It’s in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis

Posted September 24, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

It’s in His Kiss by Jill ShalvisIt's in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis
Series: Lucky Harbor #10
Published by Grand Central Publishing on August 26, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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four-stars

ONE KISS CAN LAST FOREVER
Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now's her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam's eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile.

Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can't resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca's heart?

Quick summary

Becca Thorpe is starting over and lands in Lucky Harbor. She doesn’t have a job yet but has a place in a converted warehouse apartment that just happens to be near Sam Brody’s business, Lucky Harbor Charters. He comes to her rescue a couple of times and she comes to his when it becomes obvious he needs help with managing the office demands of the company.

 

The conflicts

Becca’s a talented musician who suffers from panic attacks and some issues from her past. Sam is pretty jaded when it comes to romance and doesn’t think mixing business and pleasure is a good idea. Even friends with benefits has its issues.

 

What I liked

Becca and Sam. She’s delightful with a sunny disposition and has the ability to take it on the chin time and again, resurfacing no worse for the experience. She also knows how to handle Sam who is loyal, honest but carrying some heavy baggage from his childhood. In spite of these two’s issues, their banter was clever and fun and Becca kept them going. Sam’s no slouch either, though his foot dragging made me weary at times. But, he was worth the trouble.

 

What I missed

I would have loved finding out Becca’s issues a lot sooner. The buildup was protracted but the reveal was sort of a letdown. It just didn’t live up to all the angst.

 

The bottom line

Anytime I can visit Lucky Harbor is a real treat. This story introduces three new potential couples and they all have very strong appeal. This is a wonderful start to the final trilogy of the series so this is a bit bittersweet. I enjoyed Becca and Sam’s story, along with the chance to catch up with some of the old characters.

About Jill Shalvis

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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