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3/28/11

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis

 

Description

Two Men Are One Too Many . . .

Tara has a thousand good reasons not to return to the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Yet with her life doing a major crash-and-burn, anywhere away from her unfulfilled dreams and sexy ex-husband will do. As Tara helps her two sisters get their newly renovated inn up and running, she finally has a chance to get things under control and come up with a new plan for her life.

But a certain tanned, green-eyed sailor has his own ideas, such as keeping Tara hot, bothered . . . and in his bed. And when her ex wants Tara back, three is a crowd she can't control-especially when her deepest secret reappears out of the blue. Now Tara must confront her past and discover what she really wants. If she's lucky, she might just find that everything her heart desires is right here in Lucky Harbor.

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author JILL SHALVIS lives in a small town in the Sierras also run by quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books are, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website at www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountain adventures.

Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (March 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446571628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446571623
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER
MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

This is such a heart-warming, funny and wonderful contemporary romance and no one does it better than Jill Shalvis.  The is the second book in the Lucky Harbor series and it can easily stand alone or read before the first in the series, Simply Irresistible.  The next sister featured is Tara and in Simply Irresistible, she sort of annoyed me with her toughness.  I can understand her reasons for not letting her guard down with her fling at 17 that ended with a child and she ends the relationship.  You can really see now that each one of the three sisters unique personalities have something to do with their different fathers.  It was also interesting to see the interplay deepen between the girls as well.

Tara is keeping up her guard around Ford, who sails into her life (groan, terrible pun since he is a sailor) but somehow runs aground instead of making into the harbor of Tara's heart.  (OH, I know, double groan, but I couldn't resist.)  Things heat up when Tara's ex is back in town and out to win her back.  I am not going to tell you how it ends up, but I have never had so many emotions while reading a romance.  This one made me laugh a lot and shed a few tears.  Sigh, and now we will have to wait until December to read about Chloe.  Don't these girls have some cousins?  I really like Lucky Harbor and hate to think this series is over after Chloe.

PS -- Just be thankful I didn't go overboard (ah- got you agian) with cooking puns for Tara like I wanted to since her and Ford made it too hot to be in the kitchen together once they mixed it all up.





WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK?
Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a US or Canadian mailing address (no PO Boxes)
Contest ends on 4.14.11 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 4.15.11
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by Forever Romance and THREE copies will be available.
Only one winner per mailing address (no matter how many sites you enter to win this book, you can only win once.)

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    55 comments:

    1. I am a little early on my post since I am having "blogger" issues with scheduling. I figured better a few hours early than late...

      Jill:
      Thanks so much for having a cover that looks so perfect on my blog! :)

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    2. I'd love to know what authors Jill reads
      msboatgal at aol.com

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    3. This sounds like a fun read--I have added it to my wish list.

      ? for Jill: What do you think is the biggest misconception readers have about published authors?

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    4. This is the second book of Lucky Harbor Series! I have this on my Goodreads to-read list. :)

      Hey, Jill!
      I have a few questions for you:
      -What inspires you to write books?
      -Who is/are your favorite author(s)?
      -What other genre other than Romance you like?

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    5. Hey Jill!
      I loved 'Simply Irresistible'!!
      Can't wait for Tara's story!

      Question...hmmm...Salt and Vinegar chips.. is there a story behind that? I love them, personally!lol

      I guess my real questions is how much of your personality, your likes, dislikes, little quirks, makes it into your books and characters (more specifically Simply Irresistible).. Your characters had so much 'uhmmp' to them - loved the quotes from their mother, too!!

      Thanks!
      -HRJ Rita

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    6. This sounds like a lovely read. I'll put it on my list.
      Ann

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    7. I hope I win! I LOVED her first one so much.

      Jill: In your last book you let us know you inspiration behind it, what led you to this one?

      beckaboo3283(at)gmail.com

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    8. I loved your terrible pun :o) I'm a big one for corny jokes.

      You know, I've seen Jill's books around but have never actually read one. It looks fun. Hoping I win this because it'll definitely give me the motivation!

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    9. "Hello" to Jill. Are you feeling better? I know you were having appendix woes, so I hope you get well soon. :-)
      castings at mindspring dot com

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    10. This looks great! Jill, do you come from a family of sisters to draw on for this Series?
      JHolden955 at gmail dot com

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    11. I love your books Jill! Are you going to write another book in your baseball series? I loved those. I can't wait to read the Sweetest Thing! Thanks!

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    12. Hi guys, sorry I'm so late to the party. I loved the review, THANK YOU. Unfortunately, I had an emergency appendectomy over the weekend am still in the hospital, so I'm on drugs and absolutely loopy. :)

      But wanted to stop by and say hi at the very least.

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    13. Everyone who asked Jill a question has been given their extra entry.

      At least I didn't subject anyone to my kitchen puns in this review and I had many ready. The book put me in such a good mood that it spilled over into the review.

      We all hope you get better soon, Jill. (but, YAY for pain pills!)

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    14. Hi Jill! It's okay. Hope you get well soon! :)

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    15. I hope you feel better Jill.

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    21. Daily entry 3/31. Thanks!
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    22. Good news! Virtual Schatze came back with the bone! What a good dog.
      Happy April!
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    23. I absolutely ADORE Jill Shalvis. She is such an amazing writer. I wish everybody could write like her. I've been following this series and can't wait to read this book, plus the others coming out.

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      I'm looking forward to reading about what's going on in Lucky Harbor!
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    37. I would absolutely LOVE this book.

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    38. Thanks so much for the chance to win

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    40. Daily entry-4/11

      Can't wait to get ahold of this book, sounds great!! Crossing fingers. BTW, my son had a blast playing with virtual schatze

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      Have I told you how much I want to get my hands on this book??? Well, I doooo :)

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    51. I am so sorry to be so late to the party!!! Darn emergency appendicitis!!! Not fair at all. LOVELY review, wonderful comments, you guys are all so great. Maybe I can come back and do a guest blog and answer all these questions. I hope everyone enjoys The Sweetest Thing, it hit the New York Times Bestseller list and shocked the heck out of me. A good shock!!! The best kind of shock!! So thank you to all who bought it.

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    52. Hi Jill

      Glad everything went smoothly and your feeling better

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    55. JOLENE -- june111 (who should get an extra prize for most entries!)

      BET -- wuciwug1961

      CLICIA -- brasuca1982

      An email has been sent to the lucky people named above (first part of their email address in case my note ends up in spam). The winner(s) has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

      Thanks to all who entered.

      PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOR THE EMAIL FROM BOOKHOUNDS @ HOTMAIL REQUESTING YOUR MAILING ADDRESS!

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