Friday, June 1, 2012

Review: Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis

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.

Returning to Lucky Harbor is like going to visit old friends: you're excited to get there and you know you'll have a great time.

The first three books dedicated to Lucky Harbor introduced a trio of sisters striving to learn more about one another, then to live peacefully together.  With the next three books, Ms. Shalvis introduces three girlfriends, Mallory, Amy, and Grace -- the Chocoholics -- and Lucky in Love features Mallory, a nurse with a "yes" problem, meaning she says "yes" to everything.  Except for romance.

When Lucky Harbor's "Mysterious Cute Guy" crashes into the Eat Me Diner where Mallory, Amy, and Grace are waiting out a storm, Mallory administers first aid, and as "Mysterious Cute Guy" is taken away via ambulance, Amy blackmails him into being Mallory's date for the hospital fundraiser.  Mallory is surprised when he shows up -- and is a little embarrassed about not knowing his name, though he doesn't know Mallory's name either until he overhears it.  Turns out, "Mysterious Cute Guy" aka Ty Garrison cannot remember agreeing to be Mallory's date, though that doesn't stop the two of them from becoming very, very acquainted.

 The romance between Mallory and Ty may be a bit formulaic at times, but I think the secondary cast of characters more than makes up for it.  I cannot wait to read what Lucille posts on the Facebook page about Amy and Grace.     

(A very special thank you to Forever Romance, Hachette Book Group and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Lucky in Love.)

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