Lucky in Love (Lucky Harbor, #4) by Jill Shalvis
Published: May 22, 2012 by Forever
Received: Purchased ebook via B&N
Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she's expected to date Mr. Right. But for once, she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who could be more wrong than Ty Garrison?
The mysterious new guy in town has made it clear that he's only passing through, which suits Mallory just fine. Besides, his lean, hard body and sexy smile will give her plenty to remember once he's gone . . .
For the first time in his life, Ty can't bear to leave. Helping this sexy seductress-in-training walk on the wild side is making him desire things he shouldn't, including leaving the military for good. As their just-for-fun fling becomes something more, Mallory and Ty wonder if they could really be this lucky in love. After all . . . anything can happen in a town called Lucky Harbor. [goodreads]
In the fourth installment of Lucky Harbor, we're introduced to a new batch of characters. They aren't completely new, though. Jill Shalvis has a way of sprinkling them in the background of previous books, so that our minds have seen glimpses of them, but their stories have yet to be told. The previous three books were centered around the sisters that run the B&B. The fourth book introduces us to Mallory, the town's nurse; along with Amy, the waitress at the diner and Grace, the new girl who hasn't quite found her footing in Lucky Harbor yet. These three women set up the foundation for some steamy, yet addicting story lines to be told. Just like the rest, I found it hard to walk away from this novel until I finished.
Mallory is the "good girl". She's always done everything right by following the rules. It's what this town has expected of her. But enough is enough and she wants a chance at something that may be wrong for her. This chance comes in a tall, sexy package by the name of Ty. He's in town temporarily, recuperating after his intense job turned his life upside down. These two characters collide one night (literally) and from there sparks are flying. What begins as a one time thing slowly evolves into something much deeper. Mallory is soon caught between wanting to keep up her new-found bad side, and the good girl she knows deep down still exists.
I don't know how Jill Shalvis does it, but she's won me over with a new set of characters. I fell in love with the town of Lucky Harbor and each new book introduces a new plot to get tangled up in. The passion just keeps getting more intense in each new book as well. I am curious to find out what's in store for Amy and Grace's stories that I have yet to read. I have a feeling they'll win me over just as Lucky in Love has done, for the fourth time.