Review: It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis

It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis
Series:  A Lucky Harbor Novel (# 7)
Release Date:  May 28, 2013
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing
Pages:  368
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she’s a thief, and now she’s about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who’s as sexy as he is stern….

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke’s own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?


Review:  Once again another fun and easy read by Ms. Shalvis.  I love the whole Lucky Harbor series.  You can read them in order or if you miss one you can read the next than go back and read the one missed.  They each stand on their own but yet each one incorporates the characters from the other stories making it feel as if you live right next to the zany people that may Lucky Harbor their home.

Ali and Luke meet by accident.  Ali learns that the person she thought she was in love with and who loved her has just split.  Letting her know that the lease was not being renewed, add to that the owner of the house is back in town.  Ali is accused of theft by her ex.  I thought I had a bad day.  Sexy Luke to the rescue (I wish all cops were like him).  I wouldn’t mind getting into a little trouble if Luke came to my rescue.

As always this is a very well written story that pulls you in making you believe that you live right in the middle of the whole town.  You are a part of Lucky Harbor and those that live there.

Ms. Shalvis gives you characters that are so real you can actually imagine them as a neighbor and friend.  They are so cohesive within the story that they stick with you long after the story is finished wishing that it was longer because you don’t want to say good-bye.

This is a light, lovable story full of people that will touch your heartstrings and warm your soul. So grab your comfy chair and settle in for a really enjoyable read.  Alone or as part of the series you won’t be disappointed.