Review-Once In A Lifetime by Jill Shalvis

Title:  Once In A Lifetime ( A Lucky Harbor Novel)

Once in a lifetime

 Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Author: Jill Shalvis

Publisher: Hachette, Feb 2014

Source: Purchase

Rating: 3

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from


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?


The writing is good, the premise is good but I couldn’t find anything very different or new in this novel.  I liked that Aubrey was trying to make amends for her past but I was annoyed that Ben thought what she was doing was any of his business.  He was obsessed with finding out what she was doing.  She deserved some privacy.  Other than his stalker like persona, he was actually a guy to be admired.

Ms. Shalvis is a writer who can inject humor and pathos into her writing and keep us turning pages.

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