Libraryaddict read this book for the RITA® Reader Challenge. This book finaled in the Contemporary Romance category.
In one fell swoop, Maddie loses her boyfriend (her decision) and her job (so not her decision). But rather than drowning her sorrows in bags of potato chips, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim the inheritance left by her free-spirited mother-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington.
Starting over won’t be easy. Yet Maddie sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if only she can convince her two half-sisters to join her in the adventure. But convincing Tara and Chloe will be difficult because the inn needs a big makeover too.
The contractor Maddie hires is a tall, dark-haired hottie whose eyes-and mouth-are making it hard for her to remember that she’s sworn off men. Even harder will be Maddie’s struggles to overcome the past, though she’s about to discover that there’s no better place to call home than Lucky Harbor.
And here is Libraryaddict’s review:
The only other books by Shalvis I remember reading were her firefighter Harlequin Blaze ones and Get a Clue, which didn’t really work for me. But I had a Sony giftcard I vowed to use on Agency-priced books (which I usually avoid except for must-have-on-day-of-release-favorite-authors) and the blurb for this sounded good, so I bought it. Even then the book languished a bit in my TBR pile.
Why, why, why did I think I didn’t like Jill Shalvis books?
This book had a lot of humor and a wonderful romance. I absolutely loved the first three quarters. It gets a bit bogged down in the last part and it irked me that the heroine got so mad at the hero without real cause. Although that was a bit of a letdown, I still enjoyed the book overall and look forward to reading the next one. Not sure about book three as so far I don’t really like the youngest sister. But I was intrigued by the short glimpses of the guy who will obviously be her hero so I will try to keep an open mind.
Since reading this one, I’ve been on a mini-glom. I‘ve read her Wilder Adventures trilogy and Aussie Rules. And I have 5 more of her books in my TBR pile. I’m trying to space them out a bit to avoid author burnout, but she’s definitely on my auto-buy list now.
I don’t usually assign my books grades, but I would give this one a B+.