Love can happen in a heartbeat.
Grace never thought she'd be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh's lovable mutt to caring for his rambunctious son. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad....
With so many people depending on him, Josh has no time for anything outside of his clinic and family - until Grace arrives in town. Now this brainy blonde is turning his life inside out and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "good bedside manner". Josh and Grace don't know if what they have can last. But in a town like Lucky Harbor, a lifetime of love starts with just one day....
©2012 Jill Shalvis (P)2012 Hachette Audio
Very high. Already a steady fan of Jill Shalvis, and I really enjoyed this story and the narrator's voice/interpretation. This is the sixth of six Lucky Harbor stories (rumors abound there'll be more) and is a satisfying conclusion the series as we know it. Of the "Chocoholic" trio, this ranks right after "Lucky in Love" (still my favorite story) and before "At Last."
Regardless of the love story, it reveals the struggles of a working dad with sole custody of a child, a demanding career field, the pains of dealing with an irascible sibling, and, thankfully, a man who didn't have mommy or daddy issues clouding his story line.
She also read "At Last" by Jill Shalvis and reads well, pleasant on the ear, reads the male voices without unnecessary affectation.
I still think Suehla El Attar (Books 3 and 4 of Lucky Harbor series) manages to vocalize Jill Shalvis' writing best, but Ms. Bennett's work is great. Still am disappointed Books 1 and 2 haven't been re-recorded - cannot stand the narrator of those two. Might I recommend Audible coordinate Ms. Bennett revisit Books 1 and 2 of Lucky Harbor so they might be more palatable to the ear?
Yes, it's a great distraction to laundry, lawn work, dishes, cooking, ad nauseum.
As with any romance novel and the inherent sexual nature of the genre, mightily recommend earbuds versus speakers on the laptop. :-)
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
I Debated for a long minute on whether to get this book or not because Erin Bennett is the narrator (same as the previous book) and I really disliked her performance on that previous book. But a Jill Shalvis book is as irresistible as a warm brownie. This story just melted my heart like hot fudge. It was sweet, sexy and believeable. I can't believe the chocaholics trilogy is over! I sure hope there are more Lucky Harbor stories to come.
I am happy to report that Ms. Bennett got significantly better as a narrator. I still think that there isn't much difference between female and male characters (voices) but she did add the intensity and emotion that the story required. I really enjoyed the whole story, fell in love with that little Jedi warrior, the annoying puppy and the fabulous ending!! I highly recommend it!
To relax I listen to my books. It's like yoga but better, you don't have to bend your body!!
Already have at least twic. It's just such a warm and cozy book.
Just the whole thing the story was great and very down to earth. Like it could happen to any one
She was very good.
Yes I try and listen to they all at once..
I really enjoyed the narrator and the main characters. Jill Shalvis continues to write characters which are realistic and likable.
She distinguished nicely between the characters and I never doubted who was speaking or thinking.
Yes and I pretty much did. It was hard to put down.
Grace and the doctor were both written so realistically that I enjoyed every minute of the story. Poor Grace was like a fish out of water when she had moved across country to take a job that turned out to be awful. She supported herself by taking various odd jobs whether she was good at them or not. I loved her spunk and optimistic attitude. The doctor had the weight of the world on his shoulders with a paraplegic young sister, a five year old son, his work in the ER and being sole owner of a small town clinic. Somehow these two found each other and fell in love despite the odds.
I loved Grace because she was a survivor and didn't realize how she was making a place for herself in the small town. She stood up for herself, took responsibility and didn't back down from anything.
Her voice was very pleasant and kept the different characters as individuals.
It just tickled me all over!
I love Jill Shalvis' books. Some are better than others, but they are all good reading.
I loved the whole Lucky Harbor series. Erin Bennett is a great narrator as well. Great combo!
I love the Lucky Harbor series. This narrator was a little too monotone for me. Would still listen to it no matter who read it. The story line is fantastic!
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
YES, if you are a good fan of JS, then this story will just grab your heart. This one is right up there with Rumor Has it and Then Came You by JS, my faves. As you listen you get that "ahaa" all through the listen. Hot scenes are yummy but not graphic. This are light listens that can give you that all around good feeling. Lots of humor, but YOU must be in the mood for it or you will miss it.
Our hero is too die for. Same kind of story in Then Came You, read by Karen White,the best at JS stories. This listen captures your heart!
EB is not the best choice, but she is better than Annie Green! I own all of Karen White's JS recordings. Yummy on KW's heros! EB can only be good if the story is great. IE Rogue rider by Larissa Ione. I just purchased but not yet listened to Susan E. Phillips, Heros Are My Weakness. This reader and SEP book not getting good reviews. Not sure why S.E.P. picked this reader as she needs a hit and has not gotten it in your last 2 books. EB just drops her voice a little bit for male voices. This story has a dreamboat of a hero, so she gets by and you are not disappointed or distracted.
The scenes of Toby and Tank eating cereal out of the same bowl, or Doc getting weak with our heroine makes you have that nice warm glow inside. Every kid would want a dad like the Doc.
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