ONCE IN A LIFETIME BY JILL SHALVIS A REVIEW

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Book Description

         Publication Date:         February 18, 2014
SOMETIMES WRONG IS OH-SO-RIGHT After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he’s back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she’s not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future. Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben – even though he has absolutely no idea what she’s done . . . Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?
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In ONCE IN A LIFETIME Aubrey has had a crush on Ben since High school and during that time she did something that could jeopardize her relationship with Ben. Ben is hired by her uncle to help renovate her bookstore that she took over after her aunt passed away. Being is close proximity to Ben starts a chemical chain reaction between both of them that they have to give in or combust. Aubrey is going around town and checking people off her list of people she has wronged after she has set it to rights. The only one that is weighing heavy on her mind is Ben. If she tells him that she is the reason that he did not have two extra years with Hannah, his now dead wife, it will be the end of their relationship.
Ben is ready to get back to living his life. He knew he will always miss his wife, but he can not always live in the past.He knows that his wife would want him to live on and find somebody new. Aubrey has always interested him, and now he wants her even more. She is not afraid of taking chances. When he agrees to help her uncle to do the renovations, it is just an excuse to be closer to her. This is a story of taking chances and learning to let go of the past., for the future is what you make it to be. The emotional baggage, and trust issue that they have to overcome helped to move the story line long, and helped the character development. I really loved the story of ONCE IN A LIFETIME and I give it 5/ 5 stars. This is a great addition to the Lucky Harbor series.
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