My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I totally waited to read this after reading Lucky Harbor #1 because my mind was all “who could ever live up to Jax!!”
I will never again sit and wait to read a Jill Shalvis book. Ever. I adore fluff. I adore a good love story. I adore the lucky harbor boys. This book has all of those things and I turned that last page with a satisfied smile on my face.
I was reluctant to start mostly because I wasn’t a big fan of Tara in the first book, but to be honest, she grew on me. I really ended up liking her by the end. She is the ‘mom’ of the sisters… making sure everyone is eating and working. Adjust the plans to make the Inn a Bed & Breakfast to allow her to use her skills just made perfect sense for the girls and I couldn’t agree more.
Ford… I really think Ford might be my kind of guy. Tall, tanned and into sailing… Olympic gold medalist and definite bachelor. His history with Tara hasn’t allowed them to get close since her return 6 months ago, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t thought about it.
Their reconnecting isn’t going to be easy though of course. Tara’s ex-husband shows up, bound and determined to win her back and then both Ford and Tara get a surprise they couldn’t have imagined.
It’s apparent from the get go that Tara and Ford have a connection and it’s more than physical, but holy crap… the physical is some good stuff LOL
She was in mid- heavenly sigh when she felt Ford shift close behind her, his mouth brushing her ear. “Moan through one more sample,” he warned in a thick husky whisper, “and I’m dragging you to the closest dark corner on the pier. And Tara?” His breath was warm against her skin, making her shiver. “By the time I’m done with you, you won’t remember your own name.”
How about some words to create a visual?
“Never is a long time,” he said evenly, calmly, and since she couldn’t find her even or her calm to save her life, it pissed her off. That he could be so relaxed through this conversation made her fingers itch to pour the tea right over his damn sexy head. Two things stopped her. One, he’d be half-naked and wet, and watching the iced tea drip down that bronze chest, with its barely there spattering of sun-kissed hair and six-pack abs, might just be too much for her to bear. And that was just his upper half. Lord almighty, if his basketball shorts got wet, they’d cling to all his glory.
And there was a lot of glory.’
But this book delves a bit deeper than the previous book, I thought there was a lot more emotion, definitely some more serious topics addressed and done wonderfully.
So… in conclusion… run, don’t walk, to find all of the Lucky Harbor books- currently there are four out 5&6 come out in the next month or so (though I am reading them now! yay!) You won’t be disappointed with a single one of these stories. I promise!