The Sweetest Thing
The Sweetest Thing is a sexy, sweet romance of lost and found love.
After one summer as a lovesick teen ager, Tara Daniels left Lucky Harbor, Washington, planning never to return. Now, 17 years later, she has returned to live there. She and her sisters have taken the property their mother left them and are opening a bed and breakfast overlooking the marina in Lucky Harbor.
Tara is finally over her divorce from NASCAR driver Logan Perrish. He was focused on his career and she was his biggest cheerleader. She loved him, but finally couldn't do it any more because that wasn't the true Tara. She isn't a mindless support machine. Also, Tara has never forgotten the baby girl she gave up for adoption 17 years earlier. Nor has she forgotten the baby's father, Ford Walker. Since then they'd both grown up. Now he's also back in Lucky Harbor after having become famous in sailing.
Ford has never been able to settle in one place for long. Lucky Harbor is home, but it's usually not long before he's ready to leave again, go sailing, or go whereever his wanderlust takes him. He hasn't had any lasting relationships either, except an engagement to someone who was more interested in his fame than in him. He had never forgotten Tara or their baby either.
Now Tara finds Ford in her life again. She doesn't want him there - intellectually. Her emotions and her body tell her a different story. She doesn't want to go through the heartbreak again. But they're older now, aren't they? Then Logan comes to Lucky Harbor. He has decided he wants Tara back. He's taking off the summer and has come to Washington to court her again. Now Tara has a problem. Both men she loved in her past want her back - Ford in his bed and Logan in bed and marriage. To make her life more complicated, another person shows up in Lucky Harbor looking for her. Life has now gone from confusion to chaos.
The Sweetest Thing is the second book in Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor trilogy. I got pulled into this one and found it stronger than the first book. I like Tara. She is stuck in the middle of her past blowing up in her face. She tries to make things right, but often what she says or does is interpreted wrongly. The book is steamy, but that doesn't overpower the story.
This is a good escape novel. I wouldn't mind reading The Sweetest Thing while on vacation overlooking the marina in Lucky Harbor.
Notice: Explicit sexual content, Strong indecent language
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