Twist of Fate

(A Heartbreaker Bay Novella)

by Jill Shalvis

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes a new story in her Heartbreaker Bay series…

When the one you want …

Daisy doesn’t believe love is ever-lasting, so it’s ironic as hell that she parlayed a business degree into a wedding planning business. More ironic still is her latest job bringing her back into contact with the man who’d taught her that love can’t last.

Is the one you can’t have…

To say Diego has been taught the hard way to bury emotions is an understatement. But when he’s called home to help the brother he hasn’t seen or spoken to in years, that’s one thing. It’s another entirely to also come face to face with the first woman he ever loved. First and only…

Can love conquer all?

Daisy’s learned to depend only on herself, and Diego is and always has been an island of one. And yet when they’re together, even when they’re bickering, still wary and haunted by memories of what was … it’s magic. The question is, how to find their way back to each other…?

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An Exclusive Interview With Jill Shalvis:

~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog

I absolutely adored Daisy and Diego. How did you choose them for this story?

I’d been wanting to do a second chance love story between two people who were fated, but had messed it up the first time. These are hard to pull off, because they can’t have messed up so badly that they couldn’t find their way back to each other… the idea of where does that line fall was intriguing to me. 🙂

A second chance romance is one of my favorite tropes in romance. What is one of your favorites to write and why?

Well, definitely a second chance story is one of my favorites. As you can tell from this story. 🙂 Another favorite is friends to lovers. Both tropes apply to Twist of Fate.

If you could dream cast Daisy and Diego for a movie, who would you choose?

Well … I don’t typically base my characters off real people, so that would normally be a tough question to answer. But in the case of Twist of Fate, it was a picture I saw in People magazine that gave me the idea for the story (of William Levy and Jennifer Lopez). So I guess you could say Diego looks like this… 🙂

If you had your own talk show, who would your first guest be?

Can it be my pretend book boyfriends? I’d want Roarke or Ranger or Jamie Frasier, stat. 🙂

Can you give us a hint as to what you’re working on now?

I’m putting the finishing touches on Almost Just Friends (January), which has not one but TWO romances in it. It’s a touching story of finding your place in the world – and the people who make it home. You can all read the 1st chapter here.


New York Times and USA Today 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.