It’s In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Series: Lucky Harbor, Book 10
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 368 pages
This review copy was provided by the publisher through NetGalley for an honest review.
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?
FREAK-IN-FAN-TAS-TIC! Jill Shalvis has penned another amazing Lucky Harbor story that’s full of emotional upheaval, humor, passion, sensuality, friendship and love because these are only a fraction of the things you will enjoy while reading It’s In His Kiss. Sam is one sexy no-nonsense alpha with a heart of gold. He cares about his friends and his family with everything in his being. I love that he’s a man who learned the importance of showing his feelings through action because as they say, action speaks louder than words. Yet on the flip side, there are times when a woman just needs the words, which is exactly the predicament that Becca finds herself in when she falls head-over-heels in love with this passionate, intense, sexy, headstrong man.
My heart broke for Becca on many levels because her kindness and sacrifices were all for naught when it came to her family. I loved how Ms. Shalvis hinted throughout the story that Becca had experienced some bad things in her life and allowed the reader to use their imagination. Moreover, I appreciated the fact that Sam knew the importance of gaining Becca’s trust in order to learn all of her dark secrets. I wanted to strangle Nathan and Becca’s family as the ugly truth unfolded regarding everything she had endured. And while Sam would never truly admit it, he was just as much of a broken soul as Becca due to the shenanigans of his father, Mark. Fortunately, people learn from their mistakes and that’s exactly what Sam and Becca are about to discover on their road to Happily Ever After.
The secondary characters were a major factor in the story as they shaped the lives of our hero and heroine. In addition, they provided humor, drama, frustration at times, and ultimately love in all its fascinating glory. The dialogue was rich and flowing, the interaction between the characters were intense, passionate, sensual, and real. Real in the sense that it was easy to relate to Sam and Becca, which truly brought this story to life for me. As always, Lucille was a hoot, Mark was clueless, yet remorseful for all he had done, and the rest of the town provided the encouragement and security that these two characters needed in order to move on in their lives. I loved that Pink and her sister made an appearance in this installment, as it was great to see how they were doing.
If you’re looking for a sexy story that will make you feel at home and as though you’ve known these characters all of your life, then definitely pick up a copy of It’s In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis and experience her brand of cleverness, humor, heart, and fall in love till you laugh stories that will make your heart sing with overwhelming joy.