This time out, I have the latest in Jill Shalvis’s ‘Lucky Harbor’ series, The Sweetest Thing (Grand Central, received from publisher). In this installment, Tara Daniels has more reasons than she would like to stay in the little town of Lucky Harbor rather than return to the mess of her life. So she continues to help her sisters work on their inn while trying to sort out her life. If only she could resist Ford Walker. She’d had the same problem many years ago, and they’ve been apart so long, she’s almost convinced herself she can resist him now. Until he keeps popping up everywhere, underfoot until it’s impossible to resist him. Then she has to deal with her ex, who’s decided he wants her back, and he won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Tara also has to deal with an enormous secret from her past that comes back and puts her into an even bigger tailspin than fending off the two persistent men in her life. She’ll have to make up her mind just what she wants for the rest of her life, or, rather, who. Ford is confident and sexy, and he knows he doesn’t want Tara to walk out of his life again. Tara isn’t nearly so confident, but resisting the sexy sailor is too big a challenge even for her. I’ve been enjoying Shalvis’s books for some time. This one is hot and sweet and will have your emotions tangled up right along with Tara’s. I’m really, really looking forward to the next installment in this series in December. For this one, though, I’m borrowing four and a half of Cupid’s five arrows. It’s earned a spot on the keeper shelf with all the true-to-life family interaction and the fantastic hero.
Until next time, happy reading!