ARC Review: One In A Million by Jill Shalvis

Posted October 16, 2014 by Annie in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: One In A Million by Jill Shalvis
One In A Million
by Jill Shalvis

5 Stars


Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Series: Lucky Harbor #12
Published by Forever Romance
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
 

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“With the quaint small town feel and the outrageous cast of quirky characters, Jill Shalvis has refined what sweet and sexy Contemporary Romance is with the Lucky Harbor series.” ~ Under the Covers

As a rabid fan of Jill Shalvis’s books, I’m so sad to have the Lucky Harbor series end. For me, it all started with SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE. After reading about Maddie and Jax, I knew that this was a world that I wanted to live in. With the quaint small town feel and the outrageous cast of quirky characters, Jill Shalvis has refined what sweet and sexy Contemporary Romance is with the Lucky Harbor series. Capping off at book twelve, ONE IN A MILLION marks the last in this beloved series. But fear not, not only is it wonderfully sexy and sweet at the same time, it has also become one of my top favorites of the series.

Readers who have read the series throughout will no doubt know the infamous Lucille. She’s a crazy old lady and a complete nut, but she brings so much to the series that it only makes sense to have the last heroine be her granddaughter, Callie.

Callie runs TyTheKnot.com, an online wedding site acting as an online wedding planner. Though she’s damn good at her job, Callie harbors some bitterness despite the hearts and roses persona she portrays online. She’s been hurt by the man who she was supposed to marry. In fact, when a man stands up his fiancé at their wedding, I’m sure you’d agreed that she has a reason to be pissed. Callie returns to Lucky Harbor to watch over her grandmother, but Lucille is a little mischief maker so you can expect plenty of hijacks to go around.

Tanner Riggs is the last of the hotties in Lucky Harbor. After having been injured, he walks with a limp, but doesn’t allow that to stop him from being the same old adrenaline junkie he has always been. Yet it’s not the long swims or the wild wilderness that gets his heart rate going, it’s a girl he meets at the coffee shop that almost chokes to death when he asks if he can sit with her.

Charming yet heartfelt, Callie and Tanner’s story is definitely one of my favorites of the series. Which actually crushes my heart a bit because it is the last we’ll get from Shalvis. Tanner has a teenage son named Troy who has been getting failing grades and been getting into fights at school. As much as Tanner tries, he often can’t get much more than a word out from Troy, so a lot of the book focuses on building that trust and relationship between Tanner and his son. I absolutely loved this part of the story because it not only showcases Tanner in a different light, but it also creates so much more depth to his character. utc-top-pick

Jill Shalvis has written some unbelievable romances. What I love most about her writing is that she takes her time to get to know the characters so it feels like we relate on a more personably level. She has this incredible way of making readers fall in love with her chareacters within the first few pages of each book that you can’t help but feel a deep rooted connection to them. So by the time the conflict arises, it’s more heartwrenching, more emotional for the reader.

The Lucky Harbor series couldn’t have ended on a more higher note. If you haven’t read this series already, please treat yourself and try them. Not only will you get a laugh, but I’m sure you’ll find a multitude of potential book boyfriends with this series. While I am saddened to have to say goodbye to one of my all-time favorite series, I’m sure there will be plenty of rereads to come.

*ARC provided by publisher

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Simply-IrresistibleBook 1 The-Sweetest-ThingBook 2 Small-Town-ChristmasBook 2.5 Head-Over-HeelsBook 3
lucky in loveBook 4 At-LastBook 5 Forever-and-a-DayBook 6 Under-the-MistletoeBook 6.5
ithadtobeyouBook 7 always-on-my-mind-8Book 8 Small-Town-ChristmasBook 8.5 once in a lifetimeBook 9
its in his kissBook 10 he's so fine Book 11 one in a millionBook 12 

Simply Irresistible: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads Our Review
The Sweetest Thing: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads Our Review
Small Town Christmas: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Head Over Heels: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Lucky in Love: Amazon | Barnes & Noble GoodReads Our Review
At Last: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Forever And A Day: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Under the Mistletoe: Amazon Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
It Had To Be You: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Always On My Mind: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
A Christmas To Remember: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Once In A Lifetime: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads Our Review
It’s In His Kiss : AmazonBarnes & Noble | GoodReads
He’s So Fine: AmazonBarnes & Noble | GoodReads
One In A Million: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

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About Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's latest, RUMOR HAS IT, on shelves and ereaders now, and get all her bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold. Also, visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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5 responses to “ARC Review: One In A Million by Jill Shalvis

  1. Amary Chapman

    I loved this book, the whole series as a matter of fact. I am so bummed the series is finished. I can’t wait for the next one.

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