Book Review: It's in His Kiss (A Lucky Harbor novel) by Jill Shalvis


It's in His Kiss is the newest Lucky Harbor novel by Jill Shalvis, and I expect it is the start of a new trio. Becca Thorpe left behind her old life of doing everything she can for her brother, and ran away to the beach. She is ready to take chances and live in the moment, particularly if one of those moments includes the grumpy but sexy surfer she meets after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man with a few trust issues and a father that takes more than he gives. Working together is a dangerous proposition for them both, but well worth the risks. But, when Becca's brother comes to town asking for help, will her habit of helping more than she should take her away from a chance at love?

It's In His Kiss has exactly what I expect from Shalvis, but not what the book summaries I have seen online prepped me for. Some of the major plot points are slightly different in the book than on the Amazon and Goodreads summaries say, but everything that Shalvis fans look for is still very much in play. Becca is a smart and strong woman, that has gone through quite a bit. She never received the care and support she deserved, and as a result is more than a little weary of others and giving her trust. Sam has not had the greatest life either, and has earned his trust issues as well. Thankfully, his friends and support system are firmly in place and knows his worth and even with his issues is a strong and caring individual. The chemistry is great, there is humor and a good set up for where the Lucky Harbor love bug will strike next. I found that there was a little less of the humor that I normally find in the Lucky Harbor crowd, less wacky antics from the secondary characters, but it was still a good read.

It's In His Kiss was a nice weekend read, one that had me wondering how everyone's issues would resolve, and how the closest characters to Becca and Sam will get together in the next book (which I am looking forward to). It was not the best that I have read from Shalvis, but it was still pretty darn good.

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