It’s in His Kiss [Lucky Harbor, #10] by Jill Shalvis

Grand Central Publishing | e-ARC via Net Galley
Publication Date: August 26th, 2014
Adult Fiction | Romance
Rating 4 out of 5 Stars

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. 🙂


  • This sounds like such a cute, romantic series! I haven’t read anything by Jill Shalvis, but any book that can make you feel happy is a great one 🙂

  • Aww, yay! I just love books that make you happy when you’re reading them–and after! I mean, it’s lovely to stretch your bounds at times, but at the same time, sometimes you just need something to make you feel good. 🙂

  • This series sounds like something I need in my life Joy, I either don’t have the time to read or just can’t be bothered to write reviews :/ so something fluffy and fun sounds like my cup of tea! Also I’m all for series that you don’t have to read in order! Lovely review Joy! 🙂

  • Great review Joy! This series sounds cool and I actually never picked any of her books before. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

    Happy Reading
    Patrick @ The Bookshelves

  • I really want to try a book by this author. I keep hearing amazing things about her and I’m quite curious now. I’m sure I’ll love them too.

  • It’s nice to have guilty pleasures. 😛 I don’t read many of those and my guilty pleasures are actually M/M romances. ^^ BUT, I believe they can make light rights. Fab review! 🙂

  • I loved this book and seriously, someone needs to draw me a map to Lucky Harbor already. Clearly there is SOMETHING making everyone crazy hot up there. And I want in! 😉 I always love the first installment in the mini-trilogies of Lucky Harbor so, of course, I adored this. I need to go back and read the few Lucky Harbor books I’ve missed–I think I’ve only actually read six of them, so I’m missing four that have already released. It’s such an addictive and, definitely, “healing” series. I read these books when I’m in a reading slump and they always “cure” me. Wonderful review, dear! 🙂

  • Hmph. I need you to go back to reading YA books, lol 😀 But I’m glad you are enjoying these books. <3 Amazing review Joy 🙂 The cover do look pretty cute ;p Thank you for sharing. <3

  • Yay for good books that can pull you out of reading or reviewing slumps!

  • Everyone pretty much adores this series! I read my first book by Jill Shalvis, Animal Magnetism, and I absolutely loved it. It was such a sweet romance book and it had animals! I definitely need to give the Lucky Harbor series a try because it sounds too adorable and the perfect brain candy.
    Glad that this series is going strongly for you, Joy!