Tuesday, September 30, 2014

*RELEASE DAY REVIEW* HE'S SO FINE (Lucky Harbor) by Jill Shalvis + EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY

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He's So Fine (Lucky Harbor #11) by Jill Shalvis
Publication Date: September 30th, 2014
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Synopsis:
For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she's ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. In fact, he'd like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He's just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in little Lucky Harbor?



* * * * * * * EXCERPT * * * * * *


“Dry off,” Cole said, and stepped back from Olivia.

She nodded but didn’t move.

“Olivia?” he asked.

Her face was a mask of misery. “M­m­my arms won’t w­w­work.”

Shit. He quickly and gently pushed her back down to the bench, sat at her side, and began to pile blankets over the top of them both.

“W­what are you d­doing?”

“Sharing my body heat,” he said.

“I c­c­can’t feel any h­h­heat.”

“You will.” Beneath the blankets, he reached for the towel she still had wrapped around her. “Don’t freak,” he warned. “I’m just going to remove the wet towel and pull you into me.”

She opened her mouth, but using her sluggishness to his benefit, Cole quicklystripped the towel away from her, wrapping his arms around her, pulling her into him as two things happened simultaneously. One, she squeaked. Probably trying to formulate her next threat.

And two—holy shit—he realized she was completely, totally, one hundred percent naked beneath the layer of blankets.

And pissed. “Y­y­your pants!” she gasped. “Th­th­they’re c­c­cold!”

“Sorry, but I’m trying to do the right thing here,” he said through clenched teeth. Jesus. He couldn’t see a thing below her neck, but he could sure as hell feel her. His hands were on her hip and low on her back, respectively, not touching anything he shouldn’t be, but damn she was soft, and at the feel of her, his brain clicked off. Just completely flatlined.


And now....my review!

*Spoiler-Free* REVIEW: He's So Fine by Jill Shalvis
Publication Date: September 30th, 2014

*DISCLOSURE: ARC was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review




Review:

When reviewing a Jill Shalvis novel, and especially, when reviewing a Lucky Harbor novel, I feel like a broken record in singing her praises. But there's a very good reason for this. Jill Shalvis is one of the most consistently talented and delightful writers I have EVER had the pleasure of reading. She creates stories full of joy, humor, and oh, so much heart. He's So Fine, the second to last Lucky Harbor full length novel, is no exception to the rule.

Just acknowledging that the end is near is painful to me. I won't ever say goodbye to Lucky Harbor or its residents. Knowing that this is near end, I had very high expectations going into this novel, as was not disappointed.

Olivia Bentley was the child star everyone loved, until they didn't. Thrown aside by those closest to her, when she needed help the most, Olivia is very much used to being disposable. She's the one who has never been put first. An escape to Lucky Harbor gives her the opportunity to start over without the clouds of her past looming overhead.

When she meets Cole Donovan, a man who is tormented by a past shattered by lies, a man who rigidly values honesty above all else, her world gets turned upside down. And as their casual relationship starts turning into more, the storm of her withheld past comes rolling in.

This book starts with a phenomenal meet-cute where we are hit with Olivia and Cole's off the charts chemistry. That chemistry carries us through the novel while being layered in with genuinely lovable characters and some heart-tugging moments. (Psst, you will also get to meet the heroine of the last Lucky Harbor novel.)

All in all, this was another wonderful installment of the Lucky Harbor series. Don't miss out on this one.

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About the Author: 

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.





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