Review: Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis

Review: Lucky in Love by Jill ShalvisLucky in Love by Jill Shalvis
Series: Lucky Harbor #4
Published by Grand Central Publishing on 05/22/2014
Genres: Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Humor, Romance
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon

Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she's expected to date Mr. Right. But for once, she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who could be more wrong than Ty Garrison? The mysterious new guy in town has made it clear that he's only passing through, which suits Mallory just fine. Besides, his lean, hard body and sexy smile will give her plenty to remember once he's gone . . .
For the first time in his life, Ty can't bear to leave. Helping this sexy seductress-in-training walk on the wild side is making him desire things he shouldn?t?including leaving the military for good. As their just-for-fun fling becomes something more, Mallory and Ty wonder if they could really be this lucky in love. After all . . . anything can happen in a town called Lucky Harbor.

My love affair with all things Lucky Harbor continues with Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis.  I was really excited to read Mallory Quinn’s story after reading Forever and a DayLucky in Love was seriously adorable, and helped quench my need for more and more and more Lucky Harbor.

Mallory is a nurse, and she’s known in her family as the good girl.  She has been taking care of her wild family as long as she can remember, and as a nurse she helps take care of the rest of Lucky Harbor citizens.  She’s feeling a bit pressured, and wants to let loose a little.  Her new friends Amy and Grace encourage her to hook up with Mysterious Cute Guy.

Mysterious Cute Guy is Ty Garrison, who just wants to recoup from a serious injury in Lucky Harbor and then move on.  He’s been staying in Lucky Harbor for months, and most of the population doesn’t even know his name, despite Lucille, resident busy-body, matchmaker, an runner of the town’s unofficial social media sites, trying to figure it out.  But when Ty meets Mallory, he’s met with some serious chemistry that he can’t ignore.

As with all the Lucky Harbor books I’ve read so far, I really, really liked both Mallory and Ty.  They both just feel like real people.  Well, Ty is a little on the gorgeous, perfect side, but that didn’t both me at all!  There’s a lot to admire in both Ty and Mallory, even when they make poor decisions.  Mallory was definitely a woman I could identify with, and root for . I loved how she was just generally a nice person.

Shalvis certainly knows how to put the chemistry in her books, and I just love the connection between Ty and Mallory.  There is absolutely no doubt that these two need to be together.  That said, as with It Had to Be You, I felt like Mallory and Ty fell into bed very quickly, and I wish that they had a little more time to steam up the pages with sexual tension before that.  That’s just a personal preference, on my part, though.  Even after Mallory and Ty hooked up, they still had lots of chemistry.

All I can really say now is that if you haven’t read the Lucky Harbor books, and you like contemporary romance, give these books a shot.  If you’re anything like me, you will be grinning from ear to ear when you finish Lucky in Love.


3 Responses to “Review: Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis”

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I can’t believe that I didn’t love the first book in the series. I mean, I liked it, but not enough to explore the series at all. But thank goodness I gave these books another look, because they have been exactly what I’ve needed.

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