Once in a Lifetime
Grand Central / February 18, 2014 / $6.00 print, $5.99 digital
After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future.
Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben - even though he has absolutely no idea what she's done . . .
Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?
Many contemporary romances take place in small towns, and the success or failure of a series can often depend as much on the portrayal of the town as it does on the romance itself. In Once in a Lifetime, Jill Shalvis takes us back to Lucky Harbor, where she’s set eight previous books. As usual, the town’s residents get their time in the spotlight, but this time they are far less scene-stealing than they have been in previous books. (Though if you read Shalvis, you know you’re not getting away from Lucille entirely.…)