Thursday, February 20, 2014

Book review: Once in a Lifetime (Lucky Harbor #9) by Jill Shalvis

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Available Feb 18th 2014


After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future.

Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben - even though he has absolutely no idea what she's done . . .

Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?

In this installment of the Lucky Harbor series we get Ben's story. He intrigued me in previous books. Seemed like a brooder and very mysterious.  He's been gone for 5 years after the death of his wife and now he's back in town. He soon finds himself helping Aubrey Wellington get her book store together. Aubrey has a reputation from way back of being bitchy and getting or causing trouble. Now she's trying to make up for a lot of things from her past with a list of people she feels she's wronged and Ben's on the list.  Ben finds himself drawn in by her and curious about her mysterious behavior. When he finds out about the list he insists on getting involved out of curiosity. What he finds is a woman he can admire. The problem is what happens when he finds out he's on the list and why.  What i loved about this book is the chemistry of Ben and Aubrey. You can feel the hot factor coming off the page right from the beginning. Ben and Aubrey seem like opposites in a lot of ways and in a lot of ways the same. Both have different backgrounds to overcome and even though Ben comes across as the strong one it's really Aubrey who is Brave.  Jill Shalvis knocks it out of the park with Ben and Aubrey. Charming and fun dialogue and  hot sex scenes down to the emotional ending it's one of the best books i have read so far this year. Take me back to Lucky Harbor again and again.

Find out more about the Lucky Harbor series and author Jill Shalvis here

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