My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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?
He’s So Fine, book eleven in the Lucky Harbor series, is just that . . . fine. Really, really fine.
I love all of the characters in these books, but Cole and Olivia are special. Both of them have things in their past that make them untrusting and both of them have secrets. Watching them work through their pain to form a solid relationship is wonderful.
Like the other books in the series, characters from earlier books play major and minor parts in the story. It is like a small town. Everyone is in everyone else’s business or in this case in everyone else’s book and that makes it wonderful. I love reading series because I am invested in the characters. I want to see how their lives continue after the happily ever after. With Jill Shalvis, I get to do that.
As with all of Ms. Shalvis’ books I get heartache and laughter. I particularly like the gag about how rigid Cole can be and they’re not always talking about his personality. And then there is the geriatric squad run by Lucille who has been booted off Facebook for her explicit photographs. What’s not to love?
Shalvis also did an excellent job of introducing the main characters for her next book – One in a Million which is due out October 14th. Tanner has had a large part in the last two books and Callie has just returned to Lucky Harbor after being gone for ten years. I can’t wait to read their story.