Thursday, May 19, 2011

Book review: The Sweetest Thing by author Jill Shalvis

The Sweetest Thing is the second novel in The Lucky Harbor series by author Jill Shalvis. This series is about 3 sisters that inherit a Inn from their deceased mother in Lucky Harbor, Washington. The first in this series is Simply Irresistible that told Maddie and Jax's story. I reviewed it here and the blog and loved it. This book is Tara and Ford's story.

Two Men Are One Too Many . . .

Tara has a thousand good reasons not to return to the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Yet with her life doing a major crash-and-burn, anywhere away from her unfulfilled dreams and sexy ex-husband will do. As Tara helps her two sisters get their newly renovated inn up and running, she finally has a chance to get things under control and come up with a new plan for her life.

But a certain tanned, green-eyed sailor has his own ideas, such as keeping Tara hot, bothered . . . and in his bed. And when her ex wants Tara back, three is a crowd she can't control-especially when her deepest secret reappears out of the blue. Now Tara must confront her past and discover what she really wants. If she's lucky, she might just find that everything her heart desires is right here in Lucky Harbor.

Tara is still working in the restaurant in town and getting the kitchen at the Inn ready to feed their guests when they open. Ford is still hanging around Tara driving her nuts when her ex husband shows up and adds himself to the mix. Tara's race car driver ex-husband Logan has decided he wants her back. Ford wants her too so the fight is on between the two. Add to this a secret from Tara and Ford's past shows up. Seventeen years ago Tara had a child fathered by Ford when she was only 17 years old. She knew that she was not ready for the responsibility so she gave the baby up. She's never been able to forgive herself for it either even if it was the right thing to do. Even though Logan keeps trying to push his way back into a relationship with Tara, Ford is the one who captures her heart, There is so much funny dialog in this book and the relationship between Ford Tara and their daughter Mia will get to you pretty quick. I just love love love Ford. He is a rock for Mia and Tara.  If Tara didn't want him I'd take him lol There is one more installment in this series Head over Heels which will be the third book which will be Chloe and Sawyer's story. You can a excerpt for this at the back on The Sweetest thing or you can read it on Jill Shalvis website by clicking here. You can read a excerpt for The Sweetest Thing and Simply Irresistible on her website as well. i give The Sweetest Thing 5 out of 5 Modokker Book Pick stars. This was one of those books i enjoyed from start to finish and will definitely read again.


  1. Loved this book as well! I'm 66.6% positive that I love this series. I'm sure the last installment will be as wonderful as the other two. Simply Irresistible got me started on Jill Shalvis and I have yet to be disappointed.

  2. Cassies i've read alot of Jill Shalvis and never been disappointed. Keep checking out her backlist. I'm working my way back thru them myself. I can't wait for the third book. Should be good!