Thursday, March 28, 2013

Review- It Had To Be You by Jill Shalvis


Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she's a thief, and now she's about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who's as sexy as he is stern.... 

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke's own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?


I was lucky enough to get a copy of Jill Shalvis' It Had To Be You prior to its release date. I've read the all the  books in the Lucky Harbor series and  was glad to be back in Lucky Harbor. It had to be you was an amazing book and another fabulous installment to her Lucky Harbor series.

It Had To Be You is the story of Ali Winters. Her boyfriend has cheated on her, she's about to be kicked out of her home and on top of all that everyone in town thinks she's a thief. Ali was a great character. She was sweet and funny. Even though life had been hard on her she was determined to be optimistic and work her way through all her problems.

Then there's Luke Hanover. When a high profile case goes wrong he comes back to the quiet of Lucky Harbor for a vacation. What he doesn't expect to find is Ali in his home. He knows she's trouble since the first moment he sees her but he can't help being pulled towards her. He wants to solve all of Ali's problems and he does just that.

What both of them don't expect to fall so hard for each other through the course of a few weeks. Luke clearly doesn't want to get involved with Ali and Ali has more than a few problems of her own to be in a relationship. I loved loved loved the romance. It was just perfect. Luke and Ali had chemistry. They understand each other perfectly and fall in love in the most unlikeliest of circumstances.

I love how Jill Shalvis writes. The characters are realistic and sensible. The romance is hot and the steamy scenes are off the charts. There is a ton of humor as well and you can't help but smile while reading one of her books. We get to meet a great cast of characters in It Had To Be You and I'm quite looking forward to Jack and Ben's stories.


  1. I haven't read the Lucky Harbor series, it's one of those sweet, adorable contemporaries I have to read. I happy that you're enjoying them.
    Fab review, Janhvi!

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