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ONCE IN A LIFETIME BY JILL SHALVIS A REVIEW

 I RECEIVED A COPY FROM NETGALLEY FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.

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         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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REVIEW FOR “IT HAD TO BE YOU” BY JILL SHALVIS

it had to be youAli Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she’s a thief, and now she’s about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who’s as sexy as he is stern….

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke’s own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?

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This is a light-hearted, fun romance. I loved the character development, and the story line. Ali is about to lose her place to live and her boyfriend all in one day. The dog of a boyfriend does not tell her that he is not renewing the lease on the place that they are renting together  until he is completely moved out. He lets her know that Luke is coming back to Lucky Harbor to stay for a couple of weeks. He is a Detective with the San Francisco  police department and is recuperating from a bad case. He winds up letting Ali stay there until she finds a place.

When she is accused of stealing $50,000 from the office of her Ex. Luke helps her clear her name. The sexual tension between these two is very hot. I loved the book, and I gave it  5/5 stars.

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REVIEW FOR “ALWAYS ON MY MIND” BY JILL SHALVIS

ALWAYS ON MY MINDTHERE’S NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING
After dropping out of pastry school and
messing up her big break on a reality cooking show, Leah Sullivan needs to
accomplish something in her life. But when she returns home to Lucky Harbor, she
finds herself distracted by her best friend, Jack Harper. In an effort to cheer
up Jack’s ailing mother, Dee, Leah tells a little fib – that she and Jack are
more than just friends. Soon pretending to be hot-and-heavy with this hunky
firefighter feels too real to handle . . .

No-strings attachments suit
Jack just fine – perfect for keeping the risk of heartbreak away. But as Jack
and Leah break every one of their “just friends” rules, he longs to turn their
pretend relationship into something permanent. Do best friends know too much
about each other to risk falling in love? Or will Jack and Leah discover
something new about each other in a little town called Lucky Harbor?

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I just finished this book last night, and it was fantastic. Jill Shalvis knows how to great story. The characters and the plot line are amazing.  Leah and Jack have been friends ever since Leah moved into the house next to Jack. He has always been there for here through the hard times, when her Dad was always telling her she would never amount to nothing. He slowly started to fall in love with her and he didn’t know it. She has always loved him, but did not want to mess up their friendship. She wanted to prove that she could make something of herself, and that she was not always the screw up that her father kept calling her.

When she comes back to help her grandmother with her bakery while she recuperates, she ends up telling a little lie to Jack’s mother to make her feel better. Now her and Jack have to start acting like a real couple, but is it all an act or is it real.  In the end they both profess their love after Leah nearly walks out on Jack once again.

I loved this story, with all the laughter and humorous situations that the characters are put in. I highly recommend this book and the others in the series. I give it 5/ 5 stars.

Here are the books in the series.

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“ALWAYS ON MY MIND” BY JILL SHALVIS

ALWAYS ON MY MIND

Today, I just started reading ALWAYS ON MY MIND BY JILL SHALVIS. This is part of her Lucky Harbor Series, featuring Jack Harper and Leah Sullivan, who are longtime friends who grew up together in Lucky Harbor. Only Jack does not know that Leah has had a thing for him ever since they were young, but now Leah tells a lie to his Mom that they are a couple so she won’t think she is the reason that Jack can’t find a lasting relationship. This makes his mom so happy that he can’t tell her it is not true, so they continue the lie. Will their friendship suffer, or will LOVE, AND COMMITMENT BLOOM OUT OF THIS LIE.

I am only 38 pages into the book and it is already getting good. So once I finish it I will give you my review and recommendations on the book.  So happy reading.  : )

Book Description

Publication Date:September 24, 2013
“Count on Jill Shalvis for a witty, steamy, unputdownable love story.” — Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author of Harvest Moon
THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING After dropping out of pastry school and messing up her big break on a reality cooking show, Leah Sullivan needs to accomplish something in her life. But when she returns home to Lucky Harbor, she finds herself distracted by her best friend, Jack Harper. In an effort to cheer up Jack’s ailing mother, Dee, Leah tells a little fib – that she and Jack are more than just friends. Soon pretending to be hot-and-heavy with this hunky firefighter feels too real to handle . . .
No-strings attachments suit Jack just fine – perfect for keeping the risk of heartbreak away. But as Jack and Leah break every one of their “just friends” rules, he longs to turn their pretend relationship into something permanent. Do best friends know too much about each other to risk falling in love? Or will Jack and Leah discover something new about each other in a little town called Lucky Harbor?
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