One in a Million by Jill Shalvis
(Lucky Harbor #12)
October 14, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Contains: strong language, sex
Source: Personal purchase
Tanner is a deep-sea diver with a wild, adrenaline-junkie past—and now his teenage son is back in his life. How can Tanner be a role model when he's still paying for his own mistakes? It's hard enough that gorgeous Callie has appeared in town like a beautiful dream, challenging his best-laid plans to keep his heart on lockdown. Though there's something about being around her again that makes him feel like he can be the man she—and his son—deserve. Little Lucky Harbor holds their past; can it hold a beautiful new future?
Then add in the intermingling of Callie's grandma, Lucille, and Tanner's son, Troy, and this story took on a whole other level that I loved. I know not everyone likes when kids are mixed into a story, but watching Tanner learn to be the father of a teenager, and how Lucille was woven throughout, was beautifully (and humorously) done. Their stories were perfect side pieces that enhanced the overall story immensely and even made Tanner and Callie's love story that much more complete. And, of course, the conclusion to the story, and even the series, was wonderful. There's even a little surprise thrown in there, and I got quite the kick out of it. Overall, I loved this story, and loved these characters, both new and old. It's a great treat for any romantic.