ONCE IN A LIFETIME by Jill Shalvis (February 18, 2014; Grand Central Publishing Mass Market; $6.00)
SOMETIMES WRONG IS OH-SO-RIGHT
After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he’s back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she’s not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future.
Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben – even though he has absolutely no idea what she’s done . . .
Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?
You’re incredible, Ben, you know that? You’re an insensitive, first-class jerk, and–”
He leaned in. “And what?” he asked, voice dangerously low.
“And…” Stymied at her ridiculous and constant reaction to him, Aubrey put her hands to his chest to give him another shove, but somehow got her wires crossed and she fisted his shirt instead.
“Dare me,” he said softly.
Oh, how she hated how well he knew her. “I dare you to kiss me,” she whispered, and then to make sure he did, she put her mouth on his first…
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another amazing read from Jill Shalvis! I LOVE the way this lady writes. I haven’t read any of the other books in the Lucky Harbor series and can’t wait to read them all. One great thing about this series is that you can read each book as a stand alone but, I’m pretty sure if you’re like me, you will end up wanting to read them all 🙂 Once In A Lifetime is another one of those “I can’t get enough of” reads. I wasn’t ready for it to end.
Once in a Lifetime is Aubrey and Ben’s story and what a heart-wrenching, fabulous story it is. Both of these characters have touched my heart. Ms. Shalvis has, yet again, created brilliant characters that feel like genuine people I would be friends with. Aubrey’s story broke my heart at times, I really felt for this lovely character. I wanted to see her happy. Absolutely loved this character! Jill Shalvis knows how to write alpha males, sexy alpha males! Ben is a not so over-the-top alpha who, melted my heart with his quiet demeanour and subtle gestures. But remember, he’s still a man so there were times I wanted to thump him one 😉
I have read other books by Ms. Shalvis and she is quickly becoming one of my go-to-authors. Once In A Lifetime is a fabulous read that will suck you in with its’ fabulous story and incredible characters. This incredibly heartfelt, sexy story will have your pulse racing. The witty banter between the characters will have you laughing and when all is said and done, Once in a Lifetime will make your heart feel happy. Another must read novel from the brilliance that is… Jill Shalvis. Nic
About the Author:
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
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