Sunday, December 4, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis - Blog Tour

Title: Head Over Heels
Series: Lucky Harbor #3
Author: Jill Shalvis | Website
Available: Now
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reading Level: Adult

Description via Goodreads:

Breaking rules and breaking hearts 

Free-spirited Chloe lives life on the edge. Unlike her soon-to-be married sisters, she isn't ready to settle into a quiet life running their family's newly renovated inn. But soon her love of trouble--and trouble with love-draws the attention of the very stern, very sexy sheriff who'd like nothing better than to tame her wild ways. 

Suddenly Chloe can't take a misstep without the sheriff hot on her heels. His rugged swagger and his enigmatic smile are enough to make a girl beg to be handcuffed. For the first time, instead of avoiding the law, Chloe dreams of surrender. Can this rebel find a way to keep the peace with the straitlaced sheriff? Or will Chloe's colorful past keep her from a love that lasts . . . and the safe haven she truly wants in a town called Lucky Harbor?

Quotable Quotes:

"One hundred thousand sperm and he'd been in the fastest."

My thoughts:

Jill Shalvis has wowed me in Lucky Harbor again. In this installment we finally explore the combustible chemistry radiating between youngest sister, Chloe, and local sheriff, Sawyer. Chloe’s sisters and Lucky Harbor locals refer to her as the “Wild Child”. She is a free spirit who longs for others to take her more seriously (especially her sisters) without having to sacrifice the fundamentals of who she is. Sawyer is just about as opposite of Chloe as you can get. Only thing is Sawyer wasn't always such a straight arrow and has spent most of his adult life trying to forget the troubled teen he used to be. These two have more in common than either realizes.

I absolutely adored the first two books in this series, but Chloe and Sawyer's story is my favorite. Chloe is a total sweetheart and the sister I feel has changed the most since the inn she inherited from her mother brought her to Lucky Harbor a year earlier. She has such an intoxicating personality and her love of adventure is highly contagious. She also has the ability to love others with such intensity, even if actually speaking those three little words out loud scares the hell out of her. 

Sawyer is all alpha and serious. He has such a strong need to protect those around him. It is no wonder he became a police officer. The care he shows Chloe over and over when it comes to her debilitating asthma had my heart melting into a puddle of goo. You just don't expect the sweet side of him. He is undeniably sexy for a man of so little words. I usually like my male leads sarcastic and funny, but Sawyer is an exception (possibly the only one) to the rule. I was crushing hard the entire time I read. The romance between Chloe and Sawyer shouldn't work, but it does beautifully. Jill Shalvis has outdone herself with Lucky Harbor's newest love match.

Contemporary romance isn't one of my "go to" genres. I do enjoy reading it, but find I usually uncover more misses than hits. Jill Shalvis is an author who I know won't disappoint. She proves romance novels don't have to be cheesy or host to page after page of sappy cliches. She combines witty dialogue, swoon worthy romance, and dramatic elements with expertise. There is also a little action in this one thanks to Sawyer’s new side job. The Lucky Harbor series is without a doubt one of my favorites. I can see myself reading these again and again.  

I'm also thrilled my time in Lucky Harbor won't end with Head Over Heels. Other residents of this adorable little town will have the chance at their HEA too! This is a series that doesn't have to be read in order, but I highly recommend it to get the full backstory on not only Chloe and Sawyer, but the other one of a kind characters you will meet in Lucky Harbor. 

P.S I'll never be able to paint again without thinking of Chloe and Sawyer. Believe me when I say it is a scene not to be missed :)

My Rating:

Earlier books in this series:

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  1. Thanks, Christie!! I've been wanting to read something by her!! I've had my eye on the Christmas in Lucky Harbor book!

  2. Great review, Christie! I was crushing on Sawyer right along with you. Love this series. Can't wait to find out more about mystery cute guy!

    And don't get me started on the paint scene. Hmmm..Yummy! :)

  3. I don't normally read contemporary romance, but this almost has me tempted.