Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis and **GIVEAWAY**

A Lucky Harbor Novel
Book Two
Grand Central
April 2011
ISBN 978-0446571623 

Received Book from publisher for review.

"Tara has a thousand good reasons not to return to the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Yet with her life doing a major crash-and-burn, anywhere away from her unfulfilled dreams will do. As Tara helps her two sisters get their newly-renovated inn up and running, she finally has a chance to get things under control and come up with a new plan for her life.

But sexy Ford Walker has his own ideas, such as keeping Tara hot, bothered . . . and in his bed. And when her ex wants Tara back, three is a crowd she can’t control—especially when her deepest secret reappears out of the blue. Now Tara must confront her past and discover what she really wants. If she’s lucky, she might just find that everything her heart desires is right here in Lucky Harbor."


Tara Daniels has finally settled into Lucky Harbor six months after returning. Even though she was thrown into meeting her other two sisters, they are determined to make this Bed & Breakfast work where they can live and and work together. Ford Walker made a career being a winning Sailor. Has has the talent to take on anything he wishes, but he wants to stay in Lucky Harbor. The heat between him and Tara is still very much alive as it was 17 years ago. Convincing Tara wont be a walk in the park and is much easier said than done.

When Tara’s ex-husband shows up in town claiming he wants her back, she no longer has one man trying to win her heart back but two. Can true love conquer all? .

In the first book,
Simply Irresistible, I wasn't a big fan of Tara, but towards the end I was hooked. She had a past that she was still hiding. Tara is a difficult character to like because she can be bossy, controlling, a tad pushy and wants everything to be in order. Ford is messy and tends to embrace the day for what it is. Total opposites attract, right?!

Oh yes, I enjoyed Ford very much. This green eyed sailor will grab you hook, line, and sinker. Actually, I mostly enjoyed their team work in trying to solve some past and present issues with their lives. They had to learn to trust each other and realized that they both bring something special to each other.

I absolutely loved this book. Jill Shalvis brings an entertaining spin to Lucky Harbor. I have never laughed and cried so much in a book before. Ford will having you swooning and sighing all over the place. You get a chance to feel what Tara and Ford are feeling from the moment you open the book. Not only do you wonder what will happen in the long run, but a surprise is thrown in that will keep you flipping the pages faster to get to the outcome.To be honest, I still haven't had enough of Ford and Tara.

One thing I know for sure, Jill Shalvis never disappoints. She brings you a hot, sweet, fun, and romantic story. I really don't think it gets any better then this. Shalvis is simply irresistible and original. All in all, I really enjoyed this book and the ending left the biggest smile on my face. I truly hope it will leave one on yours as well. 

I'm giving The Sweetest Thing 5 Stars

 I'm curious to see what will happen in book 3 of the series Head Over Heels (November 2011)


Thanks to the wonderful folks at Grand Central Publishing, I am able to giveaway 3 copies of The Sweetest Thing to 3 lucky Followers! Follow the instructions below to enter:
  • You must be a follower of my blog, Lushbookreviewss!
  • Leave a comment with your email address so I will be able to contact you if you should win
  • Giveaway is open ONLY to followers in the U.S. and Canada.
  • No P.O. Boxes please.
    Please include email in comment if you want to enter giveaway. Giveaway will end on 4/2/11 at 12 pm. Winner will contacted via email and their name posted on the blog the same day. Please remember your copy will be sent out by Grand Central Publishing so please give the book ample time to get there.

    Good Luck!!!!!


    1. I'm following with GFC as edmontonjb. This looks like a fun book


    2. I'm a follower thru GFC. I want this book!!! I read the first one and it was fab. :)

      Tori aka smexys_sidekick


    3. I am currently reading this book and loving it! You can always count on Jill Shalvis to deliver the laughs. You don't need to enter me, I just wanted to comment on your review.

    4. I'm a follower and could love to win The Sweetest Thing! Love me some Jill Shalvis books. :)


    5. Thanks for a lovely review!!!!

    6. Woo hoo! I loved the first book in this series, and am eager to read this one!

      I'm a follower!


    7. Awesome giveaway. I love Jill Shalvis' books.
      I am a follower.

    8. Nice review and thanks for the giveaway.

      I am a follower.


    9. Awesome review and blog post. Thanks

      Hollybwright at comcast dot net

    10. I'm your follower via GFC


    11. This is a great giveaway, I loved the first book in the series.

      cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

    12. I'm a new follower! Love your blog so much! Oh! you can find me at julie.a.lindsey at gmail! Hooray!