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?
Ali's bad day goes off the rails in a hurry. She's attempting to start over in Lucky Harbor without the shadow of her mother's misdemeanor past and her sister's questionable tastes affecting her. So when her boyfriend dumps her via text message, she's accused of stealing, and is on the cusp of losing her rental house, she meets Luke Hanover.
Luke agrees to let Ali continue to live in the house -- while he lives there too. Luke feels responsible for Ali, but Ali cannot trust men just yet. Their living situation makes for some interesting sexual tension. Luke is a "fixer" but he also has his own issues. I think he and Ali make a very realistic couple. It Had to Be You is a great addition to the Lucky Harbor series.
(A very special thank you to Forever Romance, Hachette Book Group, and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of It Had to Be You.)