Once in a Lifetime
Once in a Lifetime
By Jill Shalvis
Grand Central Publishing, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781455521135, 334pp.
Publication Date: February 18, 2014
After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future.
Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben - even though he has absolutely no idea what she's done . . .
Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?
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"[S]cores big with a delicate love story and red-hot passion. Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Top pick! 4 1/2 Stars! 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?"—RT Book Reviews
"Shalvis makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me sigh with pure pleasure."—Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author of Playing Dirty
"Count on Jill Shalvis for a witty, steamy, unputdownable love story."—Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author of Harvest Moon
"Jill Shalvis is a total original! It doesn't get any better."—Suzanne Forster, New York Times bestselling author
"Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!"—Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author