I’ve been pushing myself to read more contemporary romance, and I snagged this after seeing so many good reviews of it.
Wild child Chloe has always been a free-spirit. Â She’s helping her sisters run a B&B in Lucky Harbor, and she recently has found herself struggling with her feelings of settling down. Â She wants to, but it terrifies her. Â Sheriff Sawyer has been trying to push aside his attraction to Chloe, knowing that they are like oil and water: she craves spontaneity, he predictability. Â But the fates have other things in mind, and before long these two tumble head first into each other at every turn.
I’ll say this – I did enjoy this story. Â It’s happy-go-lucky and sweet. Â However, this was my first Lucky Harbor read, and it was clear to me that I probably would have had more emotional investment in the main characters had I known more about what happened in the first novels. Â That’s not to say you can’t enjoy Head Over HeelsÂ on its own – you definitely can. Â There was just a little, I don’t know, somethingÂ missing for me that I was expecting from such a heralded book.
I’m definitely going to be checking out more of Jill Shalvis’s books. Â I enjoyed her style. Â It’s laid back and realistic, with enough humor and gush to make it truly endearing.
Head Over HeelsÂ by Jill Shalvis, Â 400 pgs,Â 12/1/11
Romance: Â 3.5/5 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Raunch:Â 2/5