This is my favorite Animal Magnetism book so far. And it's all thanks to Griffin and Kate because both of them shared a sense of humor that made themThis is my favorite Animal Magnetism book so far. And it's all thanks to Griffin and Kate because both of them shared a sense of humor that made them not only lovers but friends. They supported each other, pushed each other to be better and to take risks. To go for the things they wanted. To open up those they love.
Beautiful written book, full with character development and lots of fun, sexy times.
Jill Shalvis never let’s me down! Her stories are warm, fun and sexy and the characters are well rounded grown ups who always have room for developmenJill Shalvis never let’s me down! Her stories are warm, fun and sexy and the characters are well rounded grown ups who always have room for development. Her books have so much heart!
In the tenth book from the Lucky Harbor series, we finally dig deeper into Cole’s story. We already know he’s a third part of the successfull boat charter company he runs with Sam and Tanner. Now we get to know he’s also Lucky Harbor’s very own McGyber, always ready to lend a hand when he’s needed.
Cole tends to see things in black and white and he doesn’t forgive easily. His ex could attest to that. But he’s honest, and he loves those in his life wholeheartedly.
His family is hilarious and always support him through everything and ready to tell him thing like they are so he can get his head out of the sand and fight for what he wants.
Olivia never had a support system. Olivia never had anyone who love her and care for her or that she could love and care for. Her mother and sister are gold diggers and for a long time she was the goose that layed the golden eggs, until she couldn’t take it anymore. She needed out and as far as possible. And that’s how she ended up in Lucky Harbor.
Strong and independent, Olivia runs a vintage boutique -her pride and joy- and has left her past were it belongs. But this also means she hasn’t exactly been honest with her friends and when sparks start to light up the entire town when she’s around Cole, she needs to make a choice. Come clean and take a chance or keep everybody at arms lenght?
Olivia and Cole were truly endearing. In a way they were both nursing a broken heart when they find each other. Cole needed to learn that is okay for the people he loves to make mistakes, that things can work out if he wants to and is willing to work and fight for them. And Olivia found in Cole and her friends, people who loved her for who she truly is, no hidden agenda. She finally could let herself breath and know she had a place where to fall because there now she knows someone will always catch her.
This is the third "trilogy" in the Lucky Harbor series. And between the three books, this one is by far the best one.
Ben and Aubrey are like oil and wThis is the third "trilogy" in the Lucky Harbor series. And between the three books, this one is by far the best one.
Ben and Aubrey are like oil and water except that all kinds of amazing happens when they get together. Their banter cracked me up, with Ben's long stares and on point comments and Aubrey saying whatever came to her mind. And boy, the also steamed up the pages.
Aubrey is one of my favorite Lucky Harbor ladies now. She is so strong and willing to fight for her happiness. Willing to be brave enough to look in the eye of her past mistakes and ask for forgiveness. She played her cards close to her heart but as the story unfolds, she gets better at been more sincere about her feelings. And it was wonderful so see her grow and change for the better through the book.
Ben really needed someone like Aubrey to wake him up. He chose to be alone for a long time after losing his wife but what he wasn't realizing is that been alone and being lonely are to different things. He needed to be knocked out of his feet by a fresh breath of fun disaster (Aubrey) to fully comprehend that he was not living his life, but just make the days pass by. He also needed to start fighting for the people he loved and that make life worthwhile.
I loved these two. To pieces. A wonderful, fun and super sexy book! ...more
To the world it looks like Josh Scott has everything under control but in reality it couldn't be more wrong. Having to take care of his infant son andTo the world it looks like Josh Scott has everything under control but in reality it couldn't be more wrong. Having to take care of his infant son and little sister on top of being an ER doctor and manage his father's family practice, Josh has he plate full. But he won't admit to anyone, especially to himself, that things are not fine and he needs help. Yesterday.
From the outside, Grace looks like she can't catch a break. Almost six months out a job and not getting any luck on that department, she had to start doing odd jobs. Part time jobs, anything that could help her pay the bills. From a family of overachievers, Grace feels like she has failed or will disappoint her parents if she doesn't find something better soon. But what is that? A job with a big pay and no love ones to care for her? Or a simple but definitely more happy life in the little town of Lucky Harbor? The same place where she has, for the first time, found true friends and love.
Josh and Grace story is so beautiful. Fun and sexy too. Lots of fun and sexy times. The whole family dynamic that they had inadvertedly going on was super fun. Without even realize it, Grace found her place in the world and Josh the piece that was lost for him to be happy.
Anna and Toby (Josh's family) were truly endearing but at not point I felt sorry for them. Jill Shalvis has this way of telling stories that makes you cheer for the characters, to make your heartstrings tug but never ending in a sad pool of tears. And boy, between a girl trying to figure how to live life after a tragic accident and a little boy whose mother walked away without even looking back once, we could have ended up there. But Jill Shalvis with her good sense of humor and heart made it possible to skip the could-have-been soup opera and just treat these things as the cards life dealt to the Scotts.
Grace is a wonderful, strong, funny female lead. She has so much heart, so much love and it was wonderful to see her grow stronger in her own skin to be able to share it. To find happiness.
I truly loved this book. Definitely one of my favorites from the Lucky Harbor Series. ...more
Amy was never my favorite resident in Lucky Harbor but learning why she was so closed off all the time givOh my! These books just keep getting better.
Amy was never my favorite resident in Lucky Harbor but learning why she was so closed off all the time give me a new perspective. And damn she had a good reason to be. But Lucky Harbor and its people have a way to sneak up on you and make your heart melt, and that's just what Amy needed in her life. People who she could trust and who would trust her.
Matt was perfection. Perfection. I loved his good humor and easy going attitude. I loved how much she cared, not only for Amy but for everyone in town. But he also needed to realize some things, and I am glad that he could see he had healed long ago through his work and the town's people. But especially through Amy's love.
I started reading this book last night, but today I was officially overwhelmed by life. And that meant to dive into a naughty romance with lots of kisI started reading this book last night, but today I was officially overwhelmed by life. And that meant to dive into a naughty romance with lots of kissing. Boy, this book delivered. Mallory and Ty were perfection. Fun, sweet, sexy! So far, they are my favorite couple in Lucky Harbor.
Mallory is sweet, caring and strong leading lady. And I found myself wishing there be more people like her in the real world and on page. She knew what she wanted and she took it, to hell with everything else! You can't spend your life making everybody else happy while you lead a solitary life.
Ty was broken and hurt. After a terrible accident where he lost his friends, he needed to find a place to heal. A place to belong and inadvertedly he did in Lucky Harbor. For the first time in his life (outside his family) he made real connections, people who deeply cared for him, who look out for him. And in return, he could finally be at peace with the life he had lead as a Navy SEAL.
Also, loved the chocolate club Mallory formed with her two friends, Amy and Grace. Whom I am sure will be the next two leading ladies in the Lucky Harbor series.
Beautiful, fun, super sexy book with lots of kissing. Just read it, OK? ...more
When I started reading Jill Shalvis's Lucky Harbor series, Chloe was my least favorite sister. But I am glad I get to read her story because I finallyWhen I started reading Jill Shalvis's Lucky Harbor series, Chloe was my least favorite sister. But I am glad I get to read her story because I finally learn where she comes from and why she behaves the way she does. In a way, Chloe didn't need to change nor grown up but she did need to learn how to be part of a family.
By being the only raised by their free spirited mother, Chloe never had a real place or people that she could feel grounded, to feel truly love and to call home. So when she inherited the Luchy Harbor Inn with her two half sisters, she now had people who cared what and where she was and with who; if she was taking care of herself (she suffers from asthma) but she also find people who, for the first time, are counting with her. To be there when needed. And Chloe delivers, she does, but she also struggles to make her sisters to see her in any other way than the "Wild Child" their mother nicknamed as, when in reality is Chloe the one who yearned the most for a family and a home. Even if she didn't know it.
Sawyer was the perfect match for Chloe. Once a real wild child, now all grown up and centered in doing what's right, he gave Chloe some peace she couldn't find with her sisters. He is her rock. And in exchange, Sawyer also found a way to let go a little without falling into old habits, she is his center. The both pushed each other to be better and to finally be able to feel like they are home.
This book was the perfect bow to end the three sisters’ stories but, thankfully, not Lucky Harbor's! For we are introduced through Sawyer and Chloe to more residents of this funny, little town and I for once can't wait for all of them to find their happy endings!...more
Oh, how I laughed with this book. This very sweet, fun, sexy, loving book.
We already know what's coming in this story thanks to the first book of theOh, how I laughed with this book. This very sweet, fun, sexy, loving book.
We already know what's coming in this story thanks to the first book of the series. Tara and Ford share an history, a mix between sweet first love and painful decisions made out of selfness.
It was wonderful to see Tara and Ford come together once again. To build from the ruins of something they never truly let go, they carried it with them and kept making the same mistakes to back when they were teens. Like time had froze and they remained, in a way, back when they were seventeen. Scared, confused and in love. To see them work through it, to fight for what they knew its real was amazing. There is a lot of character development in this book and I loved every minute of it.
Tara, the Steal Magnolia, needed to learn to forgive herself. Because in the end she made the right decision out of love but she also needed to learn how to listen what people, like Ford or her sister Chloe, are telling her. In her desperation to remain in control, she totally lost it and the more she tried to keep things in control. She needed to learn that something’s just can't be controlled and it's the way we react to them what shapes us. All this could have been painful to watch but Jill Shalvis writing style made it bittersweet and fun, to the point of laughing.
Ford's good humor and easy going attitude was the perfect other half. He was loving, caring and sexy as hell. He made Tara (and this reader) laugh and weak in the knees. I loved to see him change to more serious about a fighting for his relationship. To take a real chance with Tara and make it work this time. They weren't teens anymore and Ford needed to step up his game.
A great second novel for the Lucky Harbor series. And I can't wait to read more about this lovely town and its people!...more