Tuesday, 19 June 2012

REVIEW: Forever and a Day (Lucky Harbor #6) by Jill Shalvis

Forever and a Day 
Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Lucky Harbor
Pages: 400
Genre: Romance - Contemporary
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pre-order Amazon: Forever and a Day
Release Date: 31st July 2012

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

Grace never thought she'd be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh's lovable mutt to caring for his rambunctious son. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad . . .
With so many people depending on him, Josh has no time for anything outside of his clinic and family-until Grace arrives in town. Now this brainy blonde is turning his life inside out and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "good bedside manner." Josh and Grace don't know if what they have can last. But in a town like Lucky Harbor, a lifetime of love starts with just one day .

REVIEW: 5 out of 5 stars

Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis is the 6th book in the Lucky Harbor series and was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for Grand Central Publishing.

I absolutely adore Jill Shalvis, I have actually come to rely on her to provide me with a sexy, romantic and engrossing contemporary with characters that are likeable and believable.

Grace Brooks is the adopted daughter of parents who are over achievers and expect the same from her; she is in the banking industry but sticks with it to please her parents rather than herself. She has landed in Lucky Harbor in search of a new job and for a bit of ‘fun’.

Josh Scott is an ER doctor and also runs his fathers practice, he is the single father of a 5 year old son, Toby and also cares for his 21 year old difficult sister who is paralyzed from an accident which also killed his parents; he is a work-a-holic working up to 80 hours a week leaving him little time for his family or a life.

When Josh needs a dog/baby sitter, he turns to Grace for help with the offer of a large pay check and accommodation in his guest house. Grace down to the last of her savings readily agrees and it doesn’t hurt they both have great chemistry and attraction.

I absolutely adored Grace and Josh together, they were able to lean on one another when in need which was great because Josh had never relied on anyone; the banter between them was wonderful as were the smexy moments. Seeing their relationship progress was at times emotional, heartfelt, sweet and believable – I loved them together.

I really liked each of the secondary characters, especially Grace’s friendship with Mallory and Amy; cheeky pug Tank, gorgeous little Toby and stubborn Anna were all written really well. Lucille and her facebook page and gossiping also keep the town of Lucky Harbor on their toes with a bit of excitement.

Forever and a Day is well paced and engaging and Ms Shalvis’s amazing writing flowed beautifully and allowed me to become immersed in the wonderfully sweet, romantic story.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this installment in the Lucky Harbor series; Ms Shalvis is an auto-buy for me, her books are light-hearted, fun and entertaining with a plot that keeps you engrossed and a HEA that is written to perfection.

Books in Order (but can be read as stand-alone):

Simply Irresistible
The Sweetest Thing
Head Over Heels
Lucky in Love
At Last
Forever and a Day

1 comment:

  1. I loved forever and a day! I got this book from Netgalley, and was instantly a fan of Jill Shalvis. I'm glad you enjoyed it as well!


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