The Sweetest Thing

The Southern Bell meets her match. Tara is back in Lucky Harbor for six months and avoiding Ford gets harder and harder to do. Finally they are pushed to the edge and stop denying what they have been longing to do since they were seventeen. Tara knows this is going to end bad for her as it did seventeen years ago but something is different with Ford this time. Tara and Ford will fight their true emotions but not desire that is until a couple road blocks are put in their path.

The second book, The Sweetest Thing, to the Lucky Harbor series was excellent. Like the first book from Jill Shalvis she goes there with the sexual desire and need of the characters. Ford and Tara will melt the words off the pages with their stares and scenes. I like also how Shalvis puts in the past to give the characters history in which they can connect with.

And of course a secret from their past shows up, their daughter a seventeen year old girl. I love her character and how she is really a lot like her parents. I also liked how Shalvis did not make having the baby a big tragedy to both characters. They were able to handle the situation and it wasn’t bad blood between them. If anything she pulled them closer together.

The added character of Logan, Tara’s ex husband, was comical. I liked how Tara did not really give him the time of day because she was not the same woman she was with him two years ago. Shalvis made it clear that Ford is the main man in Tara’s life and she kept it true throughout the book.

I can’t wait for Chloe and her turn at love with the bad boy sheriff in the third story of Lucky Harbor series.

Simply Irresistible

Lucky Harbor series has so far four books that are to be part of the series. I ended up picking the only one available which was the first book, Simply Irresistible. If I was not already a fan of Jill Shalvis I would have been after reading this book. This was a book I didn’t want to put down. I had to which was annoying but definitely didn’t want to stop.

Maddie Moore is just one of the sisters of Phoebe but Maddie was the one that knew her mother the least. She was considered the mouse too quiet, but all that was going to change. With one third of the ownership of the inn Maddie will venture into restoring this inn and trying to change her life without men but that will be short lived as she meets Jax.

Jax Cullen is a man who has found what he had been missing five years ago. Jax is an ex lawyer who is now a contractor and mayor, and who happens to own a lot of property. But Jax is going to find something to distract himself with. Maddie and Jax will let the steam in but will it be too much to handle as their pasts get in the way.

I loved how Jill Shalvis sets up the next book. You know certain things but now you need to know especially about Tara the older sister. But I did like how Shalvis is separating the sisters with their own story. Each sister will have a chance to be the focal point but the others are not forgetten.

Shalvis does well with not being afraid to show that sexual desire which steams between the two main leads. And her continual use of secrets will lead the reader wanting to know more. Simply Irresistible was purely that, irresistible.

Sweetest Thing┬áis the next book in the series and I can’t wait to find out about Tara and her secret past.