Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Book review: It's In His Kiss

A book has been provided for my honest review.

 It's in His Kiss Author: Jill Shalvis ISBN:978-1455529520 Genre: Fiction, romance, contemporary Release: August 26, 2014 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing 368 Pages

 Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now’s her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam’s eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile. Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can’t resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca’s heart?

About Jill Shalvis

New York Times and USA Today 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 sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold. Visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
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It's in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis


There's something special about holding a paper book in your hands. I've been spending so much time reading on my Kindle, I'd completely forgotten how nice it is to just sit down with a real book in my hands... Besides a textbook.

It's In His Kiss is a contemporary romance novel set in the Washington coast. The setting alone drew me in. It made me a teensy bit homesick. Knowing how cold the water is out there for surfers helped to make Sam a bit more rugged in my head. It takes a special kind of person to willingly do anything other than fishing in those cold waters!

The book hooked me from the start and I read it every chance. It isn't a "clean read" but it also doesn't fall in to the "bodice ripper" category. I loaned the book to my mom and she said she was easily able to skip "those parts." We both finished the book in a day. That's probably not typical! We are fast readers.

My favorite character, by far, was the spunky senior, Lucille. She was wonderful comic relief and I would absolutely love to read her backstory (hint, hint).

I would have also liked to see a Becca's past a bit more developed in the beginning. It took time to get to her history and I was impatient. I had to keep reading because I just had to know! So I guess the author's timing worked since I was so sucked in.

Given that I loaned the book to my mom, it's definitely one that I would recommend for a nice, light read.