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It Had to Be You By Jill Shalvis

It Had to Be You By Jill Shalvis

Publication date: May 28, 2013

<div style=”font-size:11px”>Publication date: 05/01/2013</div>Lucky Harbor Series #7
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 344

Back of the Book

Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she’s a thief, and now she’s about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who’s as sexy as he is stern….

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke’s own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?

Read an Excerpt

She did her best to appear as though she hadn’t just been sitting in an interrogation room for hours being questioned about a crime she hadn’t committed. But as it turned out, the pretense was far too much for her overloaded emotions, and she closed her eyes, trying to disappear into the seat. If she disappeared, then he couldn’t see her fall apart.

“You okay?” he asked.

Her throat tightened further, and she shook her head. Nope. Not okay. Not even close. “Don’t,” she said.

“Don’t what?”

“Don’t be nice to me right now. I’ll lose it.”

With surprising gentleness, he pushed the hair from her face, then clicked open her seatbelt.

It was all the invitation she was going to get, and all the invitation she needed. Turning to him, she burrowed in as steady, strong arms closed around her. He stroked a hand down her back, and she pressed her face into the crook of his neck, soaking in the warm comfort he offered.

It was the safest and most secure she’d felt in far too long and she wasn’t sure she was going to be able to let go.


Afraid he was going to pull away before she was done soaking him in, she squirmed a little closer. “Please not yet.”

He tightened his grip. “It’s okay. I’ve got you.”

Thank God. For just this one second, someone had her.


My Review



Totally love this book could not put it down.  Luke just wants to be alone.  Ali just wants to clear her name. 

The book opens up with Ali Winters finding out her boyfriend, Teddy is a cheater.  The following morning she awakes to being dumped via text message where he also lets her know she has no place to live as he didn’t renew the lease.   

Enter Detective Lieutenant Luke Hanover of the San Francisco Police department.  On leave from his job he will share the house (which is his late Grandmothers) with Ali.  The chemistry between these two is super hot. 

They must solve the mystery of the missing money as Ali’s boyfriend is accusing her of taking to get back at him dumping her.    

Love Jill’s brand of sarcasm and witty fun.  Keeps the pages turning.  


About the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

You can learn more at:

 Twitter @jillshalvis


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