It's in His Kiss (Lucky Harbor Series #10)

It's in His Kiss (Lucky Harbor Series #10)

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by Jill Shalvis
     
 

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ONE KISS CAN LAST FOREVER
Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now's her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam's eyes and

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ONE KISS CAN LAST FOREVER
Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now's her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam's eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile.

Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can't resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca's heart?

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Publishers Weekly
★ 07/07/2014
Shalvis’s command of contemporary romance is once again on display in book 10 of her Lucky Harbor series (after Once in a Lifetime). Familiar characters make occasional appearances without dominating the story, and the books, set in Washington State, can be read in any order. Becca Thorpe arrives in charming Lucky Harbor with two suitcases and her keyboard; she’s fleeing her dependent brother (who’s a better concert pianist that she is) and looking for a new beginning. She lands a job scheduling outings for a charter boat company run by three hunky guys—but one of the owners is Sam Brody, her onetime lover. Mixing business and pleasure is a no-no for Sam, but emotions don’t always follow the rules. Sam also runs into family troubles when his ne’er-do-well dad shows up looking for another handout. Shalvis combines humor, sparkling repartee, believable characters, and highly sensual sex scenes to make this book work on every level. (Sept.)
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"Shalvis's command of contemporary romance is again on display in book 10 of her Lucky Harbor series. Shalvis combines humor, sparkling repartee, believable characters, and highly sensual sex scenes to make this book work on every level."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

Fall in love with Jill Shalvis! She's my go-to read for humor and heart."
Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author"

Clever, steamy, and fun! Jill Shalvis will make you laugh and fall in love."
Rachel Gibson, New York Times bestselling author"

[S]cores big with a delicate love story and red-hot passion. Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Once in a Lifetime"

Charming and engaging... Shalvis's fans will devour the two friends' introspective and passionate journey to love."
Publishers Weekly on Always on My Mind"

Engaging writing, characters that walk straight into your heart, and a town you can't wait to revisit make this touching, hilarious tale another heart-warmer worthy of Shalvis' popular series."
Library Journal on It Had to Be You"

Shalvis makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me sigh with pure pleasure."—Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author of Playing Dirty"

Count on Jill Shalvis for a witty, steamy, unputdownable love story."—Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author of Harvest Moon"

Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!"—Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author

Rachel Gibson
"Clever, steamy, and fun! Jill Shalvis will make you laugh and fall in love."
Susan Mallery
"Fall in love with Jill Shalvis! She's my go-to read for humor and heart."
Carly Phillips
"Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!"
Robyn Carr
"Count on Jill Shalvis for a witty, steamy, unputdownable love story."
Susan Andersen
"Shalvis makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me sigh with pure pleasure."
Kirkus Reviews
2014-07-01
Becca Thorpe comes to Lucky Harborto distance herself from messy family issues and runs smack dab into Sam theSexy Surfer, whose board and broad shoulders hide an intense personality and aheavily armored heart.From the moment she dips her toes inthe Pacific Ocean and tastes Lucky Harbor's ranch-flavored popcorn, Becca isenchanted by the sweet small town; meeting the gorgeous surfer on the beach isicing on the cake, as is discovering that her rental apartment is right nextdoor to the warehouse where he and his partners run their charter-boat tourbusiness. Sam and Becca run into each other everywhere, and neither can ignoretheir sizzling chemistry, which becomes a problem once they've acted on it andthen realize Becca wants to fill the open admin position in Sam's company. Sheconvinces the partners to hire her, then goes about reinventing herself whilehighlighting the tour company's positive impact on the community. It seemseveryone's in love with Becca, which both inspires and intimidates Sam, who hashis own family issues to work through and is generally suspicious of emotionalentanglements. When Becca's family tracks her down, Sam is her staunchestsupporter, forcing them to own up to their failings toward her and creatingopportunities for new beginnings. However, helping Becca navigate her family'sshortcomings makes them both more aware of Sam's, and suddenly, theirundefined, open-ended relationship is under pressure. The novel is a typicalwarm, funny Lucky Harbor combination, with a sexy couple who must deal withindividual issues before they can truly find happiness with the other. Thefinal conflict seems a little magnified but only slightly detracts from anoverall satisfying romantic arc.Another successful light, sexycontemporary romance from Shalvis, with storytelling that mixes humor andemotion.
Library Journal
08/01/2014
Part-time jingle writer and musician Becca Thorpe has kicked over the traces, left her troubled past behind, and headed west to Washington to start again. She finds herself attracted to a hot boat builder (aka Sexy Grumpy Surfer), but does she want to be his office manager? Becca needs the work, and Sam Brody and his partners desperately need the help. Now, despite Sam's reluctance, Becca takes the job and turns the office and their lives—especially Sam's—upside down. A responsibility-weary heroine and a love-averse hero come to terms with their pasts and their feelings in this tender, heartwarming story of trust, understanding, and forgiveness. VERDICT With humor, sensitivity, and a surfeit of likable, well-defined characters, Shalvis's latest draws readers back to quiet, familiar Lucky Harbor. This appealing story is the first in a sexy back-to-back trio of books about three partners in a charter boat business; a perfect vacation read. Shalvis (Then Came You) lives in the Sierras near Lake Tahoe.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455529520
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
08/26/2014
Series:
Lucky Harbor Series, #10
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
214,209
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(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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It's in His Kiss 4.7 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 108 reviews.
DComfort More than 1 year ago
5 Stars! Release: 08/26/14 Contemporary Romance ABOUT THE BOOK: ONE KISS CAN LAST FOREVER Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now's her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam's eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile. Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can't resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca's heart? MY REVIEW: I think this is my favorite Lucky Harbor book yet, and seeing as I've read the whole series, that's saying something. Love the hero, who's broody, has issues regarding trust and love, yet at the same time, doesn't hesitate in going after what he wants. Enter Becca, who's unbelievably sweet, but also has her fair share of past issues...and watch the two clash and explode with lust. It's great watching Becca stand up for herself, even against Sam, someone she wants but doesn't think she can get too close to. The old cast and news ones are also in this one, which makes it a lovely read. Be prepared for the heat to burn through the pages...yes, it's that good.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Jill Shalvis has done a fantastic job in her newest release in the Lucky Harbor series.  This is a story about finding love and discovering what life is really all about.  It is the tale of a journey that leads to a homecoming.  The characters are well developed and beautifully created.  I was drawn in immediately by the sexy surfer dudes and by the stunningly beautiful person that was Becca Thorpe. Becca Thorpe is running away.  She has lived her whole life in her brother's shadow, taking care of him and his musical career.  Extremely talented in her own right, Becca doesn't have the confidence needed to believe in who she is.  Taking an extended vacation to the West Coast, she stops in a town called Lucky Harbor.  Attracted immediately to the quaint town, Becca finds a place to rent and decides to stay on for a while.  When she crosses paths with the SGS (sexy grumpy surfer), Sam Brody her life will never be the same. Sam Brody has always taken care of everyone important in his life.  He had always taken care of others, his dead beat dad, his childhood buddies now his business partners, but not himself.  Sure he eats, sleeps, exercises and takes care of his body’s needs, however, the one thing he's never considered is love.  By some chance of fate, in walks Becca Thorpe into his life and all of his preconceived notions are thrown out the window!  She is beauty personified to him, inside and out. Will Sam be able to recognize the spectacular love that he has with Becca before it's too late?  Can Becca finally believe in herself?  Read this book to find out.  ~TSRBR Hero - Sam Brody 4.5 stars Heroine - Becca Thorpe 4.5 stars Steam Level: 4.0 stars Plot: 4.0 stars Cliffhanger: No Would I recommend this book: Yes!  I just loved reading this book.  Due to the author's development of depth in each character this story arouses many different emotions in the reader. You will not be disappointed when you read this book!      Would I recommend this author: Yes! This author does not disappoint her reading audience with the books that she creates and share with her fans.  ***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***
Buzboo2LM More than 1 year ago
It's in His Kiss #10 in the Lucky Harbor series - Just as amazing as the rest! Moving to Lucky Harbor, Becca Thorpe is working on starting over, starring herself; away from her family and away from the over-stressing life she had!  Sam Brody is a tough, smart, sexy & grumpy surfer who runs a Charter Boat business with his two best friends.  From the first connection Becca and Sam have, there is something there that they each see in the other that they want to "help" the other to overcome. Sam senses that Becca is still living in the past & doesn't freely open up or let anyone in.  Becca knows that there is more to Sam than he lets show, she can see it in his eyes; and as he patiently waits for her answers and waits for her to let him in.  Sam is smart with finances; and is always there for anyone that needs his help.  But who is there for Sam?  The three guys together can truly run the daily work at the charter business in a messy guy kinda way. Opportunity presents itself  to Becca when she hears the guys need a person to run their desk; and Sam reluctantly agrees to hire her, "to help her out because he knows she needs the money".  The humorous and emotional exchanges between Becca and Sam truly pull you in to the story and town again in a way that you won’t forget.   Because to some there are not always happily ever afters .  Not to give anymore away, this book is such a great read! It truly hits on several emotions and opens the doors to Lucky Harbor yet again to us in a way that only Jill Shalvis can do!
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This was the first book I read by Jill Shalvis - I am very glad that I stumbled on this author. Her story telling is delightful, a combination of Robyn Carr & Debbie Macomber. Not only is the story a great read, but there is a combination of humor & raciness that is just fun to read.
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tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
Becca Thorpe is running away from her life and hiding out in Lucky Harbor. She has been there for her brother for far too long. He needs to grow up and get help. Sam Brody has never had a stable family life. His father was always more concerned about himself than his only son. No wonder he ended up living with Cole's family. Now all Sam has time for is building boats and helping his company with his best friends, Cole and Tanner be the best it can be. Becca's first day in town she stumbles upon Sam. There is an instant connection but he refuses to act on it. Sam feels sorry for her and offers her a job at their company. She refuses to let him know anything about her past and their banter back and forth is great. I love how they just can't seem to stay away from each other. I loved how she would watch her Sexy Grumpy Surfer from her window when she would think he wasn't looking. I loved how these two lost souls found their way to each other. It was a wonderful, heartwarming story.
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julieford More than 1 year ago
Jill Shalvis continues to create a town and characters that are realistic and entertaining. I love the Lucky Harbor Series and wish the town existed because I would love to live there. This is the story of Becca Thorpe, who is escaping a tragic past and Sam Brody, a tough "Grumpy, Sexy Surfer" who also happens to be a part owner of Lucky Harbor Charter and a boat builder. This comedic story follows the courtship, employment and adventures of love between Becca and Sam. If you love the series, this book will not disappoint. I highly recommend it and Jill.
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lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
I am not entirely sure how this book found me, but I certainly happy it did because this was a great book – took me less than 24 hours to read. I could not put it down! The book is listed as ‘erotica’ but (in my own personal opinion) I would just call it adult romance, really. It is definitely more for the 18+ crowd, but it wasn’t anything too erotic (I have read erotica before and this is almost foreplay to erotica in my opinion.) I love my romance books and I have to say, just as I was about finished with the book, I had the ending pegged, but I still loved every second of this book. I could relate to both of the main characters – Becca and Sam – which made the book that much more better. Both come with a lot of baggage that in the end, are similar to one another’s. From what I can gather, It’s In His Kiss is book #10 in the Lucky Harbor Series but in no way did that affect my ability to read this without having read any others. It has, however, affected my desire to read previous books and the book (or books) to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series-
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elfBP More than 1 year ago
This was just ok. It is a light read so if you are looking for a lazy book this will do. Not great and not bad.
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Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
Ok I just read this whole series well up till the last one out and can't wait till the next one comes out! This Town sounds like a great place to be! I want to go visit lol Started with this one Loved it went back and made sure I had them all . Waiting for the next . I would recommend this series ! Love Laughs and yes some heat :D Thank you for this fun series !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lived this one. 275 pages of tender, sweet alpha male. I loved the humor interplay with all the characters. A definite must read. Now Ineed to buy the rest!
Triciahp1 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this latest installment in The Lucky Harbor series!! This is the 10th book in the series, and I keep expecting it to get stale (as many books do this far into a series), but Jill Shalvis does not disappoint & still manages to keep the series fresh! While there are similarities to previous books, the main characters are still new and different, and the story is still sweet and funny! A really lovely and fun book that even got me a little teary eyed! I adore this one and can't wait for the next Lucky Harbor book!! Note: I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
PDQ11 More than 1 year ago
A handsome man and his two hunky business partners what's not to like? I found some laugh out loud humor in this book and also it is a really good book that kept my attention from the first page to the last one. Becca finds a home and some great friends in Lucky Harbor