Title: At Last
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publish Date: July 01, 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
My Source: NetGalley
My rating: 4 Stars
HER LOVE HAS COME ALONG . . .
Amy Michaels loves her new life in Lucky Harbor. A waitress in the local diner, she’s looking forward to her first weekend hike through the mountains. But when a wrong turn takes her off the trail, she finds herself up close and personal with forest ranger Matt Bowers. And even though she’s tempted to kiss that sexy smile right off his face, she won’t make the mistake of getting involved with the town heartthrob.
A former cop whose life went south, Matt doesn’t let anyone get too close. But something about the feisty beauty caught his eye the moment he first saw her in the diner. After a hot night under a starry sky, Matt can’t deny their attraction-or the fact that for the first time in a long time, he feels the stirrings of something more. Now it’s up to Matt to help Amy see that, no matter what is in their past, together they can build a future in Lucky Harbor. (Official Summary)
At first I didn’t realize that this was number 5 in the Lucky Harbor series and was a little worried that I hadn’t read the previous books. But, I have to admit that while nice it isn’t necessary to have read the previous books in this series. The author uses each book to describe one out of a group of women who are all friends and who find love in Lucky Harbor. Every woman appears in each book but the story itself relates to only one woman at a time. What I also loved was that the author doesn’t spend a lot of time in the book rehashing who is who, what is what, or why it’s why. Thank you for that! This installment is about Amy, the tough chick who had a rough upbringing and doesn’t trust men easily. She meets Matt, the hot forest ranger, when she gets lost on a hike and he is instantly attracted to her. With some convincing, he gets her to admit she is equally attracted to him and from there the story just gets better. I enjoyed the book and the chemistry between Matt and Amy. If you are looking for a fun, light summer read, this is your series!