One in a Million by Jill Shalvis marks the last in this beloved series. But fear not, not only is it wonderfully sexy and sweet at the same time, it has also become one of my favorites

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one in a million by jill shalvis

One in a Million by Jill Shalvis

Lucky Harbor #12
October 16, 2014

Read this if you want:

  • Small town romance
  • Single dad hero
  • Lots of lovable characters 

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As a rabid fan of Jill Shalvis’s books, I’m so sad to have the Lucky Harbor series end. For me, it all started with Simply Irresistible. After reading about Maddie and Jax, I knew that this was a world that I wanted to live in. With the quaint small town feel and the outrageous cast of quirky characters, Jill Shalvis has refined what sweet and sexy Contemporary Romance is with the Lucky Harbor series. Capping off at book twelve, One in a Million marks the last in this beloved series. But fear not, not only is it wonderfully sexy and sweet at the same time, it has also become one of my favorites of the series.

Readers who have read the series will no doubt know the infamous Lucille. She’s a crazy old lady and a complete nut, but she brings so much to the series that it only makes sense to have the last heroine be her granddaughter, Callie.

Callie runs, an online wedding planner. Though she’s damn good at her job, Callie harbors some bitterness despite the hearts and roses persona she portrays online. She’s been hurt by the man who she was supposed to marry. In fact, when a groom stands up his bride at the wedding, I’m sure you agree that the bride has a reason to be pissed. Callie returns to Lucky Harbor to watch over her grandmother, but Lucille is a little mischief maker so you can expect plenty of hijacks to go around.

Tanner Riggs is the last of the hotties in Lucky Harbor. After having been injured, he walks with a limp, but doesn’t allow that to stop him from being the same old adrenaline junkie he has always been. Yet it’s not the long swims or the wilderness that gets his heart rate going, it’s a girl he meets at the coffee shop that almost chokes to death when he asks if he can sit with her.

Charming yet heartfelt, Callie and Tanner’s story is definitely one of my favorites of the series. Which actually crushes my heart a bit because it is the last we’ll get from Shalvis. Tanner has a teenage son named Troy who has been getting failing grades and getting into fights at school. As much as Tanner tries, he can’t get much more than a word out of Troy, so a lot of the book focuses on building that trust and relationship between Tanner and his son. I absolutely loved this part of the story because it not only showcases Tanner in a different light, but it also creates so much more depth to his character. 

Jill Shalvis has written some unbelievable romances. What I love most about her writing is that she takes her time to get to know the characters so it feels like we relate on a more personal level. She has this incredible way of making readers fall in love with her characters within the first few pages of each book and you can’t help but feel a deep rooted connection to them. So by the time the conflict arises, it’s more heart-wrenching, more emotional for the reader.

The Lucky Harbor series couldn’t have ended on a higher note. If you haven’t read this series already, please treat yourself and try it. Not only will you get a laugh, but I’m sure you’ll find a multitude of potential book boyfriends. While I am saddened to have to say goodbye to one of my all-time favorite series, I’m sure there will be plenty of rereads to come.

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  1. I loved this book, the whole series as a matter of fact. I am so bummed the series is finished. I can’t wait for the next one.