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Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she's expected to date Mr. Right. But for once, she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who could be more wrong than Ty Garrison? The mysterious new guy in town has made it clear that he's only passing through, which suit...more
Mass Market Paperback, 341 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by Forever (first published January 1st 2012)
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

In the cookies of life, friends and lovers are the chocolate chips.

We've all been there... looking for something to read. Craving a certain type of book... something special... something guaranteed to make you feel good. You know the ones - the stories you can lose yourself in. The ones that’ll pull you in right from the start, with characters who will win your heart, completely? Yeah, and when that's what you're in the mood for, nothing else will do. Well, that’s the kind of story I was lookin...more
Lisa Kay
Update July 29, 2013
I got tired of trying to find an alliterated “LL” title or author for a “double decker” challenge; I just fell back on a re-read of a wonderful book. Just my cuppa tea. I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I listened it the first time!

Original read/review June 1-2, 2013

Alex O'Loughlin as Ty
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★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Young, old, male, female, Suehyla El Attar does a great job delivering the variety of voices in the fourth installation of this series. Sh...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers


Ah, welcome back to Lucky Harbor. I have to say how much I enjoy Jill’s writing. It’s fresh, it’s fun and it’s just the perfect read to lift your spirits and make you smile.

This time when Shalvis returns to Lucky Harbor, readers finally get to discover the man behind the moniker Mysterious Cute Guy. As a walk on character that caught reader’s interests, Shalvis did a great job of creating a persona that was larger than life and certainly...larger than what the small to...more
Jaci Burton
Guh. This book was fantastic. Every time I think Jill can't top the last book, which I loved...she does. Ty Garrison, aka Mysterious Cute Guy, is smoking' hot, flawed as hell, with secrets from his past that he keeps secret from everyone in Lucky Harbor, a place he's bound and determined not to put roots down in. And Mallory is just the perfect Jill Shalvis heroine, filled with angst and compassion and lust for Ty--her perfect Mr Wrong type of fling. I can't say enough good things about this boo...more
Shawna
4 stars – Contemporary Romance

A nice addition...and start of a new trilogy...in the Lucky Harbor series. Ty and Mallory made a sexy, spontaneous couple with chemistry in spades, and their love scenes were fun, steamy goodness. They might have started out as a fling but it was obvious those two were perfect together and meant to be.
Dee
4/5 Stars

We are taken back to Lucky Harbor where we originally met the Moore sisters and their partners and although they are mentioned we don’t really get to meet up with them again. It would appear that the next few books will be centered around Mallory Quinn, who was born and raised in the town and known as the towns ‘Good Girl’, Amy Michaels, the waitress in Eat Me diner who we met in the previous books but didn’t really know much about her and a new character Grace Brooks, who is just passi...more
Jenny E
Second Read: September 2013


First Read: May 2012

** 5 stars **

Typical Jill Shalvis for sure, but "Typical Jill Shalvis" makes me go to three stores until I can find it on the shelf early and then I proceed to blow everything and everyone off until I've devoured it... so yeah...

This is right up there with Simply Irresistable and the lovely Jax. I think it might have surpassed it actually. Contemporary romance doesn't get better than this in my estimation. The chocoholic group was really great (lik...more
KatLynne
Another fantastic installment in the Lucky Harbor Series with one of the sexiest heroes I've read!

Ty Garrison aka Mysterious Cute Guy, is an ex- Navy Seal medic who now works as a private contractor for the government in a totally different segment. Recuperating from an injury, he is biding his time in Lucky Harbor and chopping at the bit to be medically released in order to return to his job and his nomad life. Ties and roots are not his thing. Until he meets ER nurse Mallory Quinn and he find...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Jun 09, 2012 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: I can't imagine anyone not liking this one.
Recommended to Michelle by: I will read anything by this author!
4.5 Stars

I’m a sucker for brown eyes. Not sure why, maybe it’s because I’ve always been surrounded by blue eyes. Incredibly beautiful blue eyes, but blue eyes. Not a brown eye in the room. A pair of brown eyes the color of milk chocolate with a dash of golden toffee sprinkles. One of my favorite memories and so when this was verbiage was captured so eloquently in this book, just perfect, even if it was to describe Mallory’s eyes. Still perfect.

I love this author. I have a few authors I go to for...more
valee
“It was not enough.It was too much.It was everything.”

***SIGH, this book was just P.E.R.F.E.C.T! This is just one of those reads that makes you reconsider all the ratings you have been giving lately, one of those reads which leave you feeling all blissful and chirpy, just too content to concentrate on doing anything else. My mind is all dizzy, I just can't focus. This is how al HEA should be, I feel all light-headed and happy, which is an AMAZING way to feel after a month of too much work. My...more
Anne OK
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. (Charles M. Schulz)


“Lucky In Love” begins a new chapter in the “Lucky Harbor” series. In the first three books, we met the estranged sisters, Maddie, Tara, and Chloe, who all got their HEAs. Now it’s time for three more lovely citizens of the town to get the same chance at love. And, of course, author Jill Shalvis, one of the reigning queens of contemporary romance serves as the perfect matchmaker.

Using her trademark skills...more
Manda Collins
May 20, 2012 Manda Collins rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Toni Blake, Erin McCarthy, Small town romance
Recommended to Manda by: NetGalley
Shelves: contemporary
After a bit of a slow start (setting up the new trilogy), this one really ended up being one of my favorite Lucky Harbor books. Ty and Mallory--with their tragic pasts--were both natural caretakers, and it was wonderful to see them take care of each other, and ultimately themselves. Their relationship was combustible and sexy, but also at times just really sweet. Lucky Harbor was quirky and fun as ever, but I really enjoyed seeing that it isn't just this idyllic little town untouched by the worl...more
Lady Heather
5+++

I 'literally' gobbled up this book yesterday, and when it was done I wanted more!!!

GOD! I LOVE Ms. Shalvis's 'Lucky Harbor' series, and this book did not disappoint!

Mallory and Ty...AMAZING!!

Laughed out loud so many times, and then in the next moment my heart would break for the loss they've both suffered and still were continuing to deal with.

They ended up being each others BEST therapy.

Once again the writing, story, and characters were brilliant! I particularly liked crotchety Mrs. Burland...more
Kelly22
4.00 Stars - Contemporary Small Town Romance!

Awwwww! Loved it! Just loved it! Another Jill Shalvis pick me upper hit show! She still remains one of my favorite authors in the whole world.

It had all I needed including
...A drool-worthy ex Navy SEAL you’ll never cope to forget soon
...A sweetheart of a heroine you’ll all adore and wouldn’t mind to have a HEA with the said ex Navy SEAL aka Ty Garrison aka mysterious cute guy aka Mr Wrong!
...An assortment of loveable secondary characters from our fav...more
♡Karlyn P♡
Cute with some fun scenes, but underwhelming as a story. The 'I don't want a relationship' trope felt slapped together, and the heroine had a bad case of 'doormat-itis'. The sex scenes and some other moments were fun and enjoyable, but overall it didn't hold my interest much. Too bad, I loved the first three so much.

also, I didn't get the Lucky Harbor connection either. Besides a few slight cameos and some name dropping, it could have been any small town as this was all new characters. Regardle...more
Dija
As bad as Simply Irresistible.

I'm sensing A Pattern here. Every three books, there's gonna be a martyr-type, doormat heroine (Maddie and Mallory), a fun-loving, reckless heroine (Chloe and Amy), and a sweet, responsible one (Tara and Grace).

Likewise, a rough, All-American hero (Ford and Matt), a perfect guy (Jax and Ty), and a straight-and-narrow one (Sawyer and Josh).

So I'm not surprised I didn't like Lucky in Love. Hopefully Amy and Grace's books will be better, and with less unnecessary dra...more
Lori Foster
LOVED this book. Ty aka Mysterious Cute Guy was incredible. Lots of emotion, plenty of sensuality, and a boatload of terrific humor. Now I'm anxious to read the next two books! Amy and Grace sound every bit as fun as Mallory. If you haven't read Lucky in Love, trust me, you'll love it, too!
Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥
You can find this entire review over on my blog Forever Book Lover

Lucky in Love is the 4th book in the Lucky Harbor Series. For those who know I am an avid Jill Shalvis fan, you won't be surprised when I tell you I absolutely LOVED this book. (((SIGH))
We finally get to meet the Mysterious Cute Guy!! We learn that Ty, a former Navy Seal, is recuperating in Lucky Harbor not only from physical injuries but from emotional wounds as he was the only survivor of the copter crash that killed the rest of...more
Saly
We return to the town of Lucky Harbor again, with the Chocoholics the focus this time, three women who meet in the middle of a storm, Mallory Quinn the town's good girl, Amy, the waitress with a kick-ass attitude and the new arrival Grace, down on her luck.

The three women bond over chocolate and rescue the "Mysterious Cute Guy", a new arrival in town six months ago who keeps to himself. Mallory is an ER nurse, it is her passion, more than that it is her way to open HSC, a clinic to help people,...more
Ian
Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor series continues with three books for 2012. Lucky in Love focuses on Mallory, a nurse who lives her life to help others and Ty, a former Navy SEAL who is in Lucky Harbor to recuperate from an injury.

There are no surprises in this book. Jill Shalvis knows her readers, she knows what we want and that's what she gives us. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. A great book for a rainy night in front of the fire. I have the rain, I just need the fire.

OK, that's the review. Now t...more
Pamela(AllHoney)
The fourth book in the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis. Ms Shalvis has a way with putting a story together. She is able to draw her readers in and not let go until the end and even then leaves us begging for more. More Ty! Give us more!!!!

Ty Garrison aka Mysterious Cute Guy takes the dreamy hero award for this month. Mallory was wonderful, too. Maybe a little bit of a doormat but that was the character she had to play. I also really loved the chocolate references at the beginning of every c...more
Kati (Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance)
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance***

Welcome to Lucky Harbor where your life is made public on Facebook by a little old blue-haired lady named Lucille.

Good girl Mallory Quinn has always been the model citizen always taking care of others before herself. She's held her crazy family together since the death of her sister Karen. She's pretty much married to her job and hasn't really had time for a relationship. During a freak snow storm she ends up trapped at the d...more
Jess
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

We’re back in Lucky Harbor, this time following three women, all friends, who bond and meet over chocolate. Not a bad way to handle things, at all. Mallory is the first friend up and she’s the ultimate care taker. She’s a nurse, so it’s her job as well as in her general nature to help people. She’s also hoping to start up a new health care clinic to provide care and education to people who have no place else to go. She’s the “sane” member of her family, h...more
Crista
***3 1/2 stars***

This book had moments of pure entertainment and wonderful chemistry, but unfortunately, the book as a whole failed to "wow" me. It took me forever to get through it, and that is never a good sign. I was relatively disconnected to Mallory and Ty, and that is a rarity for me. My "norm" is to be connected to at least one if not both of the lead characters. It just didn't happen with this one.

I am a nurse by trade, so Mallory's occupation was a draw for me to read this book. Mallory...more
Marran
I stayed up way to late to read this and then I finished it first thing this morning...A part of me wished I hadn´t though because I kind of miss it already

I really liked this mabye even more then the previous three books in the series and thats saying something because I loved those..

I enjoy the little quotes at the beginning of every chapter... and Ty oh Ty *swoon*

Looking forward to the next two books about Amy and Grace the previews was great and gave a yearning for more...
SheLove2Read
I can count the number of 5 star Contemporary reads on 1 hand. Maybe one and a half. I'm not sure why, but contemporaries just have to be spectacular, knock my socks off, make me cry like a blubbering fool to earn a 5 star from me. THIS IS ALL THAT AND MORE.

Mallory is the town "good girl". Always helping those in need, even when they don't want it. Heck, she's even a nurse. She's the bedrock of her dysfunctional family and the voice of reason among her friends. The problem is, Mallory is sick of...more
Mandi Schreiner
I really enjoy the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis. The first three books centered around three sisters, each finding love. Now Jill Shalvis turns the attention of the series to three girlfriends, and their quest to help each other in the romance department. We meet Mallory (town good girl), Amy (town bad girl) and Grace (the new one in town), who end up meeting together at the “Eat Me” diner (owned by Amy) for their regular “Chocoholics Meetings.” Where they eat chocolate cake and express t...more
Vidya-BooksAreMagic
Posted in Books Are Magic

Thanks to the Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for providing the ARC.

Remember the Lucky Harbor series? Oh, who am I kidding..you all definitely know about the series. Well, if you don't know, just start with any of the books in the series you get your hands on. You need not wait to go in order. And this particular book - Lucky in Love - definitely doesn't need to any previous books to be read in the series to understand.

Mallory Quinn, a 'good' girl to her family,...more
Bri
4.5 stars

Yet another solid, swoony romance from the fabulous Jill Shalvis. When I'm in a rut with reading, I know that I can always count on her books to pull me out of mediocrity, and Lucky in Love was no different.

As the fourth book in the Lucky Harbor series, I wasn't quite sure where Jill was going to go with the last three in the series. The first three were all in my top five favorite books of hers, so there were definitely some big shoes to fill.

Though Lucky in Love takes place in Lucky H...more
Samantha
Just when I think that Jill Shalvis can not out do herself, I’m proven wrong. Lucky in Love is a funny, witty and entertaining romance set in a richly warm small town.

Mallory Quinn is sick of being the town’s good girl. Every one expects the best of her and why shouldn’t they? She has always tried her best to be the dependable one in her family and that’s saying a lot since her family is not short of crazy. After making a pact with her girlfriends, she vows to find her inner bad girl and let her...more
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