The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis

October 20, 2011 5 flames 0

Lucky Harbor #2
Author: Jill Shalvis
Source: Personal Purchase

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Forever; 1 edition (April 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446571628
ISBN-13: 978-0446571623


Two Men Are One Too Many . . . 

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 and sexy ex-husband 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 a certain tanned, green-eyed sailor 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.


The Sweetest Thing is the second book in the Lucky Harbor series by author Jill Shalvis.  After reading the first book, Simply Irresistible, I was anxious to read more about Tara and Ford.  In the end of the first book, we learned what secret Tara had been hiding and it included her past with Ford.  In this book, we get to deal with the emotions and repercussions that have evolved in each of their lives since that fateful event.

I think I might have loved this book in the series even better than the first book.  I loved Ford and his determination when it came to Tara.  I loved their interaction with not only her sisters and friends, but with their teenage daughter Mia.  I have a soft spot for Ford and have enjoyed his character the most.  I also enjoyed his competition with Tara’s ex husband throughout the book.  The drunken phone calls from Ford, the town giving her ex husband a run for his money, and the overall reaction between Ford and Tara were at times hilarious.  I also enjoyed the town rallying together and making a Facebook page dedicated to Tara’s love life.  It was funny to hear about what was posted and who was winning in the poll to win her heart. 

Chloe was in this installment quite a bit and I can’t wait to see how Sawyer is going to win her over in the next book.  She was her usual hilarious and witty self around Tara in this book and I laughed out loud a few times when she was in the scene.  Jax and Maddie are also in this book, but not as much as I would have liked.  I missed their romance, but I also understand that they already had their book.

If you are a fan of Jill Shalvis or if you are just on the lookout for your next fun contemporary romance to read, then I urge you to give The Lucky Harbor series a try.  You will fall in love with the writing, the characters and the whole town.


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf

For Rereading! 5 STARS

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