Book Review: Once in a Lifetime by Jill Shalvis

17899855 This is #9 in Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series and I have only read the first book in this series. Thankfully not reading the others had no affect on this book for me. Set in the small town of Lucky Harbor and having all of the characters interconnected just lent the book a nice history to it, making it feel more like watching a movie that has a back story set up already.

Aubrey is trying to remodel the bookstore she just inherited, wanting to make it an integral part of the town where people can gather to be together. Ben is hired by her Uncle to do some of the construction and the two do not get along well. They bicker all the time and even so Ben finds himself making excuses to be near Aubrey more and more but isn’t sure why. Meanwhile, Aubrey doesn’t have the greatest reputation in the town. She’s misunderstood and considered bitchy and troubled which is more than a little wrong. She’s trying to right these wrongs and having Ben around all the time is making the task a little difficult to accomplish.

This was an adorable and funny light-hearted romance. It was the perfect read for right around Valentine’s day too. Their bickering is cute and slowly gets to the meat of what is bothering both Aubrey and Ben. I wasn’t surprised that the writing was so well done since this is Jill Shalvis and she’s a well established author. Since I haven’t read the other books in the series I can’t say how well this one goes with the rest.

3.5/5 Stars

ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review

~Melinda

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