Monday, March 28, 2011 Posted by Dina N
Two Men Are One Too Many...
Tara has a thousand good reasons not to return to the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Yet with her life doing a major crash-and-burn, anywhere away from her unfulfilled dreams and sexy ex-husband will do. As Tara helps her two sisters get their newly renovated inn up and running, she finally has a chance to get things under control and come up with a new plan for her life.
But a certain tanned, green-eyed sailor has his own ideas, such as keeping Tara hot, bothered... and in his bed. And when her ex wants Tara back, three is a crowd she can't control-especially when her deepest secret reappears out of the blue. Now Tara must confront her past and discover what she really wants. If she's lucky, she might just find that everything her heart desires is right here in Lucky Harbor.
The Sweetest Thing is the second novel in Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor series. The series is about three sisters, all with very different personalities, who are brought together by their mom's passing and the dilapidated inn she leaves to all of them in her will. I read the first novel, Simply Irresistible, earlier this year. Although the first novel provides some useful background to the story, The Sweetest Thing can be enjoyed as a stand-alone book.
The Sweetest Thing focuses on the second sister, Tara, who comes to Lucky Harbor in an attempt to run away from her failed picture-perfect marriage. She does not want to be in the little coastal town any more than she wants to help run an inn with her estranged sisters. Tara meets her match in Ford, a local hunk who may just be more than the handsome sailor he seems. There is history between the two that she does not care repeating. And just when she thinks she's got things under control again, her ex-husband shows up, and a deeply buried secret comes to light.
The Sweetest Thing is a fun contemporary romance with likable characters and interesting plot. It's perfect light reading, and I recommend that you check out Simply Irresistible, too. I am looking forward to reading the third novel, Head over Heels, coming out in December 2011.
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