Saturday, October 25, 2014

Review: He's So Fine (Lucky Harbor #11) by 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?

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆
This is book eleven in Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series.  Lucky Harbor is more than just a place to live.  It is a community of friends and neighbors that care about one another.  Lucky Harbor is also a good place for wounded souls to heal and find solace.  This is the story of two weary souls that not only find peace but also love.

Captain Cole Donovan returned to Lucky Harbor after an accident on the oil rig he worked on exploded and his best friend was killed.  He started a charter business with two other friends in their home town of Lucky Harbor.  Cole has been living, just existing for the past two years since the death of his friend and the betrayal of his ex-girlfriend.  That is until one morning while doing repairs on his boat he slips and falls in and is then nearly drowned by the woman trying to save him.  He ends up rescuing her and the feelings that surface between them are not ones that can be denied. Suddenly, Cole is alive again!

Olivia had always wanted to live in Lucky Harbor, well ever since her on-set tutor had told her about it.  When she was finally able to escape the pressures of child stardom’s notoriety, she changed her name and moved to Lucky Harbor.  She opened a business that specialized in unique vintage items and started her new life. Her life is complete and for the past two years filled with peace.  That is until her psycho mom and crazy sister pressure her to once again return to life in Hollywood. Refusing to even consider leaving her new life behind she tries to ignore their demands and keep the past in the past.  On her early morning walk she sees a man fall overboard and immediately jumps in to save him, only he’s not the one that needs saving, she is! The man that she is trying to rescue is none other than Cole Donovan, the man she has been crushing on.

Will the two be able to withstand the pressures of their past?  Can Cole put aside his past betrayals and except the gift this is Olivia?  Read this novel and find out about Olivia and Cole’s journey to find their HEA!

Hero – Cole Donovan 4.5 stars
Heroine – Olivia Bentley 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is a sexy love story that will keep you laughing while crying at the same time.  Beautifully written novel that pulls you in from the very beginning and holds you until the last page!

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Ms. Shalvis is a remarkable writer that tells a story like no one else.  If you don’t have her as a must read author, then you need to add her to your list!

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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