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Under the Mistletoe (Lucky Harbor, #6.5) by Jill Shalvis

Under the Mistletoe (Lucky Harbor, #6.5)Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Under the Mistletoe
Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Lucky Harbor, #6.5
Pages: 80
Publisher: Forever Yours
Date: December 4, 2012



There’s no place like home for the holidays. And the Lucky Harbor Bed & Breakfast is bursting with festive lights and good cheer. But for Mia, Christmas is turning out to be anything other than merry and bright. Her recent break-up with her boyfriend Nick has made her return bittersweet. But then a surprise arrives, when Nick follows her to town bearing gifts-and asking for forgiveness.

Nick grew up without a family of his own so he’s overwhelmed by the love that Mia receives from all her relatives, gathered together to celebrate the season. Under their watchful eyes, Nick finds earning back her trust the hardest thing he’s ever had to do. If he succeeds, he will receive the greatest gift of all, Mia’s love for a lifetime.


Four times! I have read this book (novella/short story) four times and never reviewed it. And it so deserves a review.

Under the Mistletoe is Mia’s and Nick’s story. If you are a fan of the Lucky Harbor series, you will remember teenage Mia. I always loved Mia and her boyfriend Carlos. I really thought they would end up together.

But people grow up and sometimes they grow apart.

Mia moved to New York to go to school and met Nick. Like Mia, he was given up at birth but unlike Mia, he never had a loving family of his own. Needless to say, he has issues and it is those issues that almost cause him lose Mia.

This is a great little story. It’s sweet and heartwarming. We get to see many of the characters (including Lucille) from the earlier books.

And, of course, it has a happily ever after.

Oddly enough, this one stands alone. I am compulsive about reading book series in order, but if you want a charming read and you haven’t read the others, you can still enjoy this one. But why would you want to? Read them all. You won’t regret it.

This book was sent to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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He’s So Fine (Lucky Harbor, #11) by Jill Shalvis

He's So Fine (Lucky Harbor, #11)He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis

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.

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