Once in a Lifetime (Lucky Harbor Series #9)

Once in a Lifetime (Lucky Harbor Series #9)

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by Jill Shalvis
     
 

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SOMETIMES WRONG IS OH-SO-RIGHT

After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but… See more details below

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SOMETIMES WRONG IS OH-SO-RIGHT

After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future.

Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben - even though he has absolutely no idea what she's done . . .

Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
02/15/2014
In Lucky Harbor's collective opinion, there is no way that a well-respected guy like Ben McDaniel should have anything to do with a supersexy trouble magnet like Aubrey Wellington. But that doesn't stop the electricity that arcs between them or the tentative relationship that gradually develops. A caring heroine trying her best to make up for her past and a hero driven to make life better for others discover that they're not so different after all. Now they just have to prove it to the town. VERDICT Once again Shalvis (Rumor Has It) serves up her classic mix of humor, gripping emotion, and heartwarming romance as she brings an unlikely pair together beautifully in the latest addition to her popular series. She lives in the Sierras near Lake Tahoe.
Publishers Weekly
★ 12/09/2013
The ninth installment of Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor series (after Always on my Mind) scores big with a delicate love story and red-hot passion. Aubrey Wellington is used to taking care of herself and projecting a tough-girl image, but that facade starts to crumble under the scrutinizing eye of Ben McDaniel, the most eligible bachelor in Lucky Harbor, Wash. Working hard to reopen her deceased aunt’s bookstore and make it a place of warmth and companionship, recovering “bitchaholic” Aubrey is also on a private mission to make amends with a long list of people she’s wronged. Ben, who buried his grief over his wife’s death by taking on dangerous engineering missions around the world, agrees to fix up the store and is soon curious about Aubrey’s list. As sparks fly, they are amazed not only by their heated attraction to each other, but also by the concurrent tender feelings—until an old secret threatens their commitment. Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (Feb.)
RT Book Reviews
"Top pick! 4 1/2 Stars! Shalvis never disappoints with her witty, comical and überromantic reads. The ninth installment of the Lucky Harbor series should be on every reader's TBR list. Fans of contemporary romance will fall in love with Aubrey and Ben and find their sexual tension electrifying. Our leading lady has a lot to prove in this book, and women will likely see a little bit of themselves inside this character. Sweet and spicy - what more could you ask for?"
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"[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)"

Top pick! 4 1/2 Stars! Shalvis never disappoints with her witty, comical and überromantic reads. The ninth installment of the Lucky Harbor series should be on every reader's TBR list. Fans of contemporary romance will fall in love with Aubrey and Ben and find their sexual tension electrifying. Our leading lady has a lot to prove in this book, and women will likely see a little bit of themselves inside this character. Sweet and spicy - what more could you ask for?"—RT Book Reviews"

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"

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

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

RT Book Reviews on At Last
"4 Stars! Shalvis's latest Lucky Harbor novel is a winner-full of laughter, snark and a super-hot attraction between the main characters. Shalvis has painted a wonderful world, full of entertaining supporting characters and beautiful scenery."
RT Book Reviews on Forever and a Day
"Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! Laughter is served in doses as generous as the chocolate the heroine relies on to get through the day. Readers will treasure each turn of the page and be sorry when this one is over."
Carly Phillips
"Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!"
Susan Andersen
"Shalvis makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me sigh with pure pleasure."
RT Book Reviews on Lucky in Love
"4 Stars! Shalvis pens a tale rife with the three "H"s of romance: heat, heart and humor. LUCKY IN LOVE is a down-to-the-toes charmer..."
Suzanne Forster
"Jill Shalvis is a total original! It doesn't get any better."
Robyn Carr
"Count on Jill Shalvis for a witty, steamy, unputdownable love story."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455521142
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
02/18/2014
Series:
Lucky Harbor Series , #9
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
7,969
File size:
1 MB

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
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