The Good Luck Sister: A Wildstone Novella

The Good Luck Sister: A Wildstone Novella

by Jill Shalvis

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This summer, romance blooms again in Wildstone!


After a difficult few years, Tilly Adams is ready for life to start going right. Though she has a case of first-day nerves teaching art at the local community college, she knows it isn’t anything a few snuggles from her rescue puppy won’t cure. Until she sees Dylan Scott again, her one-time BFF and first love sitting in the front row.


Dylan knows he should’ve left well enough alone, but when he sees Tilly living her dream, he can’t help but make contact. Ten years ago, he left Wildstone and everything in it behind, including Tilly. He had his reasons, but now he wants her back in his life, anyway he can get her.


When Tilly agrees to design the logo for Dylan’s new helicopter touring company, it’s business only . . . until she finds herself falling into his arms once again. Can she possibly open her heart back up to the only man who’s ever broken it? But soon they’re both realizing the truth—love always deserves a second chance.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062463616
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Series: Wildstone Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 61,586
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.62(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

New York Times Bestselling Author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold, and visit her website,, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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The Good Luck Sister: A Wildstone Novella 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this book. Jills books always make me laugh and feel good and definitely will be reading this one again .
gaele More than 1 year ago
Tilly has had Quinn in her life for the past decade plus, and in that time she’s ‘tried adulting’, in many varied ways – and is on the brink of starting yet another chapter in the colorful mosaic that is her work history: teaching. More specifically, teaching art at the local college, her first being focused on graphics, that is until front row center sits her ex, the only ex that ever mattered, Dylan. Unable to get him to drop the class, or for her ‘boost of confidence pocket dog’ Leo to do more than bark and growl, all very anticlimactic moments, at him, she’s reeling. The how to forget he left her, taking a huge part of her heart away and leaving her in dire need of direction, confidence and a bit of hope. For his part, Dylan’s return to Wildstone was a planned one, after leaving to follow a dream that was derailed by wounds suffered at war, he and his two friends have opened a small helicopter-touring business. He’s returned to make amends with Tilly, having never forgotten the girl who captured a piece of his heart, but he left her so she would follow her own dreams. This short, allowing us to see a bit of the then and the now, full of revelations from both sides, and with plenty of moments to just simply smile, outlines and gives the backstory for the Tilly / Dylan story, and show just how they are meant to be together. Full of Shalvis’ ability to bring heart, heat and some truly horrible moments to the surface to be dealt with, together and alone, the story is a sweet second chance at romance story and the perfect interlude as we wait for the next book in the series. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
The Good Luck Sister takes place 10 years after Lost and Found Sisters. In this book we catch up with Tilly and Dylan. They’ve grown up and apart and now he is back and the fire is still there but can Tilly forgive the past and start over? This is a short follow up that will leave you with a smile on your face and in your heart.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet, well-written story. Tilly has first-day nerves starting her first day teaching art at the local community college, until she sees Dylan, her first love, returned to town. Dylan left ten years ago, but now that he's back he wants Tilly in his life. This novella can be read as a standalone story, though it is part of a series. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading other books by this author.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
I adore that Jill Shalvis gave us all the story we have been clamoring for! If you read Lost and Found sisters, you'll recognize Tilly and Dylan right off the bat, and will be entrenched in their story instantly. As teens they were the best of friends and the support that the other needed, no matter what happened in life. We all wondered what would be come of them ... and now we know! The story picks up years later, but it's quick to catch us up on all that has happened in each of their lives and even what's been happening with Quinn & Mick. Loved, loved, loved it! Tilly Adams knows the first day of teaching art at the community college is going to be a big day for her, but she had no clue the day was going to change her life! She can't believe he's there ... after all these years ... just sitting in her classroom. She's angry at him, she should hate him ... but he looks so good! Dylan Scott had reasons that he thought were good ones when he broke his best friend and first love's heart 10 years ago by leaving her. He's back in town to start a helicopter touring company with some buddies and he heard she was doing well, living her dream ... and as much as he should stay away, he can't resist re-connecting!
Cora More than 1 year ago
Fabulous Novella! It had me chuckling quite a few times and the ending was perfect. I can't wait to read the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!
WinnieL More than 1 year ago
The Good Luck Sister is a heart-warming, second-chance romance story. It's always nice to read about second chance romance as it gives you the hope that with love, anything is possible, even if the person had hurt you deeply in the past. Definitely enjoyed Dylan and Tilly's story. Generally, I'm not so fond of novellas as I prefer a story that is longer and not so rushed. This story is not too rushed but still wish it was a longer story.
MJR72 More than 1 year ago
The Good Luck Sister fast forwards from Lost and Found sisters - Tilly's all grown up and got her first art teaching gig. While Dylan left town suddenly when they were young, for altruistic reasons that he never shared with her, it devastated Tilly. A lot has happened between then and now, and now Dylan is back in town. And he's in her art class, engaging her when she doesn't want to be engaged and he's not going away. This story is about reconnecting after years apart living their own lives. And learning whether they can love and trust again. Jill Shalvis does not disappoint with love, angst, and real world problems. Her books speak to my soul.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
I had a really nice time with this novella. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Jill Shalvis and this story had everything I was looking for when I pick up a book with her name on the cover. I loved the first book in this series, Lost and Found Sisters, so I was very eager to return to Wildstone for another story. Once I started reading this story, I simply could not put it down and ended up finishing it with a big smile on my face. This story features Tilly and Dylan, both of whom played a part in the first book in the series. If you haven't read the first book, there is no need to worry because this story can easily be read as a stand alone. This story is set in the future and Tilly and Dylan are both all grown up now. They were both teenagers in the first installment so it was great to see them in adulthood. The story does include flashes from their past which was a really nice reminder for me and readers new to the series will quickly get the background information that they need to enjoy this installment. The characters were great in this story. I loved Tilly and Dylan in the first book and I quickly discovered that I liked the adults they have become. There is a cute puppy in the story that melted my heart from the very beginning of the story. I did think that Quinn seemed a bit over the top in this one but it was all done in fun. I love that humor was flawlessly worked into the story and the quotes at the start of each chapter always brought a smile to my face. I liked Tilly and Dylan together and am really happy that they were able to get their second chance. Although things have not worked out exactly as they had hoped, they have both made the most of the situation they have found themselves in. Their relationship did move pretty fast in this book but that tends to be the case in most novellas. They had fantastic chemistry with each other and their feelings for each other felt very genuine. I would recommend this novella to others. This was a wonderful story filled with great characters, a few laughs, and a touching romance. I can't wait to read more of this great series very soon. I received a digital review copy of this book from William Morrow Paperbacks via Edelweiss.
twocoulters More than 1 year ago
Tilly and Dylan are YUMMY!!! I have not yet read Lost and Found Sisters but, Jill Shalvis put enough background into this novella to ensure I felt comfortable with existing characters. I loved that Tilly is still finding her way in the world; it leaves room for additional growth. However, it was Dylan that surprised this reader the most...his dedication to earning a second chance with Tilly was swoon-worthy. Added Quinn and Mick's story to my TBR ---
JudyJF More than 1 year ago
I love Jill Shalvis' books and this one is no exception! She has delivered another amusing, heart-felt book. Tilly Adams is a 25 year old teacher at the local community college, who rescues a 2 month old, 6 lb Maltipoo from beneath a bus bench. On the first day of class, Tilly spots her best friend and first love, Dylan Scott, seated in the front row. Tilly lost her best friend, the love of her love of her life and all contact when he joined the Marines without telling her - until he walked back into her life 10 years later. Jill gives her readers glimpses back to their teenage years, showing us how they depended and supported each other. As Jill has done in many of her books, whether she is writing about siblings or good friends, I love the way she shows there is nothing like it when they call us out on our own craziness!
RachaelBrown More than 1 year ago
I'm glad that Tilly & Dylan were finally reunited, because they both deserve a HEA. Their second chance romance was sweet & entertaining. I loved that each chapter starts with humorous quotes from Tilly's journal. I hope that Dylan's business partner, Penn, will get his own novel soon. I would love to read his story. I voluntarily read & reviewed a complimentary Advance Reader Copy.
ILuvBooks25 More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book I was very interested to learn more about Tilly's character so I was excited to learn this short novella was about Tilly. I was also excited to see that the love interest was her friend Dylan. I think Jill did a great job as always by creating well developed characters from the very first page that you read to the very last one. I think no matter what book you pick up in the series, you the reader understand the backstory of the characters as much as you need to. In addition, I think that she did a great job of creating the right level of drama and romance in the book. She didn't have everything happen out perfectly. The characters really had to work out things to get to their end solution. In addition, I think it was interesting to read more about Dylan's character because you learned more about him in this book than you did in the last one that Tilly was in. Lastly, I truly enjoyed seeing Tilly and her sisters relationship grow even more in this book. You saw this even more since returning to town a couple years after she left. I am very excited to read more in the Wildstone series as this book did not disappoint. Great job Jill
arubaqueen More than 1 year ago
The friendship and love between Dylan and Tilly was so sweet in Lost and Found Sisters. I'm so glad Ms. Shalvis continues the story so that these two can finally get their HEA! Very quick and fun read! Love the interaction between Quinn and Tilly and the way Dylan and his partners have each others backs. When Tilly finally lets herself be with Dylan....WOW! So many laugh out loud moments in this story! Grab a copy and sit back and enjoy! Ms. Shalvis never disappoints! I received an ARC from the author and am voluntarily leaving my honest review.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
The Good Luck Sister by Jill Shalvis is a novella in her wonderful Wildstone series. I have said this before, no one does pure sweet romances, with characters we always fall in love with, better then Jill Shalvis. I always can count on enjoying her stories, and being happy when it ends. Tilly Adams, our heroine, is now all grown up, 10 years after the last book ended. She is starting to teach art at the local college, and is very close to Quinn, Mick, their daughter Natalie. It was great to see Quinn and Mick again, and nice to see Quinn is very much pregnant. On her first day at the college, Tilly decides to bring her little puppy, Leo with her. When the class begins, she sees a familiar face that she has not seen in years, Dylan Scott, the boy who broke her heart and left her. Dylan has returned home to Wildstone with his two friends, as they start a new helicopter business. Dylan wanted to see Tilly again, but knew she would not talk to him, so he decided to join up for the art class. Tilly tries to ignore him, though Dylan will try to break through with an offer for her to create a logo for their new business. When she decides to visit, she meets his two partners, Penn and Ric, and overhears them talking about why he left all those years ago. His friend hints at the reason, and Tilly will push and insist he tell her the truth. Slowly, as they both try to be honest with each other, their romance will rekindle. In between the start of their second chance romance, there are flashbacks to years before, when Dylan was abused by his father, and Tilly was always there for him. Dylan’s love for Tilly was strong, but he felt like a failure, and knew Tilly had a promising future. Though things were difficult, he was able to come to terms with his life, spending time in the military and creating their helicopter business. Now all he wants is to convince Tilly he still loves her. Will he succeed in getting her to forgive him? What follows is a sweet slow built second chance romance, with a wonderful couple that we were praying for. Leo, the sweet little puppy, was a riot; as every time Dylan would get close too Tilly, he would bark at him. I loved little Leo, her fierce defender. So cute. I loved every time when Quinn was around, and especially when she was ready to have the baby. So happy to see how much closer Tilly and Quinn have become. Since this is a novella, I do not want to tell too much more. The Good Luck Sister was a sweet, emotional, and fun story. Tilly and Dylan were great together, and I’m glad Shalvis took the time to give us their story, knowing after Lost and Found Sisters left us wanting more of them. As the norm with Jill Shalvis, every book is a fun and happy read, and you can never go wrong reading her books. This a a series you should be reading, if you have not started, I suggest you start with Lost and Found Sisters, The Good Luck Sister and the soon to be released Rainy Day Friends, coming in June.
Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
Jill Shalvis has catapulted herself onto my list of favourite authors over the past couple of months and her novella skills are just one of the reasons why. I’m a tough nut to crack when it comes to shorter reads, but with pretty much everything I could hope to find in full length read, albeit condensed, she gets it right every time. “...we’re all a little broken. And yet we still live and breathe. And love.” Time has moved on since we first met Tilly in Lost and Found Sisters—ten years to be precise—and the headstrong, troubled, but loveable teen who was in love with her best-friend, has grown into a determined young woman whose heart was shattered when Dylan left town without word eight years ago. And now he’s back. “I didn’t think I was capable of love back then, and I wasn’t. Not until you. I loved you, God I loved you, but I had nothing to offer you.” Dylan and Tilly’s reconnection was simply lovely and in true Shalvis-style they inserted themselves right into the depths of my heart. Time may have moved on and hearts left broken, but you never forget your first love and if there’s a couple deserving of the happiest of ever afters, it’s Tilly and Dylan. “This man had been her first, and God help her but she wanted him to be her last...” With Quinn and Mick featuring, along with a cute Maltipoo with attitude and some of the residents who make Wildstone the quirky, welcoming town it is, The Good Luck Sister was a wonderful, uplifting addition to the series.
sandyreads715 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this series and was so happy to be on Jill Shalvis' bookaholics review team. It was a pleasant surprise to be able to read this earlier. It was great to go back to Wildstone and catch up with Dylan and Tilly and everyone else from Lost & Found Sisters. Jill Shalvis keep them coming.
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Tilly is an artist and to make extra money she's going to teach at the local community college. She's ready for her first class when she sees a familiar face among her students. She didn't think she'd ever see Dylan again and she isn't happy he's shown up. Dylan used to be her best friend and the love of her life, but he broke Tilly's heart. What's he doing in Wildstone and can she handle seeing him again? Dylan would love to be part of Tilly's life again. He thought he set her free when he ended things between them, but causing her grief was the last thing he wanted. He left Wildstone so Tilly could follow her dreams. Dylan's childhood was difficult and he found a way to escape. Tilly was his rock and he wants to make things up to her. He has his own business and a stable home, which means he has a lot more to offer Tilly. Can he win her back? The Good Luck Sister is a wonderful romantic story. Tilly is a talented person, she's creative, capable and sweet and she genuinely cares about others, which makes her an ideal teacher. Art used to be her life, but Dylan was afraid she'd let go of her dreams to stay with him. He wanted to prevent that and hurt her in the process. He's back in town with a support system this time. He has friends, he knows what he wants and he's in a better situation. Dylan is a kind and charming man and I loved the endearing way he tries to convince Tilly she should give him another chance. I couldn't wait to find out if she'd say yes and read their story in one sitting. Jill Shalvis knows how to write about emotions. It doesn't matter if her stories are long or short, they always manage to move me. I was fascinated by the main characters of The Good Luck Sister, they're both so lovely that they very much deserve happiness and that makes their story a joy to read. Jill Shalvis skillfully creates fantastic personalities for her main characters, which always makes them stand out. She has written another amazing captivating story.
Bookladye More than 1 year ago
Jill Shalvis shines at romance with humor added in. The whole time I was reading The Good Luck Sister, I had a smile on my face. This novella is a spin-off on her book Lost and Found Sisters. Tilly and Dylan’s story is ten years after we meet them in Lost and Found Sisters. The Good Luck Sister goes back and forth between the present time and ten years previous. Tilly and Dylan are characters that seem so real like someone you already know. Readers will find themselves pulling for Tilly and Dylan to find happiness together. As with many of Shalvis’ books, this one contains an awesome pet, Leo - a teeny dog with attitude.
kpgirl613 More than 1 year ago
I think the only thing Shalvis could have done to make this book better would have been to make it longer. And yet she managed to tell a wonderful story in such a brief novella! Till and Dylan were best friends in high school and Tilly dreamed of a future together . . . until Dylan left without even saying goodbye. Now, it's ten years later and Dylan has returned home. Tilly is determined to hang onto her anger and resentment so he can't hurt her again . . . but Dylan is just as determined to breach her walls and show her that he never stopped loving her. Of course Shalvis includes her trademark wit and humor (and a dog!) making this a delightful, heartwarming story. I was given a free ARC of this novella in exchange for an honest review.
Janeen More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!! I was so excited to receive this and jumped right on it! I wasn't disappointed at all because I loved Tilly in the last book and couldn't wait to read her story. Dylan - loved him sooo much. I just can't say how much I absolutely loved him. Those two together are life my friends. The thing about Jill Shalvis - and here is where I might be aging the both of us...I've been reading her since I was a teen and she keeps churning out grade A++ work. It's not overdone and it's not a been there and done that scene. It's always something new and enjoyable and as an added bonus you get some sexy times. I highly recommend this if you liked or loved the first book in the Wildstone series. It wasn't a long drawn out book and I read it in a couple hours. An ARC copy was provided for free or at a discount by the publisher without expectation or any attempt to influence or manipulate this review. All opinions expressed are my own and do not reflect anyone else's.
nku More than 1 year ago
The Good Luck Sister (Wildstone, #1.5) by Jill Shalvis Dylan Scott and Tilly Ada,s (Tee) this is a follow up on their story from Lost and Found Sisters.... It was great to follow up with Mick and Quinn... Dylan and Tee were best friends and in love then he left 10 years later he is back... Love the mixed - up Files of Tilly's Journal and Leo.... I could not put this down ..just as I always do I laughed out loud while reading.. I will never get tired of Jill's humor.... Got my HEA... I won't say more about this book ...just read it you'll love it... Looking forward to RAINY DAY FRIENDS...
McMary More than 1 year ago
This is Tilly’s story from the first in this series Lost and Found Sisters. Her story did not end quite so happily as Dylan left. This is a short story or novella and it is now 10 years later and Tilly is following her dream and is about to start her new job at a local college teaching Art. Dylan her first love is in the first row. Dylan has decided her wants her back or at least be part of her life. Can they be just friends? Tilly agrees to design the logo for his helicopter business and along the way; they both learn that love does deserve a second chance. Very enjoyable read.