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Lucky Harbor #12

One in a Million

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As the brains behind wedding site TyingTheKnot.com, Callie sees it all: from the ring to the dress, the smiles . . . to the tears. It's that last part that keeps her single and not looking. Getting left at the altar will do that to a girl. But when Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why she's sworn off love . . .

Tanner is a deep-sea diver with a wild, adrenaline-junkie past—and now his teenage son is back in his life. How can Tanner be a role model when he's still paying for his own mistakes? It's hard enough that gorgeous Callie has appeared in town like a beautiful dream, challenging his best-laid plans to keep his heart on lockdown. Though there's something about being around her again that makes him feel like he can be the man she—and his son—deserve. Little Lucky Harbor holds their past; can it hold a beautiful new future?

312 pages, Mass Market Paperback

First published October 14, 2014

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Jill Shalvis

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Multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is … mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning heartwarming and full of humor novels wherever books are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures. Her newest Sunrise Cove novel, THE SWEETHEART LIST, is out now, and THE BRIGHT SPOT comes out in January!

Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning novels wherever books are sold. Visit http://www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and fun blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Profile Image for Carol [Goodreads Addict].
2,433 reviews24.8k followers
June 22, 2015
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One in a Million is book #12 in the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis. First, let’s just get this part over with…I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I read it in one day! A word that comes to mind to describe it is “delightful!” This book made me laugh out loud, smile A LOT, and sigh, A LOT! The characters were so endearing. You couldn’t help but to love them.

Callie Sharpe has sworn off love. Ten years ago she was left at the alter and her heart was broken. So she fled Lucky Harbor for San Francisco and started, of all things, an online wedding planner business called TyingTheKnot.com. Now, ten years later, she is temporarily back in Lucky Harbor to spend a little time with her grandmother, Lucille. Callie’s parents want her to see if Lucille who is in her 80’s, still has all her marbles in tact. I was instantly in love with Lucille. This woman was a total hoot. Callie taught her how to use social media and she took to it like a duck to water. She is known as Lucille, The Oracle of Lucky Harbor. Lucille also loves her granddaughter very much and is determined to do whatever it takes to make her happy.

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Callie is pretty much a genius and back in high school the athletes would pay her to do their homework. Callie was very shy and introverted and had a huge crush on the town’s football star, Tanner Riggs. So imagine her surprise when ten years later as Callie is sitting in the town’s bakery eating a sinfully delicious donut and drinking coffee when Tanner comes in and asks to sit with her. Does he even know who she is? Does he remember her?

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“In spite of her ridiculous I’m-not-interested-in-love speech, she knew she was in trouble here. Big trouble. Because love she could resist. Lust, as it turned out, not so much. And she was sinking in lust fast, going down without a raft or life vest in sight.”

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Tanner always took care of the people that mattered to him. That’s why he gave up his college scholarship and joined the Navy after his seventeen year old girlfriend ended up pregnant. After a quick wedding, he shipped out. And soon thereafter, he got the divorce papers. Now, his fifteen year old son has moved to Lucky Harbor and Tanner is doing all he can to make up for all the years he missed. Tanner doesn’t have room in his life for romance but that doesn’t stop him from feeling the attraction when he first saw Callie in the bakery. After a few mornings of ‘accidental’ meetings, and one very hot kiss, can Tanner walk away from her?

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“Being alone is not what Tanner needs. What he needs is you.”

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Callie and Tanner were just so adorable together. They enter into a sort of friends with benefits, or is it just the benefits part, relationship. But they fight it all the way. Every character in this book just won my heart. Tanner’s son, Troy, struggled to find his place in Lucky Harbor and I loved watching he and his father find their way and also the influence that Callie and Lucille had on him. And the epilogue, sigh, was wonderful. I really need to go back to the beginning of this series and read them all. Leave it to me to start at the end. This is a fantastic book so if you haven’t read it yet, read it now. You won’t regret it.

“After a lifetime of not belonging, I found my place, my home, and my heart.”
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1,166 reviews1,636 followers
October 20, 2014

5 ‘leaving a piece of my heart in Lucky Harbor’ stars!

Absolutely brilliant! Something about this one really choked me up. Probably it’s knowing (but having a hard time accepting) that the series has come to an end. Whatever the reason, when it’s all said and done, One in a Million left me sighing, smiling, and wishing that the story could just go on forever!


As the brains behind wedding site TyingTheKnot.com, Callie sees it all: from the ring to the dress, the smiles . . . to the tears. It's that last part that keeps her single and not looking. Getting left at the altar will do that to a girl. But when Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why she's sworn off love . . .

Tanner is a deep-sea diver with a wild, adrenaline-junkie past—and now his teenage son is back in his life. How can Tanner be a role model when he's still paying for his own mistakes? It's hard enough that gorgeous Callie has appeared in town like a beautiful dream, challenging his best-laid plans to keep his heart on lockdown. Though there's something about being around her again that makes him feel like he can be the man she—and his son—deserve. Little Lucky Harbor holds their past; can it hold a beautiful new future?

My review…

I really enjoyed this story! Visiting with some of my favorites from the earlier books and spending loads of time with Lucille, who holds a place in my heart because she’s the grandma I want to be when I grow up, made this book a keeper. Tanner and Callie’s story is wonderful, but I have to admit that it’s the supporting cast who made this a 5 star read.

The bottom line…

Hands down, the Lucky Harbor series has been one of my favorite series, ever, because when it comes to small town contemporary romance, no one writes it with the charm, poignancy, wit, and passion that Jill Shalvis does.

An eARC was provided by Grand Central Publishers and Netgalley. To show my appreciation, I’m giving them an honest review!
Profile Image for Jonetta.
2,243 reviews969 followers
October 24, 2014
I can't believe the series is ending! Oh, but it's going out in fine style with Callie and Tanner's story.

Quick summary
Callie Sharpe returns to Lucky Harbor to check up on her grandmother, Lucille, the town's leading gossip and social media matchmaker. She's worried she might not have all her mental ducks lined up properly. Former Navy SEAL Tanner Riggs returned to the town with his partners to start up Lucky Harbor Charters. Neither of them have "lucked" out in romance but a chance encounter at the bakery sets a steamy relationship in motion.

Just a bit of background
See, Callie had a HUGE crush on Tanner in high school. He was a football hero, gorgeous and a bad a$$. But, nerdy Callie wasn't even on his radar screen. He ended up a teen father at 17 and left to join the Navy so he could provide for his family.

What I loved, loved, loved
Tanner, matured and now a responsible father to a sullen 15-year old, doesn't waste any time going after Callie. Though she's skittish for very good reasons, she follows her heart and wades in. She's still a bit of a nerd but Tanner sees right through all of that and loves her as is (yoga pants with Uggs and a cashmere top...on a typical day). Of course, they both SWEAR it's just casual and won't go any further but we (and the rest of the town) know better. You can't help falling in serious like with these two. Yes, they've got baggage to work through and they do it honestly and openly. No drawn out miscommunications.

Series end
No, I'm not giving details but there are enough updates about other characters in the series to feel as if all loose ends were sufficiently tied. And, Lucille has a meaty role in this one. I finished feeling very good about this being the final chapter.

The bottom line
I loved this story, Callie & Tanner and how the series ended. Yes, I'll miss Lucky Harbor and the couples who romanced their way into my heart and psyche. But, it all ended on a really sweet note. Goodbye to one of my favorites.

(I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)

Here's who I channeled while reading the story (Amy Adams & Brazilian actor Reynaldo Gianecchini)


Profile Image for Stacey.
1,446 reviews1,154 followers
August 2, 2015
One of the best...

I think this is my favourite in the Lucky Harbour Series. Loved the dynamics of the couple, Tanner and Callie, the friendships on both sides and the special way that Lucille featured in this one.

I admit the previous story in this series, Cole and Olivia's, was my least favourites and so I went into the start of this one not expecting much. I did not like the way the friendship and trust was tested between Cole, Sam and Tanner in the last book and I wasn't sure if the dynamics would change because of it. Luckily it seemed everything was back to normal, but obviously with each man finding their loves, their priorities shifted.

The previous relationships of both main characters did not put a strain on Tanner's and Callie's budding romance. Both Eric and Elisa (the previous partners) came across as selfish and I would have loved to see Tanner teach Eric some manners and Callie laugh in Elisa's face for losing both Tanner's and Troy.

Lots of sexy bits with chemistry that was sizzling. I laughed throughout the story but there were also bits that brought a tear to my eye.

Jill Shalvis is still one of my favourite authors and I'm glad that she finished the series with a bang. I enjoyed the look back at all of the match ups that Lucille orchestrated (in her opinion) and I even tested myself to remember each hero's job and the storyline surrounding them. Surprisingly I remembered them all.

Great work Ms Shalvis, can't wait to see what's up next.
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2,449 reviews819 followers
October 17, 2014

As a rabid fan of Jill Shalvis’s books, I’m so sad to have the Lucky Harbor series end. For me, it all started with SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE. After reading about Maddie and Jax, I knew that this was a world that I wanted to live in. With the quaint small town feel and the outrageous cast of quirky characters, Jill Shalvis has refined what sweet and sexy Contemporary Romance is with the Lucky Harbor series. Capping off at book twelve, ONE IN A MILLION marks the last in this beloved series. But fear not, not only is it wonderfully sexy and sweet at the same time, it has also become one of my top favorites of the series.

Readers who have read the series throughout will no doubt know the infamous Lucille. She’s a crazy old lady and a complete nut, but she brings so much to the series that it only makes sense to have the last heroine be her granddaughter, Callie.

Callie runs TyTheKnot.com, an online wedding site acting as an online wedding planner. Though she’s damn good at her job, Callie harbors some bitterness despite the hearts and roses persona she portrays online. She’s been hurt by the man who she was supposed to marry. In fact, when a man stands up his fiancé at their wedding, I’m sure you’d agreed that she has a reason to be pissed. Callie returns to Lucky Harbor to watch over her grandmother, but Lucille is a little mischief maker so you can expect plenty of hijacks to go around.

Tanner Riggs is the last of the hotties in Lucky Harbor. After having been injured, he walks with a limp, but doesn’t allow that to stop him from being the same old adrenaline junkie he has always been. Yet it’s not the long swims or the wild wilderness that gets his heart rate going, it’s a girl he meets at the coffee shop that almost chokes to death when he asks if he can sit with her.

Charming yet heartfelt, Callie and Tanner’s story is definitely one of my favorites of the series. Which actually crushes my heart a bit because it is the last we’ll get from Shalvis. Tanner has a teenage son named Troy who has been getting failing grades and been getting into fights at school. As much as Tanner tries, he often can’t get much more than a word out from Troy, so a lot of the book focuses on building that trust and relationship between Tanner and his son. I absolutely loved this part of the story because it not only showcases Tanner in a different light, but it also creates so much more depth to his character. utc-top-pick

Jill Shalvis has written some unbelievable romances. What I love most about her writing is that she takes her time to get to know the characters so it feels like we relate on a more personably level. She has this incredible way of making readers fall in love with her chareacters within the first few pages of each book that you can’t help but feel a deep rooted connection to them. So by the time the conflict arises, it’s more heartwrenching, more emotional for the reader.

The Lucky Harbor series couldn’t have ended on a more higher note. If you haven’t read this series already, please treat yourself and try them. Not only will you get a laugh, but I’m sure you’ll find a multitude of potential book boyfriends with this series. While I am saddened to have to say goodbye to one of my all-time favorite series, I’m sure there will be plenty of rereads to come.

*ARC provided by publisher
Profile Image for Jaime Arkin.
1,432 reviews1,325 followers
January 12, 2015
My love for this series is epic

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I don’t even know what to feel having turned the last page of this book.
Sadness for sure, because there are no more hot, sexy, single men in Lucky Harbor for me to read about and swoon over.

Happiness because… THAT ENDING.

Confusion because, what the hell do I read now?

Denial because there is no way this is the end. Nope. No way.

Acceptance because… there really are no more coming.

But what a way to go out with this series.

One in a million is Tanner and Callie’s story.

Tanner, the confirmed bachelor and former local bad boy is trying to change that reputation and he’s ready to settle down, especially with his son from a former marriage living with him. He’s determined to show his son just how important he is to him.

Callie has come to Lucky Harbor, but not by choice. At the request of her parents she’s returned to check up on resident gossip and matchmaker Lucille. She’s stayed away because Lucky Harbor isn’t filled with a lot of pleasant memories for her. One reason? Her ex-fiance jilted her at the altar and now he’s happily married. But maybe it’s not so bad when your long-time crush finally notices you.

I really enjoyed these two as characters and because Callie is related to Lucille we get a bit more of her in this installment than we normally do, and that’s just fine with me. She always adds just the right amount of humor and perspective to things and that’s definitely what Callie needs here. Tanner and Callie had wonderful chemistry and seeing them fight their feelings is what makes this fun, though there is a lot of back and forth in this … so just be warned.

I think my favorite parts were seeing Tanner with his son… The moments between the two, Tanner trying to convince him that he’s the best part of his life and he’s never going to turn his back on him were just lovely to read. But also… the guys. I mean seriously. Shalvis knows a thing or two about what women like in their romance heroes! I love that we also get glimpses of the friendships, not only the women in these books, but the men too!

With each and every one of these books Jill has made me a swoon loving, sappy lover of romance. I suppose now is when I should thank her… or really get angry at her for giving me this series of amazing characters and stories and then ending it on me.

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Thank you to Grand Central for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest thoughts.
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2,329 reviews
February 10, 2015
Unrelated, but it has to be said... What does this cover have to do with the story?! Nothing.

Ok. The book. I don't believe I've read anything by Jill Shalvis before. The writing itself wasn't terrible; with the exception of one use of the word "bod", which if I never read again, it will be too soon. No, the writing was fine. It was the CHARACTERS that got on my nerves.

Callie, firstly, was just horrible. Her incessant pity-party throwing was super aggravating, and her attitude about Tanner (she wanted him. She didn't want him. She only wanted to be friends. No, friends with benefits. Why didn't he call her his girlfriend? No wait, she didn't want him. But actually, she loved him) gave me whiplash. She allowed the (completely overdramatized) selfishness of her parents and being abandoned by a jerk at the altar to transform her into a complete head case. She didn't know what she wanted, but punished Tanner for not knowing how to read her mind. I just really didn't feel any connection to her whatsoever.

Tanner was fine. I think the "bromance" between Tanner, Sam, and Cole was a little overdone. It read like the kind of thing a woman would WANT to hear a man say, but that a bunch of guys would never really say to one another. Just not realistic. Tanner was too good to be true, actually; I think your average guy would not have made half that much effort with CrazyPants Callie.

Lucille was a terror. I don't think I would want to read a whole series where she played such a huge role. The only real benefit to her character was that she delivered a couple of much-needed set-downs to Callie during a few of her granddaughter's particularly boneheaded moments.

The friends were basically only there to advance the plot, as they only showed up to verbally or physically move the relationship along. Troy was probably the best of the whole lot for providing a change of pace from the two stubborn idiots pretending not to be in a relationship.

I'm not sure if I would read more of these, especially if (as I'm noticing from surfing through other reviews of Shalvis' books) she uses a very similar format for her other books. The writing was good, it's just not the the kind of story that works for me.

Profile Image for Ami.
5,865 reviews496 followers
November 19, 2014
3.5 stars

I was quite excited with this one for two reasons: 1) Tanner had a fifteen year old son and I truly wanted to read how he bonded with him. As far as I could recall, except for Josh, none of the guys in this story had a son prior to the relationship with the heroine. And Josh's was a child not a teenager ... and 2) Since this was the LAST novel from the Lucky Harbor series, I thought it would be a bittersweet kind of goodbye, but would also go out with a bang.

Alas, this was my least favorite from the last trilogy. I felt like it ran out of steam -- and I felt slightly disappointed because I loved It's in His Kiss, which started this last trilogy. The push-and-pull between Tanner and Callie, on the basis that they didn't believe in true love and they wanted to keep everything in "friends" zone just went a bit too long and frustrating. It was so clear from the beginning that Callie actually believed in love, and Tanner wanted to be more with Callie. I almost lost patience with these two and was ready just to bang their heads together.

Luckily the story still had Troy -- whom I thought was a good addition to the whole cast. I liked him, he made Tanner frustrated but it was all good. I loved that he easily made friend with Lucille. And I did like the I-love-you part.

Nevertheless, it wasn't my favorite from the series and I felt rather sad that the last book didn't exactly end in high note for me.

To recap, these were my favorite books from this series. And the STRANGE COINCIDENCE was that my choice of favorite couples were pretty much the same with Lucille!!! She said it in her own words!!

"Still at her side, Lucille sighed dreamily at Sam and Becca. “These two might be my favorite so far.”

Callie looked at her. “Your favorite so far?”

“Well, it used to be Chloe and Sawyer, but then Sawyer told me he was going to have my driver’s license taken away if I kept driving. Scratched him off the fave list pronto, I can tell you that. I mean, he’s hot, but I’m an excellent driver. My next favorite was Dr. Josh Scott because, well, if you met him you’d understand. But he insists on bugging me about my diet and high blood pressure, blah-blah. And then there was Ben.” Lucille smiled fondly. “Ben was the hardest match because trust me, Aubrey wasn’t the obvious choice for him. Nearly everyone in town disagreed with me. But from day one I knew it’d work between them. I’ve never met two people more suited for each other. But then Becca moved to town and I could see her with Sam. So yeah, they’re my current fave, but they won’t be my last.”

... while my ranking is as follows:

1) It's in His Kiss (#10, Sam/Becca, 5-stars)
2) Head Over Heels (#3, Sawyer/Chloe, 4.5 stars) AND Once in a Lifetime (#9, Ben/Aubrey, 4.5 stars)
3) Forever and a Day (#6, Josh/Grace, 4.25 stars)
Profile Image for Michelle [Helen Geek].
1,772 reviews403 followers
Want to read
September 1, 2014

Overall Rating = 3 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 3 / 3 / 3 = 3 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 3 Stars
Character / Secondary Character Development = 3 / 3 = 3 Stars
“Did I like” Hero / Heroine = 4 / 3 = 3.5 Stars
Story / Background Story Development = 4 / 3 = 3.5 Stars
“Did I like the Damned Thing” = 3 Stars
Ending = 3 Stars
Worth the Chili = 2 Stars -- [$5.99 on Amazon when released 10/28/2014]
Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Mild
368 pages

I was looking forward to Tanner's story. This was good, but it has become pretty apparent that we are winding this series down. I'm getting a bit tired of the community -- the whole Lucille thing is a bit old now. I also think the author is a bit tired of it too. Why? Because there is no depth to the story whatsoever. None. It's cute and very simple reading. I'm ready for Ms. Shalvis to get back to the business of writing something we can sink our teeth into with characters who have some depth. Hope this happens soon, or I may have to give her up.

A quick, very simple read. Tanner deserved more, frankly. A shame he didn't get it.

Happy Reading!

ARC provided by the publisher and author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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124 reviews1 follower
February 23, 2019
Lucky Harbor serisinin son kitabını okuyarak bir devrin sonuna geldim.
Seriye öyle alışmıştım ki son kitabı okumak vedasını okumak içim sızladı.
Callie ve Tanner derdimizin son kahramanları benim de favori karakterinden favori kitaplarımdan biri oldu. O yüzden güzel bir veda oldu.
Callie Lucille nın torunu ve ona teknolojiyi kullanmayı öğreten tüm kasabayı sosyal medya da lanse etmesinin mimarı kendisi ve şimdi son olarak Lucille ın çöpçatanlık işindeki son hedefi torunu Callie ve Tanner...

Tanner Callie nin ilk aşkı ama hiç bir zaman karşılık görmeyen bir aşk onunkisi zaten çok da ortaya çıkarmamış neredeyse kendi içinde yaşamış aşkını yıllar sonrada ilk sevgili evlenmeyi düşündüğü adam tarafından sunakta terk edilmiş sonrasında kendi işini kurup düğün organizasyon işine girmiş büyükannesinin iyi olup olmadığını kontrol etmek için kısa süre Lucyk Harbor'a gelmişti.
Tanner ise eski bir Navy SEAL
Ciftimizin yolu Leah'ın pastahanesinde kesişiyor. Ve sonrasında olaylar su gibi akıp gidiyor. Okuması çok keyifli bir romandı. Lucky Harbor serisinin bende her zaman ayrı bir yeri olacak.
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862 reviews106 followers
April 13, 2023
just finished reading the Lucky Harbor series for the second time and I really enjoyed it. Formula? Yes. Predictable? Yes. But, but but... also very funny with a great cast of characters.

Trashy, funny, sexy, steamy, some profanity... did I mention graphically sexy??? Not my usual cup of tea but I'm really enjoying this series. Similar to Susan Mallory and Kristin Higgins but steamier.

What can I say? I always have a smile on my face when I finish one of these books!😁
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726 reviews621 followers
April 28, 2015
3-3.5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Callie has returned to her hometown to be near her grandmother, Lucille, who is Lucky Harbor's oldest resident, infamous for her gossip, matchmaking skills, and taking stealthy photos of the town's heartthrobs in their half-naked glory. Keeping up with her grandmother is only part of the problem; she's been sent by her parents to determine if Lucille's sanity is still in tact. Callie planned on being in Lucky Harbor for a short period of time, not having the best memories there, including being jilted by her fiancé at the altar. Except coming home isn't as bad as it seems, and there's the small matter of her high school crush being hotter than ever and noticing her for the first time.

Tanner, former hell raiser and adrenaline junkie, has finally started to settle down, especially now that his moody teenage son is back in his life. He's wanted the chance to be a full time dad, but in order to support Troy and his mother he had to join the military and later work on oil rigs. He's committed to showing his son how much he loves him, but Troy doesn't make it easy. If that's not enough on his place, Callie has captured his attention like no other. She makes him smile and relax, but neither are looking for a serious relationship. Can they keep things casual, or is their one final match to be had in Lucky Harbor?

My thoughts
One in a Million. The final Lucky Harbor book. The end of an era. It's hard to believe this is even happening. They were supposed to go on forever, like Lucille. I can think of a few good professions this town is in need of. Hell, even gas station worker would do. These books have been so special to me, and I know I will enjoy re-reading them for years to come. I can't say that One in a Million has my favorite romance of the series, but it's a wonderful way to finish it.

What I didn't like
Let me get this out of the way first. I was very close to rounding the book up to four stars, but I found the romance quite frustrating at times. It's got the classic no-strings-attached plot, with both the hero and the heroine wary of love yet secretly yearning for more. With Callie, being burned at the altar means she doesn't believe in her happy ending anymore, at least not with a guy, whereas Tanner likes to keep his heart locked up tight because it's easier. There is a lot of back and forth, up and down with this relationship, so much that I felt like I was getting whiplash. They were on the same page, then they weren't. The romance moves a tiny step forward only to move backward in the next chapter. Neither can make up their mind about what they truly want, or are too afraid to speak up. Near the end, Callie gets upset with Tanner because he doesn't call her his girlfriend, when mere pages before she had just reminded him that their having sex doesn't change anything. Next up is Tanner's stupidity, when he blows off their date for a legitimate reason but doesn't even think to call or text her. Just unnecessary drama in an otherwise sweet story.

What I liked
Okay, the above makes it sound like I didn't have a good time reading this, which isn't the case. Yes, the characters had me clenching my fists, but I can't stay mad for long in a Jill Shalvis book. There's a lot to love here.

1. Outside of their ignorance, I really liked both Callie and Tanner. Well, Tanner more so. He's got a little bit of the bad boy vibe going on, some cockiness mixed in with innate charm. He's not too proud of his past; getting a girl pregnant at 17 from a one-night stand is at the top of his list, even though he doesn't regret his son for one second. But he has definitely mellowed out in recent years, now keeping most people at a distance. I especially adored the relationship Tanner has with his son; his genuine need to be called "dad" and to have Troy open up to him was heartbreaking to read about. Oh, and he had me swooning hard, too. There's an attractive mix of vulnerability and confidence that had me wrapped around his finger, even when I wanted to be mad at him.

2. This book has one of my favorite romance tropes - "I've liked you since high school." Callie is younger than Tanner, and she had an unbearable crush on him growing up. She wasn't even on his radar, mostly because they ran in different circles, and she was the nerdy, good girl to his rowdy bad boy. I like how Tanner had to try to win her trust back at the end and prove to her that he sees her for who she is and loves her because of it. Their dialogue, too, is some of my favorite. Jill Shalvis has a way of bringing her couples together again and again into sometimes impossibly funny situations and other times romantic and sexy encounters. Tanner and Callie had my heart beating fast whenever they shared a page together.

3. The bromance in the last three books is my favorite of the series. Tanner, Cole, and Sam have been there for one another through thick and thin, and each bring a different puzzle piece to the table. Sometimes they fight, sometimes they're with stubborn each other or even downright mean, but mostly they joke and play and laugh, and they're there to smack some sense into whichever of them needs it. I was smitten with their relationship from the beginning.

4. Lucille!!! She has been a permanent figure in the Lucky Harbor series, but she's never been more present than in One in a Million. It's so fitting that she plays matchmaker one more time, and to her granddaughter no less. I love the antics she gets up to in this book, and there's also some surprising reveals about her character as well. :)

5. I said in my review of He's So Fine that it has one of my favorite beginnings; well, this has one of my favorite endings and epilogues. The proposal scene has that classic Jill Shalvis humor and charm (with a little bit of groveling done on the hero's part), and the epilogue is just too adorable for words. I could have died from happiness.

"Turn around," Tanner said, and she did.
He was standing there in front of her, phone to his ear. Behind him was a crowd of people. He grinned at her and said into the phone, "Gotta go, babe, I'm going to marry the most gorgeous, wonderful, amazing woman I've ever met."
"You sound like a lucky man," she said softly.
"The luckiest."

Is there any better way to end this series?

This review can also be found at Love at First Page.

P.S. How I'd rank the books:
Once in a Lifetime (#9)
It's in His Kiss (#10)
The Sweetest Thing (#2)
Forever and a Day (#6)
Lucky in Love (#4)
At Last (#5)
Simply Irresistible (#1)
Head Over Heels (#3)
One in a Million (12)
He's So Fine (#11)
Always On My Mind (#8)
It Had to Be You (#7)
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July 1, 2018
The Gist: Coming back to your home town to check on your grandma? No prob! Avoiding the guy you crushed on during high school...turns out to be a bit problematic. But at least orgasms are involved! Donuts, too!

I enjoyed Callie and Tanner. Both are a bit apprehensive about love and seriously feeling some sexy vibes with the other. But that's all it can be. They've got their hands full-- her with her crazy gran, him with a sullen teenage son that's now living with him.

They were fun as they tried to resist falling in love. Making excuses to be around each other. Donuts are always a good excuse! They suited and when they could get over the past hurts they'd gone through were so good together. And whew when they let themselves they heat up the sheets! And everywhere else they touch down. lol

I liked the inclusion of both of their families, too. The struggles Tanner and his son went through as they got to know each other. The touching moments when they had a breakthrough. How Callie helped calm both of them without realizing. Liked seeing her with her crazy gran and getting to know a different side of Lucille.

Overall it was a sweet read. Nicely steamy, filled with family and meddling friends, with finding your place and comfort. It was a nice end to the series.
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December 22, 2014
And that's how you end it. I think it was fitting and kind of amazing that the last couple happened to be two Lucky Harbor natives. With the slight drama filled ones of the past two couples in the trio set I loved that this one was simple. No famous backgrounds, no secrets, no guys running from commitment. Just the basics. Callie was just one of those endearingly dorky girl-next-door types. And honestly, I felt I could understand and relate to her more than the other girls. Tanner, a guy who's pretty set in life, dedicated to those he loves, and doing his best to be a better father, a present one. Basically a real catch. Both seemed on the same page most of the time. No huge roadblocks, not really, at least in my eyes. It was also just cute how it started with the coffee and donuts. The first one, with the business-on-top and couch-potato-on-bottom outfit, the choking on food and speechless deer-in-headlights look, that whole Callie package was pretty hilarious. I loved how their kinda sorta friendship evolved a little more, how each slowly got under the skin of the other. Great romance.

Interesting that there was nothing from her parents but I suppose I'll take that if it meant Lucille played a more prominent role. And I loved that nosy, little old lady. The fact that Callie was her granddaughter also made it the best of the matchmaking, in my opinion, because she had a real, close investment in this one. We get a little more heart to heart, to see pass her ogling hot guys and all the gossip. I also thought it was great to see her take Troy under her wing. And speaking of Troy, I loved his role in here, that special relationship with Callie, the growing bond with Tanner, and his protective instinct towards his friend. Kid is one of the good ones.

Random notes:
- Callie was Hannah's bff so I was a little surprised that Ben didn't make a cameo.
- Cole and Tanner. Headlock hug me like you love me, bitch. Not my type. And all that good stuff. Bahaha. Idiots.
- Sawyer!
- Lucille HEA.

Finally, . YES. I thought Sam/Becca's was great but Tanner/Callie's took the cake. I loved how there was a peanut gallery. Every single person in that room, OMG so funny and so perfect and SO Lucky Harbor—everyone in everyone's business. I had the hugest grin while reading that part. It encapsulated what I always got from these books, the family, the friends, the love, the humor.

Ahh, so, bittersweet to say goodbye. For the most part these books were quite enjoyable and fun. But I do think it is time to move on from this town and these characters. This series had a great run.
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March 11, 2019
This was my first book by this author, and while I had some issues with it, I definitely enjoyed it enough that I am going to want to read more. Sometimes I have trouble listening to books that are in third person, especially romance, I kind of like the first person better. I think I'd have liked this even better with two narrators, one for the male and one for the female parts. Not that the narrator was bad, I just think the book might have been better. But I guess when it is in third person, you don't always need the two people to read. Some of the sexy parts were a little cringe-worthy for me, I guess just compared to the really steamy stuff I usually read. I did totally get what the main character mentioned about always feeling like a third wheel, with parents, etc. Because that's totally my life!

Towards the end, the really final issue, I was a little mad that she didn't give him a chance to explain, because she knew he had a son, and should have at least thought that was a possibility. And then, I feel like his proposal was a little soon, but okay. Again, my steamy romances may give me a little more time with that? I did get the friends bit, really is similar to the short story I'm working on.

Review first appeared on Lisa Loves Literature.
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November 5, 2014
Such a fantastic book to end the series, but I'm seriously sad to be saying goodbye to Lucky Harbor :(

Lucky Harbor is one of my all-time favorite series. Jill Shalvis quickly became my go to author, and each book in the series just gets better and better. I loved everything about Callie and Tanner, and I can't wait to see what else Shalvis has planned for the future. But for now, I bid you farewell, Lucky Harbor. Thanks for the memories!





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October 9, 2014
Callie and Tanner

I don't know what it is but the third book in each trilogy is always my favorite. After two just ok books, I really enjoyed this one. It was fun to finally have more of crazy Lucille. Full review to come on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews
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December 20, 2015
My thoughts/feeling while reading - lots and lots of quotes included :)

0% I have a really busy day tomorrow with work and then meeting friends but Im going to start this on the train :)
So excited to get Tanners story - I love kids stories as well as ones with military/law enforcement heroes (including ex) :D But at the same time Im really sad to be saying goodbye to Lucky Harbour - I know we have a novella which I'm looking forward to but this is the last full-length book :(

2% Eric. Damn. Just the sound of her ex’s name made her stomach cramp
Oh poor callie :(
I love seeing more Lucille! She's so so so awesome! <3

3% “I mean, it’s amazing what those little blue pills can do to a man, let me tell you. He can just keep going and going like the Energizer Bunny—”
Hahahaha totally love Lucille! I on,y just managed to stop myself laughing out loud on a packed train hahaha :D

4% Leah
I love these cameos! I'm gonna miss lucky harbour!

5% Way to wow him with a new first impression.
Haha poor callie! Haha though that was a hilarious 'first impression' :D

7% Tanner was more than willing to put in the effort. In fact, he’d never tried harder at anything than he had at being a dad
I love that! He may have made mistakes but he's trying n he won't give up! <3

8% And then two weeks ago Elisa had changed her tune, showing up in town with Troy in tow, as well as Boyfriend Dan. Suddenly she’d been all about sharing custody of their son.
-_- is it bad that that really makes me not like elisa! Like really really not like her -_-

13% You need to take custody.” “Done,” Tanner said.
I love that tanner has no problem with that! It doesn't matter that his son doesn't like him n is rebelling badly - he's his son n that's all that matters! <3 Tanner! I don't like Elisa though -_- like I really don't like her! At all!

14% But that was all in the past. Tanner was a here-and-now kind of guy, and he was going to take what he could get. In this case, it was a second chance with his son—teenage alien or not.
Awwwww LOVE TANNER already! <3 <3

15% “I want you here,” Tanner said, and when Troy looked up, vulnerability and uncertainty flashing across his face, Tanner’s heart squeezed as he nodded reaffirmation.
Awwww Troy! I know tanner might not gave been round much but it was so he could provide for you!

16% Troy’s mouth quirked at the very corners in an almost smile and Tanner felt like he’d been given a winning lottery ticket.
How is tanner so fucking perfect! I absolutely LOVE seeing him with troy! <3 <3 <3

17% And he realized… She’d been saving the chair for him. He liked that. He liked that a whole hell of a lot
Awwww me too! I'm totally loving callie n tanner! So can't wait to see more! Loving this book! <3 <3

19% Callie was still shocked
Me too! I wasn't expecting that - though it makes me love tanner more! <3 especially the way he went about it :D

20% In the past five years alone, I’ve been responsible for…Let’s see…” She counted on her fingers. “Jax, Ford, Sawyer, Ty, Matt, Josh, Luke, Jack, Ben, Sam, and Cole.” She beamed with pride. “All found their happily-ever-afters with a little help from moi—even if most of them have no idea I helped them.
I totally love Lucille - her grand daughter is a great way to finish this amazing series! <3

22% And your grandma thought of it too. She’s out there lobbying for the two of you.” “Lobbying?” “Trying to get everyone involved in matchmaking the two of you. It’s on her Tumblr.”
LOVE Lucille! I can't stop highlighting! Totally love this book! <3

26% And what the hell do you mean, I’m not your type?”
Haha I love Cole and tanner! They're hilarious! <3

28% For a beat she thought maybe he was going to kiss her on the cheek. It threw her in a startlingly good way and she stilled. He did the same. His dark eyes softened and the laughter faded out of them. Then he shifted even closer so that her body brushed his. She felt every inch of herself quiver because holy cow. Something was burning
Love the chemistry between these two! <3 <3

29% Callie closed her eyes. “Thank you, Siri.” “Yes,” Tanner said, smiling. “Thank you, Siri.” “You’re going to forget you heard that,” she said.
Hahahahhaha <3 LOVE LUCILLE! <3

30% Her throat was tight when she said, “And you don’t see how good a man you are?” “I’ve still got a lot to make up for.” He wanted redemption for the wildness of his youth. He wanted to make amends. He wanted to man up and be a dad.
TANNER! <3 <3 <3

32% She sighed again. “This is bad, Tanner.” Yes. Yes, it was bad. Very, very bad. It wasn’t only a volatile situation but a dangerous one as well. More dangerous than being a SEAL. More dangerous than any rig job. Because this wasn’t a threat to his body, which had time and time again proven itself able to withstand much more than he’d thought possible. No, this time the danger was to his heart and soul. And he didn’t think either of them could take the hit.
It's good very good! I love that these two both know what's going on! I'm totally LOVING these two - they're perfect! <3

33% When Troy had first come to Lucky Harbor, he’d refused to call him Dad, instead using Tanner’s given name. Which had annoyed the hell out of him, but he’d hidden that because as he knew more than anyone, teenagers could see a weakness from a mile away. But he knew damn well that Troy knew how badly Tanner had wanted to be called Dad. “Now?” he asked the kid wryly. “Really?” “Dessert,” Troy explained. Naturally. Forget the Hallmark moment, it was about dessert.
Awwwwww! <3 <3 <3 I seriously love tanner (n troy - looking forward to hopefully seeing more of him!) <3 <3

35% I don’t find it funny, my only son refusing to let himself love.” He sighed, wrapped an arm around her shoulders, and pulled her in. “I love plenty. I love you, you meddling old woman.” “Hmph,” she said, looking secretly pleased.
Awww tanner! <3 <3 <3 I love his mum! <3

37% Troy gave an indifferent shrug that didn’t match the unmistakable yearning in his eyes
Oh troy! :( Callies right! I can't wait to see him realise how much tanner loves him! <3

40% Troy didn’t look impressed so Tanner repeated it, like he was fifteen too. “I do.” Or he used to anyway. He eyed the dock. The empty dock. Because Callie was long gone. And that’s when he realized it was true. He had absolutely no game.
Haha poor tanner! Haha I loved the conversation between troy n callie - I hope we get to see more! <3

42% Not the pretend fire thing again,” Callie muttered. “Uh-huh. And a firefighter named Jack told your grandma that the next time she pulled another stunt like that, they might arrest her. And she said she hoped it was Sheriff Sawyer Thompson who arrested her because she had a thing for a man with handcuffs.”
Hahahahaha I LOVE LUCILLE! <3 have I mentioned that before! Hahahaha <3 <3

45% Sam’s phone rang and he pulled it from his pocket. In the old days, he never answered his phone. But that was B.B. Before Becca. Suddenly the silent, brooding Sam was Mr. Chatty Cathy.
I love that! <3 Sam!

46% More than a little relieved, he started to turn to Callie, only to let out an oomph as something crashed into him. Callie throwing herself at him. “Thank you!” Cupping his jaw, she brought his face down and gave him a smacking kiss on the cheek. “Thank you.” She kissed his other cheek.
Haha I love callie! <3 she's crazy n I love it! <3 <3

48% You’re not paying attention,” she said. “Trust me, you have one hundred and fifty percent of my attention.” Had he ever been so hard? He couldn’t remember. Hell, at the moment he couldn’t remember his own name.
<3 I love how much Callie can affect Tanner! <3 <3

51% “Try to relax,” she murmured, and kept at the torture, doing her best to find every single millimeter of his leg that hurt. “Jesus Christ,” he gasped as she kneaded a particularly hard knot until it seemed to finally ease somewhat. Once it did, she lightened her touch and finally he began to relax. Her hands got sore but she kept at it, feeling her heart squeeze at the pain he must feel all the time.
Oh poor tanner! :'( I love that callie wants to help him! <3

52% “You like me too?” She smiled. “Maybe.” Her smile faded. “But I’m trying really hard not to.” He nodded. “You should stick with that,” he said softly. Right. Because neither of them wanted this. “Don’t worry,” she said just as softly. “I plan to.”
You know what happens to plans! Both of them know it's more but are just too scared to admit it! <3 <3 loving this book! <3

54% Tanner was ticked off too. Not because he’d have to spend time with the kid. He wanted that. He wanted that more than he wanted his next breath. What he didn’t want was Elisa making Troy feel like an unwanted piece of luggage. He looked at the kid standing there, hands shoved in his pockets, shoulders hunched.
I love that tanner gets to spend more time with his son but I hate Elisa for what she's doing to troy -_-

55% He wasn’t here just for a booty call, she realized. He was here for…comfort? He’d certainly given her comfort, more than a few times now. But he’d never sought it from her before. Until now. Her heart swelled and she pulled him in further so she could shut the door.

56% Troy’s mouth twitched.
Aww troy! I really love him n I'm glad callies telling him these things - hopefully he'll listen to it n understand the decisions tanners made! :)

59% “Good,” Tanner said. “One more thing.” Troy tensed. “Yeah?” Tanner put his hand on the kid’s shoulder. “The way you’ve got your friends’ back? I want you to know that I have yours in the same way. And I expect you to let me know when you need me to do something more.”
Why is tanner soooo perfect!! <3 <3 I need to go to bed I have work tomorrow but I just can't put this book down!

60% “Then he wasn’t the right one,” Becca said. “Definitely he wasn’t,” Callie agreed. “But how will you know if Tanner’s the right one if you don’t give him a shot? What if he’s the One, Callie?”
Becca! <3 <3 she's right callie! <3

61% She wasn’t sure why she felt so invested in him, but it wasn’t just her feelings for Tanner, she knew that much. Troy had wormed his way into her heart all on his own.
I love that! I love that she loves troy for Troy not just coz he's tanners son!

62% I’m sorry. I’m still processing. You and Mr. Wykowski?” “Told you,” she said. “I’ve had lots of love in my lifetime.” “You hid it well.” “I hid nothing.” She smiled. “I kept waiting for you to read between the lines.” “You said he was just a friend.”
I love that they've been together years n callie just didn't know!

64% I need a ride.” “Troy?” she asked, coming more awake.
Oh callie :( her n tanner are hurting my heart! But I'm really happy troys ringing her for help! I love the bond they're building! <3

65% “Aw.” “No,” he said. “No aw. It’s not straight.” “Where is she?” Callie asked. “I texted her and told her not to come, that I couldn’t get out of work.” “So you lied,” she said. “Because…?” “The heart’s crooked.”
Awww troy! <3 you just melted my heart! <3 <3
There was such naked pain in the question that it stabbed right through Callie’s heart. “Oh, honey, don’t you get it yet? He’d never do that. He’d never walk away from you. He’s not like that.” Even as she said the words, she realized she really believed them. Tanner didn’t walk away.
Oh troy! I don't know about Callie but that broke my heart! When's he gonna realise that what Callie's saying is the truth! :'(
She could really fall for him, and he would catch her.
Omg! I love that!! I can't stop highlighting! 3 times in 1 page! Damn I'm LOVING this book soooo much! Favourite of this trilogy already if not the whole series - though I'd have to REREAD the others coz it's been so long but you get what I'm saying haha <3

67% What he wasn’t so good at was doubt. He’d long ago learned to squelch that emotion deep and ignore it, pretending it didn’t exist. And yet a lifetime of lessons of doing just that flew out of the window as he stood there drenched from the pounding rain in Callie’s doorway, never having felt less sure of himself.
Awww tanner!! <3 <3

68% Explain,” he said, not giving an inch.
I love that he won't give up! <3

69% But for the first time in his life he didn’t know if he could do the right thing, not even to save himself.
Awww tanner! <3 <3 <3

70% “Tanner.” “Tell me,” he said, voice thick. “Tell me what you want. Anything.”
These two are sooo hot! <3 <3

72% You said you didn’t hate me.” “I don’t, but I’m still pissed as hell. Troy deserves better than this from his mom.”
Oh poor troy and poor tanner! :( I love how tanners reacted - really mature but I really really don't like elisa! -_- not coz of what she did years ago but because of what she's doing to troy now - she's being really selfish n thinking of herself and isn't being a mother n thinking of her son! -_-

74% Troy stared at him, obviously a little blown back by Tanner’s vehemence
Awwww!! Tanner!! <3 <3 I love how he handled that and he thinks he's a shit dad! <3 <3

75% Troy eyed him warily. “So do we have to, like, hug now or something?” “Yeah,” Tanner said, and snagged Troy with an arm around the neck and pulled him in, giving him a knuckle rub on the head first for good measure. With another of those precious laughs, Troy shoved free. “Hope you got that out of your system.” “I probably didn’t,” Tanner said. “I might feel the need to tell you that. A lot.” “And the hugging?” Troy asked, the wary look on his face just a front now. “I don’t know, man,” Tanner said. “I kinda liked it.”
Awwwwwwwww! I just a did that out loud - thank god I'm alone! I fucking love troy n tanner! <3 <3 <3

76% Sam pulled back from Becca just far enough to curl an arm around her, keeping her close as possible as they greeted people. He was as big and bad and tough as they came, but he kept looking down at Becca with undeniable and unapologetic love, like she was his entire world.
Sam!!! <3 <3 love that Callies finally been honest with herself about what she wants! <3 <3 loving this book!

77% So yeah, they’re my current fave, but they won’t be my last.” She slid Callie a look. “That’ll be you, by the way. In case you’re not keeping up
I totally agree with Lucille! That's how I've felt this entire series - she's named all my favourites! <3 <3 <3 Jill Shalvis is AWESOME!
I’m going to retire from matchmaking.
Oh no Lucille! Why! I love your matchmaking - I don't wanna say goodbye to lucky harbour! :'(

78% Barraged by unwelcome emotions, she stood there, trembling. The truth was, she’d created a fantasy—a relationship with Tanner. But it wasn’t real. They weren’t a couple at all. And the very thing she’d promised herself wouldn’t happen—that she’d go into this thing with her eyes wide open and not get hurt—had come to be. Because she was hurt. To her heart and soul.
Oh callie! It's not a fantasy but tanner still doesn't know you've changed your mind - he's still thinking you don't want labels! :'(

79% You old dog,” Lucille said, and cackled. “Yes. Hell yes.” And for the first time in Tanner’s memory, the gossip manager of Lucky Harbor became the gossipee.
Awwwww! Yay! I'm so happy - I love that Lucille has gotten her own HEA in the last book as she's been responsible for 12 (inc. callie n tanner coz they have to get theirs) others! <3 <3

80% He was willing to take whatever she would give him, and if that meant friends with benefits, or just friends, or just benefits, he’d take those crumbs. But if she walked away from him, he would be decimated. Apparently there was a point of no return, and he’d crossed it. Not just strolled over it but steamrolled past it.
Awwwwwww tanner!! <3 why are you so goddamn perfect!! <3 <3

81% As he slid into her, he dropped his forehead to hers. “Home,” he whispered. “You’re like coming home.”
TANNER!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 so hot! But I seriously can't wait for these to finally talk! <3

82% “A date?” she asked in a surprised voice, and regret hit him like a one-two punch to the solar plexus.
Aww callie! When are you going to realise tanner loves you! <3 <3 he only said that yesterday coz that what you've been saying all this time! <3

84% “Whatever it takes to make this work between us,” Tanner said. Troy stopped walking to stare at him. “You’d really do that? Move? For me?” “Whatever it takes,” Tanner said again, and was stunned when Troy leaned in for a hug. Tanner didn’t hesitate, just wrapped his arms around his kid and held tight for the moment it was allowed, closing his eyes while his heart swelled until it squeezed against his ribs.
Awwwwww I fucking these boys! Tanner n Troy are AMAZING! <3

85% “Well, yeah,” Tanner said. “We’re a package deal.” Troy stared at him from eyes that were suddenly a little shiny. Tanner cupped the back of the kid’s head and lowered his own to be at eye level with his son’s. “Right?” Troy nodded.
How the fuck does this book keep getting better - I can't bloody stop highlighting! <3

87% You’re afraid,” Lucille said flatly and with frank disappointment. “Call a spade a spade, honey, and at least own up to it. You’re afraid to open your heart and let anyone in. And let me tell you what, that man isn’t just anyone, he’s a man I hand-picked for you, and I’m never wrong.
You tell her Lucille! Make her see - tanner can do the rest! :D <3 <3

88% “There’s something you don’t get,” he said. “Some men walk away. Not me. I don’t operate that way. Yes, I fucked up. I fucked up big and I hurt you, and that was the last thing I ever wanted to do. But I want to fix this. I’m not sure how, but I’m not running. I’m choosing you, Callie. I’m not going anywhere and I want this to work. But if you don’t want it too, tell me right now.”
Awwww tanner! I love how callies reacted to tanners reason - it was perfect! These two are perfect! <3 <3

89% Oh, for God’s sake” came Lucille’s voice through the door. “They’re talking too quietly. I can’t hear a thing.”
Hahah Lucille! <3 and tanner!!! <3 <3 I fucking LOVE this book - I can't stop highlighting! I'm going to have to seriously cut these down! <3 <3

90% Jesus.” Tanner pinched the bridge of his nose and then pointed at the door. “Everyone out.” “You sure?” Cole asked. “You might not do it right and need backup.” “Do what?” Callie asked, heart thudding in her chest. Tanner closed his eyes, muttered something that sounded like “fucking nosy bodies,” and then reached for Callie’s hands to pull her into him.
Hahahahah literally chuckling out loud! You're gonna have an audience tanner - no getting out of it haha <3

91% Sam wrapped an arm around Cole’s neck and covered his mouth. “Got him,” he said to Tanner. “Carry on.” Jesus.
Hahahaahahaha I love this book! Poor tanner he'll be able to do it uninterrupted in a minute! Hahaha <3 <3

100% Perfect! I loved this book soooo much! My favourite of the trilogy if not the whole series! This is definitely going on my favourites shelf and I'll have to do a reread of this series at some point coz I know I have other books in this series that should be on that shelf but I never had one at the time! <3 what a way to end the series - so sad that it's done but what an ending! <3 looking forward to reading the novella tomorrow n revisiting chloe and sawyer! Totally recommend this series I'm going to miss lucky harbour so much! <3
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April 18, 2015

This review has two parts, the first one's about this book, the second's about the whole series.

Part 1

I enjoyed Tanner and Callie's story from the very start. It was a pleasure getting to know these characters and seeing them getting their second chance at love.

The fact that Tanner had a teenage kid and that Callie's an important part of one of Lucky Harbor's dearest residents, made the book even better because it added different layers to it: the love between a father and a son, the love between a granddaughter and her grandma...

And of course, I cannot not mention the rest of Lucky Harbor's supporting characters from the previous two books and even from earlier books. Of course I would've loved seeing every LH making an appearance because this is the last book (note: I say book, because there's still a novella left but that's shorter) but I loved seeing the little mentions. I couldn't help feeling nostalgia when Lucille would remember her matchmakings since book 1.

'One in a Million' was a great addition to this amazing series. It was not perfect. Sometimes the MCs would frustrate me with their slowness, but in the end, I loved them individually and apart. There couldn't have been a better last book to this series than this one with Tanner and Callie, especially considering who Callie is.

Part 2

What can I say that I haven't said in my other eleven reviews? That Jill Shalvis did an amazing job bringing the town of Lucky Harbor and its residents to life. I'm still grateful of the day I checked the RITA awards winners one day and saw a book called 'Simply Irresistible'. I read the plot, read the book and BAM! I was in love with this town.

I never thought the book would go on to be a series of twelve books (and some novellas). I never thought that I would be in this moment, reading a book 12 (because I usually give up on long series). But Jill Shalvis and Lucky Harbor are magic and I couldn't let them go.

I'm grateful for that first book that introduced me to Maddie, Jax, Tara, Ford, Chloe, Sawyer and my dearest Lucille, because if it hadn't been for them, I wouldn't have known the other characters that followed and I wouldn't be feeling a tiny bit sad (okay, a lot sad) that this series has ended. But you know what? I'm not saying goodbye. These books will be in my bookshelf waiting to be read. These characters are in my heart and they're not going away.

Jill, thank you for sharing this town with us. Thank you for the laughter, smiles, tears, happiness and love you brought into my life.

THANK YOU for Maddie, Jax, Tara, Ford, Chloe, Sawyer, Mallory, Ty, Amy, Matt, Grace, Josh, Ali, Luke, Leah, Jack, Aubrey, Ben, Becca, Sam, Olivia, Cole, Callie, Tanner.

Thank you for Phoebe, Mia, Lance, Tucker, Anna, Toby, Mrs. Burland, Mr. Wykowski, Mr. Lyons and every other senior citizen.

And last but not least, thank you for Lucille, for the laughter her matchmaking brought me, for her love to every Lucky Harbor resident and for her social media skills.

Lucille, I'm sad you're retiring from your matchmaking job but thank you for doing an excellent job all these years.

Lucky Harbor books in my order of preference:

1. Simply Irresistible (Maddie & Jax) book 1
2. Lucky in Love (Mallory & Ty) book 4
3. The Sweetest Thing (Tara & Ford) book 2
4. Once in a Lifetime (Aubrey & Ben) book 9
5. It Had to be you (Ali & Luke) book 7
6. It's in His Kiss (Becca & Sam) book 10
7. Head Over Heels (Chloe & Sawyer) book 3
8. Forever and a Day (Grace & Josh) book 6
9. One in a Million (Callie & Tanner) book 12
10. He's so Fine (Olivia & Cole) book 11
11. Always on my mind (Leah & Jack) book 8
12. At Last (Amy & Matt) book 5

Special mention to Under the Mistletoe, which is a novella that tells the story of Mia, Tara & Ford's daughter.

**I received this ARC from the publisher via net galley in exchange of an honest review
Profile Image for Terri  Wino.
692 reviews61 followers
August 9, 2020
3-1/2 stars.

I was glad to finally get to Tanner's story, but a little sad that I have reached the end of the Lucky Harbor series. Of course, now I get to backtrack and start this author's Animal Magnetism series.

The relationship between Callie and Tanner felt a little more realistic than some of the other couples' in this series. I enjoyed just as much the way that Tanner had to establish a relationship with his teenage son Troy.

There were a few times I was a little frustrated with Callie's lack of confidence in herself, but in light of certain events in her past, I could overlook it.

All in all, a nice story to end this series.
Profile Image for Geo Marcovici.
1,285 reviews299 followers
December 28, 2021
O poveste de dragoste frumoasă, extrem de emoționantă.
Callie este nepoata lui Lucille, o bătrână adorabilă, care de-a lungul acestei serii ne-a făcut să râdem în hohote cu trăznăile sale.
Callie este o tânără împlinită pe plan profesional, își conduce propria afacere de pe internet, putând lucra de oriunde. În același timp, tânăra este timidă, închisă în ea și ușor temătoare.
Pe măsură ce-i descoperim povestea, înțelegem și cum a ajuns astfel.
Tanner, un fost pușcaș marin, un tip care încă de tânăr și-a asumat consecințele propriilor fapte, este acum un bărbat care are propria afacere împreună cu prietenii săi. În același timp are grijă de fiul său Troy, un adolescent nesigur pe el sau pe tatăl său.
Cei doi se cunosc din tinerețe, deși diferența dintre ei nu le-a îngăduit la acea vreme să se apropie. Apoi, cursul vieții fiecăruia a pornit-o în direcții diferite. Iar Tanner, fără să își dorească așa ceva, reușește să-i rupă sufletul acestei tinere care avea atâta nevoie de iubire...
O lectură care te umple atât de tristețe cât și de bucurie. Autoarea Jill Shalvis reușește să ofere o lecție de viață în timp ce putem observa că dragostea adevărată rezistă tuturor impedimentelor.
Știți ce mi-a plăcut cel mai mult?
Momentul în care tânăra încearcă să-l calmeze pe Tanner atunci când fiul acestuia a făcut o boacănă cât el de mare. Aceea a fost clipa în care am realizat că, indiferent de ceea ce se va mai întâmpla între Callie și Tanner, aceștia vor fi capabili să lase în urmă suferințele trecutului și să dea cu adevărat o șansă iubirii!
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2,631 reviews360 followers
March 8, 2017
The twelfth and final full length novel in the awesome Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis. Callie Sharpe, an online wedding planner, is back in Lucky Harbor to check on her eccentric grandmother, Lucille, and encounters her secret high school crush, Tanner Riggs, partner of Sam and Cole from previous books. Tanner, an ex-Navy SEAL and explosives expert, was a football star in high school and Callie was a lowly nerd. In fact, we learn that Lucille's talent on the computer was, in fact, due to her granddaughter. (hehe) So after several coffee and donut encounters, can Callie and Tanner take their relationship to a higher level?

Such a fun end to the series! Though there is a novella featuring a familiar couple that comes after this one. I am definitely reading that one too. ☺ I loved the characters and so happy we got more Lucille. This series held up well from the first to the finish and I happily recommend every single one!
Profile Image for Heather andrews.
9,520 reviews151 followers
August 7, 2014
This one was bittersweet for me, knowing this is the last book in the series, but at least Tanner gets a turn in the limelight. Boy, did I love him, he's so chivalrous, "he craned his neck and eyed the door. He couldn't have gotten far. "Want me to go beat the s*** out of him?" He sometimes doesn't take things seriously but it's all part of his charm, "yes," he said without hesitation. "A beautiful woman touching my body would make me feel a lot better." I loved this book and the series.
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2,476 reviews18 followers
October 30, 2014
Two-haiku review:

Once left at altar
She plans weddings, won't marry
High school crush agrees

Shalvis really rocks
Takes clichés and makes them real
Lucky Harbor's great!
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