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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Jill Shalvis Blog Tour

If you're a fan of Contemporary Romance, then you MUST read Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor series. They are so sweet and funny and full of heart. I can't recommend this series enough. I just adore it. But I hope that when you do read the series that you remember that Sawyer is mine, thank you very much.UTC got the chance to ask Jill Shalvis a couple of quick questions. See how that went down here!

 1. Who is Jill Shalvis? Tell us three quirky things that would surprise your readers.

 Jill Shalvis is a (one) book lovin, (two) cookie lovin, (three) ski bum at heart who’s gotten lucky enough to publish her favorite kind of stories – fun and sexy contemporary romance fiction. :)

 2. If you could go on a date with Cute Guy, the forest ranger, or the hot doctor, who would you pick and why?

You mean I can’t have all three in a sandwich to go please?

3. If you could collaborate with any other author, who would you pick and why?

 Robyn Carr because she’s a dear friend and because she writes faster than I do.


 
(more like 4.5 feathers)
Lucky in Love
(Lucky Harbor #4)
by Jill Shalvis

Ah, welcome back to Lucky Harbor. I have to say how much I enjoy Jill’s writing. It’s fresh, it’s fun and it’s just the perfect read to lift your spirits and make you smile.

This time when Shalvis returns to Lucky Harbor, readers finally get to discover the man behind the moniker Mysterious Cute Guy. As a walk on character that caught reader’s interests, Shalvis did a great job of creating a persona that was larger than life and certainly...larger than what the small town of Lucky Harbor was used to. Ty Garrison is taking some time off to heal old wounds, both physical and the emotional. After losing his team in a plane crash, the usually tough as stone military man is now off kilter. He is plagued with nightmares and often keeps to himself. He doesn’t make an effort to fit into the friendly town of Lucky Harbor, hence everyone’s avid interest in the man who remains a mystery.

Mallory Quinn and Ty Garrison could not be any more different than each other. Mallory is a nurse, someone kind-hearted and helpful while Ty likes his solitary. However, when a freak storm caused by Mother Nature brings them together, sparks fly and the chemistry sizzles. Mallory and Ty were a great fit and while both were initially hesitant about their relationship, it is clear from the beginning that they belong together.

Recently, I have noticed the increase in sexiness in Shalvis’s book and I am NOT complaining! Mallory and Ty get freaky in this one and I have to say, I enjoyed it immensely. For once in Mallory’s straight arrow life, she is taking the wheel and doing something she has always wanted to do. Ty and Mallory’s relationship was supposed to be just a walk on the wild side. A one time thing. Instead, it became something unnerving. Something unexpected and both are really thrown by this because neither expected it to become something more than just sex. Somehow Mr. Wrong turned into Mr. Right.

I was really impressed by Shalvis’s ability to make me love these new characters when I so desperately loved the previous characters of this series too. The scene that stands out for me is in the beginning during the storm where Mallory, Amy and Grace are scared like rabbits in the darkened Eat Me diner. Mother Nature and chocolate cake bring them together and I thought that Shalvis did a fantastic job of creating a strong bond between three new characters quickly. It set up the next books in the series well and forged a bond that makes me love this book even more. For readers hoping to get a glimpse of the past characters, there is some mention of Jax and a couple good scenes with my personal favorite hero, Sawyer. But hopefully there will be more walk on scenes with the others in the next few books.

Speaking of the next book, Matt Bowers, sexy forest ranger and Amy have their story set up well in this one. There is some sparks, some sexual tension and already I can see some of Matt’s possessive side. Me likey. Overall, I enjoyed this book immensely. Like a fat kid who loves cake, I devoured this book in one afternoon. But when something is this good, I’m bound to devour it quickly. I’m already looking for seconds. More please?

*ARC provided by publisher
 
 
 
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Forever Romance is graciously giving away one US resident their very own copy of LUCKY IN LOVE. Just try to hide your excitement :P

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34 comments:

cecilia pedersen said...

Hi!First I just want to say congrats to your one year mark! we are actually also celebrating one year at our blog with lots of giveaways!
and then I just want to say that this book sounds really good! thank you for that awesome review, any chance there is a e-copy giveaway of this one? I don´t live in the states so I can´t sign up for this one... Anyway thanks for that awesome review!

Rebe said...

I love Jill Shalvis! Her contemporaries are so cute!

Amber Hughes said...

I LOVE THIS SERIES! Jill is also my "go to" author when I want to read a contemporary romance. Love her books! I'm really looking forward to reading Lucky in Love & the rest of this series. Great review Ann! Thanks for the giveaway too!

Under the Covers said...

Thanks Cecilia and congratulations to you too on the anniversary! Sadly this giveaway is hosted by the publisher and they are only giving away print, no e-copy.

erin said...

Thanks for a lovely interview and giveaway! Congrats on the newest release! I've always read such wonderful reviews about Jill's books and if my BF hadn't put a cap on my book spending, I'd have them all :) (something about needing to buy food before books... whatevs) alas... but they are on the top of my wishlist! And a wonderful friend is lending me the first two so I'm very excited I get to finally read them!

penney said...

Great blog today thanks this sounds really good.
Penney

Under the Covers said...

Good luck everyone!

Ann

Leanna said...

I love Jill Shalvis! I can't wait to read Lucky in Love and this review makes me want to read it even more.

Barbara E. said...

I've been enjoying this series and I'm looking forward to reading Lucky in Love.

Shelley B said...

I've read every book in the series. Chloe and Sawyer's book is my favorite. I also love her Animal Magnitism and Wilder Adventures series too! Thanks!

Michelle H. said...

I love Jill Shalvis' stories! Didn't learn of her until about a year ago, but quickly devoured her back list of books! She writes some of the best dialogue & I'm always chuckling when I read her books! Thanks for the great review...I'm looking forward to reading more about Lucky Harbor!

Heather said...

I love this series and cannot wait to read this one!

winnie said...

Sounds like a great addition to the series! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I'm bummed that I can't enter the contest but good luck to those in the US!

Racquel (A Book Barbie) said...

I can't decide which answer is funnier, "You mean I can’t have all three in a sandwich to go please?" or
"Robyn Carr because she’s a dear friend and because she writes faster than I do." what do you think? But I do know Jill is as funny as her books♥

Racquel @ The Book Barbies(✿◠‿◠)

bas1chs said...

Hehe, love the humor Jill. Can't wait to read this one.

Good luck!

Patti (Caught in a FAB Romance) said...

Love, love, love Ms. Shalvis' Lucky Harbor series - I am so excited about this new book (and you say it's a bit spicier? Bring it on!)

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Jen B. said...

I have Head Over Heels in my TBR pile. I am looking forward to starting this series. I love small town romances!

Joanne said...

I love Jill's books. Can't wait to read her new one. Thanks for the blog tour.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

DiDi said...

I LOVED this book and the Lucky Harbor series =)

Suzie said...

I love the Lucky Harbor series and am happy to see more books coming. While this was my first series! I have since read the animal attraction series and have started the instant attraction series. Forgive me if I don'T have these names exactly right.

I so enjoy your writing Jill!!

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

This series sound like one I would really enjoy reading!

Thanks for the chance to get me kick started reading it!

Alicia said...

I love your books, they are all just so amazing, I remember reading the first book in your Harbor series and I absolutely just loved your characters! I can't wait to read more from you!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Deb_B_Me said...

Just found & started reading Jill Shalvis and can't wait to get more of her books!!!

Johanna R Jochum said...

I love the Lucky Harbor series! Head Over Heels is my favorite! All of Jill's books rock though and I can't wait for this installment in the series! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

evjochum[AT]aol[DOT]com

Kris A said...

I love your books and I am looking forward to the rest of this series!

Robin said...

Love Jill- sooo looking forward to reading this!!!

andieleah said...

Wow sounds like a hot read!!!

andieleah78@gmail.com

Under the Covers said...

Jill IS just as funny as her books. You should check out her blog. lots of jokes and fun pictures!

Ann

TwiMama said...

congrats on your 1 year anniv.. cannot wait to start reading your book :)

TwiMama said...

congrats on your 1 year anniv.. cannot wait to start reading your book :)

jessiel said...

I love reading Jill's books. Went to two stores yesterday to try to buy Lucky in Love & neither one had it. I thought that by waiting a few days after release day I would have no problem. Guess now I'm off to Target or Publix.

Dalene @ A Date with a Book said...

Congrats to a great one year anniversary!! Jill Shalvis is an author I've been meaning to read. Great giveaway :)

BookAttict said...

I love this series, and can't wait to read Lucky in Love!

Thanks for another amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Jlhmass said...

I've read several of Jill's books and can't wait to read the next.