So… Jill Shalvis… you’ve got me for good. I mean you’re stuck with me for life.
My reviews for these books are probably quite repetitive, but I can’t deny my love for them any longer.
In book 6 of the Lucky Harbor series, we meet Grace and Josh… Grace isn’t in Lucky Harbor to stay (yeah right, I’d never leave with these men living there!) She’s basically starting over. The job she moved out to the west coast for didn’t pan out due to a loser boss and a chance meeting during a freak storm introduced her to her best friends, Amy & Mallory. Grace is just making it by picking up odd jobs here and there to pay for her room at the B&B and food while she goes on interviews in Portland and Seattle hoping that she’ll get a job that will make her parents proud.
Josh Scott is the overworked, overwhelmed Lucky Harbor doctor… did I mention he’s a dad? yes… yes he is. *cue swoons* He’s also the brother to a paralyzed rebellious sister who he doesn’t understand and the owner of a pug named Tank. Trying to manage his family and his work life isn’t working so well for him and with the addition of Tank, he accidentally calls Grace and hires her to be his dog walker.
A disastrous first day aside, Josh leans on Grace for help and support and she steps up and I loved every single minute of it.
I wanted more swoony dad, but I love what we got for sure. The chemistry between these two was believable and hot hot hot. I struggled because there were times I wanted to spoon Josh while he napped and also do naughty naughty things to him. *I do realize he’s fictional* lolz but his life was give give give and that made me sad because we all need stuff to be about us just once in a while.
Shalvis has this ability with her writing to give me the swoons. I can’t help it, she has this talent and I beg for more.
“There’s a code… a guy code.”
“The guy code says you get yours first.”
And then I’m all… OMG WHY IS THIS GUY CODE NOT WIDELY KNOWN?? or is it and I’ve just not known the right guys??? omg lolz
I said it before, after the first three I was kinda Meh about reading these last three thinking that Jax, Ford and Sawyer just couldn’t be topped, but in all honesty, I think that I liked these final three more. The books have progressively gotten better and have become a benchmark of contemporary romance books for me. These are what all contemporary romance books should aspire to be. A lot of fun, some laughter, a teeny tiny bit of angst and a lot of sweet sweet love!
Thank you Jill Shalvis for the men of Lucky Harbor… I’m not against you creating more … just saying!