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Obsession with Books

Www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com I am an avid reader from Sydney, Australia with a love of all things book related. I love to read Young Adult (UF, Paranormal, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary and Dystopia) with the odd adult Paranormal or Contemporary romance thrown in at times. Obsession with Books was started in March 2011.
The Sweetest Thing - Jill Shalvis http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.comEverything I read by Jill Shalvis is wonderful, I am yet to pick up one of her books and not fall in love with it. I have anxiously been awaiting The Sweetest Thing, the 2nd book in the Lucky Harbor Series; the series revolving around 3 half sisters Tara, Maddie and youngest sister Chloe who have been reunited after the death of their mother.Tara is known as the Steel Magnolia, she is uptight, likes her life organized, she lives for convention, for order and a plan. As a teen whilst on summer vacation, Tara meets and falls for carefree Ford Walker, Tara falls pregnant but knowing she is too young and not ready for a baby she decides to put her up for adoption & goes on to make a new life for herself in Texas. 17 years later, a now divorced Tara reluctantly returns to Lucky Harbor to help restore the Inn left to the sisters by their mother & to find herself again. Gorgeous Ford Walker (Sigh… Where do I find myself a Ford) is a guy who appears to not a have a care in the world, he likes to live with both feet firmly in the present, he is caring, funny, sexy & absolutely wonderful. He co-owns a bar & is a competitive sailor. He is well known and loved by all in the small town of Lucky Harbor.The chemistry & sexual tension between Tara & Ford was wonderful! they are characters both with an emotional past, what happened between them when they were teens left them both feeling raw & now they are reunited Tara tries her best to keep him at arms length to protect her heart even though he is all she can think of, the feelings are reciprocated with Ford thinking of a future with Tara, something he has never found himself doing.I am not usually a fan of love triangles but the arrival of Tara’s ex-husband of 2 years to Lucky Harbor in the hope of renewing their relationship had Tara thinking more of who and what she actually wanted from a relationship, the way the town rallied around was hilarious!I absolutely love the relationship the sister’s share, the banter that goes on between them often had me laughing out loud & Wednesday’s Team Building to get them reunited was such a fun idea & typical of something Maddie would do. Chloe’s antics are as usual classic.Also, Tara’s unexpected visitor was a pleasant surprise! I was glad for how this relationship panned out. (I will keep you guessing as to who this is ;)It was a story of real life emotions, of heartbreak, love and romance with a beautiful HEA. There wasn’t a thing I didn’t love about this book & it was named perfectly because it was truly The Sweetest Thing. I can’t wait for Chloe’s story, Head over Heels, she is fabulous & I’m sure she will have me in hysterics.5/5