Thursday, April 18, 2013

It Had to be You by Jill Shalvis

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?

I am not going to lie to you, you know my love of all-things-Jill-Shalvis but I had a really hard time getting into this book!  "It Had to be You" is the latest book available in the Lucky Harbor series and I had great expectations for it.  The problem?  There was just too much BAD stuff that was happening to the main character, Ali, in the very beginning of the book and it was so much that it became uncomfortable to even read.

But I persevered and I'm glad that I did!

"It Had to be You" turned into a fabulous story of two people who are both going through some serious life changing issues - and not of the good variety - but that are at heart, really good people.  While they fight their attraction to one another you know that they are going to end up together.

This story had a lot going on and once you got through those first few chapters, everything flowed at a much more reasonable pace.  A great read and something that I would definitely go back to and read again. 

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