It's In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis
Series: Lucky Harbor #10
Also in this series: Simply Irresistible, Under the Mistletoe (Lucky Harbor, #6.5), Forever and a Day, Once in a Lifetime, He's So Fine, One in a Million, Merry Christmas, Baby, At Last (Lucky Harbor, #5)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: August 26th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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NE KISS CAN LAST FOREVER
Becca 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?
Tracy’s review of It’s in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis:
Becca Thorpe ends up in Lucky Harbor with no plan to stick around for good. This is more of a pit stop than anything else. She rents an apartment and attempts to get a job at a local bar and grill called the Love Shack but she’s a horrible waitress and it doesn’t work out. When she sees an ad for an admin at Lucky Harbor Charters she knows this is right up her alley. Unfortunately Sam Brody doesn’t want her to work there – for purely selfish reasons.
Sam meets Becca by chance when she seeks his help to locate her new apartment. She interrupts his boatbuilding and he’s not thrilled. Of course that doesn’t stop him from appreciating the view as she walks away.
Becca and Sam keep running into each other and pretty soon they’re in bed together. When Becca comes in for the admin job – at Sam’s business, Lucky Harbor Charters, Sam doesn’t want her there. Not because he doesn’t think she can do a good job but he doesn’t sleep with people he’s working with and he doesn’t want to stop sleeping with Becca. She ends up getting the job anyway and she rocks it. Sam, however, can’t seem to keep his hands off of her and that’s a problem for him. He finds himself wanting Becca more and more and is intrigued by her secretiveness. He wants to know everything about her but due to his childhood he’s not ready to say the “L” word – even though he soon starts to feel it.
This was another wonderful book in the Lucky Harbor series. There was love, humor, family angst and hot men – what’s not to like, right? Lol Shalvis just has a way of bringing out the best in her characters and this book was no different.
Becca was just mysterious enough that it kept me wondering what the deal was with her past and exactly what she was running from. Sam’s past was pretty much an open book and I liked that. It showed us the details about his life that formed him as a man and made me understand his decisions better. I loved Sam and Becca together so much and really liked their love story a lot.
I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book with Olivia and Cole – who were both introduced in this book. Sparks are flying – I can see it now. 🙂
Jill Shalvis is one of my favorite authors and I especially love the Lucky Harbor series. It’s consistently been one wonderful book after another and this one was no different.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Standing up, she moved to the window and took in a most mesmerizing sight.
Not the ocean, though that was pretty damn fine, too.
But Sexy Grumpy Surfer—SGS for short, she’d decided—side by side with one of the other guys from last night, the two of them doing pull-ups on some metal bar. Given their easy, economical speed and the way they kept turning to eyeball each other, they were competing and not for the first time. They were shirtless, their toned bodies gleaming with sweat in the early-morning sun, definitely outshining the Pacific Ocean.
“Wow,” she whispered. She had no idea how long she stood there, or how many impossibly difficult pull-ups the two men did before they both dropped lithely to the ground, straightened, and gave each other a shove.
Their laughter drifted to her ears and she found herself smiling along with them. A sweaty tie then, she decided, and realized she was a little hot herself.
Hot and bothered.
Sexy Grumpy Surfer looked damn good laughing. The other guy moved off, back toward the small building be- tween the street and beach, but SGS remained. Turning only his head, he unerringly met Becca’s gaze.
Crap. She dropped like a stone to the floor and lay flat. He hadn’t seen her, she thought. He totally hadn’t. The glare on the window had blocked his view. Yeah, for sure he’d missed her…
Slowly, she rose up on her knees to take a quick peek and winced.
He was still there, hands on hips, looking right at her.
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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.