It Had to Be You (Lucky Harbor #7) by Jill Shalvis

Ali Winters moved to Lucky Harbor to start over and build herself a better life, and for the most part she had. She has a job she loves in a flower shop and is dating and living with Teddy, the handsome town clerk. Everything seemed to be going right, or so she thought. In the span of 24 hours, Ali's life falls apart. Her boyfriend cheats on her and breaks up with her via text, she learns that she is homeless, and she is the lead suspect in a case involving $50,000 that has gone missing.

Detective Luke Hanover returned to Lucky Harbor for peace and solitude, and to escape the media fire from a case gone wrong. The last thing he needs is to get involved in the problems of a stranger, even if she is a bombshell. But when he walks into his house, the house previously rented by Teddy, and finds Ali in nothing but her bra and panties, he can't help but be sympathetic to her plight. Despite his grumblings about not getting involved, Luke feels compelled to help Ali and sets out to help her prove her innocence.

However, the more time Ali and Luke spend together the stronger their connection grows and the harder it gets to ignore the chemistry between them. Ali and Luke know there is no future for them - they come from different worlds and Luke will be heading back to San Francisco soon - yet they can't help putting their hearts on the line.

I really enjoyed this book. I did not have the reaction to it that I had towards some of my other favorite romance novels (50 Shades, Fallen Too Far, Easy, etc.), but it is still a really good read. Ali is extremely likable and her optimism makes her endearing. Luke is hot and brooding, which is always a good combination. The story is well written and although it is part of a series, you do not need to have read any of the previous novels to follow the story. I think it is the setting the links the series together, not the characters. It Had to Be You is a perfect weekend or beach read. The story is entertaining (laugh out loud funny at times) and has everything a romance fanatic would want. 

No comments:

Post a Comment