Title: Wrapped Up in You
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #8
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publication Date: 24 Sept 2019
Synopsis from Goodreads
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 features the elusive Taco Truck owner, Ivy and Caleb (Playing for Keeps) cousin, Kel. Sadly, the only members of the original group to make a cameo appearance were Spence and Jake, alongside Caleb obviously.
Both Ivy and Kel are extremely guarded, with due cause, however, this does make them lonely whether they acknowledge the fact or not. It is as if they recognise the emotional damage in each of them and are drawn to each other as only they will be able to understand the vulnerability in the other.
Although the relationship between Ivy and Kel develops at warp speed, there is no denying they bring out the best in each other. Their relationship also makes them undertake quite a bit of self-reflection. Having the support of each other, Ivy and Kel are able to confront their repressed emotions in order to take control of their future.
My favourite part of Wrapped Up in You was the girl power bonding and encouragement the female characters gave each other. Seriously, I want to move there for that alone, the finding true love via the fountain would just be a bonus 😉