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Stormi's Review: Jilted: Nico and Sophie (Cliffside Bay #9) by Tess Thompson


PUBLISHER: Tess Thompson

RELEASED: November 18, 2019

GENRE: Contemporary Romance

LENGTH: 263 pages

FORMAT: eBook, Paperback







Despite being young and romantically inexperienced, Sophie Woods is an old soul who believes in true love, working hard at her bar, and always trusting her instincts. And from the moment she meets Nico, she knows without a doubt that he is her one-and-only. Twelve years her senior, the handsome architect is only sure of two things when it comes to Sophie: she’s far too young for him, and he wants no part in upsetting her protective older brother.

Broke and broken, Nico Bentley moves to Cliffside Bay for a fresh start at both work and play. But in a cruel twist of fate, it’s the one woman he can’t have whose captivating smile makes him forget all about his past. Yet when tragedy turns the vivacious Sophie into a shell of her former self, it will be Nico, and only Nico, who steps up to bring the joy back into her life. And in the process, the depth of his feelings for her can no longer be ignored.

In this installment of USA Today bestselling author Tess Thompson’s beloved Cliffside Bay Series, return to the small town that warms your heart and take a trip halfway across the world to discover hope, healing, and the importance of happiness.


So we have seen so many people fall in love with this series. This was a different type of story, to me, anyway. This was like fate. Nico is dead set against being with Sophie. Not only was she younger, by a lot, but she was too good for him. Now, Sophie had other plans. Plans to get the man of her dreams, literally. With a little help from an eccentric old lady and a black and white dog name Jen, the chase is on.

I loved this story. From the first time she came on the scene, I have loved Sophie. She is so sweet and so easy to love. She has sacrificed so much for her family, but she refuses to let anything sacrifice her love for her man. She is so innocent and pure. She is the best of everyone in these pages. Genuine to the core. Nico, on the other hand, was the one that drove me crazy. The back and forth. They kiss and then push away. Nico drove me bonkers with it. I love her already.

Yes, I even said it out loud. (Haha) I get his feelings, though. I was adopted, and so maybe that's why? When he talked about the DNA results and the sense of being unloved. I felt that. I could relate on a genuine level. I know this book hit me in all the feelings, meaning, I bawled like a baby. I was mad, sad, happy, and I even laughed until I cried. (Can't read any of these books without shedding at least 1 tear).

I was so glad the story played out the way it did. It dealt Sophie, and really everyone in Cliffside Bay a hard blow. They had so many hard choices to make in the future and amidst the loss and pain comes a beautiful love. I absolutely love it.

I wouldn't be a reviewer if I didn't give a shout out to Tess Thompson. I stumbled across her one day and now here I am, absolutely floored by her writing. Each book is better than the last, in my opinion anyway. They all bring family, love, loss, pain, and friendship to the reader. This one really hit home for me and I assume it will with others as well.

Well I guess you know I loved it. If you pick this book up, don't do it at night, because you will not be able to sleep and don't forget the tissues.

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