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For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers—and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone... until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hotFor Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers—and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone... until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she's ever laid hands on.Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. In fact, he'd like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He's just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in little Lucky Harbor?An unabridged recording (9 hours, 1 minutes)....

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  • Lisa
    2019-06-08 12:44

    Read my review at Sinfully Sexy and enter to win a copy.4 "Hey, Supergirl" Stars!He’s So Fine is book eleven in Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series. I am a super huge fan of this author and reading her books always feels like coming home, particularly this series. We are once again back in the quirky town of Lucky Harbor revisiting the lovable and eccentric habitants. This author seems to follow a familiar formula with many of her books; however, it is a formula that most definitely works and keeps me engrossed with the story and her beautifully developed characters. Jill Shalvis writes fantastically hilarious and witty tales, swoony romances and hot and sexy times that leave you all hot and bothered. This book is no exception. Another heart-warming gem about learning to trust in that someone special and learning to trust in love.“Good this she knew better than anyone that fairy tales didn’t exist. Never had. Never would.”Olivia Bentley is a recent inhabitant of Lucky Harbor. The small town is Olivia’s chance to start fresh, escape from her past and become the person she has always wanted to be. Olivia has somewhat recreated herself and is running a new vintage shop in town, Unique Boutique. Too afraid to let anyone get too close fearing that they may discover who she is, Olivia has learned the hard way to hide behind the hardened shell and cool façade she has built around her. She is desperately trying to forget her past and determined to keep it buried. When Olivia literally lands on one of the owners of the boat chartering business in Lucky Harbor in a desperate attempt to save him from drowning, she can’t seem to stop herself from getting close with the sexy man despite her inner warning signals going off at an alarming rate and despite her past once again coming to the forefront of her life.“So honest. So up front. Again, no games, no hidden agendas, just....Cole.”Cole Donovan is an honest, black-and-white sort of guy who can McGyver his way through any fix-it problem. He runs a boat chartering business, Lucky Harbor Charters, with his two best friends and is the captain, chief navigator and mechanic of the team. Between keeping himself busy with the business and being the town handy guy as well as the person his family depends on, Cole definitely keeps himself too distracted to wallow in his grief and anger over being dumped by his ex-girlfriend and losing one of his best friends two years prior. Cole loves is family and those he is close to wholeheartedly and he is also still dealing with the blow of losing his father a year ago. Cole has not let another woman in for two years now; however, he can’t seem to help himself from pursuing the beautiful owner of the town vintage shop when Olivia crashes her way into his life....literally.Cole is determined to break through the nonchalant attitude that Olivia has. He knows that she is as attracted to him as he is to her by the way she watches him. As the pair get closer they both are reluctant to be completely open and forthcoming about their pasts. Can they both be courageous enough to take that leap of faith? When Olivia’s past comes knocking, will Cole understand? Will Olivia be strong enough to stand up and fight the battle that needs fighting and stay in Lucky Harbor embracing the life she has created for herself there? I loved this romantic love story. I absolutely loved both Cole and Olivia. They both had issues that prevented them from jumping right into a romantic entanglement. I loved how Cole slowly worked his way in. Mr. Irresistible Charmer. Who would stand a chance against him? Not Olivia. I adored watching these two find their way to each other in such a way that can only come from Jill Shalvis. For me, she is the queen of penning light-hearted, funny and sexy romances that sweep me off my feet and have me swooning and laughing out loud. Olivia and Cole’s road to happiness was real and sweet and had me transported to my happy place, somewhere only a great romance novel can take me. All in all, He’s So Fine is another wonderfully executed romance by an author who has yet to let me down. This book is not bogged down with unnecessary over-the-top angst and drama. That is definitely not how Jill Shalvis’ books work. What you get is a sweet, fun and light-hearted love story that will leave you happily sighing and seeking out a sexy man from Lucky Harbor of your own. One more books left in this beloved series. So bitter sweet and yet I am anxiously awaiting to find out how Tanner meets his match.****An advance reading copy of He's So Fine by Jill Shalvis was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    2019-06-16 08:30

    5 'need me a Captain Hottie' stars!He's So Fine is the 11th book in Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor series, and it might just be my favorite, yet! With Olivia's guarded approach to life and Cole's quick, charming and oh-so-sexy sexy wit, they balance each other perfectly and make this a feel good story that kept me reading and smiling well into the night!Description...For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she's ever laid hands on.Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. In fact, he'd like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He's just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in little Lucky Harbor?The bottom line... No matter the couple, no matter their story, it's always great to be back in Lucky Harbor!An eARC of this story was provided by Grand Central Publishers and Netgalley. In appreciation I've given them an honest review.

  • Jonetta
    2019-05-24 12:51

    Quick summaryCole Donovan is a dream and everyone seems to adore him. He's a good friend and is the consummate handyman, always equipped with whatever tools needed to fix something on the spot. But, he's just running in place after having been dumped by his girlfriend two years ago. That is until Olivia Bentley comes to his rescue, even though he didn't believe he needed saving. The big issueOlivia's keeping a whopper of a secret and she's developing a relationship with a man who believes in complete honesty. Cole's an open book and she's struggling with when or whether to fess up. Either way, given her history, she believes he'll walk away no matter what. What worksCole is just wonderful. He seems perfect...great sense of humor, handy, gorgeous and finely built...but he's got a little tarnish in him. He loves his family and hangs in there with Olivia even when she blocks him time and again. Their romance smokes and his relationship with his partners is another bonus. The dialogue is pithy and the banter clever. My only quibble was with Olivia's failure to come clean far earlier than she did. Cole gave her plenty of openings and it was a bit frustrating. The bottom lineCole may just be my favorite in this series. It's a fun, sexy story with a tragic heroine who recreates herself nicely with a man who's worthy of her trust. I just wish that conflict wasn't protracted and more time was devoted to Cole's issues. No matter, though, as I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It's always a treat to return to Lucky Harbor. (I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)

  • Jaime Arkin
    2019-05-18 13:57

    I seriously feel like a broken record every single time I read a Jill Shalvis book and then try to write a review. All I ever say is how she always writes a perfectly swoony romance and makes me forget all the things that are stressing me out by transporting me to the magical land of Lucky Harbor. I can’t say I’m sorry because it’s the absolute truth. I know exactly what I’ll get when I pick up one of her books and she’s never let me down. She has created this amazing harbor town that I can vividly imagine … she has created characters who will jump into your heart and make you care what happens to them… and she has created men that I wish existed in real life. In book 10 we finally get to know a bit more about Cole, who we met briefly in book 9. Partners with Sam and Tanner at the boat charter, he’s the town McGyver and so utterly endearing. I don’t know what it was about him but I wanted to hug him (among other things) every time he was on the page.Cole tends to see things in black and white and he doesn’t forgive easily. His ex could attest to that. But He’s honest, and he loves those in his life wholeheartedly, and he’s always there to lend a hand when he’s needed. Olivia came to Lucky Harbor to escape her past… she’s recreated herself and now runs the Unique Boutique and is trying to forget who she was growing up, even if her family won’t let her. That means she hasn’t really been completely honest with the new friends she’s made. She can’t seem to fight the chemistry that she and Cole seem to have from the minute she jumped in the water to save his life sparks fly! I can’t help it, I love every single character that Shalvis creates in this town. They’re certainly not perfect and most of them face struggles that we can all understand in some way… but Shalvis writes stories that sweep me up and take me away to a land of hot, sexy men who have a way of making me want to forgive all their silly man mistakes. I’m excited to read what’s coming next in Lucky Harbor, Tanner’s story. I can’t wait to learn a bit more about Lucille’s granddaughter Callie… I feel like Tanner may have met his match!If you haven’t started the Lucky Harbor series, what are you waiting for? Shalvis will make you forget your worries for the few hours it takes you to read each book! Thank you to Grand Central and Netgalley for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts!

  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
    2019-05-22 09:33

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Nothing to report, I read this in one sitting, loved it, a real "feel good book".

  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    2019-05-24 09:34

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Armed with a new name former child star Olivia moved to Lucky Harbor with the dual purpose of losing and finding herself. Growing up in Hollywood with all the positives and negatives that comes with that, has lead her to become a very guarded and weary individual. Lying by omission has become her new mantra as friendships and relationships start developing, despite her best efforts. Cole is a native of Lucky Harbor who runs a charter business with two of his bestfriends. A few years ago with the death of a very close friend, secrets came out that his girlfriend and now deceased friend were perhaps not bickering because they didn't like each other. As a consequence, Cole has a very rigid line in the sand when it comes to any untruths. When Cole and Olivia meet chemistry instantly binds them together as past issues lurk to tear them apart. While this is the 11th installment of the Lucky Harbor series I, finally, felt like it was fresh and had something new to offer, something that has been missing in the previous books for me. Even though families and all the issues that come with them was still a large part of this story, as it has been with all the other books in this series, there was energy to He's So Fine that pulled me into the story. The story dives right in (literally) as Olivia and Cole meet right away and produce sparks. They are always front and center and definitely have the chemistry to pull it off. Olivia has a big heart but never veers into sickening sweet and Cole is the everyday man that just so happens to be gorgeous and be able to give MacGyver a run for his money. Let's just say the man has the knowledge and a multitude of tools in his pants that are bound to impress. While Olivia and Cole have lead vastly different lives, they seem to have the same issues, trust, and ultimately are searching for the same thing in life, security with that special someone; this is what makes them work so well as a couple and enjoyable to read about. Past main characters and townspeople (can't leave out Lucille!) are mentioned enough to bring a smile to dedicated fans of the series but not overwhelming enough to confuse any new comers. This is an easy and enjoyable enough read that if you have the time you'll want to read it all in one sitting. The ending wraps up a little too quickly as Cole's PTSD issues with the fire and explosion he was involved in with and Olivia's family drama are never truly resolved. I really liked this couple so maybe this is just me being greedy and wanting more of them. Anyway, I've previously complained that the latter Lucky Harbor books were all starting to run together but am happy to report Ms. Shalvis has stepped up her game again with this one. There is a huge infusion of sweet and sassy into the story and characters that have made He's So Fine one of my favorites of the series. I'm once again watching the calendar for the next installment which will feature Tanner the bad boy ex-Navy SEAL.

  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    2019-05-26 14:56

    The eleventh addition to the popular Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis. Cole Donovan was working on the boat when he falls in the water and is "rescued" by Olivia Bentley, who just happens to be out walking at 5:30am. Okay, so she didn't really save him and in fact needed saving herself. So Cole gets her on the boat and warms her up. Cole always has tools and duck tape at hand to fix those things that need fixing. But he can't seems to fix himself. He is attracted to Olivia but he has issues from his past. Olivia is living a life of deception. She is not who everyone thinks she is. Or is she? Sigh! Wonderful and likable characters. Just enough humor and drama and sexiness! Another great addition to the series. Many series seem to run out of steam after about the fourth or fifth book but not this one. Oh, there were a few books that I didn't love as much as some but they were all great! This is a series I would highly recommend to Romance fans!

  • Pheonix Fanfiction
    2019-05-16 14:33

    My thoughts/feelings while reading - Lots and lots of quotes included :)0% Starting this later :D1% The situation was ridiculous, and he was frustrated and effing cold, but damn, it was hard not to be charmed by the fact that she was trying to save him, even as she was going down for the count herself. “I’m trying to keep you from killing me.”Hahahaha this is hilarious! It's a good job I'm alone coz I'm chuckling out loud! Haha4% A short laugh escaped him, which he cut off when she—holy shit—lifted the blanket and peeked again. Grabbing the blankets like a virgin at a frat sleepover, he swore. “Jesus, woman!” “Just making sure,” she said. “Sure of what?” Looking pretty damn pleased with herself, she laughed.Hahaha I'm enjoying this one already! Olivia and Cole seem awesome and I'm already in to this series (coz I've just read the previous book) so I reckon I will love this one very quickly :D6% She’d come out on the other side a long time ago and now lived a normal life. Or at least as normal a life as she could have ever wished for.Oh wow I wasn't expecting that to be Olivia's past! Can't wait to read more! :) I forgot just how much I loved jill shalvis' books! :D8% She did her best to give Cole a reassuring I’m-peachy-perfect-all-is-well smile, but she had to settle for baring her teeth because she was an inch from breaking down and she had no idea why. Oh, wait, it was because a man had just put her well-being before his own. That’s how pathetic she was.Oh poor Olivia! :'(10% Cole thought of the stupid spark when he’d been rewiring the running lights, the one that had given him the flashback that had started this whole adventure, and how badly he didn’t want to admit that.Oh Cole! It's nothing to be ashamed of in fact I'm pretty sure both tanner n Sam would totally 100% understand!11% which had so completely turned his ass around that he’d made Cole dizzy with how fast he’d both grown up and manned up. Oh wow! I totally wasn't expecting that?! I can't wait to read Tanners books already!14% As a baby having a baby, it was the only thing I could give you.” How about loving her for who she was instead of what she was worth?I really don't like Olivia's mum much at all -_-18% When their dad had died, Cara had pulled away from the family to grieve in her own way. Only Cole knew which way that was, and it was a huge bone of contention between the two of them. And it was literally just between them, as she’d sworn Cole to secrecy??? Oh I'm curious now! I love finding out more about how the boys ended up on the rigs and more about Cole and his family :) <321% And just like that, her worth had dried up. In fact, she’d become of less than zero value to the studio. She’d become a liability.Oh poor Olivia! That must have been so hard to take at that age - it's understandable Olivia you don't have to hide from everyone! :(23% Why are you here?” “I don’t tend to question the universe,” he said blandly. She had to laugh. “You know what I mean. Why are you here in my shop?” “Maybe I’m here to buy something.” “You need a Halloween costume?” she asked. “Maybe.” “I just got some new ones in,” she said. “Yeah?” “Yeah, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and Miley Cyrus.” Not scared off, he grinned. “I could rock either.”I'm loving these two together :) <325% She kept forgetting that his smile might be guileless and effortlessly easy, but he was no pushover. He was one of those sneak-up-on-you alphas; all charm and charisma, so that you barely noticed that you were doing exactly what he wanted, giving him whatever he was seeking…and all because of that sexy smile.Yep I LOVE that description of Cole! So true!! <3 She never managed to keep anyone in her life, and yes, she knew that was all on her. She’d never quite been lovable enough. Some things couldn’t be changed.Oh Olivia! :'( :'(28% Ouch! Shit, man,” he said to Sam, and rubbed his kicked shin. “What’s your problem?” Sam ignored him and said to Cole, “I know she’s a loyal, fierce friend to Becca.” “And I know she’s got a sweet ass,” Tanner added. Sam must have kicked him again, because Tanner spilled his beer and swore. “Whatever,” he said. “It’s true. And you know the rules. If he’d claim her, I’d stop noticing her assets.” “I’m not claiming anyone,” Cole said. “So her ass is fair game,” Tanner said. “That’s all I’m saying.” “You know what?” Cole pointed at him. “I am claiming her, just so you can’t.”Hahah I LOVE these men! <3 <3 Tanner’s eyes were dark, his body tense. He was having a rough go of it. Cole knew it, Sam knew it, and Tanner himself surely knew it. Not that he’d complain. That was the problem with Tanner. He kept his shit to himself and deeply protected.Okay now I seriously cannot wait for tanners book! Though I'm sad at the same time coz it's the last one n I'm gonna miss lucky harbor!31% It’d been a dysfunctional family, but still a family, and she missed the close camaraderie. “I miss the people a lot.”Oh poor Olivia! My heart hurts knowing what she lost - I hope we find out more about how she dealt with it (all we know is she went off the rails) it hurts my heart that she thinks she has to hide where she came for to be accepted as who she is now! :'(33% She’d happily gone along collecting degrees like some women collect earrings, soaking up being in school for the first time in her life, loving the freedom. She’d finally stopped when she’d had no choice, when the money had run outOh wow I never expected that from Olivia! I LOVE finding out all these little things! :D <334% She opened her mouth to say…what? What could she possibly say? I lied because I’m a coward? Or I lied because you don’t know this yet but you’re going to leave me like everyone else always does, and it’s my little way of protecting myself from pain?Oh Olivia! It always has a way of coming out n I wish you'd tell him now to save all the heartache! I can tell it'll hurt my hurt when it all comes out :( especially if I carry on falling in love with them like I have been :(35% Things went hot then, detonation hot, and only when they were both breathless did she pull away.That was one hot kiss - I can't wait to see them finally give in and do more :D <336% Hell. Cole stared down at the phone, pride warring with good sense. Good sense won, and he texted: Just %#!#[email protected]# tell me.Hahahah poor Cole! I totally love these boys hahaha :D <338% Kind of a game changer in a relationshipOh shit! I didn't see that one coming at all! :( poor Cole!39% “Your grandma’s Lucille? The oracle of Lucky Harbor?” “Oh, God. You know her?” Callie asked. “It’s true then, she’s been making trouble?” Becca laughed. “Well, that depends on who you ask.”Haha if callies anything like Lucille I'm gonna love her! I also love the last book is about Lucilles granddaughter - it seems really fitting! I'm looking forward to reading it although it'll be very bittersweet! :) <343% I’m scared,” she said. Bullshit. She wasn’t scared. But then she slid her arms around him again, and he couldn’t think beyond the fact that she was clearly cold. Letting out a low sound, he pulled her into him. “You’re shaking.” “That’s you,” she said softly.Oh poor Cole! :'( though Im loving Olivia's response!44% “I don’t need anyone to take care of me,” she said. “Never have, never will.” Lowering his arm, he met her gaze, his eyes glittering in the dark, his skin looking golden by the candle’s glow. “I get that about you,” he said. “I admire that about you. But sometimes a guy wants to take care of the woman he’s about to make scream his name. It doesn’t make you weak, Olivia. It makes you mine to take care of, at least until one of us walks away.” I LOVE COLE!! He's alpha and I love it! :D <345% Something else you should know. Once I get inside you, I won’t share you. No one else for either of us, not until—”Cole! <3 I also love that you're trying to convince yourself this less than what it is - it says a lot that you haven't slept with a woman since Susan yet you can't stay away from Olivia! :D <3 <3 I'm loving this book!! <346% “No!” Sweet baby Jesus. She tried to soften her voice, but Cole had her about to sing the Hallelujah Chorus. “Don’t come!” “Well, jeez. Okay,” Callie said.Hahaha i love that cole doesn't care! It's hilarious - poor callie she doesn't have a clue what's going on haha <347% It took everything he had to bite back the groan that wanted to escape. She was having trouble keeping quiet, too. Her hand was still over her mouth, fingers white from pressing so hardI love that they have to be quiet! But are both struggling! <3 <3 <348% “It’s not just the loss,” he said. “It’s that I thought…” He shook his head. “It’s turning out that maybe he wasn’t exactly the guy I thought.” Her fingers trailed up and down his spine, the way he’d done to her only a little while before, and she realized his grief was mixed with something more. Anger. She was definitely missing a piece of this puzzle Me too Olivia! :/ I'm so confused n curious!49% She’d learned the hard way not to give too much of herself. Nothing good came from it. She needed to remember that.Oh poor Olivia! I'm getting the feeling it's not just her past she doesn't want known - she doesn't want to let anyone too close in case they leave like everyone else :(50% She stared at it for a moment and then burst out laughing. She had no idea when Cole had managed to get ahold of her phone and program himself in, but she had to give him creativity pointsHahahaha it's a good job I'm alone coz I just started chuckling at loud! Haha I'm loving this book :D51% When you walk away, just do it, okay?” she asked. “Don’t try to sugarcoat it or drag it out. Just walk.”Oh Olivia! :'( :'(52% The lump in Olivia’s throat was back Oh pink n Kendra are so sweet - they broke my heart then! But yay Olivia! I love her even more now! <3 <354% “It’s Tanner, and we have a rule. We can’t ignore each other’s calls unless we’re in a life-or-death situation.” Olivia had to smile at the look on his face. “This is hardly life or death, Cole.” He looked down at himself and she followed suit. His arousal was making a tent of the front of his basketball shorts. “Speak for yourself,” he mutteredHahahah poor Cole! :D though I LOVE that rule! <3 <355% Behind his backOh shit! I didn't see that coming! Fuck! Yeah, but now he’s fifteen and out of control,” Tanner said. “And hates all authority, including his parents.”Okay now I can't wait for tanners book - it looks like it has the components of my favourite type of book - things that I won't think twice about putting on my tbr list: Kids, a soldier/law enforcement hero and a damaged hero (which I think tanner is!) :D <357% Your friends had to help you dress?” She slid him a look. “Is that all you heard?” “Pretty much,” he admitted. “Oh, for God’s sake—” “Shh a minute,” he said. “I’m not done picturing it.”Hahahaha typical man hahah <3 <358% He cupped her jaw. “I promise not to hurt you, Olivia.” She shook her head, her eyes never leaving his. “People can’t promise things like that.” “Try me.”Oh these two!! <3 <3 they're so gonna break my heart I know it! :( but until then I'm gonna fall even more in love with them - they're sooo perfect together! <359% Ariel, this is Garrett, my brother-in-law.”Hahahaha oh wow the Donovan family is amazing! That was quite a welcome hahaha <362% He was about as harmless as a python. “You’ve got a pretty great family,” she said. She was trying to wrap her head around that while reminding herself that this wasn’t her future, much as she might secretly love it to be. Because she’d lied to him.Oh poor Olivia! I can't imagine growing up like she did :'( I hope Cole can understand why she's lied to him! She's just trying to protect herself from getting hurt! :(63% He had sisters. He knew what VPL meant—visible panty lines. “Are you telling me you went commando?” he asked, his voice as rough as sandpaper. If there is a God…Haha I love Cole! <3 <364% Yes,” he said. God, please, yes. “Trust me, I need to get you naked in the worst possible way. But it isn’t going to happen in my mother’s pantry. And it’s not going to happen with you in costume. I love it, but this time I want just you. No costume, nothing but Olivia beneath me.”That was hot! COLE WHY ARE YOU SOOO PERFECT?!?!? <3 <3 <3 <365% Word to the wise,” she said. “My brother’s a very honest sort of guy. To the core.” She paused and gave Olivia a long look. “And he expects the same out of the people he lets in. Trust me, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to live up to his expectations.”Oh shit :( Coles not going to take this well :'(66% This was the tradition. Remembering. Never forgetting.Oh these men :'( I wish we could've met Gil! Especially if he's anything like these men! <368% A kindred spirit, she’d walked right past his barriers. Not willingly. No, she was just as reluctant as he was to let herself feel. And somehow that made her even more trustworthy.Oh Cole! :'( he's gonna break my heart I can tell - I don't know how much more he can take :'(69% He closed his eyes. “I shouldn’t be here. I shouldn’t need you. But I do.” He was strong of body and mind. He was self-sufficient, independent, and a stubborn male to boot. He didn’t do the need thing; she knew this. And even if he did, he had family. He had incredibly close friends that might as well be his brothers. In other words, he had options. And he’d come to herAww Cole! I'm so glad you see that Olivia! I hate what I knows coming :'(71% It wasn’t the voice that had gotten to him, though. It had been her dark, warm eyes. Trust her? Damn if his heart hadn’t decided to do just that.Oh god! I hate this build up! It's just gonna hurt my heart more even it finally comes out! :'(72% “You expect a hell of a lot,” she said, which immediately put him on the defensive because Christ, he was so over hearing about him and his unrealistic expectationsOh Cole - because sometimes it's harder than you think! And people make mistakes! :( If everyone's saying it to you maybe you should listen :( I'm really loving this book! <3 <3 Cole and Olivia are amazing n I can't stop highlighting! I just know whats coming n it hurts my heart already :'(73% Olivia had spent most of her adult life excelling at controlling her emotions. Or better yet, not having any. She’d done this by going solo. No expectations. No one to fail or disappoint. And in return, no one to stand at her back and fail or disappoint her.Aww Olivia :'( I love that the girls have her back now - I just hope they understand when the truth comes out!74% No. What’s funny is that it’s a lie.” He dipped down a little to look right into her eyes. “I am falling for you.” I love Cole so much!! <3 but that just means what comes next is going to hurt so much more :'(76% But then he met her gaze, and the hope died so fast her chest felt like it had caved in on itself. With one last long look at her, he turned and walked out.Oh shit! Cole! :( oh I hope he listens to her - that he understands why she was scared to tell him! :(77% Yeah, he’d heard that one before. From Susan’s lips on the day of Gil’s funeral. And hell if he was going to be made a fool of for a second time in a row. Oh Cole! She's not Susan! Just listen to her! :'( He’d made up his mind about her. She hadn’t met his expectations, and it was over. Done. The thought made her shiver. Oh Cole! You need to lower your expectations - no one can live up to them :( my heart hurts so much for Olivia and Cole! :'( :'(78% Her throat got so tight that she couldn’t talk, which was just as well, really. Because the one thing that had been unequivocally true had been her feelings for him. Oh Olivia! :'( I can't stop highlighting! It's hurting my heart! :'(79% The only thing she’d ever really done of worth was make money for her family.I really don't like Olivia's family!81% I’m not kidding about the frying pan,” Tanner said. “You’ve got your work cut out for you, but I’m still rooting for you.”Aww tanner!!! <3 I can't wait to read his book! :D <382% “We all create a fiction,” she said, aware that the whole damn place had gone quiet, but she couldn’t pay attention to that without losing her nerve. “But it was all real for me,” she said, and oh, God, how his look of disbelief hurt.Oh Olivia :'( I love that she knows people are listening but Coles more important! Listen to her Cole! Listen to what she's saying!!! :'( <3 <383% Can I make a suggestion?” she asked. “Could I stop you?”Go Lucille! I love her and I'm so excited that the last book is about her granddaughter! That means more Lucille! :D <384% Just don’t judge her from my actions,” Susan said.Listen to her Cole! She's right! I think this is what he needed - closure! :) I hope so anyway!86% Sam wanted to know if Cole was over himself yet. Tanner hadn’t been so politically correct. You’re an asshole was all his email said.Haha I LOVE THESE MEN! <388% forcing Cole over so that he was sandwiched between themI've said it before n I'll say it again coz it's worth repeating I LOVE THESE THREE MEN! <3 <3 <390% Cole strode to the front of the line to grab the mic, cutting off several people, including his own mother. Oh yay! Go Cole! :D <391% You tried to save me, remember?” Like she could forget. “But you didn’t need saving,” she reminded him. “Yeah, I did. I just didn’t know it. But that’s not the point.” “It’s not?” “No. It’s that you went for it. You gave me you.” Their audience gave a collective sighMe too! I just awwwed out loud!!! These two are sooo perfect! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! <3 <392% Listen, I know I’m not very good at this, keeping the right woman in my life. That’s because I’ve never had her before. But that woman is you, Olivia. Awww Cole!!!! How the fuck did you just get more perfect! How is that possible?!? <3 <3 <3100% Will you give me another shot at your heart, Olivia Bentley?” She smiled. “Not necessary. You already own it.” Sooo perfect! I literally couldn't stop highlighting! Cole and Olivia are amazing - so perfect! <3 I love jill Shalvis and lucky harbour! So sad I only have 1 book left but so so so excited to get tanners story! <3 <3

  • Dina
    2019-05-30 16:57

    4 1/2 stars (rounded down to 4 stars, because Olivia's secret was handled in a very predictable way - which was disappointing after seeing how Ms. Shalvis had handled the possible Big Misunderstanding in It's in His Kiss so well)

  • KatLynne
    2019-05-22 09:38

    3.5 stars

  • Jess
    2019-06-08 16:37

    Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsBlog rating: C+He’s So Fine is a classic Lucky Harbor story with an alpha hero who’s fun and sexy and quirky heroine to match him.Olivia is a former child star, but she changed her name and life (basically lying to everyone) about who she is to live in quiet Lucky Harbor. I have to say, I really disliked her lies from the start. I understood them, and was even ok with it but when she kept saying “I should really tell him [Cole] the truth” or “I need to come clean, he’ll hate me for lying” but then she never did, that’s what peeved me off. I get it, it’s drama and angst in the making, but when the heroine knows and says she should be doing this, but never does, letting things build and build it’s more frustrating than anything else. I think because you could see how the story was going to play out from the very beginning with regards to Olivia’s lies and then there ended up being no real surprises, it ended up reading a little bit boring and predictable.Cole was a really easy guy to like. He’s a hard worker, just like his best friends who all own their own business, he was broken-hearted by a woman from his past who was in love with his best friend; the same best friend who died on an oil rig with Cole, Sam and Tanner. He’s kept all his feelings in about this for the two years since the accident and hasn’t been with a woman since. His friends knew it would take just the right woman to come along and she did in Olivia when she literally jumped on his head in the water. They have a fun, quirky first meeting that sets the tone for the story.The romance between Olivia and Cole is sweet and sexy (what you'd expect from a Shalvis couple) and it’s made a bit funny by where Olivia lives and her super thin walls between her neighbors. It’s hard to keep anything private in her building, enough said.I liked getting to know the two different sets of friends in the book. The men are all best friends who know each other so well and have each others backs while still ribbing each other about everything. The women, Becca, Olivia and Callie all living in the same building and being each other’s wing-women, something that Olivia’s never had, having grown up in the cutthroat entertainment industry. No one had her back and the people around her, her family included, just wanted something from her.I’m still most intrigued by Tanner. He seems like an interesting guy dealing with a teenage son who’s a bit unruly. I’m looking forward to his story and finding out what dark secrets and pain he’s dealing with.With any of the Lucky Harbor books, you know what you’re going to get with the Shalvis series, and I mean that in a good way. Fans of the series will enjoy this latest installment and the fun romance between Cole and Olivia. While Olivia’s lying got to me, I did overall like the story.

  • Grace Cieleen
    2019-06-03 13:34

    Lucky Harbor will always be my favorite place for beautiful and feel good love stories. Perfect for me, as predicted.❤️❤️❤️

  • Jessi
    2019-06-02 09:57

    Oh man, I think I'm going against the grain by not giving this five stars. At least for the Advanced Readers. But I can say that regular readers of Jill Shalvis will like this book.When the story opens, Cole Donovan is working on one of his company's boats. He gets distracted and slightly electrocuted and ends up in the water. That's when Olivia sees him, assumes he's drowning and jumps in to save him. She's in town to disappear. See, Olivia Bentley isn't the name she was born with. Or even the name she's known by. But it is the name she's using to rebuild her life. Which could be a problem since Cole is incredibly rigid... especially about people lying to him. (view spoiler)[I just couldn't connect with Olivia. She never really grew as a character. And we didn't really see past growth either. She was a child star, then a wild child, then, magically, she's an adult. An adult who keeps her lips sealed every single time Cole reveals something.Cole, who we're shown (and told) over and over, is an easygoing guy... until we're told he's really actually very rigid. Wha huh? And, oh, I'll probably get some comments from this... I thought the opening scene was over the top. And for me, not in a cute way. More in an excruciating sort of "people don't really do this" kind of thing.The thing I like about Jill Shalvis is that not all of her endings are over-the-top, massively public proposals. Except... that they have been for this series. It's like each boating partner has to outdo the last.(hide spoiler)]

  • Angela
    2019-05-20 10:00

    I said it for book #10, and I'll say it again. I love Lucky Harbor, and Shalvis writes the best alpha men ever. He's So Fine tells the story of Olivia (not her real name, but hopefully no one finds out) and Cole (like McGuyver, but more sensitive and nosy and muscly and alpha). They don't mean to hit it off, but the electricity between them is just too much to resist. When they finally knock down some emotional walls, they might even start a real relationship... If it weren't for Cole's inability to trust, and Olivia's inability to share the truth. You see how that might cause some problems! What impressed me was that Shalvis made Cole and Olivia's character flaws a platform for comic relief, a wonderful use of wit that endeared me to the couple instead of being annoyed with them. The two pretty much save each other from themselves, and enjoy a terrific Lucky Harbor happily ever after. Sigh. Those never get old. One of the mainstays of the Lucky Harbor series is Lucille, resident blue-haired busybody. In this particular book, Shalvis introduces us to Olivia's friend Callie, Lucilles's granddaughter. That introduction has got me veddy veddy interested in what might be coming up ahead in Book 12. I can't wait! I received an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Edna
    2019-06-09 13:57

    The opening scene of this book was fun, a kind of meet cute/hilarious/stupid. I did think Olivia was a bit better in this book. She made a bad first impression in the last one for me and I still had that in my mind, how rude she was to Becca. Just the attitude reminded me of Aubrey from Once in a Lifetime. Additionally, this book had the whole secret/lying device again like that book as well. No surprise, I still didn't care for it. I also couldn't believe how long it took for that to come to light. Like all her books the small town and family feel always delivers but for this particular book as a whole, it felt forgettable.

  • Jenny E
    2019-05-21 13:43

    This was definitely a 5-star read until the very end, which felt too rushed. I wonder what makes Jill Shalvis write epilogues for some books, but not others. This one need an epilogue in my opinion. I really enjoyed Cole and Olivia as characters and together. I just wish the end was more fulfilling. I also felt like there should have been more closure for Olivia and her family, her mother especially. What happened to them? How did she come to terms with that issue for herself? Looking forward to reading Tanner's story. He has definitely piqued my interest.

  • Margie
    2019-05-20 09:44

    ARC received via publisher from netgalley in return for an honest review Jill Shalvis is the queen of contemporary romance. I'll read each and every one of her books. They always make me feel good and I can forget about the real world for a little bit. This one was a quick and cute read!

  • Srividya
    2019-06-07 08:52

    I just loved this one! I loved the whole relationship between Cole and Olivia. I loved the fact that they were two strong people who came together. It was so much fun. And as usual, the people of Lucky Harbor are just too good, especially Lucille. I just ADORE HER!!!

  • ShoSho
    2019-05-27 14:33

    4.5 stars I really needed an epilogue or a bit more details about what happened.The narrator was great !

  • Booklover, Indianapolis
    2019-05-27 13:58

    (Feb) The Lucky Harbor series has been hit and miss with me throughout the 11 books I’ve read (one more to go!). I find it odd that no one in LH seems to notice that every few years in high school 3 guys are BFFs and gorgeous – and then they grow up and one by one they fall for 3 girls who are all BFFs (even if they did not start out that way). I have found most of the series interchangeable – most of the Heros are hunky and slightly damaged and sigh-worthy. The heroines are so-so, some good, a lot suck, the rest somewhere in between. I did not have particularly high hopes for He’s So Fine, figuring it’d be another readable, sexy (JS does do good sex scenes!) LH book. However, from the beginning I just really enjoyed this one. I liked Cole and Olivia, I liked the way they met and how their relationship unfolded…until a few things happened that pissed me off enough that I almost lowered my rating. Olivia is a former child tv star, one who when her Nickelodeon show ended imploded ala Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan. She’s now reinvented herself as Olivia, a keep-to-herself antique shop owner in the picturesque town of Lucky Harbor. Cole is one of 3 men (Tanner and Sam) who own a local boating/fishing/scuba shop. Cole is fine w/his life, even if he’s not dated in two years, since the death of their 4th Musketeer when he discovered his girlfriend and Gil (their 4th) were secretly in love. Bitter about love, but seemingly happy with the rest of his life, Cole meets Olivia one night when she jumps in the frigid waters to “save” him from what she perceives as him drowning. Shockingly, they end up naked at his place as he attempts to warm her up – and soon after they begin dating. Olivia is scared to death someone might find out her secrets and Cole is rigidly unable to forgive someone close to him keeping secrets. And that, kids, is where my troubles with the book begin. First of all, a few nit-picky things. They never say how old Cole is, or his sisters. He’s got twin sisters that are never mentioned to be twins except once at a costume party where Cole thinks he can’t tell his two sisters apart. His mom is a gorgeous 51 year old – whose one daughter is 32. I don’t know if she is the oldest (maybe she’s 32 and the twins are 30 and Cole is 28?) – but to never once mention that his mom was married at 18 and had her first baby at 19 is just weird to me. Most people I know who are 50 still have kids in middle or high school, or are just becoming empty nesters – this woman is a grandma several times over! There’s also a tiny sub story about Cole’s sister and her lying to her family about some serious shit that seems to go nowhere – not sure what the point was other than to show that Cole can be understanding about lying? I thought she’d make a perfect heroine for the last book, pair her w/Tanner, but I guess not. Lost chance, Jill Shalvis! Overall, more info/background about Cole’s family, how Sam was his foster brother for years, etc., was needed to make me feel like I knew him better. Not sure I get what Olivia’s stress is about – it’s been 10 years since her epic freak out – but she was all of 16, now she’s 26, who cares? She acts like it’s this huge deal, and maybe it was – if we knew did she drink and drive and destroy property and get slutty (like Miley) and do horrible things I’d better understand why she was so scared to have anyone find out she was who she was. On the other hand, when Lucille (town busybody who I truly cannot stand) finds out who Olivia really was, she says “are you sorry for lying to us?” Excuse me…who is us, what did Olivia owe you all and how did she lie?! The storyline w/her grasping mother and sister – again, potential fizzled, not sure what was the point, really. Finally, though, I’m mostly annoyed at how Cole’s story took a turn. So the woman he was in love with was in love w/Gil – the “love of her life.” Yet when Cole goes to see her 2 years later she’s been married to another guy for a year and has a baby – meaning she managed to get over the LOHL, meet a new guy, get engaged and get married – all in a year? She also says “some people have to learn how to love by gong through it multiple times.” What does that even mean? So she wasn’t really in love w/Gil? Whatever. She says Cole left her at the funeral and refused to listen to her – so that absolves her of her lying feelings? She couldn’t have sent an email? A letter? A singing telegram? Something over the past two years to explain what happened (and what didn’t happen). And she says he should have forgiven her – and does not seem to have any lingering guilt about what she did to him, to his feelings about Gil…and that pisses me off. She should be groveling, not holding herself as some sort of moral “if you would just grow up and get over it…” Ahhh! And then to say “everyone knew, everyone saw it except you…” Are you kidding me? All these guys on an oil rig saw that for months Gil and Susan were in love and no one said “hey, Cole, we’re super perceptive and can tell your homeboy and your girl are totes in love, thought you should know!” I don’t think so. If they all “saw” then someone should have said something. I was super duper pissed at Cole and Tanner for not telling him that they too had known, but honestly, once they fessed up as to the whys and hows, it makes sense so they are absolved of my righteous anger (if their explanation had not been what it was – they only found out a week before Gil died, for significant reasons they could not tell Cole that moment – and afterwards, they didn’t know that he knew about Gil and Susan – they would have been, far as I’m concerned, bff-who-suck-and-can-never-really-be-trusted-again). Susan just pissed me off – some I’m truly sorry about what happened groveling would have made me (and poor Cole) feel so much better. Instead words from this woman made Cole second guess his entire persona and decide he needed to change. So at the end he is the one forced to bare his soul in front of the entire town (something else I hate – private feelings should stay private, I hate public displays of emotion!) and apologize for everything he did wrong, and I’m sorry, but IMO, he did nothing wrong. Ok, he should have listened to Olivia, but her lying to him was just stupid. But, they got their HEA, so I guess all is fine. Maybe this rant is a bit much, but what bothered me really bothered me and turned what should have been a great book into a good book w/issues.

  • Marcela (BookaholicCat)
    2019-05-25 16:52

    Originally posted at The Bookaholic Cat3 ½ StarsHe's So Fine is the eleventh book in the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis.I love Jill Shalvis and I love this series. Every time I pick one of these books I know I will be transported to Lucky Harbor to visit some of my favorite characters ever. Characters that after eleven books feel almost like family. That was the case with previous books and that was the case (I was hoping to experience) with this book. The only problem was He's So Fine didn’t make me feel as good as previous books.After reading the opening scene of this book I knew this book was going to be different, why? Because the scene was so farfetched that it was impossible to be believable. The second scene didn’t help with that because Olivia and Cole did very “unnecessary” things that didn’t make sense. I can’t say much without giving spoilers away. Let’s just say that by then I have already rolled my eyes more than once. To add to that Olivia is not an easy to like heroine, she’s frustrating. This girl has secrets, secrets she knew that sooner or later were going to come to light. Still, she preferred to live in Denial Island and cry later in her regrets when her secrets came back to bite her in the ass.While hiding her secrets she betrayed everybody’s trust, her friends’, Cole’s, Cole’s family’s… everybody. I hate liars and she lied by omission, over and over again. I liked Cole; I liked how he was with his Olivia and with his family. I didn’t like him much with his friends and how he handled things when Olivia’s secrets came to light. Why? Because he became a drama queen.There was a misunderstanding between him and his friends and I didn’t like the way it was “explained and solved”. I think there was something more needed there for them to be ok.In this installment we are introduced to Callie, she’s going to be Tanner’s love interest in next book, One in a Million. There is a connection between Callie and one of the most important characters from Lucky Harbor and I can’t wait to see how that is going to affect their relationship.He's So Fine wasn’t my favorite book in the series, but still it was a fun and entertaining read. I will read next book in the series because IT’S THE LAST BOOK in the series. I’m a bit sad to know there is only one more visit to Lucky Harbor left, but at the same time I think it’s time to say goodbye to this characters and to this little town.

  • Ami
    2019-05-21 10:49

    Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor is such a familiar territory for me. Sure, it might not stray from the usual recipe: light banters, humor, chemistry, sexy sex scenes ... with appearance from fussy-geriatric-gang-led-by-Lucille; but I don't care. It is what make it such a cozy comfort read, being predictable like that. It's what I need from small town romance and it being part of the last trilogy in this series, I just swallow it happily.I did like He's So Fine slightly less than Becca and Sam's book. My issue was mainly that I thought Olivia's sad-Hollywood story was just too common (aren't there any HAPPY people in entertainment business?!? *lol*) and I didn't like how she kept her secrets from Cole for far too long. Also, what kind of abrupt ending was THAT, Ms. Shalvis? It was in the middle of an interview, for God's sake! This book needed few more pages to wrap it up. However, in general sense, the usual recipe worked!! I liked the opening ... oh, my, Olivia trying to save Cole (who was NOT exactly helpless, thank you very much) and ended up basically drowned both of them, and well, they needed to warm themselves from the danger of hypothermia, right? It was fun to read. The light banters between them felt sexy. I loved that Cole had THREE sisters, and how that made him able to deal with estrogen overload (I did think the part with one of his sisters, Cara, also needed several more pages for closure sake). I loved the brotherhood between Sam, Cole, and Tanner (and OMG Tanner had a teenage son!!). Somehow I felt that these guys were much, much, closer than the other three men in the previous 'trilogies'. I loved the girls friendship too. Yeah, I just loved how easy it was for all of them.It was highly enjoyable for me. AND I think this last set of trilogy (and the LAST of the series) might be my favorite trilogy yet from the series.

  • Lisa
    2019-06-09 13:58

    3.5-4 stars. This series always brings a smile to my face. Cole and Olivia were both very likeable and engaging. Their initial meeting was hysterical and immediately their chemistry was off the charts. As with all the men in this series, Cole was a bundle of total Yumminess! He was the 'fixer' for everyone's problems yet he carried his own pain and kept it buried deep. Olivia had her own secrets and carried the constant fear that her secret was going to be exposed at any time. I did feel that Olivia beat that issue to death and it dragged the story down a smidge for me. In the end though it was the perfect ending. This series wouldn't be complete with out adorable and very nosy Lucille. She brings such laughter to the series with her endless antics. I also like that deep down she really is the voice of reason when it comes to matters of the heart.

  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    2019-05-22 15:50

    3.5/5; 4 stars; B+I have enjoyed every minute I spent with the people of Lucky Harbor. What a great series. He's so Fine was an enjoyable contemporary romance. The last 'trilogy subset' of this series focused on three couples, the female half of each renting a space in an old warehouse near the beach. The warehouse just happens to be in ogling distance of the charter company office/dock which was coincidentally owned and operated by three gorgeous guys :-).Olivia and Cole were a sweet couple. I must admit I was feeling a bit of deja vu in the story lines of these three books, with each woman having some secret from her past. Olivia had secrets and finally found her HEA with Cole but almost lost it due to hiding the secrets. I liked how the story wound up but still felt a bit disappointed that the author didn't address the issue she had with her dysfunctional and parasitic mother and sister. So much of drama of the story was built around that part of Olivia's past but it got completely dropped at the ending of the book. Otherwise, this was a fun love story.

  • Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
    2019-06-10 13:38

    'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review'The more I read from this author the more I love her books. I find that I can't read enough of her books. As soon as I finished this book I immediately wanted another one to read. There are few authors that can make me feel that way when I read a book. I feel that the author has excellent writing style and characters. Her books show a lot of depth and insight into the characters not just the romance. I highly recommend buying and reading.'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'

  • Shawna
    2019-05-21 15:50

    2 stars – Contemporary Romance

  • Nathi *Shut it and let me read*
    2019-05-23 15:33

    4.5 starsI lovedddd this book!First I just love this author and second I really like this entire "I'm-former-famous-star-hiding-in-a-little-city" which reminds me the Nothing Hill movie!

  • Lisa Kay
    2019-06-05 09:41


  • Danielle (Love at First Page)
    2019-05-30 09:00

    3-3.5 starsThanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.SummaryIn what has to be one of Jill Shalvis' funniest openings yet, Olivia Bentley and Cole Donovan first meet in the water, by way of drowning. Lucky Harbor is a coastal town, and Cole and his two friends, Sam and Tanner, spend most of their days on their boat as part of their charter business. When Olivia sees Cole fall into the water, she immediately jumps in to help, except that the water is freezing and she makes thing worse. Naturally, once "Olivia's rescue mission" is a success (i.e. Cole has the wherewithal to save them), wet clothes must be abandoned and cuddles underneath warm blankets are required. Freezing to death has never been sexier! From there Olivia and Cole's paths continue to cross, and their relationship turns not only steamier but more serious. Except how can love ever be possible between a guy who sees things only in black and white, who prizes honesty above all else, and a girl who's been lying to the whole town about who she is?CharactersIt's no surprise that Jill Shalvis has written yet another guy to sweep readers off their feet. Her heroes always say and do the sweetest, funniest, sexiest things, and Cole is no different. In his group of three, Cole is the easy, laid back one, not one to wear his emotions on his sleeve, but he doesn't hold everything in either. He's confident, not cocky, and isn't afraid to go after what he wants. One thing I really like about this story is that it veered away from the typical no-strings-attached plot. Cole is upfront about wanting to have a relationship with Olivia and no one else. Olivia is much more hesitant but Cole continues to chip away at her. The thing about Cole is that he's very set in stone; when he forms an opinion on something, it's hard to change his mind. A big reason for that character trait is due to what happened with his ex, who he was with for a long time. She was not honest about how she felt about him... or about another guy. It was a complicated, messy situation that I won't disclose the full details here, but ever since Cole has been afraid to start something new. With Olivia, though, he knows he can fall hard. When the truth about her past catches up to her and Cole discovers her lies, he has to decide if he can set aside past hurts and forgive her.Olivia is a character I both admired and grew frustrated by. For many years during her childhood she was the star of a popular television show, but when she started to grow some assets the producers promptly replaced her. Feeling abandoned, Olivia started to act out and a whirlwind of bad and embarrassing decisions followed. With all that baggage behind her, she has been trying to recreate herself into the woman she wants to be. This includes moving to Lucky Harbor - away from her selfish and dependent mother - and changing her name. No one knows who she really is, and she wants to keep it that way. Olivia adores her new life, even while feeling the tiniest bit guilty: she has made new friends, is the owner of a cute boutique shop, and has discovered that she has a startling amount of chemistry with Cole. I don't blame her for wanting to escape her past, but I knew her refusal to come clean with Cole would be their undoing. It was only a matter of time. I got increasingly annoyed whenever he would open up to her but she would remain closed-lip. It's not that her past is condemning; Olivia fears that the secrecy itself is what will make Cole turn away from her. He's so adamant about being honest, whereas she has had to lie by necessity. Will he understand? Everything could have been resolved much sooner if only she had told him the truth from the beginning and if only he didn't find out by accident. (It needs to be said that he made a bigger deal out of it than necessary, too.) It's these frustrations that kept Olivia and Cole from being favorites of mine.Final thoughtsThe relationship drama near the end disapointed me, but this is Jill Shalvis, and I can always count on her to make me laugh, swoon, and forget about everything else completely. Cole and Olivia do have great chemistry that's highlighted by some really cute, playful banter. When things between them are good, their interactions are easy and effortless, and they had me smiling like a goofball. I also enjoyed the glimpses we get of Sam and Becca, the couple from the previous book. I've said it a hundred times, I'll say it again: if you're looking for your next Contemporary Romance read, check out the Lucky Harbor series. You can't go wrong with a town full of hot guys of every profession. :)This review can also be found at Love at First Page.

  • Katherine
    2019-06-07 13:46

    I believe I am tired of this authors work. I wasn't really into the last 2 books that I read (He's So Fine and All I Want).Olivia Bentley wants a new life, so that is why she hides her true identity.Cole Donovan works with his best friend in their own company.