Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Goodreads: LOVE CAN HAPPEN IN A HEARTBEAT.
Grace never thought she’d be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh’s loveable mutt to caring for his rambunctious kids. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad…
With so many people depending on him, Josh has no time for anything outside of his clinic and family–until Grace arrives in town. Now this brainy blonde is turning his life inside out and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “good bedside manner.” Josh and Grace don’t know if what they have can last. But in a town like Lucky Harbor, a lifetime of love starts with just one day…
Ope’s Opinion: I enjoyed this easy romantic read. It was another part of the Lucky Harbor series. Some of the characters from previous books were in this story. You did not have to read the other books to enjoy this one.
I liked the characters in this book. I liked Toby. At times his Arf was annoying. I thought the doctor was overwhelmed – which seemed likely with all he had going on.
The part that I did not enjoy was all the mishaps that Grace had with the dog and getting locked out of the house and on and on. It was just too much after a while to think it was cute.
I also wish that the characters had taken the time to get to know each other before they fell into bed together. This seems to be the way Jill Shalvis writes her romances.
Rating: Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.
I read the first two or three in this series and then moved on to other books. I agree that I don’t like when the romance is rushed – just doesn’t flow for me.
Good to hear it isn’t just me.