Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Once in a Lifetime by Jill Shalvis Blog Tour

I'm very excited to participate in the Once in a Lifetime Blog Tour.  This is one of my favorite contemporary romance series that just keeps getting better!  This was actually the first book I read this year and you can find my review here.

Summary from Amazon:

After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future.

Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben - even though he has absolutely no idea what she's done . . .

Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?

The wonderful thing with a Lucky Harbor Book is that this isn't a series that must be read in order.  It also isn't a series that features every single character from every single past book which when you're on book #9 can sometimes lead to some confusion.  If someone from book #3 makes an appearance it actually fits into the story and if you haven't read book #3 it's okay.  So if you haven't read any Lucky Harbor books before don't feel like you have to go back to book #1. Read this one and then go back and read the rest.  How could you not want to with passages like this:

It was dark outside when she got back to the Book & Bean, and she stopped short just outside the door. She’d locked up when she left and turned off the lights.
But the door was unlocked now, and the lights on. She went still, then pulled out her phone and dialed 9-1-1. She didn’t hit send but kept her thumb hovered over call. Taking a step inside, she paused. “Hello?”
The low, slightly rough voice wasn’t what had her heart pumping. That honor went to the fact that there was a man on a ladder in the back of her store.
He was in jeans with a tool belt slung low on his hips, his t-shirt clinging to him. He seemed a little irritated, a little sweaty, and just looking at him Aubrey got a whole lot hot and bothered in places that had no business being hot and bothered by this man at all. “What are you doing in here?” she asked.
“I work here.”
“What are you talking about? Get out.”
“Sorry, Sunshine.” He wasn’t even looking at her, but using some sort of long, claw-like tool to pull down a ceiling tile above the wall she’d been working on. And his tool worked way better than hers.
His movements were agile and surprisingly graceful for a guy his size. Not that he was bulky in any way. Nope, that tall, built body was all lean, tough muscle, and it screamed power. And with each subtle movement, his body made it clear that it knew exactly what to do with all that power. “The owner of this building hired me,” he said. “Said you were making a mess of things because your pride was bigger than your wallet.”
This caught her completely off guard, both the insult and the information. “My uncle owns this building,” she said.
He smiled thinly. “Yep. Happy Birthday.”
“It’s not my birthday.”

“Then happy you’ve-got-a-great-uncle day.”

About the Author:
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.

5 Things You’d be Surprised to Learn about Jill Shalvis
1. I really do eat a lot of cookies
2. We really do get a lot of bears in our trash
3. Frat Boy really is named Frat Boy
4. I can’t spell to save my life.
5. And I hardly ever really use real life people in my books.

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