Friday, June 15, 2012

Review - Lucky in Love (Lucky Harbor 04) by Jill Shalvis

Title and Author: Lucky in Love (Lucky Harbor 04) by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: My 22nd, 2012
Paperback/Hardcover: 341
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she's expected to date Mr. Right. But for once, she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who could be more wrong than Ty Garrison? The mysterious new guy in town has made it clear that he's only passing through, which suits Mallory just fine. Besides, his lean, hard body and sexy smile will give her plenty to remember once he's gone...
For the first time in his life, Ty can't bear to leave. Helping this sexy seductress-in-training walk on the wild side is making him desire things he shouldn't -- including leaving the military for good. As their just-for-fun fling becomes something more, Mallory and Ty wonder if they could really be this lucky in love. After all...anything can happen in a town called Lucky Harbor

Jill Shalvis is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors and every time I pick up one of her books I know I won’t be disappointed and that I’ll be sucked into a fun, sweet, steamy and interesting story.
Lucky in Love, the fourth book in the Lucky Harbor series didn’t disappoint me either. Just like the 3 previous books in this series, Lucky in Love was fun, steamy and an all-around great read.
In this book we get to find out exactly who Mysterious Cute Guy is. His name is Ty Garrison and he’s an ex-Navy Seal spending some time in Lucky Harbor while he recovers from an injury. Ty does his best to avoid any and every type of relationship that can lead to attachments since his job requires a lot from him and is quite dangerous. Lucky Harbor and its inhabitants might just change Ty and his perspective on things, though.
Mallory Quinn is the town’s good girl and an ER nurse. Tired of always being good, Mallory decides she wants to take a walk on the wild side and experience going out with a Mr. Wrong. When she meets Ty during a storm, Mallory knows she might have found her Mr. Wrong.
Mallory is a great main character. She’s sweet, smart, compassionate and very intelligent. As Ty soon discovers, there’s also a small mean streak in her, which makes her an even more interesting character. Mallory can be vulnerable sometimes but she can also be quite strong. She has her issues and she sees in Ty her chance to take a walk on the wild side and live a little.
Ty is a perfect counterpart to Mallory. He’s an alpha male alright – strong, sexy and troubled. He has his on issues as well and there’s a vulnerability to him he doesn’t like to showcase or even acknowledge. Besides his friends Matt and Josh he doesn’t really spend time with anyone else and does his best to keep his distance from everyone else. Mallory might just break through his walls. Ty really is great but I have to say Jax is still my favorite Lucky Harbor hero, though. :)
I enjoyed the way the relationship between Ty and Mallory developed. The chemistry between them is great and the moments they spend together are definitely steamy. They make a good couple, willing to help each other.
All in all, Lucky in Love is a fun, fast-paced, steamy and sweet story. Jill Shalvis’ was able to create another great story that’s well-written and unique. She was able to make me like and root for these new characters when I already loved the characters from the previous books so much.
If you enjoy a good contemporary romance book with great characters and a fun, steamy and interesting story, go and pick up this book. You won’t be disappointed.

Rating: Worth Your Time  (4 Stars)

 My reviews for the three first Lucky Harbor books:

Title and Author:  Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: October 1, 2010
Paperback/Hardcover: 336
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Title and Author: The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis
Publisher:  Mass Market Paperback
Publication Date: 28 March, 2011
Paperback/Hardcover: 400
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Title and Author: Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2011
Paperback/Hardcover: 400
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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1 comment:

  1. I really need to read these. I love that they are fast paced, sweet and steamy. I only read a few contemporary romances and most are series..that I have been reading for Virgin River. I do like western contemporaries-there is something about a man in jeans and a stetson..LOL I might give these a go! Awesome review my dear :)