It’s Hard to Say Goodbye! One in a Million by Jill Shalvis

Posted October 25, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

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

It’s Hard to Say Goodbye! One in a Million by Jill ShalvisOne in a Million by Jill Shalvis
Series: Lucky Harbor #12
Published by Grand Central Publishing on October 14, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
five-stars

As the brains behind wedding site TyingTheKnot.com, Callie sees it all: from the ring to the dress, the smiles . . . to the tears. It's that last part that keeps her single and not looking. Getting left at the altar will do that to a girl. But when Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why she's sworn off love . . .

Tanner is a deep-sea diver with a wild, adrenaline-junkie past-and now his teenage son is back in his life. How can Tanner be a role model when he's still paying for his own mistakes? It's hard enough that gorgeous Callie has appeared in town like a beautiful dream, challenging his best-laid plans to keep his heart on lockdown. Though there's something about being around her again that makes him feel like he can be the man she-and his son-deserve. Little Lucky Harbor holds their past; can it hold a beautiful new fu

I can’t believe the series is ending! Oh, but it’s going out in fine style with Callie and Tanner’s story.

 

Quick summary
Callie Sharpe returns to Lucky Harbor to check up on her grandmother, Lucille, the town’s leading gossip and social media matchmaker. She’s worried she might not have all her mental ducks lined up properly. Former Navy SEAL Tanner Riggs returned to the town with his partners to start up Lucky Harbor Charters. Neither of them have “lucked” out in romance but a chance encounter at the bakery sets a steamy relationship in motion.

 

Just a bit of background
See, Callie had a HUGE crush on Tanner in high school. He was a football hero, gorgeous and a bad a$$. But, nerdy Callie wasn’t even on his radar screen. He ended up a teen father at 17 and left to join the Navy so he could provide for his family.

 

What I loved, loved, loved
Tanner, matured and now a responsible father to a sullen 15-year old, doesn’t waste any time going after Callie. Though she’s skittish for very good reasons, she follows her heart and wades in. She’s still a bit of a nerd but Tanner sees right through all of that and loves her as is (yoga pants with Uggs and a cashmere top…on a typical day). Of course, they both SWEAR it’s just casual and won’t go any further but we (and the rest of the town) know better. You can’t help falling in serious like with these two. Yes, they’ve got baggage to work through and they do it honestly and openly. No drawn out miscommunications.

 

Series end
No, I’m not giving details but there are enough updates about other characters in the series to feel as if all loose ends were sufficiently tied. And, Lucille has a meaty role in this one. I finished feeling very good about this being the final chapter.

 

The bottom line
I loved this story, Callie & Tanner and how the series ended. Yes, I’ll miss Lucky Harbor and the couples who romanced their way into my heart and psyche. But, it all ended on a really sweet note. Goodbye to one of my favorites.

 

Here’s who I channeled while reading the story (Amy Adams & Brazilian actor Reynaldo Gianecchini)

Amy Adams Reynaldo Gianecchini

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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