Series: Lucky Harbor #6
Author: Jill Shalvis
Page Count: 324
Published: Forever, 2012
I think among all the Lucky Harbor books, with the exception of the good ol’ sheriff of course, this was my favorite. I don’t know what it was that attracted me so, perhaps it was that the hero was a family man, or that he was well and truly weary that he made me want to give him a hug or more. Whatever it was, this book was one I enjoyed a lot.
We got to know the good doctor when he appeared in the previous books, he was good friends with their heroes after all, and were given a good idea just how much responsibility fell on his shoulders, but only in his own books it was clear just how big that responsibility was. Dr. Scott was not only a good package deal, with the sexiness of the doctor’s uniform-yes, apparently I might have a thing for doctors, shocking!- and the aura of authority and seriousness, but he was also the package deal, as one of Grace’s Chocoholic friends had so nicely put in the book. He came with a ready family, he had a five year-old son who had a tendency to barking and with an ambition to be a Jedi Master, and a rebellious twenty year-old sister who was paralyzed after an accident that took their parents. The fact that he was a doctor didn’t help matters, since he was constantly needed at the ER or any other emergency that left his personal life very much non-existent. So it’s clear, whoever’s willing to take on a chance to be with this man should be someone pretty tough.
Grace didn’t seem all that tough at first. Again, in the previous books, while her Chocoholic friends got their happy endings, we got a few chances to see her but I didn’t get a clear idea what to think of her. To be completely honest, she didn’t give me the vibe of a strong heroine who could leave a good impression. However, I’m glad to say I was completely wrong. Firs impressions can be wrong, you see. Grace was a woman who was full of life, and she knew to take responsibility, she aimed big and high because she thought that’s what was expected of her. I liked her quite a lot in her book, she was sweet and caring, she truly fought for the things she wanted, and not the ones others wanted for her. She was quick on realizing her feelings and going for it with the doc, which made it all the better. I was glad they didn’t have that should-I-or-should’t-I phase for too long. But then again, both Josh and Grace had some on their plate so they didn’t have much time to waste on dilemmas.
I loved the two together. I know all heroes are potential father figures too, I mean while you read them you think-or is it just the single me?- one day they could have a nice family, but here Josh was already a father. And it was so damn endearing. It wasn’t the perfect arrangement, and that was exactly what made the whole thing, well, perfect. He tried and tried, and in the end he realized he needed Grace to complete the picture. I liked how Grace was ready to delve into this family structure, and when she did, she fit well. I wish we would’ve given perhaps a little bit more time to witness her deepening bonding with especially Josh’s sister, but it was still a really good story as it was.
I loved this book, from the beginning to the middle to the end, it was such a sweet story.
And this is exactly why I’ll be adding five giant spoonfuls of this story into my hodgepodge.
Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis:
- Simply Irresistible
- The Sweetest Thing
- Head Over Heels
- Lucky In Love
- At Last
- Forever And a Day
- It Had to Be You
- Always On My Mind
- Once In a Lifetime