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Lucky in Love (Lucky Harbor #4)

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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
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Published June 1st 2012 by Forever (first published 2012)
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Ana {The Good Gif Fairy}
I listened to cheesy pop songs while reading this book (don't judge). Maybe it's just me being weird, but this elevates my reading experience.

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I am always trolling for a good read. There is nothing quite like a good book to make time fly and let you escape the mundane trials and tribulations of daily life. And nothing beats contemporary romance.

Jill Shalvis knows how to write awesome romance novels. Strong and likable characters made this an amazing read.

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To be honest I've been putting off re
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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
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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

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(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. She al
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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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
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Jaci Burton
Apr 25, 2012 Jaci Burton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
5 STARS

Jill Shalvis, I'm packed and ready to move in Lucky Harbor, you have a place to recommend where I could stay? Near the next best alpha bachelor in town maybe?
No? I'm sure Lucille would have an idea...
In love with this place and all the people living there.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
I wondered if I would struggle with this book, as I loved the first three so much and how the burgeoning relationship between Maddie, Tara and Chloe was woven through the first three books.

Mallory Quinn plays it safe. Is a good girl, taking care of everyone else and devoting her life to this.

Mysterious Cute Guy, AKA Ty Garrison, is solitary, does not want involvement, no connections!

They both carry the emotional scars from the past, and the guilt of that has led them down the path they are both
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valee
May 27, 2012 valee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“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
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Michelle [Helen Geek]
Jun 09, 2012 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Manda Collins
May 20, 2012 Manda Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Lisa
Jun 17, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m not going to say anything new here. Jill Shalvis is an amazing author and simply kicks-ass. This is yet another great installment to the Lucky Harbor series and I loved it. Shalvis has this great talent to tug at your heart strings and it most definitely shines through in Lucky in Love.

With the exception of Chloe, I think Mallory has been my favorite heroine in this series so far. She was someone I could really relate to in all her sweet innocence. I love how she tried to be the “bad girl”
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Anne OK
May 24, 2012 Anne OK rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
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
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Lori Foster
Jun 23, 2012 Lori Foster rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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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
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♡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
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Kati
***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
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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,
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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 hadnt 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...
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Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️
ARC Copy....thank you Jody @ Li'l Book Bug (my local used book store, the girls there are awesome and she got this for me at the RT Convention)
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
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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
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Diana
May 22, 2012 Diana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read it last night as soon as my Nook let me download it and finished it in one sitting. Ooooh, so, so good. Everything so delish. I'm already planning on re-reading as soon as I get home from work, hahaha.

Every Jill Shalvis book I read leaves me HAPPY, and it's guaranteed to touch my heart in ways I don't even know possible. The writing is crisp and refreshing, the banter always sparkling, the UST always palpable, the love scenes so hot and sizzling (and did I mention HOT??), the characters so
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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
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