Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis *ARC Review*

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've said it before but with Jill Shalvis I rarely regret it, quirky characters are my favorite when it comes to contemporary romances. I can find drama when I want it, but pleasant small town stuff, the stories with main characters that deserve the happiness life is bringing them, are the ones I pick up again and again and are the bread and butter of my bookshelves. 

Luke is getting a lot of flack as the former lead detective on a murder case involving a senator (which thankfully we don't get into a whole lot) so the last thing he needs, obviously, is free spirited 'searching for herself' Ali, who's just found out what a loser her ex-boyrfriend really is. Sounds like a rom-com starring Katherine Heigel right? Luckily things stay light, even when Ali's accused of theft, and Luke is able to start putting himself together as he realizes how much faith family and friends (old and new) still have in him.

It's cute ok? Go read it :).

Overall Feeling - B+

Series - 5) At Last 6) Forever and a Day 7) It Had to Be You (out 5/28/2013)

**Title requested from NetGalley**