Imperfect Women and Forever Yours are proud to bring you September’s installment of Book Crush Monthly! Every month we will bring you a new book review with chances to win eBooks and Paperbacks! 25 winners will be chosen each month. This month our selection is Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis!
Jen received a free copy of Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are her own and were not influenced by the method in which she received the book.
Expected publication date: September 24, 2013
This was my first Jill Shalvis novel, and it definitely won’t be my last! Always on My Mind is book #8 in the Lucky Harbor series. I will be checking out the other 7 if they are as sexy and funny as this one was. It kept my attention from start to finish, never leaving me bored. When it wasn’t being smexy, it was funny! I swear, Kevin steals the show with his dirty habits. You’ll know what I mean by then when you read the book. And if smexy and funny weren’t enough, we have a bit of a mystery happening in the lovely town of Lucky Harbor. Where are Scooby and Shaggy when you need them? In this case, we don’t need those crazy kids, or their Mystery Machine ~ we have super hunky firefighter Jack Harper on the case!
I want to give Leah Sullivan a giant hug! She is sweet and kind and had a crappy childhood. Growing up with a father that always talked down to her leaves her with some serious self-esteem issues. That doesn’t stop her from from trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life. After changing careers several times, she goes back to her love, baking. She’s even made it onto a reality cooking show. With Leah back in her hometown, Lucky Harbor, and taking care of her grandmothers bakery shop, she’s dodging questions about her reality show that’s currently airing on TV. Everyone is so sure she’s won the entire thing, but Leah is sworn to secrecy. While she’s figuring out how to deal with what everyone is going to witness happen to her on TV, she’s got Jack Harper to keep her occupied!
Jack is your ultimate sweetheart! He loves his mom, fights fires, and will make you swoon your panties off. He and Leah have been best friends since childhood. He knows everything about Leah, including her habit of quitting when things tough. Jack has a bad habit too, he doesn’t get into serious relationships. Jack and Leah obviously like each other, though they both don’t realize how the other feels. It should be obvious to them, because it’s obvious to everyone else in Lucky Harbor. Leah tells a little lie to Jacks mom, who is sick, in order to make her feel better. Personally, I think Leah does it because she wishes it were true. When the lie comes out, Leah does her best to avoid Jack, which is pretty comedic. When Jack finally corners Leah, sparks fly! I love how Jill wrote the love scenes. You get the whole scene without cutting out the best parts, but it’s not graphic. It’s tastefully done and sexy!
Lucky Harbor seems like the kind of place you want to go to get away for the weekend. I enjoyed the mystery that was happening as the love story unfolded. It added depth to the story. The secondary characters in AoMM were great supporters to the story and entertaining to read. We get to know their friends, Ben and Aubrey, and what we are in store for in the next Lucky Harbor book, Once in a Lifetime. (hint, hint … there’s a preview at the end!) And Kevin, well Kevin deserves his own book. That big guy knows how to steal a scene and make you laugh! Everyone needs a Kevin in their life! I can’t wait to get my hands on the other 7 books! Always on My Mind releases on September 24, 2013, so get your 1-clicking fingers ready!
My rating: 4 smexy stars!
Follow Jill Shalvis:
About the Author:
Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.
13 eBook copies (WW) and 12 Paperback copies (US only) of Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis Sponsored by Forever Romance
Ends at 11:59 pm EST on September 24th, 2013
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winner(s) will be contacted by email 72 hours after the giveaway ends. They have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Must be over 18 to enter. Ends on 09/24/13 at 11:59 pm Eastern time. Imperfect Women did not receive compensation for this contest. They are also not responsible for prize shipment of the books. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, & other social networks are in no way associated with this giveaway and are not responsible for anything involving this giveaway. Void where prohibited.Check here for more detailed CONTEST RULES.