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Jill Shalvis | Most Romantic Exclusive

Once In A Lifetime
Jill Shalvis




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Powell's Books



Sometimes Wrong Is Oh-So-Right

Lucky Harbor #9

February 2014
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Featuring: Aubrey Wellington; Ben McDaniel
368 pages
ISBN: 1455521132
EAN: 9781455521135
Kindle: B00CO7FN6S
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Also by Jill Shalvis:
Playing for Keeps, February 2019
Instant Temptation, October 2018
Hot Winter Nights, October 2018
Instant Gratification, August 2018


Jill Shalvis's latest release, ONCE IN A LIFETIME, is available today. To whet your appetite and stir your curiosity, here's a little something about ONCE IN A LIFETIME so you can catch up with us. Because it's a great read you do not want to miss.


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?

So now you know the characters it's time to find out a buring question. So we asked Jill, In your opinion, what is the most romantic scene in the novel?

Her reply is the following exclusive excerpt from ONCE IN A LIFETIME

He crossed the street and hit the pier. Far below, the waves smashed against the pylons and rocks. Everything was closed, but strings of white lights had the entire length of the pier glowing into the dark night. He stilled to listen and heard the soft click, click, click of heels. Gotcha, he thought, and followed.
He didn't catch up with her until the very end of the pier. She'd sunk to a bench, pulled her legs up, and had her arms wrapped around her knees. Facing away from him, she was looking out into the inky night.
When he sat next to her, she jumped a little and then glared at him. "I swear I'm going to buy you a bell for your neck."
He didn't smile. Couldn't, because her face was wet, and her mascara was smeared slightly beneath her eyes. The sight made his heart stop. "You're crying."
"No, I'm not."
"Damn it, I told you sometimes I get something in my eyes." She swiped angrily at her face.
Sighing, he slid a little closer and put an arm around her.
She resisted, but he simply held on, and then suddenly she sagged against him. "You really piss me off," she murmured, and turning to him, buried her face in his chest.
He wrapped both arms around her and pressed his head to hers. "I know."

So what do you think? Romantic? One commenter will win an e-copy of ONCE IN A LIFETIME




31 comments posted.

Re: Jill Shalvis | Most Romantic Exclusive

romantic and sad. I love Jill Shalvis books and am very
excited for this new Lucky Harbor novel!
(Amanda Trower 12:25pm February 18, 2014)

i love the romantic but sad also thanks so much the book
sounds really good
(Denise Smith 5:47am February 18, 2014)

I love it when love wins out and the nay sayers have to rethink! Life is long - give people a second chance.
(Beth Elder 7:45am February 18, 2014)

That is very romantic... so I agree. Sounds wonderful.
Thanks for the giveaway!
(Linda Townsend 8:18am February 18, 2014)

I can't wait to read this book. I have it on my "to buy" list! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!!!!
(Bonnie Capuano 8:22am February 18, 2014)

I love Jill's books. They are romantic, funny and sexy all wrapped into one!
(Sue Galuska 8:46am February 18, 2014)

Aww. That was sweet. I love when a hero can be man enough
to comfort without trying to fix it.
(Karin Anderson 9:10am February 18, 2014)

Can't wait to read this!
(LeeAnne Hardin 9:37am February 18, 2014)

This will be just the story I need to escape real life. Why can't men really be like the heros in books?
(Jacqueline Wyllys 9:42am February 18, 2014)

That excerpt left me wanting more!! It also makes me upset that you're only giving an e-copy of your book, since I don't own an e-reader!! I would love to read your book, and I wish that you would have given a choice to the winner of an e-copy or print, since you've left a lot of people out of today's contest!! There are a lot of us that love Romance, and this book sounds like the perfect read to round out the Winter with!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:14am February 18, 2014)

I've been looking forward to this book. Thanks for having a giveaway!
(Jamie Fortney 10:32am February 18, 2014)

A Jill Shalvis book never disappoints! I can't wait to read this one.
(Cheryl Castings 10:40am February 18, 2014)

It's so romantic, such a tender moment.
(Anna Speed 11:50am February 18, 2014)

Oh this sounds wonderful...
(Colleen Conklin 11:53am February 18, 2014)

Cant wait to read this book.
(Denise Austin 1:15pm February 18, 2014)

This sounds like a great read!
(Tina Lechuga 1:19pm February 18, 2014)

Can,t wait to read
(Celeste Gelinas 1:57pm February 18, 2014)

Romantic! I love Jill's books and I can't wait to read this
one. Pick Me!
(Gail Hurt 4:35pm February 18, 2014)

So sweet. I must be on a shoe kick. For some reason they are calling to me
today. Nice sound effect.
(Laura Gullickson 9:28pm February 18, 2014)

romantic--love it!
(Denise Holcomb 11:53am February 19, 2014)

Not so much romantic as it is deep. I love it when an author actually gives
me characters that aren't shallow. Romances are so much better when we
get to see inside our hero and heroine. I can't wait to read this one!
(Debbie Burdeen 12:08pm February 19, 2014)

Such a touching scene...sigh worthy. But then again, I adore Jill's writing!
(Marcy Shuler 5:40pm February 19, 2014)

So very sweet and romantic! It takes a real man to be able
to face - and comfort -- a crying woman!

I loved the excerpt it definitely made me want more!
(Glenda Martillotti 9:13pm February 19, 2014)

It's so sweet. I knew Ben had it in him and Aubrey is a hard
one to love. He gets her **thumbs up and grin** Thanks for
the giveaway and the excerpt.
(Lenna Hendershott 9:36pm February 19, 2014)

Sweet and romantic, thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway.
(Jen Barnard 11:18am February 20, 2014)

Love the Lucky Harbor series! Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.
(Bonnie Hometchko 11:58pm February 22, 2014)

Thanks for the excerpt, Jill. It's definitely romantic with a
touch of melancholy. Now I want to know what led up to this
scene. Can't wait to read this one!
(Ada H. 6:39am February 23, 2014)

Sweet and romantic, sounds like another winner from Jill! I'm really looking forward to reading this next book in the Lucky Harbor series. :-)
(Anita H 8:14am February 23, 2014)

Most guys hate when their lady cries, but Ben has some
sensitivity, which I like but find lacking in most
(Alyson Widen 5:43pm February 25, 2014)

Yes this is really romantic, finally a man that understands
to just hug you and be quiet, no words needed, just cuddle
that have no means to an end.
(Sarah Hansrote 4:47am March 6, 2014)

Lucky Harbour = this could be my lucky day to win a copy
(Michelle Omalley 6:20am March 10, 2014)

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