Saturday, July 21, 2012

Contemp Review: Forever and a Day (Lucky Harbor) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Forever and a Day" the 6th book in her Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shavis.

Product Description


Grace never thought she'd be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh's lovable mutt to caring for his rambunctious son. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad . . .

With so many people depending on him, Josh has no time for anything outside of his clinic and family - until Grace arrives in town. Now this brainy blonde is turning his life inside out and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "good bedside manner." Josh and Grace don't know if what they have can last. But in a town like Lucky Harbor, a lifetime of love starts with just one day . . .

About 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:
Twitter @jillshalvis

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Forever (July 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 145550369X
ISBN-13: 978-1455503698

My Review:

Grace Brooks has landed in Lucky Harbor after a job prospect boomed because the boss expected her to sleep with him to get the job.  She has become great friends with Mallory Quinn and Amy Michaels and they have started a club called Chocoholics where they meet once every week to have something chocolate (ex: cupcakes, chocolate cake, etc.).  She has taken some part-time jobs (ex: model) when she gets a call for a dog walking job.  She is suppose to take care of a puppy but she's not sure who the person is.  She agrees but when she arrives at the house she finds out the puppy is rambunctious more than she can handle.  He makes a mess in the house and when they go to the beach he plunges into the water and disappears.  Grace gets worried and phones the number back and then realizes it's Dr. Josh Scott (she's embarrassed because he's good friends with Ty and Matt the fiances of Mallory and Amy).  She plunges into the water but almost gets pushed out into the ocean when Josh rescues her.

Josh hires her to dog walk his son's puppy and to babysit his son when his current babysitter just quits on him.  Josh is ER doctor who works long hours and volunteers his services at other places.  Since he was 28 years old he had to deal with the death of his parents by a drunk driver, raising a baby and a 16 year old wheel-chair bound teenager sister at the time but is now 21 years old (who has anger problems and not listening to him). 

Grace has two job prospects that are very promising but it's not really what she wants to do (it will please her parents) and her parents think she has a great job.  Then people in Lucky Harbor start asking her to help them with their bookkeeping and she agrees.  She is extremely attracted to Josh but thinks they aren't really suited for each other and she wasn't planning on staying in Lucky Harbor for long.  She is also wary because she doesn't want people to control or think for her.

Josh is extremely attracted to Grace but he's very wary of getting involved with her because he's really busy with his business and has a son and younger sister to take care of.  The mother of his child decided that life wasn't for her so she left him with Josh and took off.  When Josh and Grace finally get together wow were the scenes very hot and steamy.  Grace thinks their time is for fun but she falls in love with Josh and he with her.

It was hilarious to read all the predicaments that Grace found herself in!


Thanks Hachette Book Group for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

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