ARC Review: It Had To Be You by Jill Shalvis

Posted May 29, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 8 Comments

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ARC Review: It Had To Be You by Jill Shalvis
It Had To Be You
by Jill Shalvis

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 28, 2013
Series: Lucky Harbor #7
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
 

 

Jill Shalvis has easily become my favorite author of this genre. With her unique ability to breathe life into her characters, she has single handedly rejuvenated the genre and has become a force to be reckoned with! ~ Under the Covers

In the highly anticipated seventh book of the Lucky Harbor series, IT HAD TO BE YOU, Jill Shalvis brings readers a sweet, determined and independent heroine in Ali Winters. Life hasn’t been too kind to Ali in recent months. Her boyfriend is a first-class jerk, she is low on cash, and she becomes the prime suspect of a robbery case. Add to that the fact that she is nearly homeless and if she can’t find a new place soon, she will be in big trouble.

But trouble finds her instead in the form of a hot bodied, gun-toting, brooding and protective detective named Luke Hanover. Who just happens to be her landlord as well. Searching for an escape, Luke returns to Lucky Harbor to escape the prying eyes and questions of the media after a case has gone wrong. Though Ali and Luke don’t start off on the right foot, their chemistry is potent and will light a bonfire that readers can snuggle up to and enjoy.

Shalvis takes a different approach to this book. Using Luke’s profession as a way to create an interesting plot, Shalvis creates a mystery that slowly unfolds itself in the book. I loved the idea, but felt that it was resolved a little too quickly in the end. I don’t think it will diminish reader’s enjoyment of the book though because there is plenty of antics to keep you entertained – quirky characters and hot sex are there in spades!

I am DYING for more of Jack. He stomped right into this book and made a huge impression on me. With his protective ways and his little crush on Leah, I’m interested to see what Shalvis has up her sleeve. That being said, Ben also sounds like an interesting one. Shalvis is keeping him in the dark and if she continues her pattern, Ben’s book might just be the one readers have been waiting for!

Jill Shalvis has easily become my favorite author of this genre. With her unique ability to breathe life into her characters, she has single handedly rejuvenated the genre and has become a force to be reckoned with!

I forgot one last thing…. I CLAIM LUKE FOR MY HAREM!!! Hands off, hussies! *crazy eyes*

*ARC provided by publisher

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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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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Great review! I cannot wait to read this book.

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Thanks Leanna! Enjoy!

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Ann….how many guys have you claimed now? It’s not fair….lol….I love Jill’s books – I haven’t had a chance to buy and devour this one yet but like you I am really looking forward to it!

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LOL Maria. Don’t ask that question. I may have claimed every single one of the guys in this series. I just cant help myself! Shalvis makes them so hawt!

I hope you love it as much as I do!

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lol @ ur last sentence! I’ve just read the first three books and loved them all! Especially Ford and Jax! Shalvis is definitely a master at her genre! I can’t wait to catch up with the rest of the books!

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LOL ;P

Omg Jax and Ford so so yummy. I think my fave of the first three books was Sawyer though. I can’t deny his sex appeal! Rawr.

I can’t wait to hear what you think of the next books in the series! Josh is a top fave too!!

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Great review Ann!

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Thanks Timitra!