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?
Jill Shalvis brought together in-depth characters, incredible dialogue and mixed it with suspenseful undertones in this astoundingly well-written contemporary romance.
I have been looking forward to reading Jack Harper’s story ever since he was first introduced in It Had to Be You. He is absolutely adorable – in that sexy…rip his uniform off kind of way. However, it is his internal monologue that makes him truly sexy --
“Thinking about how she’d looked in the throes of her sex dream made him hard all over again. He’d told her she’d been moaning and hot and sweaty. What he hadn’t told her was that she’d whispered a name. His.”
The author selected the prefect combination of characteristics for his heroine, Leah Sullivan. Both are haunted by the legacies of their fathers. It makes their journey for a HEA challenging, yet worth every struggle.
Lucky Harbor is filled with remarkable secondary characters including Jack’s cousin, Ben, whose story is coming next in… Once in a Lifetime.