Series: Lucky Harbor bk 11
Author: Jill Shalvis
For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It’s the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she’s rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she’s ever laid hands on.
Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to “save” him. In fact, he’d like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He’s just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole’s heart, or will it be the end of Olivia’s days in little Lucky Harbor?
Thoughts: Picking up a Lucky Harbor book is liking going home to the small town you grew up in and couldn’t escape fast enough, and then spend years missing.
In It’s in His Kiss we got meet Cole and Olivia and I have to admit that even though I knew they would be hooking up I wasn’t sure HOW it was going to happen considering how little time they spent on the pages together. But I should have trust Shalvis would have a plan and make it work, because boy did she.
Both Olivia and Cole are hiding out. Olivia from her past, and Cole from all emotions. Both have been burned in the past and have no desire to repeat. So they agree to a simple affair, only there is no such thing as a simple affair in Lucky Harbor especially if you have Lucille stalking you.
Watching these two traverse their relationship, both insisting on full trust, and yet each of them holding back was quite the balancing act. When Cole finally reveals all and lays it all out there, Olivia tries to reciprocate and yet can’t, always saying now’s not the right time.
One of the things I loved about this book was the mention of how Lucille has been sent to FB jail because of what she has posted and how she’s now addicted to Pinterest and Tumblr. I will admit that I immediately stopped reading and went and followed Jill on both those sites.
This was a great installment in one of my favorite contemporary series. I can’t wait to see what happens with Tanner, Sam and Cole’s best friend and Lucille’s granddaughter in the next book.