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2/18/14

Giveaway Review ONCE IN A LIFETIME by JILL SHALVIS @JillShalvis @ForeverRomance


ONCE IN A LIFETIME by Jill Shalvis 
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?



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.

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MY THOUGHTS 
ABSOLUTLEY LOVED IT

Aubrey has survived a major scandal, lost her job and her boyfriend and has now taken over her aunt's bookstore in between the flower shop and bakery while trying to make a new life for herself.  She had a "reputation" as a teen, some of it deserve, some of it not.  She wanders into an AA meeting by accident and stays long enough to take in one of the steps that requires making amends to those you have wronged, so she starts a list.  On her list are several locals, that won't accept her apology but she is going to try until she succeeds. 

Ben has lost his wife five years ago and has finally moved back to Lucky Harbor after travelling the world helping others. He is the golden boy of the area and no one wants to see him end up with Aubrey.  When her uncle hires Ben to renovate the book store, the two are in constant contact.  Ben sees through her "perfect" veneer and tries to find out if her wild reputation is actually based in fact.  Throw in some family issues, a town full of nosy neighbors and immense chemistry between the pair and you have a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

I have no idea how Jill Shalvis does it.  I swear I am just going to read a chapter and then find myself three hours in without even noticing the time.  This series is just full of interesting characters and even thought the characters appears steadily in each book, you can easily pick up any one and read it in any order.  There is a perfect mix of dialogue, romance and chemistry that will make you tear through each one.  







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24 comments:

  1. Great contest. Love Jill's books.

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  2. Thanks for this giveaway! Shalvis' books are awesome reads!! Love her! =)

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  3. I think my fav was Rescue My Heart just because it was the 1st book I'd ever read by Jill.

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  4. My favorite is "Forever and a Day." I just love Toby and Tank.

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  5. I haven't read the Lucky Harbor series yet!! So I really need to win these. I love Jill's books, they never disappoint.

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  6. I haven't read Lucky Harbor yet, but I'd like to!

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  7. I haven't read any books in this series yet. She's on my TBR list.

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  8. It's hard to have a favorite when you've read them all and loved them equally.

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  9. i like all her books so i dont have a favorite one denise smith

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  10. Nope, I love all the Lucky Harbor books.

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  11. I am probably the only woman on the planet that hasn't read any of Jill's books yet. I have been wanting to, but haven't yet. If I win, that would be an excellent start. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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  12. I also haven't read ANY of her books yet but they're on my never-ending TBR list.

    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  13. I haven't read the series yet. After reading all the wonderful reviews I will certainly add them to my read list.

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  14. Looks like fun! I don't have one particular favorite.

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  15. I've not read any of Jill's books yet-hope to soon.

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  16. Each one I've read is a favorite on their ow . I can't narrow it down to one. :) I can't wait to read this latest. Lucky Harbor is an awesome series. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  17. Thanks for the post and your thoughts on this book. I love this whole series and it is hard to pick one as a favorite. If I had to pick a stand out it would be Head Over Heels because Sawyer is so inhaler worthy! =D

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  18. I haven't read any yet but this would be a great way to start. Thanks for the chance.

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  19. I haven't read the series yet but it is on my TBR list for like a while now. I've heard and read good reviews on the series though and want to give it a shot.

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  20. I have not yet read read this wonderful series and I am interesting in this giveaway. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. i havent read this series yet.but they sound good.thanks for the chance.

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