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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE- “HE’S SO FINE” BY JILL SHALVIS

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For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It’s the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she’s rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she’s ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to “save” him. In fact, he’d like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He’s just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole’s heart, or will it be the end of Olivia’s days in little Lucky Harbor?

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Olivia was once a child star with her own show, but once she hit puberty things changed and Hollywood didn’t want her anymore. Now years later she has her life back on track and she doesn’t want that life anymore. Her Mom cannot let it go and wants her to do a reunion show. Olivia changed her name and moved to Lucky Harbor to live a normal life. She owns her own business called Unique Boutique. one night while she was walking along the pier and sees Cole out in the water and she thinks he is drowning. Without hesitation she jumps in after him despite not being able to swim very well. Cole ends up saving her. Cole has to learn to trust again after his girlfriend fell in love with his best friend. HE’S SO FINE  shows that you have to let go of the past to be able to move forward in the future. I loved this book, it had a well-developed storyline and characters. I give this book 5/5 stars.

 

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE BOOK REVIEW: “IT’S IN HIS KISS” BY JILL SHALVIS

It’s in His Kiss    ONE KISS CAN LAST FOREVER
Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now’s her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam’s eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile.

Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can’t resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca’s heart?

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IT’S IN HIS KISS is a a sexy, fun read.  Sam and Becca have instant chemistry when they meet, and it just gets stronger.  Sam owns a charter business with his friends Cole and Tanner, that is next door to Becca’s new place.  Becca has an obstructive view of Sam’s butt, I mean Sam and the others. She has been caught a few times and now has the nickname PEEPERS. Becca has come to LUCKY HARBOR  to get away from her family and being her brothers crutch, and a few other secrets. Sam does not know how to let someone into his heart, because his Dad threw around the love word anytime he needed anything. So he never really believed it when someone said it to him. He has to learn to let Becca in his heart and when she tells him that she Loves him, he has to believe that it is true and sincere. Becca has to learn to put her past behind her and to get over the fear of playing piano in front of a crowd, but the love of a good man can help you overcome anything. I loved the contemporary romance IT’S IN HIS KISS the characters and story line are well-developed. There are some funny moments in the book that will have you grinning and laughing. I give IT’S IN HIS KISS BY JILL SHALVIS 5/5 STARS. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ANY OF THE LUCKY HARBOR SERIES, I URGE YOU TO DO SO. THEY ARE AWESOME.

 

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ONCE IN A LIFETIME BY JILL SHALVIS A 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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