Monday 25 August 2014

✤ It's In His Kiss ✤ Jill Shalvis ✤ Lucky Harbor #10 ✤

© Bianca Janeane

• 368 Pages
• release date - 26 August - 2014
• Grand Central Publishing

Book #11 HE'S SO FINE will be out 30 September 2014
Book #12 ONE IN A MILLION will be out 28 October 2014

5 Stars


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?


Becca left behind her old life in New Orleans and now she's in Lucky Harbor, Washington. Her only goal was to see the Pacific Ocean, and to get away from her family - and now she's sitting here on the beach, enjoying her first view of the water.
That's when she lays eyes on Sam. We remember Sam from the last books - he was this mysterious jogger who was always jogging with Ben ☺

He and his two buddies Cole and Tanner run a boat-building - charter-boat - scuba-diving - surf-school etc. company and this beauitful new girl just moved into the warehouse next door.
A run-down old warehouse that's pretending to be 3 apartments. ☺

Becca is immediately attracted to Sam of course, but after only a few encounters she calls him SGS - SEXY GRUMPY SURFER ☺ He doesn't smile a lot - with strangers.
He never really had reason to. His mom died when he was five and his Dad wasn't much of a Dad, so he ended up in foster care a lot.

And Becca - she's not without problems either - she didn't leave New Orleans just for fun.
She used to be a concert pianist as a duo with her brother Jase - but after taking care of him all her life - she just needed to get away from all that. Plus there might be more - but she's not telling....

Two slightly wounded souls meet each other in the amazing town of Lucky Harbor.
Sparks are flying like crazy!

But with all their problems - and the arrival of one or more family members from both of them - it's might not be the perfect time to fall in love....


 NOPE..... I'm not telling you ☺


This was such a beautiful story!

I loved it from the first seconds to the last words.
I think this was my favorite Lucky Harbor book ever!!! Well - I suffer from Books-Alzheimers so I might not really remember exactly how much I loved the previous ones - but I realllllly loved Sam & Becca's story!

It was so full of funny and sexy and amazing moments - and full of sexual tension and ugh - no idea - I just loved everything about it!

Sam is such a great person - sweet - as Becca would call him - but he of course hates that word. And nobody who ever met him would call him sweet either - broody or moody - but not sweet!
HOT is another word to describe him - phew!!

 Then we have the 2 other HOT GUYS - Sam's buddies/partners Cole and Tanner - their stories will be told in the next 2 books!

One of those three is always running around without a shirt - or is in the process of taking it off ☺

OY!!!! ♥

Of course Lucille is back too. She has to take pictures of those three hot guys for the town's Pinterest boards! ☺
A little Lucille snippet:

"I didn't see you."
"I know," Lucille said, smiling. "I'm geriatric stealth . . .

Now I can't wait to read about Cole and Tanner - I guess Becca's new neighbor Olivia will be first and she'll have her way with poor Cole!

OK, I have to admit that I am slack and this is the first of the Lucky Harbor series that I have read (no matter how much Bianca has been at me to read them!) even though I have them all waiting for me on my kindle.

Why oh why oh WHY have I waited so long to get started??

I LOVED this book! I loved it from the first minute Becca saw Sam on the beach to the very last word.  Who could resist the Sexy Surfer? 

There was that instant spark of attraction between the two, and you just knew that this was either going to be hot and sizzling or blow up in their faces!  But which one would it be?

Adored that Becca was always caught perving on Sam and his business partners and best friends Cole and Tanner - hence "The Peeper".  But then again, who could blame a girl, she's not blind!!  3 sexy men who seem to be allergic to their shirts?  Yeah, I'd be perving and drooling too!

I thought the back story of both Sam and Becca just made their relationship all the more relatable (well, not that I have a sexy grumpy surfer dreaming of me, but I can wish!!).  They are both struggling to to move forward from things in their past, just going about it in the complete opposite ways, but they are just what the other needs to move ahead.

Loved, loved, loved the friendship between Sam, Cole and Tanner. Love how they rib each other mercilessly, but defend each other fiercely. Can't wait for more of these boys.

But the scene stealer for me has got to be Lucille.  Gotta love a grandma who ogles the goodies of the local hotties!!
Now I am going to go back and read the rest of this series while I impatiently wait for the next one in the series!!

Now, where can I get some ranch popcorn, because I seem to be craving it now!




New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky animals. Any resemblance to the quirky animals in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website at for a completely booklist and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.