Thursday, December 1, 2011

Review & Giveaway! Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis

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Head Over Heels
Book 3 in the Lucky Harbor series
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Forever
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 9780446571630
Release date:  November 22, 2011
Author's website: Jill Shalvis
Breaking rules and breaking hearts

Free-spirited Chloe lives life on the edge. Unlike her soon-to-be married sisters, she isn't ready to settle into a quiet life running their family's newly renovated inn. But soon her love of trouble--and trouble with love-draws the attention of the very stern, very sexy sheriff who'd like nothing better than to tame her wild ways.

Suddenly Chloe can't take a misstep without the sheriff hot on her heels. His rugged swagger and his enigmatic smile are enough to make a girl beg to be handcuffed. For the first time, instead of avoiding the law, Chloe dreams of surrender. Can this rebel find a way to keep the peace with the straitlaced sheriff? Or will Chloe's colorful past keep her from a love that lasts... and the safe haven she truly wants in a town called Lucky Harbor?
I was anxiously waiting for this book in the series because the two main characters of the story Chloe and Sawyer have had this simmering attraction to one another that has been slowly building.  Chloe is the free spirited sister of the series and I have to say that she surprised me in this book.  She becomes much more grounded and realizes that she doesn't want to have the gypsy life that she once had.  She loves the town of Lucky Harbor and feels at home with her sisters.  I was so happy to see her character finally realize that she's very talented in what she does.  She hasn't had luck with finding the right guy but fans of the series know that if there was one man who could tame her it would be Sawyer.  He's the sheriff in the town and has had his eye on Chloe since she's always trying to break the law for a good reason such as rescuing animals that are being abused. We get to know more about him and his past in this book and I was glad to learn more about him since he's kind of a quiet, understated character.  He's really a great guy and is well loved by the people in the town. 

As much as I enjoyed the characters I felt that there just wasn't enough heat in this book between the two characters.  I wanted more and was a little disappointed that I just didn't feel the passion between the two of them since you could tell that these two have been attracted to each other for a while. Overall, I still enjoyed the book and love this series!  I'm looking forward to reading the rest that are in it as well as revisiting the characters of the previous books.

I'm giving Head Over Heels a rating of:
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Books in the series:
Simply Irresistable
The Sweetest Thing

Giveaway!

3 lucky winners will win a copy of Head Over Heels!
  • Open to US/Canada only
  • No PO boxes please
Just your email in a comment if you are interested in entering the giveaway.  Giveaway is open until  12/8/11 12PM EST.  Winners will be chosen using random.org and names will be posted here on the blog.
Good luck! 

33 comments:

  1. Great review, Bells! I don't read much contemp romance but I did read the first in this series, based on the recommendations of several blogger buddies, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'd love to win this one, if I could! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. AH! I have been waiting for this one! Thanks for the contest!
    djsfoxylady @ gmail.com
    Amy

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  3. I haven't read anything by Jill and would need to purchase the first two books, but i've heard wonderful things about her so it would be worth it!! thanks for the giveaway

    Thereadingnook123@gmail.com

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  4. That was a great review/ I love Jill's books because the characters really speak volumes to the readers and I easily get absorbed into their lives and story. I cannot wait for this one.

    terilhack at gmail dot com

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  5. I would love to read this! Jill Shalvis is a new author to me but her books sound very romantic and cozy.

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  6. Thank you for the giveaway! I am eager to read this! brendem7@comcast.net

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    Please enter me.

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway. This is a new author for me.
    musicalfrog at comcast dot net

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  9. This series and Jill is totally brilliant! She's excellent for picking up a mood, making a reader ignore the woes of everyday life and just feel good with the characters.

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  10. Haven't read this author. Thanks for the great review.
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  11. great giveaway
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  12. Great review and giveaway. Love Jill's books.
    GFC CrystalGB
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  13. Thanks for sharing your views! I've read and really enjoyed the previous book in this series so I'm really looking forward to this one!

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  14. I love Jill's writing and I love her characters. I'm looking forward to reading this.

    jen(at)delux)dot(com)

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  15. I think Head Over Heels sounds like a fun story and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  16. I've not read a Jill Shalvis book before, but I hear they are really good... so count me in:)

    yadkny@hotmail.com

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  17. I love Jill's books! Can't wait to read Chloe's story.

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  18. i have heard so much about her books, i would love to enter! thank you!

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  19. Can't wait to read this book. I loved the first two books in the series.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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  20. I've been waiting to read Chloe's story, thanks so much for the giveaway!

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

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  21. I agree with your review. I wanted more between the main characters. Great book but not my fave of the series. I think the second one is my fave.

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  22. I have been waiting for this one also. Jill's books are great.
    patoct@yahoo.com

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  23. Great giveaway...sounds like a FUN read! Happy holidays!

    barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

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  24. I enjoy Jill's books so please count me in.
    gmapeony@yahoo.com

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  25. Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

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  26. I would love to win Jill's book.
    pattyb43coral@gmail.com

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  27. This series sounds great, I would love to read them.
    nicoleashley2288(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  28. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

    erinberry12 at charter dot net

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  29. Great Giveaway! I love Jill's books!

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  30. I LOVED the second book in this series and of course stoppod blogging a month before this came up for review. I've gone to my local bookstore twice but they haven't had it :(

    Can't wait to read Chloe and Sawyer's story! Thanks for the giveaway!

    lovesfabromance at cox net

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  31. Have been looking forward to this book.
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  32. Jill is a new author for me, and I am excited to read this book.
    mnwulia@comcast.net

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