My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis

My Kind of Wonderful by Jill ShalvisMy Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis
Series: Cedar Ridge, #2
Published by Grand Central Publishing on December 22nd 2015
Pages: 368
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Bailey Moore has an agenda: skiing in the Rockies, exploring castles in Europe, ballroom dancing in Argentina. Now that she has a second lease on life, she's determined not to miss a thing. What she doesn't realize is that item #1 comes with a six-foot-one ski god hot enough to melt a polar ice cap. She doesn't want to miss out on him either, but Hudson Kincaid isn't the type of guy to love and let go. And as gorgeous as Cedar Ridge is, she's not planning to stick around.
As head of ski patrol at his family's resort, Hud thinks he's seen it all. But never has he run into someone like Bailey. She might look delicate, but her attitude is all firecracker. And her infectious joy touches something deep within him that he's been missing far too long. Now he'll just have to convince Bailey to take a chance on her biggest adventure yet . . . something rare and all kinds of wonderful.

Hudson Kincaid’s life is full to the brim and there isn’t space – or so he believes – for love that isn’t of the familial kind, especially not when he’s still haunted by a missing twin brother he hasn’t seen in years. But it’s on the ski slopes that he meets a very special woman who has fought her own battle with cancer and is on the cusp of winning that particular war…and learns the very hard way that life’s preciousness is meant to be seized in every way possible.

More sombrely written than the first (I can’t quantify this except to say that I didn’t laugh as much as I did in the first installment) most probably because of the subject matter, even if Jill Shalvis has admittedly kept the story more on the light-hearted side, nonetheless, choosing not to tilt the narrative into tragic proportions. Hudson’s and Bailey’s story grew on me each step of the way, even if I didn’t really quite understand or needed the clumsy dance and tizzy about messing around/commitment they got into, which turned somewhat farcical and ridiculous right up until the very end.