Forever and a Day

Grace Brooks is at a loss. Her hopes of finding a permanent job that her parents would be proud of is becoming unlikely and her money supply has dwindle to almost nothing. But then Grace gets a break with a job as a dog walker which is not what she expects especially as she starts to become the nanny of the dog owners son. Grace thanks her lucky stars at the job and being close to Dr. Josh Scott is no hardship.

Dr. Josh Scott has no time to breath let alone spend time with his son or sister with the amount of time his patients take. He will see Grace as a savior as she handles the chaos that is in his life. Both know they can’t get involved but Josh cannot get Grace out of his mind. He will stay away as much as he can but a man can only take so much.

Forever and a Day is the sixth book to the Lucky Harbor series. This is definitely a drama that Jill Shalvis writes but a drama done right. I have loved this series since the first book and have continue to do so. Shalvis writes these stories with real characters. The family dynamics feel like a real family going through those heartaches which makes you connect with those characters. The evil boyfriend to Josh’s sister even felt real as you wanted to smack him for his behavior as you know he is going to hurt Anna. But its not all about the family drama as Shalvis will write Grace and Josh’s scenes to be nothing but steamy as they finally get together.

As I concluded this book I saw this was the last one available but I have a feeling the Lucky Harbor series is far from done. Of course now comes the question is who is to be next?

The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne

Picking up the book you think it is about a little old lady, first image I got in my head, but that is all wrong in the case of The Little Lady Agency novel.

Melissa Romeny-Jones can bake a perfect sponge cake, type her little heart out, and plan a party blindfolded.  But none of that has helped her get far in life or in love.  When she gets fired-again-she decides to market her impeccable social skills to single men.  To avoid embarrassing her father, a Member of Parliament, Melissa dons a blond wig and becomes Honey, a no-nonsense bombshell who helps clueless bachelors shop, entertain, and navigate social minefields.  A confident Mary Poppins in silk stockings, she even attends parties if a client needs a “date”.

So far, Melissa has kept her adventures as Honey a secret from her snobby family.  But when an intriguing new client, dashing American Jonathan Riley, starts to request Honey’s services on a regular basis, Honey’s and Melissa’s worlds are sure to collide.  She’s recently attended three weddings as Honey, and one as Melissa…it was only a matter of time before she’d have to attend a wedding as both at the same time!

This novel is definetly an original.  I have not read anything like this book.  It was cute, quirky, witty and very charming.

I thought that there were very unique characters especially Melissa aka Honey.  I love how Melissa tries this agency only to find herself being pursued by a man that paid for sex.  Being a good girl she leaves being out raged.  Of course the clever thing is Melissa starting her own agency.  I like Melissa’s character starts an agency to help the men as a girlfriend.  No sex allowed or real dating.

I loved her friends but hated her father.  He was a jackass but he got what was coming to him in the end, which was nice to read about.

I found this novel refreshing with that there was no sex.  It wasn’t needed.  All you had was Melissa’s life which was wacky and intriguing to read about.  The first book of the series Little Lady Agency is worth reading.