Giveaway and Review: "Lucky in Love"

"Lucky in Love"
by Jill Shalvis

Publisher: Grand Central
Release Date: May 22, 2012

Source: sent by publisher

Summary from
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...

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.

My Review:

I have heard so many rave reviews of  this author's books that I finally had to see for myself what the buzz was about. However, this contemporary romance wasn't my style. I prefer (and was expecting here) a really sweet, "down home" type of tale when I do choose to read contemporary romance, which I admit is rare. The name of the game is sweet for me. Unfortunately, this book was one of those with curse words heavily sprinkled on every page, and a 'hip' voice that feels forced.

It really wasn't what I was expecting at all, but since it isn't my preferred genre, I'll leave it up to you to decide. Hopefully, the winner of the contest will enjoy this one more than I did.

Bottom Line:  Not the sweet hometown story I was expecting.

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  1. Sad to hear it :/ I did enjoy the two I read. Sure they did not rock my world but they worked

  2. I like small town romance and I'm not too worried about "sweet," so I'm ready to give this one a try.

  3. Forgot my email. :D
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  4. Sorry it wasn't your speed. I read a book recently & I was like UGH halfway through. I was a bit let down too.
    You gave this a shot and a fair review. Thank you.
    I'd like to try & win a copy.

  5. I've also heard the Jill Shalvis's books are great. I'd like to win a copy to see if it's my type of book. Hopefully it will be :)

  6. Oh! Too bad it wasn't what you were expecting. I've read a few by this author and I liked them - at least the others from this series though I admit the first one was the one I liked best - in part because it was the least complicated story.

    Anyway, best of luck with you next read! If I hear of a sweet, contemp read I'll let you know (I love those too!)

  7. This just sounds like the perfect summer read! -I'm a follower.
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  8. Oh well :/ I don't like curse words appearing in books too.

    Since I don't live in US or Canada, I participate in your giveaway. But, wish you an awesome giveaway still!

    Hope it's really successful! ;)

  9. gfc follower

    I would love to read this.

  10. Seems like very interesting read.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC follower: Faiza
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  11. I'm okay with a few curse words here and there, but hopefully not too much. Thanks for the giveaway.

    GFC follower: Kristy


  12. Hmm, sounds like this might not be my kind of read ..heavy cursing. Thanks for the review.

  13. I am a follower. I'd love to read this. thanks!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to win a copy of Lucky in Love :)

    I'm a follower, my email is yiliang0124(at)

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  15. I am a follower....


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