Title: It Had To Be You ( Lucky Harbor, Book Seven)
Author: Jill Shalvis
Release Date: May 28, 2013
ARC provided by NetGalley
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 truly love and adore Jill Shalvis. She has never disappointed me with her books and her style. She writes such humorous, sweet, romance with great characters that are full of life and passion.
And I hope she never stops writing about Lucky Harbor.
Ali has moved to the town of Lucky Harbor and works in the local florist shop. And she has a beau, Teddy, who is the talk of the town. He's charming, good looking, with a future bright as the sun.
And he is also a two timing...make that four timing bastard.
On the night of the town's big fundraiser, she finds her boyfriend boffing someone else in his office. Devastated, she flees the scene and wakes up the next day to a break-up via text and to find out she no longer has a place to live. The beach house she had leased with Teddy has expired.
With her life basically in the crapper, you would think her life couldn't get worse, right?
Well,the owner of the beach house shows up wanting an escape from his own life. Luke Hanover, a police officer from San Francisco, took a leave of absence from his job to wallow in his own guilt. After a case went sour and the police department's actions are called into question, Luke needs a little R and R. But his beach home is now housing a half-naked and very sexy stranger: Ali Winters.
And then Teddy, the turd, shows up, accusing Ali of stealing $50,000 that he left in his desk after the fundraiser.
Ali is shaken and stunned when rumors fly in the small town that she is a possible suspect in the crime. She may have called him as ass on a post it, but she didn't steal the money.
Luke is determined not to get involved with Ali. She has picket fences and commitment dancing in her eyes. He would do nothing but hurt her already very fragile heart.
However, the sexual connection between the two are strong. And when living together, things between them grow intimate. Luke knows his visit to Lucky Harbor is only temporary, but the small town and Ali may be just what he needs to soothe is own bruised heart.
Shalvis creates very believable characters with a home town feel. Her Lucky Harbor series is like coming home again with every book.