Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis

Title: It's in His Kiss 
Author: Jill Shalvis
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Lucky Harbor #10
Main Characters: Becca and Sam
Release Date: August 2014
Publisher: Forever
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
ONE KISS CAN LAST FOREVERBecca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now's her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam's eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile.

Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can't resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca's heart?

My Review:
The Lucky Harbor series is one that I've loved, but it's hard to believe that it's already on book #10. With this book, we are introduced to a new crew of three hunky, gorgeous, sexy guys...the owners of a boat charter service in Lucky Harbor: Sam, Tanner, and Cole. 

These three guys met when they all worked on an offshore drilling rig. There had been a fourth to their group, but he died in a drilling accident that also left Tanner hurt.  They knew they needed to do something else with their lives so they all trusted Sam with investing and they eventually saved enough to start the boat chartering company. The guys talents compliment each other perfectly to run the company, but none of them are good with the front-office stuff. They need an administrator and that's where Becca comes in.

Becca is new to Lucky Harbor and just moved into a converted loft in the warehouse across from the charter boat business. Her life is a mess as she seems to be running from "something", but the eye candy out her front window helps to make up for it. I loved how much time she (and neighbor, Olivia) spent ogling the guys out the front windows...LOL. Becca is floundering. As a talented pianist, she has debilitating stage fright so she can't go back to that. There's also something "more" to her background story with her piano playing and her brother that is a mystery throughout most the story. It's obvious early on though that it's something that she has no plans to return to. 

Sam and Becca are hot together and I loved that there wasn't the push/pull of their sexual tension throughout most the book. They hook up pretty quickly and I liked that. But then that complicates things when she goes to work for him. I loved her for her honesty though. This isn't a girl who pulls her punches and she's constantly telling Sam like it is. There are a lot of questions for both these characters about each other and loved the tit for tat relationship they had. Neither really wants to share their background, but they manage to make it work. I love how alpha and protective that Sam is and I enjoyed the musical touches that added to the story through Becca.

There was that overall mystery to what happened to Becca before that sent her fleeing. Something about that story line just lacked that extra 'umph' when it was all revealed. I was a little disappointed in that part after the build-up, but overall that didn't affect how much I liked the book. I just wish it had been a bit more.

Overall, this was a pretty good installment to the series. It wasn't my favorite in the series, but it was still a fun and entertaining read.  I liked the set-up with the guys, the charter service, and the apartment lofts. I'm definitely excited to read the other two guys stories. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

1 comment:

Red Iza said...

It looks like a pretty good series, I should read it (adding it to my to-read list which is getting higher than Mount Everest !)