Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review + Giveaway: One in a Million by Jill Shalvis

**Check out my interview with Jill Shalvis HERE!**

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: October 14, 2014


As the brains behind wedding site, Callie sees it all: from the ring to the dress, the smiles . . . to the tears. It's that last part that keeps her single and not looking. Getting left at the altar will do that to a girl. But when Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why she's sworn off love . . .

Tanner is a deep-sea diver with a wild, adrenaline-junkie past—and now his teenage son is back in his life. How can Tanner be a role model when he's still paying for his own mistakes? It's hard enough that gorgeous Callie has appeared in town like a beautiful dream, challenging his best-laid plans to keep his heart on lockdown. Though there's something about being around her again that makes him feel like he can be the man she—and his son—deserve. Little Lucky Harbor holds their past; can it hold a beautiful new future?


Does it feel like the end of an era? Because it feels like the end of an era… One in a Million marks the 12th and final book of the Lucky Harbor series—one of my all-time favorite book series. When there are so many books in a series they can sometime get a bit stale (expect you JD Robb, nothing but mad love for the In Death books). The plots get repetitive and the characters no longer hold your interest, but Jill Shalvis comes back each time with a fresh idea full of panty melting alphas and endearing, feisty as hell female leads. I think she's able to pull that all off because she releases a batch of three books at a time. All twelve books are based in Lucky Harbor and you see familiar faces, but each set of three focuses solely on three new couples and sets of conflicts.

One in a Million finishes the Lucky Harbor Charter guys and their ladies with Tanner and Callie.

Tanner and Callie are both originally from Lucky Harbor and even though Callie eventually moved away I don't think she ever lost that crush she had on Tanner back in high school. Callie was the geeky smart girl who did the athletes homework… Tanner was the athlete, star football player. Now-a-days Callie runs her own business focusing on weddings despite her own negative experience with her own almost wedding, so understandably she's a bit skittish and deals with the fear of rejection. Tanner is former Navy SEAL, an adrenaline junkie—like any alpha male would be—and runs Lucky Harbor Charters with his three best friends (that you can read about in the 10th and 11th books). On top of all that his ex has decided she no longer has the time to raise their 15 year old son and the responsibility has fallen to Tanner, but he is all over it. I really enjoyed reading the scenes between Tanner and his unruly teenage son Troy and then bonding scenes between Troy and Callie.

Something you'll get a lot of in this book is Lucille and more of her crazy antics. As Lucky Harbor's resident matchmaker and all around gossip master, she has set all her energy on her granddaughter who came back into town to make sure she hasn't gone completely crazy, and that lucky girl is Callie. I love how Jill Shalvis seamlessly tied Callie back into Lucky Harbor and attached Lucille to her story. As always, Lucille is up to her scheming ways, but it's all for the greater good of course, and some fun things happen to Lucille as well. Lucky Harbor fans will definitely not want to miss this book, not only because Lucille surprises us all once again, but because Lucky Harbor really is the place to get lucky… And of course I mean that in every way possible! *wink wink*

Written Revelry gives One in a Million a 4 of out 5!


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