The Family You Make by Jill Shalvis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Although I always enjoy books by Jill Shalvis, I have to say this is my favorite so far. The main characters, Jane and Levi, are wonderful, but it is the secondary characters that I adore. Charlotte is my favorite with Levi’s family coming a close second. Cat, aka Alley Cat, is perfect. She (spoiler alert: “he” is really a she) is a typical cat. The expectation is for all those around her to serve her needs.
Everyone in the book has issues with relating with others, but the love comes through no matter what. Even Levi’s dad opens up a little. I like that it’s obvious that blood family is not the only type of family that exists and is not necessarily the most important type.
My only negative response to the book is the section with the gondolas. I’m already scared of the things. I may never ride one again.
As always, I can’t wait for the next book. As I said, I always enjoy them.