The Family You Make by Jill Shalvis @harperbooks #5starread #fiction


Fall in love with Jill Shalvis! She’s my go-to read for humor and heart.”— Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author

Beloved New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis begins a new series—Sunrise Cove—set near beautiful Lake Tahoe, with a heartwarming story of found family and love.

During the snowstorm of the century Levi Cutler is stranded on a ski lift with a beautiful stranger named Jane. After strong winds hurl the gondola in front of them into the ground, Levi calls his parents to prepare them for the worst…but can’t bring himself to say goodbye. Instead, wanting to fulfill his mother’s lifelong wish, he impulsively tells her he’s happily settled and Jane is his girlfriend—right before his phone dies.

But Levi and Jane do not.

Now Levi’s family is desperate to meet “The One.” Though Jane agrees to be his pretend girlfriend for just one dinner, she’s nervous. After a traumatic childhood, Jane isn’t sure she knows how to be around a tight-knit family that cherishes one another. She’s terrified, and a little jealous. But an unexpected series of events and a host of new friends soon show Jane that perhaps this is the life she was always meant to have.

As Jane and Levi spend more time together, pretend feelings quickly turn into real ones. Now all Jane has to do is admit to herself she can’t live without the man she’s fallen in love with and the family she has always dreamed of.


Jane is a travel nurse. She is currently working at a ski resort. She is leaving work one day when a storm comes up and traps her and one other person, Levi, in the gondola. This is quite a dangerous situation. So, due to the dire circumstances, Levi ends up lying to his mother. He tells her he found “the one”. Since these two survive this horror in the gondola…It looks like Jane now has to pretend for Levi’s family.

I loved both of these characters, Jane and Levi. And I especially loved how they met. The gondola scene is one of my favorites out of the whole book. It just set the tone for their whole relationship.

If you follow my reviews at all, you know I love Jill Shalvis. She has quickly become one of my favorite rom com authors. This book is an excellent example of this genre with snarky comments and fantastic characters with super chemistry.

Need a wonderful romance which will have you laughing and grinning and just plain enjoying yourself….THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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