Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis

Title:  Forever and a Day
Author: Jill Shalvis
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Lucky Harbor #6

Main Characters: Grace and Josh

Release Date: July 2012
ISBN: 9781455503698

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing 
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
LOVE CAN HAPPEN IN A HEARTBEAT 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 . . .

My Review:

*sigh* Another fabulous book from Jill Shalvis. Dr. Josh = YUMMY! If anyone needs love in his life, it's this overworked, overwhelmed sexy man. And Josh's life is extremely overwhelming. He has a private practice which he's running alone, works several shifts in the ER, volunteers when he can at another medical facility, as well as acting as single father to his young son, and surrogate father to his paralyzed 21 yo wildchild sister. He's overwhelmed, exhausted and certainly doesn't have room for romance in his life.

But Grace falls into his life when he calls a wrong number. He's looking for a dogwalker. She needs money desperately so she's willing to deal with satan's spawn puppy. Slowly she slides bit by bit into his life. He starts to rely on her as she gets sucked further and further into the details of his family's life. 

I liked the slow build up of this relationship. They are acquaintances and out of necessity, she becomes more and more to all the family....but most especially to Josh. Neither one of them want it. He's too busy. She doesn't have any desire to be a doctor's girlfriend...she knows she'll never come first in that contest. But they have undeniable chemistry. He's drawn to her and while they try to deny their attraction, some things will not be denied. 

But this isn't just a romance between Grace and Josh. This is about his family...Anna, his 21 yo sister who's floundering under survivor's guilt and trying to find her own place in the world. His son, Toby, who wants nothing more than a mother to fill the hole in his life. This little 5 yo deserves so much more than he's getting from Josh and Josh's guilt over that is heartbreaking. They have some beautiful, heart-wrenching scenes between these two that I just loved!

I make no secret that I love Jill Shalvis' books....this one is absolutely one of her very best!

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

1 comment:

Julie said...

I love the slow build of their relationship too. And this is the best Lucky Harbor book. :)