Thursday, September 18, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "It's In His Kiss"

It's In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (August 26, 2014)
Series: Lucky Harbor, 10
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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?

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Reviews of Shalvis' Previous Books:

Once in a Lifetime (#9) -- TBQ

Rumor Has It (#4) -- TBQ
Then Came You (#5) -- Pat + TBQ

Seeing Red (#3) -- Kame

Pat's Review:

Becca Thorpe is fulfilling a dream by stopping in a small coastal town called Lucky Harbor and savoring it's beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.  It's everything she thought it would be and more.  Seems like a good spot to stop for while. She's running from family, their expectations, and her need to be herself.  She rents a very cheap room in a warehouse, and sets about making it her home.  Her place is down an alley from a business called Lucky Harbor Charters.  It is run by three very sexy men, one she has had occasion to "bump"into a time or two; she named him Sexy Grumpy Surfer. Her job is writing jingles for advertising agencies  and she has been getting the bottom of the bucket.  Her present one is toilet paper, but she has erectile dysfunction medications and feminine hygiene products in her near future. She needs a job, total failure as a waitress leads to Lucky Harbor Charters.  She meets Cole who is the captain and can fix anything mechanical, Tanner, he is a former Navy SEAL, now scuba instructor and communications expert, and of course Sexy Grumpy Surfer known as Sam. He builds boats and takes care of the financial aspects of the business.

Sam and Becca are immediately attracted, both have family issues they are trying to avoid, and a fear of commitment. Sam has a serious problem with the "L" word. The romance is sweet, hot and as with all Ms. Shalvis entertaining stories, funny.  The characters are amazing. We are reacquainted with Lucille, FB and Pinterest recorder of all things Lucky Harbor, Pink and Kendra the infamous twins and new resident Olivia, Beeca's neighbor and owner of the vintage shop.  I was captured immediately by this latest Lucky Harbor story and couldn't put it down.  I also have a sudden craving for ranch flavored popcorn!  If you love romance, with wonderful characters, hot sex and lots of laughs, this is the book for you.  I'm anxiously awaiting He's So Fine, Cole and Olivia's story.


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Pat bought a copy of this book.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! :) Jill Shalvis is a comfort read for many, including myself. Her books are always sweet and fun!

Do you have a favorite Shalvis book? Mine is Rumor Has It!


Until Next Time,


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  1. Oh my gosh I am so far behind in these. I can't believe there are 10 of them. Whew!

  2. I still haven't started these and each and everyone sounds fab. Thanks for sharing, Pat!