Once in a lifetime

Jill Shalvis

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Shalvis, Jill. Lucky Harbor novel.
Love stories
New York : Grand Central Publishing 2014.
First edition
Physical Description
334 pages ; 18 cm
Main Author
Jill Shalvis (author)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

In Lucky Harbor's collective opinion, there is no way that a well-respected guy like Ben McDaniel should have anything to do with a supersexy trouble magnet like Aubrey Wellington. But that doesn't stop the electricity that arcs between them or the tentative relationship that gradually develops. A caring heroine trying her best to make up for her past and a hero driven to make life better for others discover that they're not so different after all. Now they just have to prove it to the town. VERDICT Once again Shalvis (Rumor Has It) serves up her classic mix of humor, gripping emotion, and heartwarming romance as she brings an unlikely pair together beautifully in the latest addition to her popular series. She lives in the Sierras near Lake Tahoe. [Page 84]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

The ninth installment of Shalvis's Lucky Harbor series (after Always on my Mind) scores big with a delicate love story and red-hot passion. Aubrey Wellington is used to taking care of herself and projecting a tough-girl image, but that facade starts to crumble under the scrutinizing eye of Ben McDaniel, the most eligible bachelor in Lucky Harbor, Wash. Working hard to reopen her deceased aunt's bookstore and make it a place of warmth and companionship, recovering "bitchaholic" Aubrey is also on a private mission to make amends with a long list of people she's wronged. Ben, who buried his grief over his wife's death by taking on dangerous engineering missions around the world, agrees to fix up the store and is soon curious about Aubrey's list. As sparks fly, they are amazed not only by their heated attraction to each other, but also by the concurrent tender feelings—until an old secret threatens their commitment. Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters. Agent: Jenny Bent, Bent Agency. (Feb.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

After escaping his grief over his wife's death by working in dangerous places across the world, Ben McDaniel returns to his hometown, where he falls for troubled Aubrey Wellington despite the warnings of his family and friends.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

After escaping his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places across the world, Ben McDaniel returns to his hometown where he faces an even greater danger - Aubrey Wellington, a gorgeous woman whom his family and friends warn him against getting involved with. Original. 150,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

SOMETIMES WRONG IS OH-SO-RIGHTAfter a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future.Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben - even though he has absolutely no idea what she's done . . .Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?