Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I Heart London by Lindsey Kelk

***** 5 stars
After reading this new book in the "I Heart" series, I can say that Kelk has not lost ideas for things that can go wrong for Angela. Loved this book as much as the first. I do hope there is another to come, but it was very well wrapped up. I have passed these books to friends as well and they have been equally pleased. If you haven't read, please go back and start at the beginning, you won't be sorry.

Book Jacket Summary:
Special price for one month only! The perfect London read for this summer.
Angela’s back on home turf – and in her biggest romantic scrape yet…
Angela Clark has fallen in love with America – and it’s starting to love her back.
Throw one expired visa into the mix, and things quickly take a turn for the worse.
She might love her life as a Brit in New York, but now she has no choice but to return to London. Not only does she leave behind her gorgeous boyfriend Alex – she must also face unfinished business back on home turf.
There’s the ex-boyfriend – who she moved to New York to get away from.
Then there’s her best friend, with her perfect new baby.
And there’s her mum.
Now, there’s another wedding in the offing – and everyone remembers how well the last one went . . .

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis

****4 stars
I really loved Chloe's character through all the books and was anticipating starting this part of the series. Shalvis didn't disappoint. I am at the part now where I question whether I go on to read more in the "Lucky Harbor" series, as the sisters stories have been told but there are more book to read or move on. I guess you will have to wait and see what I decide to do ;)

Book Jacket Summary:
Breaking rules and breaking hearts
Free-spirited Chloe lives life on the edge. Unlike her soon-to-be married sisters, she isn't ready to settle into a quiet life running their family's newly renovated inn. But soon her love of trouble--and trouble with love-draws the attention of the very stern, very sexy sheriff who'd like nothing better than to tame her wild ways.
Suddenly Chloe can't take a misstep without the sheriff hot on her heels. His rugged swagger and his enigmatic smile are enough to make a girl beg to be handcuffed. For the first time, instead of avoiding the law, Chloe dreams of surrender. Can this rebel find a way to keep the peace with the straitlaced sheriff? Or will Chloe's colorful past keep her from a love that lasts . . . and the safe haven she truly wants in a town called Lucky Harbor?

The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis

****4 stars
Another great read in the "Lucky Harbor" series. I wasn't too sure after reading the first book about how I would take to Tara in this book as she seemed much more distant and not as loveable, but found the added plot line really added to her character and found myself sad to see her story end.

Book Jacket Summary:
Two Men Are One Too Many . . .
Tara has a thousand good reasons not to return to the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Yet with her life doing a major crash-and-burn, anywhere away from her unfulfilled dreams and sexy ex-husband will do. As Tara helps her two sisters get their newly renovated inn up and running, she finally has a chance to get things under control and come up with a new plan for her life.
But a certain tanned, green-eyed sailor has his own ideas, such as keeping Tara hot, bothered . . . and in his bed. And when her ex wants Tara back, three is a crowd she can't control-especially when her deepest secret reappears out of the blue. Now Tara must confront her past and discover what she really wants. If she's lucky, she might just find that everything her heart desires is right here in Lucky Harbor.

Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis

****4 stars
I started this book and was hoping that it would pull me in as I love spin off books and knew that this was the first book in a series by Jill Shalvis, the "Lucky Harbor"series. I loved this book, it wrapped you up and had me pulled in from the beginning.

Book Jacket Summary:
Maddie Moore's whole life needs a makeover.
In one fell swoop, Maddie loses her boyfriend (her decision) and her job (so not her decision). But rather than drowning her sorrows in bags of potato chips, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim the inheritance left by her free-spirited mother-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington.
Starting over won't be easy. Yet Maddie sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if only she can convince her two half-sisters to join her in the adventure. But convincing Tara and Chloe will be difficult because the inn needs a big makeover too.
The contractor Maddie hires is a tall, dark-haired hottie whose eyes-and mouth-are making it hard for her to remember that she's sworn off men. Even harder will be Maddie's struggles to overcome the past, though she's about to discover that there's no better place to call home than Lucky Harbor.