If you like contemporary romance and haven’t read Jill Shalvis yet, you are missing out on some enjoyable, humorous, emotional, sexy books. Rumor Has It is the fourth book in the Animal Magnetism series and probably the best one yet.
We get to follow Griffin and Kate’s love story in Rumor Has It. Griffin is Holly’s sister and Kate’s best friend. Holly happens to be marrying Griffin’s best friend Adam. If you have followed the series, Holly and Adam were the couple in Rescue My Heart. However, if you haven’t read this series yet, no worries. Each book is just as fun as a stand alone.
In real life I wouldn’t care much for a moody pain in the butt that Griffin is, but in a romance novel, heck yes, I love them. Especially when paired with a sweet, nice, but fiercely independent heroine like Kate. Kate doesn’t take Griffin’s crap, much to his surprise. It is one of he things he loves that about her.
I never tire of the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis. Really. Enough time passes between each one that when I pick up the latest one to read I can sigh, settle in and just enjoy the laughter and emotions that I will be experiencing throughout the book. Always On My Mind by Jill Shalvis is just as entertaining as the others. When you go back to Lucky Harbor your favorite characters (ahem, Sheriff Sawyer Thompson) always seem to pop in at some time or another so you feel like you are going back home (sort of like Leah).
Always On My Mind is the story of Leah, the pastry chef, and Jack the firefighter. They grew up together and have always been best friends. When Leah lies to Jack’s mom and says they are dating to make her happy, things get a little crazy. After all, everyone but Jack and Leah realize they aren’t really pretending. Jack and Leah are relatively serious people so the typical banter that we see in Jill’s books comes from the secondary characters trying to knock some sense into the two of them more than between the hero and heroine. They speak another language. Several times without any words at all. In addition to the wonderfully developed characters, Kevin the dog was quite a fun addition to the story.
If you are looking for fun, sexy, contemporary romance, you have got to try Jill Shalvis. Her Lucky Harbor series is my favorite with the small town nosey, quirky, people that will gossip about you on Facebook but then also stand behind you when things get tough. It Had To Be You is the 7th in the series and one of the best ones yet.
With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I thought I would feature a book and series I just love. It is a contemporary romance and you will definitely fall in love with these books and characters.
I have enjoyed every single Lucky Harbor novel by Jill Shalvis since I read Simply Irresistible. Each one is different than the one before, but you still get the same great dialogue, fun and sometimes snarky characters and sweet romance. Forever and a Day is the sixth book in the series.
Happy Hump Day! Jill Shalvis is a contemporary romance author who writes some really great series. Her humor through her characters is awesome and I know when I pick up one of her books I will laugh often. I also have so much fun reading books with animals in them which is one of the reasons I started reading her Animal Magnetism series! Rescue My Heart is the third book in the Animal Magnetism series.