Review: It’s In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis

Posted September 11, 2014 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

Rowena’s review of It’s In His Kiss (Lucky Harbor #10) by Jill Shalvis.


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?

This is book number 11 in the Lucky Harbor series but the first book of the last trio of books in the entire series.  That makes me sad because this is one of the very few series that I have actually stuck with and been faithful to throughout the entire thing.  This isn’t a series that I ever considered breaking up with because I adored each book.  Some more than others but there wasn’t a decline in the writing or in the fun that was Lucky Harbor and what appealed to me in Book 1 still appeals to me in Book 10 and I’m sad that we’re not going to get any more Lucky Habor goodness.

This book follows Sam Brody and Becca Thorpe.  Sam is part owner of Lucky Harbor Charters, a company that specializes in, well, a lot of things. He builds boats, his partners take clients out for deep sea fishing, diving, tours, whatever they’re willing to pay for, they make sure it happens.  Sam is the details guy. He’s the one that takes care of their finances and he’s the guy that takes care of the business. It’s not his favorite thing to do but he keeps money in the bank for all of them and it’s just what he’s always done.

Becca is new to town and she’s got a secret that she doesn’t want to divulge. She’s a musician who doesn’t play in public anymore and Sam Brody is intrigued by the new to town cutie pie who is the biggest peeping tom, ever. Sam and Becca get close over the course of the book and seeing the two of them was adorable. Shalvis really writes these romances with the right amount of humor and steam.

Sam and Becca were both great characters. I really enjoyed getting to know Becca, seeing her walls come down and just seeing how capable she was working for Sam, Cole and Tanner. She came into her own in this book and it was wonderful seeing her come out of her shell. Sam was the perfect guy for her. He complimented her so well and he was one hot stud muffin to boot!

If you’re looking for a fun contemporary romance novel with wonderfully colorful characters than you should definitely give this one a go. It hit all of the right notes with me and made me so very anxious for the next book, Cole and Olivia. Woot!

Grade: 4.5 out of 5

This book is available from Grand Central Publishing. You can purchase it here or here in e-format. This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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