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Review: He's So Fine

He's So Fine - Jill Shalvis
*This book is recommended for a mature audience due to the fact that it includes either sexual content, violence, drug and/or alcohol abuse or all of the above*

He's So Fine - Jill Shalvis
Series: Lucky Harbor #11
Published by: Grand Central Publishing, on 30 September 2014
Genres: ContemporaryRomance
Pages: 368, Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
 5 Stars

For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she's ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. In fact, he'd like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He's just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in little Lucky Harbor?
*I received a free ARC of He's So Fine from Grand Central Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest and unbiased review*
 

At the end of He’s So Fine, I found myself with a silly, cheesy smile of my face, just feeling the happiness of another awesome Lucky Harbor story.

 

My He’s So Fine review:

As usual, my visit to Lucky Harbor was utterly satisfying. I loved getting to know both Olivia and Cole better, they both had pretty much a fixed idea about what they wanted about life, and being in a romantic relationship was not part of the plan. He’s So Fine was both sweet and hot, and the tentative relationship that Olivia and Cole were building was heartwarming.

 

I always feel like I’m going to visit with my favorite friends when I read about Lucky Harbor, and He’s So Fine was no exception. The cast of characters is so well done, and while the story revolved around Cole and Olivia, several other characters from past books were present as well. The way Olivia and Cole really met was so humorous – he fell into the water while repairing one of the charter company’s boats, and Olivia thought he was drowning and swiftly jumped into the water to save him. Leading Cole to actually have to save her. Close to hypothermia, they got up on the boat, and had to – yes – share body heat to get each other warm again.

 

Olivia was extremely reluctant to let anyone close to her, even after Becca became her friend, she didn’t share everything with her. With Cole, she also kept her walls up, even if he didn’t really realize that. The fact that Cole was such a straight shooter, thinking complete honesty was always the way to go made for a very big complication though. Especially when Olivia’s past came breathing down her neck while she still wanted to keep it a secret.

 

The writing was flawless, I felt like I really got to know both Olivia and Cole, and their hot encounters were delicious to read about. If you enjoy contemporary romance set in a small town where everybody knows each other, Lucky Harbor is the perfect series for you. The only thing that made me sad while reading He’s So Fine is that this is the penultimate book in the series.

 

Some of my favorite He’s So Fine quotes:

For a guy balancing his weight between the stern of his boat and the doc, thinking about sex instead of what he was doing was a real bonehead move.

 

She did her best to give Cole a reassuring I’m-peachy-perfect-all-is-well smile, but she had to settle for baring her teeth because she was an inch from breaking down and she had no idea why. Oh, wait, it was because a man had just put her well-being before his own.

 

“Fine. Be Stubborn. Change the subject. Works for me. I want to talk to you about something else anyway.” 
“I’m talked out.” 
Unconcerned, she rose, snatched the beer right out of his hands, and took a long pull from it as she looked around his yard.

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