BOOKHOUNDS IS SAD TO SEE THIS SERIES END
Guest Post – Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor Series Wrap Up
Lucky Harbor started with three estranged sisters inheriting a dilapidated inn on the Pacific Northwest coast. It was supposed to be all one book, in fact. But I never could manage to contain it in one story so I split it into three, one love story for each sister. My goodness that was fun. It was so much fun, I came up with another trilogy idea. Three strangers stuck alone in a storm in a diner with nothing readily available except a chocolate cake. Hello, chocoholics. I thought it would end there but I’ve never been so happy to be wrong. And so, unbelievably, here I am twelve books later, still as much in love with Lucky Harbor as I ever was. Oh the fun I had coming up with characters and figuring out how to torture them.:) Seriously, I have the best job on the planet.
To celebrate the end of the series, today I’m answering some fan questions about Lucky Harbor.
Probably the most emotional book in the Lucky Harbor series is series second The Sweetest Thing. What’s your favorite scene between Tara and Ford?
When they came face to face with a blast from their past … the daughter they had to give up for adoption when they were both seventeen.
Do you have a favorite title in the Lucky Harbor series?
My favorite title is Head Over Heels. There was something about the way sexy badass sheriff Sawyer Thompson fell so hard for wild Chloe Traeger. He definitely fell head over heels.
If you could spend a week as one of your heroines, who would you want to be and why?
This is a tough one! I tend to torture my characters, you see, and I really really don’t want to go through all the things I put them through! But then again, they each now have a really hot guy in their life, so maybe it would be worth it. Maybe Aubrey from Once In a Lifetime because she was so tough and kind of badass in her own right. That would be fun…
After spending so much time in Lucky Harbor have you given it an unofficial “motto”?
You can leave a pot of gold in your backseat of your car and it won’t get stolen but you can’t keep a secret. 🙂
Saying goodbye to Lucky Harbor was far more difficult than I imagined. I mean I thought I was ready to leave but as I wrote this last trilogy, It’s In His Kiss, He’s So Fine, and One In A Million, it really hit me. It was over. I was so sad that I wrote a holiday novella. 🙂 I couldn’t help myself! Merry Christmas, Baby (12/2) is my love letter to the Lucky Harbor readers (and a surprise revisit with one of my fave couples) who enjoyed the series and stuck with me for twelve books. TWELVE books. I still can’t believe it. I’m not sure I’ll ever forget Jax, Ford, Sawyer, Ty, Matt, Josh, Luke, Jack, Ben, Sam, Cole, and Tanner… Sob! But I have plenty of new stories to tell, so no worries. I’m still writing the animal series and for those of you who read and loved Then Came You this past summer, Still The One comes out 4/15. And … drum roll please … I’ll have a brand new series coming out in 2015. The first book is written and I’m keeping it under my hat a little bit longer but let’s just say there’s some hot alpha brothers coming your way soon.
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
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Lucky Harbor Novella – Merry Christmas, Baby
Title: Merry Christmas, Baby
Author: Jill Shalvis
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Wild child Chloe Thompson can’t believe how much things have changed. She still can’t get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to thinking about impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party.
Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time. While mother nature conspires to keep Sawyer and Chloe apart, an unexpected arrival will require them to kiss and make up . . . and ring in the happiest holiday Lucky Harbor has ever seen.