It’s In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis – a Review
It’s In His Kiss
Lucky Harbor series – Book #10
by Jill Shalvis
Release Date: August 26, 2014
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?
It’s In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis is the 10th book in her Lucky Harbor series. I have read a few Jill Shalvis books, and everytime I read one of her books, she totally pulls me into the story and her fabulous characters. After finishing It’s In His Kiss, I doubt very much that I will miss anymore Jill Shalvis books. If you want lighthearted romances, with true life situations, wonderful couples, great supporting characters, and in some of her books, cute animals, then look no further then Jill Shalvis.
Becca Thorpe is our heroine, and was a fantastic one at that. This is romance at its best, and Becca was perfect. She comes to Lucky Harbor having run away from the stress of her life and her family. All she wants to do is live for today, and enjoy herself. She ends up in a run down warehouse, and the only think nice about it, is the eye candy that she can see out her window by the waterfront.
Sam Brody and his two best friends, Cole and Tanner run a successful boat charter business. All three are hot hot hot. But Becca only has eyes for Sam, who is truly the brains behind the business. He spots the nosy Becca right away, and keeps an eye on her.
The guys are too busy taking clients out, and they need an office manager. Hello Becca, welcome to Shangri-La…working with those three hunks. Becca and Sam are both attracted to each other, and the chemistry is off the wall right from the start. Sam wants Becca, but he refuses to mix business with pleasure. Will he fire Becca?
They each have their own issues in their lives with their families. Sam has no intention of falling in love or any commitment. His father was an alcoholic, and never was there for his son. He constantly is asking Sam for money, and out of the blue, he comes to live with Sam in Lucky Harbor. Sam’s father Mark, is trying to turn over a new leaf, and take more care of himself and pay more attention to his son. It is Becca, who befriends Sam’s father and helps him take hold of his life.
Becca though vivacious, bubbly and a very confident person, suffers from anxiety attacks, especially related to playing the piano in public. Becca and her younger brother were highly touted as upcoming pianists, but Becca always had to watch over him. Finally, she gave up her career, as she would always get her anxiety attacks before the concerts, and ran away.
Shalvis does a wonderful job creating characters with real issues, but does not let it interfere with the story. It becomes part of their background, and it is so beautifully done. Will Sam allow himself to fall in love with Becca? Will Becca get past her anxiety attacks? Do Sam and Becca have a future together? Is there a chance that Cole or Tanner are available for us? 🙂
This was such a fun delightful romance, and I loved Sam and Becca. Sam was so swoonworthy, and so sweet to Becca. She was the perfect person for Sam, as he was serious, and quiet, while Becca was savvy, outgoing and a joy all the way through.
You can’t go wrong with any book by Jill Shalvis, and this series is great. The next two books are expected to belong to Cole and Tanner, and I will be there anxiously awaiting those stories. It’s In His Kiss was a fun, heartwarming, sexy book, that takes place in a small town where everyone knows each other.
Reviewed by Barb
Copy provided by Publisher