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Everyday Rowena

I'm Rowena and I blog at Book Binge. I read lots of romance, YA and lately, NA. You'll find a lot of those on my shelves.

Christmas in Lucky Harbor: Simply Irresistible/the Sweetest Thing - Jill Shalvis I didn't realize that this book was a re-print of the first and second book in the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis. I picked this book up thinking that I was going to get something new but wasn't all that mad that I read Jax and Maddie's story followed by Tara and Ford's story again. I enjoyed getting to know both couples all over again and I'm not at all surprised that it was a treat reading them all over again.I will say that this time around, getting readquainted with Maddie was hard to take at times because she was so mousy but Shalvis writes these witty scenes that always crack me up so it wasn't too hard to fall into Maddie and Jax's story again. Jax was still just as sexy as I remembered and I wanted to bang him on more than one occassion and it was good to see Ford and Tara again and remember just how much I didn't like her in the first book. I had forgotten just how uptight Tara was and reading Simply Irresistible again brought it all back.Ford and Tara's story is one of my favorites of the series. I really enjoyed getting to know Ford again and I really liked the way that Jill Shalvis redeemed Tara in my eyes. She wrote her up real good because while she did get on my nerves in her story, I didn't want to push her off a cliff in this book and getting to know Mia again brought a smile to my face.All of the shenanigans from the first time I read these stories was all brought back to me and I enjoyed everything all over again. The town of Lucky Harbor, seeing everyone back at the bar, Mia, the Facebook polls and just everything. It was great to see everyone again.Jill Shalvis writes my favorite kind of romances, the contemporary kinds that are filled with laugh out loud scenes, a cast of characters that are easy to fall in with and steamy romances that stay with me long after I've finished the stories. This book brings it all back and it was another fabulous ride. =) I'm glad I took the time to re-read this book as it took me out of my October reading slump.