Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Review: Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis

Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis
Series: Lucky Harbor, Book 4
Publisher: Forever
Genre: Contemporary Romance Lucky in Love Cover
Release Date: May 22, 2012
ISBN: 9781455503728
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ER Nurse Mallory Quinn is the quintessential good girl, which means she’s always taking care of everyone around her and the men she goes out with fit the bill for being Mr. Right. At the urging of her friends and fellow chocoholics, Mallory decides to take a walk on the wild side with a Mr. Wrong. And sexy Lucky Harbor mystery man Ty Garrison is the perfect Mr. Wrong for Mallory to let loose with. As hot as the sparks are that fly between her and Ty, Mallory knows that his stay in Lucky Harbor is only temporary. But the more time Mallory and Ty spend together, the closer they get. Will Mallory come to regret her decision to have a fling with Mr. Wrong when he turns out to be the perfect-for-her Mr. Right?

Return to the lively town of Lucky Harbor in the charming, sensual Lucky in Love. I fell in love with the town and people Jill Shalvis introduced in her first three Lucky Harbor books (Simply Irresistible, The Sweetest Thing, and Head Over Heels), so I had high expectations coming into Lucky in Love. Ms. Shalvis did not disappoint! Mallory is a bright, fun, hardworking, caring heroine I simply adored. Like all the Lucky Harbor heroines, Mallory is someone I’d love to be friends with, were she real. But despite how together Mallory appears to be on the outside, she carries internal scars from her past which broke my heart. Ty, in turn, is a former Navy SEAL medic who lost his team and still carries scars of his own from that. He doesn’t want to get attached to anything or anyone, which is why he thinks getting involved with Mallory is a bad idea. What Ty can’t see (at first) is that Mallory is perfect for him. The two of them have fantastic chemistry, which translates into sizzling heat and a heartwarming love story.

Lucky in Love is the fourth book in Ms. Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor series, but it can easily be read as a standalone. Where the first three Lucky Harbor books revolved around three sisters and three best friends, Lucky in Love starts off a new trilogy within the series, this one about three chocoholics and the men who love (or will soon love) them. Fans of the first three Lucky Harbor books will be delighted to hear mention of the previous books’ heroes and heroines, and Sawyer from Head Over Heels even plays a small role in Lucky in Love.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I want to move to Lucky Harbor! The town and its residents are so energetic, so endearing, that I’m always swept away by the Lucky Harbor books, and Lucky in Love is no exception. A strong addition to an already fantastic series, Lucky in Love is one book fans of contemporary romance should not miss!