Blogiversary Giveaway #5 – Jill Shalvis

Giveaway #5 brings us one of my favorite contemporary romance authors, Jill Shalvis! Once you start a Jill Shalvis book you will become obsessed and consume her back list at lightning speed…just like I did. I haven’t reviewed them all but I’ve read them all…and I LOVE THEM. Her books never fail to make me laugh, cry and sigh with contentment.

Today Jill has said she’ll give away one paperback copy of her Lucky Harbor series (excluding It Had To Be You) to a US winner and she’ll also give away one paperback copy of any Animal Magnetism book to a US winner! To enter tell me who your favorite contemporary romance author is and if you want to be included in both giveaways or one or the other.

Jill ShalvisFind Jill: Website/Facebook/Twitter/Goodreads

New York Times and USA Today bestseller Jill Shalvis is the award winning author of over four dozen romance novels, including her sexy contemporary and award winning Lucky Harbor series (FOREVER AND A DAY was one of Amazon’s Top Romances for 2012). She won a Rita for SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE and is a 3-time National Readers Choice winner as well.




It Had To Be You by Jill ShalvisHer Newest Lucky Harbor Book: It Had To Be You

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Grand Central 

My Review

Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she’s a thief, and now she’s about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who’s as sexy as he is stern….

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke’s own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?


A rough sound escaped him, and he tightened his grip. “It’s okay, Ali. I’ve got you.”

Thank God. For just this one second, someone had her. She didn’t have to be strong all on her own. She exhaled a long, shaky breath and concentrated on dragging more air in. After a few beats, she realized he smelled amazing, guy amazing, and that her lips were pressed against his throat. Suddenly it wasn’t just comfort she was feeling, but a whole boatload of other things too, with arousal leading the pack. Extremely aware of the big, warm hand moving up and down on her back, she wondered – did he feel it too?

And then she had a bigger problem. Her face was still pressed up against his warm skin and – look at that — every time she moved, her mouth slid over him.

He hadn’t shaved that morning, probably not yesterday either, and his skin was rough with stubble. Deliciously rough. And then there was his scent … Yum. She could no more have stopped herself from doing it again as she could have stopped breathing.

In reaction, Luke let out a low, very male sound that called to the most female part of her.

Which answered her question. Yeah, he felt it too.




Rescue My Heart by Jill ShalvisAnimal Attraction by Jill ShalvisAnimal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis










Forever and A Day by Jill ShalvisAt Last by Jill ShalvisLucky In Love by Jill ShalvisHead Over Heals by Jill ShalvisThe Sweetest Thing by Jill ShalvisSimply Irrestible by Jill Shalvis


  1. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Congratulations on your anniversary.
    I’ve read the first LUCKY HARBOR book and IT HAD TO BE YOU so I need to catch up with everything in between, so I would love to win a LUCKY HARBOR book.

    My favorite contemporary author is a tough one. If I had to pick just one, it would be Kristen Ashley. I just love her books!

    Thanks again!!

  2. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Would love to win a copy of a Animal Magnetism book.
    Favorite contemporary author is a hard pick for me, but would go with Nora Roberts.

  3. Congrats Nikki! I’ve found so many new authors and books from your blog. My wallet thanks you.
    My favorite contemporary romance author is Kristan Higgins.
    I’d love to be included in both giveaways. Thanks.

  4. Happy Blogiversary! I would love to be included on both giveaways. I have too many favorite contemporary authors to name. I love to read and usually finish a book a day. 🙂

  5. Happy Blogversary! I love contemporaries and would have a hard time picking favorites, but I love Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, Jennifer Crusie, Ruthie Knox, Julie James…There are so many great contemp. romance authors right now. I have all of Jill’s Lucky Harbor series, but I haven’t read Animal Magnetism, so I’d love to win one of those.

  6. Wow, this is such a hard question because I love so many authors. Jill is at the top of my list, and so are Cynthia Eden and Lisa Renee Jones.

    I’d love to be included in the Animal Magnetism giveaway!

  7. Happy Blogiversary! That is a really tough question. I will have to say either Susan Elizabeth Phillips or Linda Howard. Thanks for the giveaway. marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. I would love to be considered for both please 🙂 My fav. contemp. romance author is Susan Elizabeth Phillips. She was one of the first authors I picked up when i started reading again and thus started my love of contemporaries. I started with paranormals and her books showed me another great genre that I have enjoyed

  9. Happy Blogoversary, Nikki. Toni Blake and Susan Andersen are two of my favorite contemporary romance authors. Please enter me for both giveaways.

  10. Thank you for all of the awesome giveaways today! Please consider me for both.

    The first contemporary romance author I read was Jennifer Crusie. Love her snarky humor! SEP, Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, Rachel Gibson and Kristin Ashley are a few of the authors that I have on my auto-buy list now.

  11. Hmm, this is a hard question for me. If you’d have asked who my favorite paranormal authors are, I’d have had no trouble dropping names. Honestly, I don’t know who I would consider my favorite contemporary author.
    Please enter me for both. Thanks.


  12. That is such a hard question. I have so many favorite authors. Jill is very high up on that list of authors that I cant waitnfor their next books. Some more are Lori Foster, Maya Banks, Lucy Monroe, Rebecca Zanetti, Julie Garwood, Lora Leigh, Nora Roberts I could go on. Lol

  13. There are so many it’s hard to choose…I really like Kristen Ashley, Jaci Burton and Maya Banks. Please include me in both drawings. Thx for the FAB giveaway ops!! 🙂

  14. Big fan of Jill’s books. Loved Animal Magnetism, but have not read any of the Lucky Harbor series. My favorite contemporary authors are: Maya Banks, Georgia Cates, Maya Banks, and Lauren Dane.

  15. oh, way too hard to choose!!! It depends on my mood, really. I guess one of my favorites (not including erotic romance) would be Cynthia Eden

  16. My absolute favorite is Kristen Ashley but I also love Jill Shalvis; Maya Banks and JD Robb. I would love to win either package. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  17. I haven’t read too much in the contemporary romance genre yet unless you can include paranormal and erotic in there too? I’m still stuck in Regency or with my highlanders but I really like Julie James and the Sky High Air series by Jill Shalvis. Please enter me in both giveaways and happy blogiversary!

  18. Gosh, I have so many… Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Crusie, Shannon Hale, Jill Shalvis, Susan Donovan, Janet Evanovich…
    I would love to be entered for an Animal Magnetism novel!

  19. Happy Anniversary! My first contemp romance author was Sandra Brown. So hard to pick a fav; I love so many incl Jill, Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery to name a few. I would love to be entered for the Animal Magnetism novel.

  20. Such a great giveaway. Happy Anniversary. I would love to be entered for both. I love Lisa Kleypas’s contemporaries, Lauren Dane and Robin Carr for sure. Thanks for the chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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