I can only count on the one hand how many series I try to stay up-to-date with; Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series is one of them. And while Lucky Harbor is not a continuing saga of sorts, the books can be read separately on their own. I supposed you can say it’s my soap opera; my guilty pleasure. It is after all, a romantic series. In as much as they are fast reads, Jill manages to thrill me with her stories of love, family and friendships. Furthermore, the small beach town backdrop has a way of helping me get over any weather blahs I’m in while reading [I read this at the cabin, the sun was bright and shiny…but there were fish flies (may flies) outside. Ick.]
What brings everybody to Lucky Harbor? Well, besides the prospect of a fresh start for those trying to escape a former life, there is also that charm of finding new love. Book #10 of Lucky Harbor tells the story of Becca Thorpe and Sam Brody. She’s a former half of a brilliant sibling musical prodigies; and he, a boat builder with the Midas’ touch in investing. They are as what you would expect from a couple with an innate attraction towards the other.
I can tell you all the ways that Jill’s male characters are different from other books in the same genre, but I’m afraid it will be a short list. I think the most important thing that you should know is that Jill’s books are really just the type that you read to fatten up your heart. They’re the distractions that we all need when real life gets to be too dramatic for our tastes. Jill also has the propensity to give her characters substance. In this case, the couple has family problems in common.
I’ve read books 10 and 11 of this series back-to-back and I’ve got to say, it got me writing reviews again. I find that so few books has that effect on me. But Lucky Harbor seems to have that “healing” effect. This romantic series is highly recommended. If you’re looking to jump start your love for romance, Jill Shalvis is your gal. 🙂