Friday, May 17, 2013

It Had To Be You (Lucky Harbor #7) by Jill Shalvis

Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she's a thief, and now she's about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who's as sexy as he is stern....

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke's own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5
Coming May 28th
They grow some fine ass men in Lucky Harbor. Seriously, they're just so damn...pretty! Like make you go all girly and *swoon* pretty. I love coming back to Lucky Harbor. It's one of those series that's just fun and light and comforting. And the same held true for It Had To Be You. Shalvis knows how to create a heart filled romance that'll make you smile and has you falling in love right along with her characters.

I really enjoyed Ali and Luke. They have great chemistry and have one of those crazy funny first meets that just make you snicker a bit. There are some grrrs and arrgs, some laugh out loud moments and some sigh worthy sexy bits along the way as they try to save Ali's hide after she kinda sorta frames herself and has the town thinking she's a thief.

"I can't believe you did that!"

He rose in one fluid motion, satisfaction unmistakable on his face. He took a step back, slipped in a puddle of water she'd spilled earlier while softening the clay, and went down on his ass.

She scrambled to her knees and crawled to him. "God. God, Luke. Are you okay?"

"No. I think I broke my ego."

Relief making her giddy, she dropped her head to his chest and laughed.
Ali's a feisty heroine you can't help but love (even when drunk and falling off docks). She's cute, sweet, artistic and never gives up no matter what life throws at her. She's also very protective of those around her which is just what Luke, who is all kinds of sexy police detective goodness, needs as he escapes to Lucky Harbor for some peace and quiet after a case goes bad. He can be a little grumbly but he's one you'd want in your corner because he's just a good man that does what's right and is always there for those in need. They're just good people you'd want to know in real life which is something Shalvis really excels at when creating her characters time and time again.

I loved the whodunit type mystery that went along with the romance and getting to see them figuring it all out and trying to deny the bond forming between them at the same time. While it's pretty light hearted overall one of the things I loved was that there was a deeper level with these two. They've both had some hard things in their pasts and I liked that we got to see them let each other in and see the things they keep hidden most of the time.

Now, as much as I enjoyed this little romp in Lucky Harbor there was one thing I really missed this time round. You know those "ism's" that each book had at the start of the chapter? Those were GONE! Not a one and I realized how much I actually loved reading those in the other books. The crazy wacky town with it's Facebook addiction and love of gossip was there but a little dialed down as well which made the book not pop quite as much for me even though it was really damn good.

As always I was curious what Shalvis had up her sleeve for the next trio of Lucky Harbor books always she really didn't disappoint. I love that this time the trio of books will revolve around a group of guys that are friends and from the little tastes we got I can't wait to see more from them. If you love a good romance that's sweet and sexy and that'll make you laugh out loud more than once this is a series to pick up. If you're new to the series It Had To Be You can easily be read as a stand alone but I'd so suggest starting with book one. The whole series is amazing and really shouldn't be missed.

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And because Luke loved the water...

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