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Monday, May 27, 2013

Bookcation Event: It Had To Be You by Jill Shalvis (Excerpt/Giveaway)

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What better place to take a summer BOOKCATION to then Jill Shalvis' beloved town of Lucky Harbor?! Today we have an excerpt/giveaway to share with you from her upcoming release of IT HAD TO BE YOU (Out tomorrow)!


It Had to Be You (Lucky Harbor #7)It Had to Be You 
(Lucky Harbor #7)
by Jill Shalvis
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 28th 2013 by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 1455521124
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?
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Lieutenant Detective Luke Hanover had been away from the San Francisco Police Department for exactly one day of his three week leave and already he’d lost his edge, walking into his grandma’s Lucky Harbor beach house to find a B&E perp standing in the kitchen.

She sure as hell was the prettiest petty thief he’d ever come across, at least from the back since she was wearing nothing but a white lace bra and a tiny scrap of matching white lace panties.

“You have some nerve you…  you ratfink bastard,” she snapped into her cell phone, waving her free hand for emphasis, her long, wildly wavy brown hair flying around her head as she moved.

And that wasn’t all that moved.  She was a bombshell, all sweet, womanly curves, barely contained in her undies.

“I want you to know,” she went on furiously, still not seeing Luke, “there’s no way in hell I’m accepting your break-up message.  You hear me, Teddy?  I’m not accepting it because I’m breaking up with you.  And while we’re at it, who even does that?  Who breaks up with someone by text?  I’ll tell you who, Teddy, a real jerk, that’s who--  Hello?  Dammit!”

Pulling the phone from her ear, she stared at the screen and then punched a few keys before whipping it back up to her ear.  “Your voice mail cut me off before I finished,” she said.  “You having sex in your office while I was in the building?  Totally cliché.  But not telling me that you weren’t planning to resign the lease?  That’s just rotten to the core, Teddy.  And don’t bother calling me back on this.  Oh, wait, that’s right, you don’t call – you text!”  She punched the “off” button on her phone and tossed it to the counter, hands on hips, steam coming out her ears.  Then she thunked her forehead against the refrigerator a few times before going stock still, her head pressed to the cool, steel door.

Had she knocked herself out? Luke wondered.

“It’s just one bad day,” she whispered, still in the perfect position for him to pat her down for weapons.

Not that she was carrying – well, except for that lethal bod.

“Just one really rotten, badass day,” she repeated softly, and Luke had to disagree.

“Not from where I’m standing,” he said.





~*GIVEAWAY*~
Grand Central Publishing is giving away one copy of IT HAD TO BE YOU to one reader. (Open to United States residents only, please see terms & conditions at the bottom of the Rafflecopter. ) To enter, just leave a comment on this post, and fill out the Rafflecopter below. If you were vacationing in Lucky Harbor, which characters from the series would you like to run into? If you're new to the series, which fictional town would you like to visit? Good luck!

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21 comments:

Debby said...

I am new to the series but I like the name Lucky Harbor. It has a good feel.
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Jane said...

I would like to run into Josh's son Toby and his dog Tank.

erin said...

I would love to meet any of them :) Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

i can't remember the name of the local eatery in lucky harbor, but that's where i'd hang out so i could meet all the local characters.

love the series, can't wait to read the next installment!

go jill! how's fratboy and sadie? :)

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Alicia said...

I'd love to run into Tank the dog from Forever and a Day, and Maddie, Tara, and Chloe. They are such wonderful characters.

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Chrisbails said...

I have only read the first book of the series. Could not really choose. But do love small towns. Love Petal GA from Lauren Danes Chase Bros and Petal series.

Darkand Stormynight said...

I would love to run into Phoebe (or her ghost, anyway) and Lucille could catch me up on all of the comings and goings until I can move there! I absosmurfly LOVE Lucky Harbor and all it's inhabitants - *yes I'm lookin' at you too Tank* .

cheryl c said...

I would want to run into the sisters Maddie, Tara, and Chloe!

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Natasha said...

I would love to get to run in to any of them.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Annwitch said...

I am new to this series, but everything I have read is making me excited to start. I am so glad I have more than one book to read, I will be starting at the beginning and reading through.

Annwitch said...

I am new to this series, but everything I have read is making me excited to start. I am so glad I have more than one book to read, I will be starting at the beginning and reading through.

Annwitch said...

I am new to this series, but everything I have read is making me excited to start. I am so glad I have more than one book to read, I will be starting at the beginning and reading through.

Pat L. said...

Me too - Tank and Maddie. And wouldnt mind visiting Lucky Harbor, Misty Harbor (Marcia Evanick), Virgin River or any of Susan Mallery's towns.

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Texas Book Lover said...

Any and all of them! I love Sawyer I just don't want to be pulled over by him. I would rather meet up with him when he is off duty!

Joanne said...

I am new to the series. I would like to visit Lucky Harbor, Chesapeake Shores, Virgin River, and Star Harbor. These all seem like great small towns.

JenM said...

I'd love to have Tara come and cook for me some night. Her food sounds so good. I'd also love Jax to come to my house for a construction project (shirt off, of course).

cheesecake.thief59 said...

I would love to hang out with Chloe!

jessiel said...

I would love to hang out with the girls.....Mallory, Maddie, Chloe, Tara, Amy & Grace. This is one of my favorite series. Thank you for the giveaway!

Di said...

I haven't read the series yet, but I love small town stories. Lucky Harbor sounds like a great place to visit!

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Unknown said...

Haven't read the series, but any beach town sounds good to me!

Unknown said...

Haven't read the series, but any beach town sounds good to me!