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341 pages, Mass Market Paperback
First published May 22, 2012
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...Lucky in Love is the fourth book in the Lucky Harbor series and another funny, romantic, steamy story. Ty Garrison is a great alpha male – sexy, troubled, strong yet vulnerable – my idea of the perfect hero. Mallory Quinn is a wonderful heroine – compassionate, independent, smart… and she too is troubled and vulnerable. I enjoyed the way their relationship developed, the way they had each other’s backs, unconditionally, regardless of the situation. Their sexual chemistry is off the charts and their romance… not easily earned, but well deserved.
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.
“It was not enough.It was too much.It was everything.”
"Strength is the ability to break up a solid piece of chocolate - and then eat just one of those pieces"
There are so many things I loved about Ty. Yes, he has a perfectly ripped muscled body and is a gorgeous male! But there is so much more. He’s tortured, alpha, ex-military and one of the sexiest heroes I’ve read. I liked how he understood Mallory and helped her to make a major change in her life. He’s always honest about their non-relationship, reminding her that he would be leaving soon. “Don’t fall for me, Mallory. That wouldn’t be good for either of us. We’re too different. You said so yourself.”Mallory Quinn has grown up in Lucky Harbor and is getting pretty tired of her “good” girl reputation. She’s a peacemaker and has spent most of her life trying to please everyone and now she’s ready to spread her wings and maybe take a walk on the wild side. As soon as she meets sexy Ty Garrison she’s ready to take the plunge. And Wow, did she ever soar as he takes her to heaven! “She’d never gone up in flames so hard and so fast in her life!”
And I loved watching this man fall!
Mallory is a compassionate and very caring person. She’s also troubled and believes she had to be good in order to be loved. She’d had her one-time fling with Ty, and now they both agree to more. It was suppose to be fun with no strings attached, but soon Mallory realizes her heart is involved. She gets that he has a job that he loves and while she’d never want to hold him back from what fueled him she finds herself desperately wanting to be what he needed, what he had to have, what he couldn’t give up or walk away from and leave behind.Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series is one of my favorites! This is the fourth installment and I loved it! The setting is a beautiful seaside small town with a set of engaging characters that kept me invested until the very end. Jill Shalvis has once again delivered a a heartwarming, fun, sexy read that I didn’t want to put down!