Christmas in Lucky Harbor: Simply Irresistible/The Sweetest Thing/Two Bonus Short Stories

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"Hot, sweet, fun and romantic. Pure pleasure!" — Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author on Simply Irresistible

Love awaits you in Lucky Harbor . . .

Simply Irresistible
After losing her boyfriend and her job, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim her inheritance-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. She sees ...

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Overview

"Hot, sweet, fun and romantic. Pure pleasure!" — Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author on Simply Irresistible

Love awaits you in Lucky Harbor . . .

Simply Irresistible
After losing her boyfriend and her job, Maddie leaves L.A. to claim her inheritance-a ramshackle inn nestled in the little town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. She sees the potential for a new home and a new career-if she can give the inn the makeover it needs. Enter Jax, a tall, handsome contractor who knows exactly what Maddie needs...

The Sweetest Thing
Helping her sister set up the family inn is just the thing to make Tara forget her ex-husband and focus on her new life. Until she meets a sexy, green-eyed sailor determined to keep her hot, bothered, and in his bed. When her ex reappears, Tara must confront her past and decide what she really wants.

Kissing Santa Claus
NASCAR driver Logan Perrish returns to Lucky Harbor, Washington, with love in his heart and a ring in his pocket. But can Sandy Jansen forget the past and give him a second chance? Or will Logan be spending another Christmas alone?

Under the Mistletoe
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.

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Editorial Reviews

Robyn Carr
"Hot, sweet, fun and romantic. Pure pleasure!"
The Romance Studio.com on Simply Irresistible
"The title says it all! Fans of Shalvis will recognize her trademark humor and sensuality."
CoffeeTimeRomance.com on Simply Irresistible
"I adored this book. The sisters are such beautifully created characters, but when you add in the other people who reside in Lucky Harbor, I am ready to pack up my things and move there."
RomanceReviewsToday.com on The Sweetest Thing
"A Perfect Ten! Tara and Ford have some seriously hot chemistry going on and they make the most of it in THE SWEETEST THING. Trust me; you'll need an ice-cold drink nearby."
RT Book Reviews on The Sweetest Thing
"4 Stars! This second in Shalvis's Lucky Harbor series shows that moving on sometimes means staying put. A wonderful romance of reunited lovers in a small town. A lot of hot sex, some delightful humor and plenty of heartwarming emotion makes this a book readers will love."
NightOwlRomance.com on Simply Irresistible
"It felt like I was part of the story, part of Lucky Harbor. What a great place to be!"
Heart to Heart: The BN Romance Blog on Simply Irresistible
"[O]ne minute you're laughing out loud and the next you're sighing with understanding. [A] great start to a new series."
FreshFiction.com in Simply Irresistible
"SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE is a beautiful start to this new series. The characters are as charming as the town itself. A pleasure to read!"
Carly Phillips
"Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!"
RT Book Reviews on Simply Irresistible
'4 stars! [I]ntroduces some wonderful characters with humor, heartwarming interaction and an abundance of hot sex. Readers will be eager for the next story..."
New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Forster
"Jill Shalvis is a total original! Humor, intrigue, and scintillating sex. It doesn't get any better."
RT Book Reviews
"Ms. Shalvis characters leap off the page"
From the Publisher
"Hot, sweet, fun and romantic. Pure pleasure!"—Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author on Simply Irresistible

"The title says it all! Fans of Shalvis will recognize her trademark humor and sensuality."—The Romance Studio.com on Simply Irresistible

"Heartwarming and sexy...an abundance of chemistry, smoldering romance, and hilarious sisterly antics."—Publishers Weekly on Simply Irresistible

"I adored this book. The sisters are such beautifully created characters, but when you add in the other people who reside in Lucky Harbor, I am ready to pack up my things and move there."—CoffeeTimeRomance.com on Simply Irresistible

"A Perfect Ten! Tara and Ford have some seriously hot chemistry going on and they make the most of it in THE SWEETEST THING. Trust me; you'll need an ice-cold drink nearby."—RomanceReviewsToday.com on The Sweetest Thing

"4 Stars! This second in Shalvis's Lucky Harbor series shows that moving on sometimes means staying put. A wonderful romance of reunited lovers in a small town. A lot of hot sex, some delightful humor and plenty of heartwarming emotion makes this a book readers will love."—RT Book Reviews on The Sweetest Thing

"It felt like I was part of the story, part of Lucky Harbor. What a great place to be!"—NightOwlRomance.com on Simply Irresistible

"[O]ne minute you're laughing out loud and the next you're sighing with understanding. [A] great start to a new series."
Heart to Heart: The BN Romance Blog on Simply Irresistible

"SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE is a beautiful start to this new series. The characters are as charming as the town itself. A pleasure to read!"
FreshFiction.com in Simply Irresistible

"Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!"
Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author'4 stars! [I]ntroduces some wonderful characters with humor, heartwarming interaction and an abundance of hot sex. Readers will be eager for the next story..."
RT Book Reviews on Simply Irresistible

"Jill Shalvis is a total original! Humor, intrigue, and scintillating sex. It doesn't get any better."—Suzanne Forster, New York Times bestselling author

"Ms. Shalvis characters leap off the page"—RT Book Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455547531
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Series: Lucky Harbor Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 308,220
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

You can learn more at:
JillShalvis.com
Twitter @jillshalvis
Facebook.com/jillshalvis

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

    Great Series

    I love this series. Can't get enough of the girls. Jax and Maddie are Awesome! Ford and Tara super together.This is a must read series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Know what youre buying

    I love this series but didnt realize these were books i already purchased separately. My own fault for not reading close enough. I thought these were stories that built on the books i already loved...at least one of the short stoies was new to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    GOOG Good book

    Good book

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  • Posted January 28, 2014

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    Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite Christmas in Luc

    Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

    Christmas in Lucky Harbor by Jill Shalvis features three half-sisters who have returned to Lucky Harbor following the death of their mother Phoebe. Tara is nicknamed the "Steel Magnolia" because of her no-nonsense approach to life. Maddie is the "Mouse" as she has generally been content to allow the better things in life to go to others. Chloe is the baby of the family. She is nicknamed the "Wild Thing" due to her unorthodox winner-take-all approach to life. The three girls have to decide what to do with their mother's inn and that in itself is a complicated novel. But, when love enters the picture, all plans are put aside in favor of exploration. 

    There are actually two continuing stories as well as two short stories in Christmas in Lucky Harbor. I was a bit disappointed that the book was not really about Christmas but that disappointment was only minor compared to the wealth of action provided for the reader. I liked all three sisters. Each was unique and honest in her own approach to life and each seemed to learn a bit about respect, risk-taking, and the importance of the small things in life. The first story was perhaps the strongest and most information-laden, but the other stories had their perks as well. For those who enjoy the rewards of relationship risk-taking, there were plenty of sexually-laden scenes for the fertile imagination. While maybe not Shalvis's finest novel, Christmas in Lucky Harbor was an easy and delightful read for a warm beach day or a frigid, shut-in winter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    I recommend this book

    Very well written humor and romance all in one

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

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    If you¿ve missed out on Jill Shalvis¿ Lucky Harbor Series, then

    If you’ve missed out on Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor Series, then here’s a great way to get started! Two excellently written, highly entertaining novels that kick off a heart-warming series about the residents in a town called Lucky Harbor. Also included in this release are two quick, fun novellas about two of the characters we meet in The Sweetest Thing, and Simple Irresistible. The characters found in all four of these stories are well developed and just plain fun to read about! Discover the secrets that make these novels so irresistible and will keep you coming back to Lucky Harbor again and again. I think my favorite from this book was The Sweetest Thing, with Tara and Ford. Be sure to keep a fan nearby for all the sizzling chemistry between these two! Maddie and Jax’ story in Simply Irresistible was dynamic with lots of twists and turns along the way to keep you on the edge of your seat. And if you enjoyed this novel, you might be interested in picking up a copy of Head over Heels, and read Chloe’s story! While all of these stories are part of a series, they are great stand-alone reads too! I can’t wait to read more from this outstanding author!

    Rating: 4

    Heat Rating: Mild

    Reviewed by AprilP

    Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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  • Posted January 1, 2014

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    I have always loved Jill Shalvis and jumped at the chance to sta

    I have always loved Jill Shalvis and jumped at the chance to start her Lucky Harbor series.  This is a great book to get started in it as well since it includes books 1, 2, and 2.5 - but the final short story (#6.5) jumped way out in the future a couple years and didn't quite fit with the flow of it all.




    In book one, Simply Irresistible, we meet the three sisters that kick off the series, Maddie, Chloe, and Tara.  While they may all share the same mother, they grew up very different lives and haven't really connected with each other in a very long time.  When they show up at the inn that has been left to them after their mother's death, they all have different ideas on what to do with it.  Maddie alone wants to keep it and make a new life - create a new family with her sisters.  But she will have an uphill battle in this one - as Tara and Chloe both want to sell, but they do agree to a trial run.  Enter Jax, the sure hot contractor/bartender/jack of all trades.  When the sparks fly between him and Maddie they will both need to overcome some heavy personal obstacles to make things work.  This was a wonderful introduction to Lucky Harbor, the sisters, and the many unique characters that live along side them.




    In book two, The Sweetest Thing, Tara gets her spotlight with an old flame.  Tara is my favorite sister so far.  Known as the "Steel Magnolia" she prides herself in keeping her control no matter what, but when she's around Ford things never seem to stay calm at all.  Their attraction is impossible for her to resist to matter how hard she tries.  But in this case, they have a history together along with lots of baggage they've built up since the last time they saw each other.  This was a very heart-felt story and my favorite in the bundle.




    The short story, Kissing Santa Claus, wraps up a few loose ends from book two, and we get to see the man not chosen find his love.  It was a cute wrap up with a very nice Christmas theme - just perfect for this time of year.  The second short story is the only one that didn't really fit for me.  It was also a Christmas story, but it happens several years in the future.  It references things that I didn't know had happened yet in between books 2 and 6.  It was cute, but hard to follow sometimes.

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

      This is such a great deal! You get Simply Irresistible, The Sw

     
    This is such a great deal! You get Simply Irresistible, The Sweetest Thing and two story stories for $2.99. 
     
    Simply Irresistible--Book 1 in the Lucky Harbor series 4 stars
     
    I am the last romance book lover on earth to read this book. It is as charming, fun, and sexy as everyone says it is. I love the accident prone heroine and her bickering sisters. The hero and his instant irresistible pull toward her is all kinds of good. The dog. The town. All great.
     
    There are a ton of sexy times. The end of the book is less great than the start and the middle because certain conflicts don't feel all that real to me but overall charming and hot.
     
    The Sweetest Thing--Book 2 in  the Lucky Harbor series 4 stars 
     
    Another charming book in the series! I really don't tend to like second chance/reunion romances but this one is so well done. The angst is handled with realism and demands only the emotions that are due. I love an uptight heroine so watching Tara ease into herself was great. Ford coming to terms with himself was also a joy and they were great together. Throw is a great cast of secondary characters and we have a great read on our hands. We don't have an awesome dog here but we have teenagers so it kind of the same thing. 
     
    Kissing Santa Claus-- Logan and Sandy Story 3 stars
     
    You get a lot more of who Logan is in the The Sweetest Thing. I wish we knew as much about Sandy and there was a little bit more here but still fun. 
     
    Under the Mistletoe-- Mia and Nick Story 3 Story 3 stars. 
     
    This one is a bit more developed that Logan and Sandy's romance but still if you aren't a fan of the series it isn't all that grand. I would have loved Carlos to get his own story too but all in all its a nice read. 
     

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Jill Shalvis stories are irresistable!

    Jill Shalvis stories are irresistable!

    Time to read ALL the rest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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