Library Journal, vol 144, issue 9, p76)
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Shalvis, Jill
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Heartbreaker Bay novels
Series volume
[8]
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Caterers and catering
  • Sheriffs
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
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Wrapped up in you, Jill Shalvis
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  • Series numeration from www.goodreads.com
  • Includes excerpt from Almost just friends
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000066240244
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780062952608
Lccn
be2019041125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119665689
Label
Wrapped up in you, Jill Shalvis
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Series numeration from www.goodreads.com
  • Includes excerpt from Almost just friends
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066240244
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780062952608
Lccn
be2019041125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119665689

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