There's nothing like the real thing.
After dropping out of pastry school and messing up her big break on a reality cooking show, Leah Sullivan needs to accomplish something in her life. But when she returns home to Lucky Harbor, she finds herself distracted by her best friend, Jack Harper. In an effort to cheer up Jack's ailing mother, Dee, Leah tells a little fib - that she and Jack are more than just friends. Soon pretending to be hot-and-heavy with this hunky firefighter feels too real to handle…
No-strings attachments suit Jack just fine - perfect for keeping the risk of heartbreak away. But as Jack and Leah break every one of their "just friends" rules, he longs to turn their pretend relationship into something permanent. Do best friends know too much about each other to risk falling in love? Or will Jack and Leah discover something new about each other in a little town called Lucky Harbor?
©2013 Jill Shalvis (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Thank GOD for audio books, if I didn't have them I'd never get anything done!
Sometimes when a series gets this drawn out the story lines become predictable. This story was just that, predictable. There were a couple of twists and a bit of excitement, but over all it was a sweet story. I enjoyed it, though it really didn't hold my attention like some. I will listen to the next book, this was definitely worth the read and worth the credit, a nice light read, which can be a great change coming off something harder. I like to switch back and forth depending on my personal mood.
I think many people would call this a beach read, though not a short one, I liked the characters, though the indecision irritates from time to time. The character development was surface and really didn't dig too deeply. I would like to see more from previous characters, just a quick cameo from the originals with a mention isn't really enough. I'd like to know what they're up to as well.
Okay, this review I realize sounds negative, no coffee yet I guess, but I liked it, it was a nice book. If you've read the others this is the natural progression.
I love Jill Shalvis and her Lucky Harbor series, but books 7 and 8 in the series were a disappointment. The characters are not as engaging and the "mystery" in both books was totally predictable. I might get book 9 out of the library, but definitely won't waste an Audible credit. Hopefully, the next set in the series will be back up to the standard of the first 6 books.
Sure, they were comfort reads, easy to follow and good characters
Yes - I bought this one on the premise of the synopsis from an email and enjoyed it. This was my first book by here so I may not keep reading if the predictability is apparent in each book.
Great narrator - very good.
Yes - I read it straight through but had the situations figured out half way in. I loved her characterization and imagery. Ending was so-so. What wasn't worth the listening time - is the half hour at the end of the book dedicated to a preview of another book by Shalvis.
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