Review: Christmas in Lucky Harbor – Jill Shalvis

Series: Lucky Harbor 1 and 2
Genre: Contemporary romance
Pages:  684, print
Published: Nov 1, 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Source: netgalley
Simply Irresistible
After losing her boyfriend and her job, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim her inheritance-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. She sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if she can give the inn the makeover it needs. Enter Jax, a tall, handsome contractor who knows exactly what Maddie needs…

The Sweetest Thing
Helping her sister set up the family inn is just the thing to make Tara forget her ex-husband and focus on her new life. Until she meets a sexy, green-eyed sailor determined to keep her hot, bothered, and in his bed. When her ex reappears, Tara must confront her past and decide what she really wants.

If the sisters are lucky, they might just find that everything their hearts desire is right here in Lucky Harbor.
My thoughts:

Simply Irresistible 
Two books in one, now who can say no to that. Therefore I will also try to make this a bit shorter. 
Maddie comes to Lucky Harbor to take over an Inn. She meets her sisters again too. Together they are the Steel magnolia, the wild child and the Mouse. And yes poor Maddie is the mouse. She has taken some crap in her life and it was nice to see her learning to stand up for herself in this one. She grew stronger. 
In comes Jax, the hottie on a motorcycle. Oh yes sparks fly there at once, but Maddie has been hurt and always takes a step back. Which makes sense, but I also liked how Jax did not give up. He took his small steps forward and showed her that he wanted more. I do like a man who knows what he wants. 
The chemistry between these two are sizzling and there is a lot of smexing going on in this book that is so sweet. The chemistry between the sisters also works well, and I do want to read their stories next. 
I liked the book and it was just sweet you know (and hot). I closed it with a smile. 
The Sweetest Thing 
In the second book time has passed and it is now summer. Tara is trying to make the inn work, she is bonding with her sisters and avoiding local hottie Ford. I knew at once why there was tension between these two in book 2 so the answer sure did not come as a surprise. But I guess not everything needs to be a secret. 
Tara is the uptight one, but she is not nearly as uptight at people think. She felt normal. She worried, she was human. The love interested, Ford, is a nice guy who really wants her. And it was nice seeing these two struggle to make it work. It was not easy considering. 
But I think what I liked the most was the local gossip who had a facebook page and the news about Tara and Ford was all over it. It had such a warm small town feeling that you just wanted to visit and never leave. 
The triangle, oh that I did not see at all. Her ex comes to town and wants her back. Not  that I never felt he even tried, and that I would have liked to see. So there really is none, this is about Ford and Tara and there lovestory, and the hot passion that burns between them. Yes they do get around. 
Sweet is the word, I really can’y say much more than that. Sweet πŸ™‚ A feel-good book.

*happy* I can’t wait!


22 thoughts on “Review: Christmas in Lucky Harbor – Jill Shalvis

  1. Missie says:

    Okay, when you say Jax shows up on a motorcycle, all I can think of is that show Sons of Anarchy. And Yes, he is a hottie! Both of these seem like really sweet love stories. πŸ™‚

  2. Blodeuedd says:

    BermudaI like it too :)*waves weakly back to Chris*MaryI hope you enjoy it too :)YvonneIf you like her other books then I am sure you will like this one tooCE HArtThey sure were, and just what I neededAlexisThat is the best

  3. Fairday Morrow says:

    I have never read a Jill Shalvis book. These two sound like lighthearted, fast reads. Perfect for over the holidays. I like that you get two books in one!~Jess

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    FairdayIt was fun πŸ˜€ And since I got an ebook it was not a big book either, in size at leastAurianYay, enjoy!DarleneI do need sweet and nice sometimes, I truly doCherryI am over the moon! I got goosebumps and everything listening to that song. I can't wait! But a year! I will perish in teh fires of Mount Doom

  5. naida says:

    This sounds like a cute series.I enjoy feel good reads too.The Hobbit looks fantastic!! That's one of my fav books and I love LOTR too. I wish Elijah were playing Bilbo tho 😦

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