* Review * LOVE FOR BEGINNERS by Jill Shalvis

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* Review * LOVE FOR BEGINNERS by Jill ShalvisLove for Beginners by Jill Shalvis
Series: Wildstone #7
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on June 8, 2021
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What would you change if you had to start your life—and love life—over again?

When Emma Harris wakes up from a coma she learns that her fiancé and her BFF have fallen in love, she’s lost her job, and the life she knew is gone. Overwhelmed but grateful to be alive she starts over from scratch. Not as easy as it sounds, of course. But she’s never been a quitter, even if she wishes she could quit rehab, where her hot but evil physical therapist, Simon, puts her through the wringer.

Eager for a new beginning, Emma opens a doggy day care. Unfortunately, the only space she can afford is owned by her childhood nemesis Ali Pratt. But hey, she’s been through worse, right? She tries to roll with the punches, but a friend drops his grandpa off at the doggy day care in desperation then on top of that, she and Ali bring the term ‘frenemies’ to a whole new level. And then another grandparent shows up. And another.

In the midst of all that, Emma realizes she’s accidentally fallen for Evil PT. But the most horrifying thing of all is that Ali just might have turned into the best friend she’s ever had. And as Emma grows from the pain of her past and takes on her new path, she comes to realize that life isn’t what you’re given, it’s what you make of it.


Endearing characters, heartfelt connections and memorable moments always make Jill Shalvis an auto-buy for this reader! If you haven’t started the Wildstone series by Shalvis yet, you are missing out on some of her best work. The characters aren’t connected, but the coastal town is … and every single book taking place there has been phenomenal.

Emma had me from the first page. She’s such a nice person, and the lumps that life has given her in the last year or so is just not fair. She’s picking herself up and trying to dust herself off, but life is just plain hard. I loved every minute of her personal growth.

Simon is the biggest sweetheart around. He might be a tough as nails physical therapist, but he has a heart of gold and I couldn’t have loved him more.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who loves a small coastal town with attention grabbing characters who forge strong friendships and meander their way through the fields of life towards that special someone.


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