When the one you want …
Daisy doesn’t believe love is ever-lasting, so it’s ironic as hell that she parlayed a business degree into a wedding planning business. More ironic still is her latest job bringing her back into contact with the man who’d taught her that love can’t last.
Is the one you can’t have…
To say Diego has been taught the hard way to bury emotions is an understatement. But when he’s called home to help the brother he hasn’t seen or spoken to in years, that’s one thing. It’s another entirely to also come face to face with the first woman he ever loved. First and only…
Can love conquer all?
Daisy’s learned to depend only on herself, and Diego is and always has been an island of one. And yet when they’re together, even when they’re bickering, still wary and haunted by memories of what was … it’s magic. The question is, how to find their way back to each other…?
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Heartbreaker Bay #8.5
Review copy provided by publisher
Twist of Fate gives new readers a glimpse into the Heartbreaker Bay series of books from Jill Shalvis. I absolutely adore a reunion romance, and I enjoyed Daisy's and Diego's story.
Daisy and Diego are former high school sweethearts who haven't seen each other in years until Diego comes home to San Francisco for his brother's wedding. Of course none other than the one time love of his life Daisy is the wedding coordinator, and they keep being thrown together to fix many last minutes changes for the wedding.
Twist of Fate hit so many of my happy places. I found myself laughing too many times to count. The romance between Rocco and his fiancé Tyler honestly was almost my favorite part. They were so cute together and I loved they wanted everyone to be as happy as they were together. I liked the reunion between Diego and Daisy, but it seemed to move pretty slowly considering this story was a novella. So much misunderstanding about the past seemed to color a possible future as well. They had a great connection and wonderful chemistry, but needed more communication to really make their relationship move to more than just a physical relationship. I will say once they both started talking and listening to each other, I loved them as a couple.
I'm a pretty big fan of the Heartbreaker Bay series of books and highly recommend them to romance readers who love emotional and funny contemporary romances. Jill Shalvis remains one of my go-to authors for stories filled with happily ever afters.
Rating: 4 Stars (B)