At Last (Lucky Harbor, #5) by Jill Shalvis
Published: June 26, 2012 by Forever
Received: Purchased e-book via B&N
HER LOVE HAS COME ALONG . . .
Amy Michaels loves her new life in Lucky Harbor. A waitress in the local diner, she's looking forward to her first weekend hike through the mountains. But when a wrong turn takes her off the trail, she finds herself up close and personal with forest ranger Matt Bowers. And even though she's tempted to kiss that sexy smile right off his face, she won't make the mistake of getting involved with the town heartthrob.
A former cop whose life went south, Matt doesn't let anyone get too close. But something about the feisty beauty caught his eye the moment he first saw her in the diner. After a hot night under a starry sky, Matt can't deny their attraction-or the fact that for the first time in a long time, he feels the stirrings of something more. Now it's up to Matt to help Amy see that, no matter what is in their past, together they can build a future in Lucky Harbor. [goodreads]
I'm on a roll here, people. My addiction to the Lucky Harbor series continues with Amy and Matt's story in At Last. I feel like Jill Shalvis has given us a formula of what to expect in her novels, and even though some parts may be easy to figure out, there are still moments that take me by surprise. The steaminess does not let up in this one. If anything, her novels just keep getting hotter and hotter as they progress. She is able to write with such passion, yet giving it a nice balance of realism too. And let's not forget that extra dash of cute and quirky that she throws in each story, too. Put all of that together and you have yourself a perfect Contemporary Romance.
Amy is somewhat new to Lucky Harbor. Not many people know her past; just that she's now the waitress at the local diner. Her strong personality may put some people off, but underneath that is someone you can rely on. Amy has found friendship with Mallory and Grace, and the three of them have formed an alliance. Together they're on a mission to make each others lives be the best they can be. What Mallory and Grace see in Amy's future is a man to sweep her off her feet, settle that strong personality of hers, and show her how to be vulnerable. Their solution? Matt Bowers, the town's forest ranger.
Matt has his own hang-ups, though. He wants Amy. It's obvious, but he isn't quite sure if he's ready to do the love thing. What he doesn't realize is that even though Amy says it's just physical what they have, somewhere deep inside her heart is saying something else. What would a delicious romance be without that irresistible tension? Oh these two were steamy! I kept waiting for that moment when their physical connection wouldn't be enough. Eventually their pasts would catch up to them, forcing them to deal with their emotions.
As I've said with the last four novels, Jill Shalvis has done it again. She's created a story which made it so difficult to put down. I feel so comfortable with her writing now, it's as though I'm visiting an old friend each time I start a new book of her's. I just can't get enough!