Feb 18, 2014

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It’s Jill Shalvis’ Once in a Lifetime Paperback Release Day!!! plus giveaway


That’s right!  It’s release day for Jill Shalvis and her latest Lucky Harbor book, Once in a Lifetime!  *waves arms around like Kermit the Frog*

I love this series and am so excited for this release.  I have so many fun things to share with you today to celebrate.  First, Jill tells us her Top 5 Fun Facts about Once in a Lifetime.  Then, we have an excerpt then we have a giveaway!  How much fun is that?!  So much fun, it’s hard to handle!!!

Let’s start by giggling with Jill’s Top 5…

JillShalviscroppedTop 5 Fun Facts about ONCE IN A LIFETIME

1. I consumed twelve boxes of Girl Scouts cookies while writing this book.

2. I maybe once accidentally killed a giant pumpkin like Aubrey does in the book.

3. I modeled Crazy Lucille after my own grandma.  Don’t tell her.

4. I fell in love with Ben and want a Ben for my own.  Don’t tell Alpha Man.

5. I wrote this book with the teens home for the summer and wore earplugs to tune them out.  Don’t tell them.

*snort*  Love it!

Time to enjoy a giggle worthy excerpt…

It was dark outside when she got back to the Book & Bean, and she stopped short just outside the door. She’d locked up when she left and turned off the lights.

But the door was unlocked now, and the lights on. She went still, then pulled out her phone and dialed 9-1-1. She didn’t hit send but kept her thumb hovered over call. Taking a step inside, she paused. “Hello?”


The low, slightly rough voice wasn’t what had her heart pumping. That honor went to the fact that there was a man on a ladder in the back of her store.


He was in jeans with a tool belt slung low on his hips, his t-shirt clinging to him. He seemed a little irritated, a little sweaty, and just looking at him Aubrey got a whole lot hot and bothered in places that had no business being hot and bothered by this man at all. “What are you doing in here?” she asked.

“I work here.”

“What are you talking about? Get out.”

“Sorry, Sunshine.” He wasn’t even looking at her, but using some sort of long, claw-like tool to pull down a ceiling tile above the wall she’d been working on. And his tool worked way better than hers.

His movements were agile and surprisingly graceful for a guy his size. Not that he was bulky in any way. Nope, that tall, built body was all lean, tough muscle, and it screamed power. And with each subtle movement, his body made it clear that it knew exactly what to do with all that power. “The owner of this building hired me,” he said. “Said you were making a mess of things because your pride was bigger than your wallet.”

This caught her completely off guard, both the insult and the information. “My uncle owns this building,” she said.

He smiled thinly. “Yep. Happy Birthday.”

“It’s not my birthday.”

“Then happy you’ve-got-a-great-uncle day.”

And how about a very-close-to-steamy excerpt…

“You’re incredible, Ben, you know that? You’re an insensitive, first-class jerk, and–”

He leaned in. “And what?” he asked, voice dangerously low.

“And…” Stymied at her ridiculous and constant reaction to him, Aubrey put her hands to his chest to give him another shove, but somehow got her wires crossed and she fisted his shirt instead.

“Dare me,” he said softly.

Oh, how she hated how well he knew her. “I dare you to kiss me,” she whispered, and then to make sure he did, she put her mouth on his first…

*sigh*  Such a good book… 

As for the giveaway, just fill out this rafflecopter ballot and you’re in!  Good luck to you all.

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And be sure to stop by later this morning when Anne and I review Once in a Lifetime together.  Hint:  it’s good.  So good!


  1. Head Over Heals (Chloe and Sawyer’s story) is my favorite!

  2. I loved Tara’s story. I just starting the series and I’m currently on book 3 (Chloe’s story). This series is quickly becoming a favorite. I’m absolutely in love with it, that I’m doing a Jill Shalvis marathon.

  3. Thanks so much for having me here today and for the lovely review!

  4. I’ve only read book 1 so far and so I guess that’s my favorite 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  5. I loved Under The Mistletoe (but can I say fave book ever is Rumor has it)

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