Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone, #2) by Jill Shalvis

Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone, #2)

Following the USA Today bestselling author of Lost and Found Sisters comes Jill Shalvis' moving story of heart, loss, betrayal, and friendshipSix months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally...

Details Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone, #2)

TitleRainy Day Friends (Wildstone, #2)
Release DateJun 19th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone, #2)

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    Rainy Day Friends is book two in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. I have often proclaimed my love of all things Jill Shalvis. But just when I think I couldn’t love her any more, she writes a book like this one, and more love spills out. I don’t know how she does it but I love her more with every book!Lanie Jacobs is broken. She lost her husband of five years, six months ago. But while grieving for the man she thought loved her, she found...
  • Julie
    Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Wow! The ‘feel good story’ of the year! Have the tissues close by- this book will have you laughing and crying –often at the same time!! “I’ve learned that life is a crapshoot, and at any moment someone can walk into it and change it forever”When Lanie’s husband passed away, she discovered he was a polygamist. He had several other wives, in fact. Reel...
  • KAS
    Chick-lit Alert!!Unlucky in love, Lanie is thirty years old and already a widow. Finding out your husband of five years has died is the least of her devastating news. She finds out he has four other wives living up and down the coast of California.Swearing off all men and trying to put all the anxiety and betrayal behind her, she accepts a job two hours drive south with Capriotti Winery. Enter ... Mark Capriotti, the disarmingly gorgeous sheriffs...
  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOGI swear, everytime I'm done with a Jill Shalvis book I cry. Not because it's sad. Not even because my emotions are all over the place. No, the fact that I'm done always gets to me. Every single time. If I had my way, I would live in a Jill Shalvis book so that it would never end, that's how beautiful her stories are. Ever since discovering this author I've had a huge fan-girlish crush on her. In Rainy Days Friends we are...
  • Nicola
    Absolute perfection. Jill Shalvis has taken every element I could possibly wish for and created the most perfect of romantic reads. Without question Rainy Day Friends has become my favourite I’ve read from her to date. It’s like you’re Batman, Superman, and Prince Charming all wrapped up in one.” Lanie Jacobs hasn’t had an easy time of things and her two-month contract at the Capriotti winery sees her beginning to piece her life back to...
  • Claire Robinson
    5 - "...Still wow!" Stars!We return to Wildstone for the second book in Jill Shalvis’ series of the same name. And I can hands-down say that Rainy Day Friends is one of the best books I have read by this author.From the introduction to the whole of the Capriotti family and their winery business in general, to Lanie Jacobs and Mark Capriotti, and their relationship specifically. There aren’t many authors that can tell a story with such heavy t...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I had a fantastic time reading this book! I just didn't want to put it down once I started reading. I fell in love with this wonderful group of characters and couldn't wait to see how things would work out for them. This is the second full length book in the Wildstone series but it really reads as a stand alone with little connection to the previous installments beyond being set in th...
  • Pamela
    2.5 starsSo first the good news: this was a very fast, moderately engaging read. And, like almost every Shalvis book, it had some lines funny and/or insightful enough to earn the attention of my Kinde's highlighter :) (Although some of the characters' nuggets of wisdom were definitely quotes I've seen elsewhere and not original writing by Shalvis. For example, at one point Cora, the rather improbably wise matriarch of the Capriotti clan, informs ...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    ***IT'S ALIVE!!!*** Finding a new path…I felt guilty for my thoughts while reading Rainy Day Friends. I wanted to hate a pregnant woman. I wanted to hate a man in the army who dedicated his life to his career instead of his family. I wanted to hate a mother for blaming her child for her mistakes. But, in true Jill Shalvis fashion, I learned to love them more for their life blunders. The choices we make in our lives lead us down a path. Sometime...
  • Amanda
    Wow I feel like I’ve been through an emotional mangle, this book had me laughing and crying at the same time!!Lanie’s husband has died so she moves to Wildstone to work as a graphic artist at a Vinery for 2 months, to escape the lies and deceit her late husband left her with.The Capriotti’s welcome her into the bosom of their family, you can’t help but love this family. They may be nosy and have their faults but they stick together and th...
  • DJ Sakata
    Favorite Quotes:I’m giving up on getting a bikini body, so pass the butter, please. Grandma says the good Lord put alcohol and carbs on this planet for a reason and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let Him down.But after Kyle had passed away, some things had come to light. Such as the fact that he’d hidden an addiction from her. A wife addiction. It’d gone a long way toward getting her over the hump of the grieving process. Most of my wri...
  • NMmomof4
    4 StarsOverall Opinion: This blurb and the reviews from my trusted GR friends sold me to this instantly! I thought I'd give this author antoher shot since I've always seen her books around but none had really grabbed me before like this one had, and the one book I did read from her I didn't write a review for and frankly don't remember it. I'm glad I did! This was an enjoyable read that has the community/family aspect that I really enjoy! I espec...
  • Geri Reads
    Jill Shalvis new Wildstone series have been all winners for me starting with Lost and Found Sisters, followed by Good Luck Sister and now Rainy Day Friends. “I’ve learned that life is a crapshoot, and at any moment someone can walk into it and change it forever.” I loved this book. I loved it more than I expected I would. That sounds like a backhanded compliment but let me explain. This book was marketed as Women's Fiction, a genre that I...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    I’ve always felt like I should have been born into a large Italian family and after reading Jill Shalvis’ Rainy Day Friends; I know I was meant to be part of the Capriotti family. I’ve read this author for many years and I’ve always enjoyed her work, but this book seems to be to be on a different level. It showed the goodness in people and had me wishing there were more people like this in our world today. This was absolutely a slow burn ...
  • Yodamom
    Happy that's what I feel when I finish a Jill Shalvis book. I love this family and want to have them adopt me. Imagine a big loving Italian family who own a very successful winery. They love to help up the underdogs in the world. This story is about underdogs drifting till they land on this family's doorstep. If you love a good heart warming story about love, family, success, happiness, and trust, this is the author for you.
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
    This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews *I received a free copy of [title] from [publisher] via Edelweiss. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Rainy Day Friends was a very emotional read. I cried so hard! But I also laughed and swooned very hard! Story: Lanie had really been through hell and back before Rainy Day Friends even started. She felt like nothing in her life was right ...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Title: Rainy Day FriendsSeries: Wildstone #2Author: Jill ShalvisRelease date: June 19, 2018Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]It was as if her life had been a fresh painting and then it'd rained, smearing that old life away to nothing but a soggy canvas.Jill Shalvis is one of those authors that you can depend on to deliver a story with laugh out loud, witty humor from characters who effortlessly steal your heart. The friends and...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    Coffee Dates with Rainy Day Friends First Date: The story begins with Lanie Jacobs arriving at the family-run Capriotti Winery as she talks herself down from an anxiety attack. Six months ago her husband died and sent her world off kilter when she learned she wasn't the only one mourning him. Apparently, he had several wives. Since she was the first, the life insurance policy allowed her to escape town and the questions by accepting a three-mon...
  • Tammy Zautner
    4.5 StarsI needed this book. I needed the sweet building of love, intimacy, and friendship. I needed to know that compassion and humanity still existed, even if it's just on paper. Rainy Day Friends was a heartwarming and affecting book about betrayal of the ultimate trust and learning to not just forgive others but yourself, as well. It is a story about finding companionship, faith, and loyalty when you least expect it. It is a story that focuse...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    In the second book in the Wildstone series, this time we have a heroine who suffers from panic and anxiety. As a person who suffers from the same, I found this incredibly fun to read about. I thought that Jill Shalvis did a really good job of exploring the issue and making light of it in some instances. Overall, I thought she did a good job with it. My only complaint about this is that the anxiety only really occurs when Lanie is alone. When she ...
  • Amber Hughes
    Dear Fellow Readers, have you had the pleasure of reading Jill Shalvis’ books? If you haven’t, I highly recommend you put her on your list! Specially to read Rainy Day Friends. This book had me feeling so many emotions. And yes, there were some tears shed too. Lanie Jacobs is a newly widowed woman who discovered shocking things about her husband after his death. She’s taken a 2-month job as a graphic designer for the Capriotti Winery in Wil...
  • Anna's Herding Cats
    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.Amazon: https://amzn.to/2yVDZNxRainy Day Friends was a good read. Great family, awesome characters, a tug at your heart storyline. A good time, indeed.The Gist: Lanie's a new widow and just found out that her dear husband...had been collecting other wives the whole time they were married. Yeah. Her method of dealing? Running away and accepting a graphic design job at a winery while she sorts shit out. The ...
  • Kimberly
    Reviewed for Wit and Sin Rainy Day Friends is one of those books that makes me indescribably happy. It’s romantic, funny, and heartwarming all at once and the characters are sure to capture your heart from the start.Lanie Jacobs lost her husband…and in losing him found that she was only the first of a number of wives. Anxious and off-kilter, Lanie takes a temporary job at the Capriotti Winery and is immediately embraced by the lively Capri...
  • Irene
    5 starsWhat a wonderful, entertaining and heartwarming read Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis turned out to be.From the first few pages I was hooked, the storyline was beautifully written, it was well paced and all the characters added to my overall enjoyment.Lanie and Mark are likable, endearing characters that touched my heart with their story and I truly fell in love with them. Watching them come together had me smiling, laughing, swooning and...
  • Chris Conley
    These are such real people. Folks I want to know and spend time with.
  • Liza
    Seriously Rainy Day Friends was like book crack to me. Once I started reading this story, I didn't want to put the book down. This book made me laugh out loud in public while reading, gave me happy signs and even a few tears. Lanie Jacobs needs a break from her life in after discovering her husband not only married her, but several other women. I loved how Lanie was a bit of a fish out of water around the Capriotti clan in the beginning. As she n...
  • MountainKat
    I loved this! The setting was amazing, the characters were awesome and the story was touching! Talk about two MCs with lots of baggage - Mark and Lanie both had solid reasons not to get involved. But they did and it was wonderful. I loved that the story was so much more than a romance, though that part was great, there were other relationships. Lanie and River were brought together in an unusual way, but I was touched by how their relationship de...
  • Heidi
    I ADORE THESE BOOKS! I really did mentally shout that. Seriously, I woke my husband up last night by laughing out loud. I wanted to send quotes to a friend, but it was a little late to text, I had tears in my eyes and had to rein in the silent laughter because I worried I would wake up the family and there were highly emotional parts on all the feelings! Read the books! I really should say - I was super lucky to read an early digital arc, and sta...
  • Terri Tutor
    I want to be a member of the Capriotti family, either by blood or by choice! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was funny, witty, and emotional. And, don’t get me started with Mark, very hot, alpha, and considerate to Lainie and his daughters. I’ve been a fan of Jill Shalvis’ for years and have probably read everything that she’s written and feel that “Rainy Day Friends” is in the top five of her books (actually it’s number 1). This...
  • Kayla
    Being a fan of the Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis, I knew I needed to read the Wildstone series. As I have read the other books in this series, I think you can read this one as a standalone. This book had me smiling, shaking my head, and even getting tears. I truly have enjoyed every book that I have read by Jill and look forward to reading more. Each book offers smooth writing and easy to relate to characters. Highly recommend for your ...