ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Shalvis never disappoints with her witty, comical and überromantic reads. The ninth installment of the Lucky Harbor series should be on every reader’s TBR list. Fans of contemporary romance will fall in love with Aubrey and Ben and find their sexual tension electrifying. Our leading lady has a lot to prove in this book, and women will likely see a little bit of themselves inside this character. Sweet and spicy — what more could you ask for?
Aubrey Wellington is working to make amends for her mistakes from the past while helping to get her aunt’s bookstore, Book & Bean, off the ground. She’s also finding it hard to keep Ben McDaniel off her mind. Ben has returned to Lucky Harbor after working abroad in disaster-torn countries. He finds his hometown peaceful despite the fact that the hottest woman in town already threw a drink in his face — and Aubrey is in his thoughts 24/7. What will the town think if he pairs up with the girl with a bad reputation? Is Aubrey even ready to hand her heart over to a gorgeous man who might pack up and leave at any minute? (GRAND CENTRAL, Feb., 352 pp., $6.00)