Book Review: He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis

He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis is the newest book in the Lucky Harbor series. Olivia Bentley has run to Lucky Harbor. It is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It is where everyone is friendly to strangers and nobody knows her real name. She does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone, until she sees a man drowning. Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. 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?

He’s So Fine is just as fun and sweet as all of Challis’s Lucky Harbor books. Both Olivia and Cole have painful pasts and trust issues because of serious issues that have effected them greatly. Cole has high standards when it comes to trust and honesty, and Olivia is afraid that everyone will learn about her past and judge her because of it. As her sister, mother, and a television producer are hounding her to do a reunion show, as she just hopes to keep her heart safe. Cole is dealing with family and past relationship issues. Together they find a chemistry that cannot be denied, but each find that trust is a little harder to find. I liked the realistic pain the pair go through, even if their initial trauma is a bit over the top. The story comes together as fun and sweet, and just enough. Not the best of Shalvis's work, but not the worst either. I would not have minded seeing more from the quirky side characters.

I would recommend Hes So Fine to fans of Shavlis. Anyone that enjoys a quick read with a small town atmosphere and/or characters dealing with massive baggage getting in the way will enjoy the book. The friendships and familiarity of the Lucky Harbor series adds a level of enjoyment to its fans. 

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