Tuesday, May 21, 2013

IT HAD TO BE....One of the Best Romances of 2013

It Had to Be You
Lucky Harbor Series #7
Jill Shalvis
Releasing May 28th, 2013
368 Pages
Grand Central Publishing
Gifted by: NetGalley
Reviewed by: Lisa

Jill Shalvis does Romance like Betty Crocker does Cake: Sweet, Satisfying and Can be devoured in One Sitting!

Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she's a thief, and now she's about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who's as sexy as he is stern....

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke's own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?

I thought after the Chocoholics Trilogy, that the Lucky Harbor Series couldn't get any better and BOY WAS I WRONG!  Luke and Ali have secured a spot on the Tasty Favorite Couples of 2013...I loved them...loved them...loved them! 

Ali is probably one of my favorite heroines of all time, and that is saying A LOT!  She was sweet, kind, slightly quirky with a HUGE heart.  I felt for her, I wanted her to find that HEA, especially with Luke, and Luke....Whoa Momma...Talk about Sex on a Stick...No really...he is THAT SEXY...especially in his board shorts, and when he is being soft towards Ali, even if getting involved with her is the last thing he wants...Mega SWOON...

"Don't, " she said. 
"Don't what?"
"Don't be nice to me right now.  I'll lose it."
With surprising gentleness, he pushed the hair from her face, then clicked open her seatbelt.  It was all the invitation she was going to get, and all the invitation she needed.  Turning to him, she burrowed in as steady, strong arms closed around her.

Um...yeah...he does A LOT of "nice" stuff like that and I will warn you now...Luke Hanover will be your NEW BOOK BOYFRIEND the second he walks into the kitchen, be ready to FALL IN LOVE!! And the one liners....he's funny too! 

Luke and Ali will grab onto your heartstrings and Wham Bham...it's over and you will want to read it ALL OVER AGAIN!!

IT HAD TO BE YOU was funny, sweet, heartbreaking, and utterly amazing...One of Top Favorites of 2013.  The secondary characters are just as much fun as the hero and heroine, and I am DYIN to read the next in the series, Jack and Leah's romance...they got some sizzlin chemistry and I can't wait to see it combust!



Jane said...

Really looking forward to this book.

Sharlene said...

Great review! It is on my auto-buy anyway, as are any books by Jill Shalvis!