Narrator: Angele Masters
Series: Lucky Harbor #12
Published by Grand Central Publishing on October 14th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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As the brains behind wedding site TyingTheKnot.com, Callie sees it all: from the ring to the dress, the smiles . . . to the tears. It's that last part that keeps her single and not looking. Getting left at the altar will do that to a girl. But when Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why she's sworn off love . . .
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?
One in a Million ends the Lucky Harbor series in a pretty consistent fashion. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. Five or so years ago, when I first came back to romance novels, the Lucky Harbor series was one of the first I got into and I loved it. I was always happy to read a new one, even as my tastes changed. Shalvis imbues her books with such a wonderful small-town feel. Even the standard cast of wacky characters is something different and special in her books. Jill Shalvis is always great, and even as I read fewer small-town series, I’ll always read her books.
This one was no different. Charming, sweet, sexy, hot; Callie and Tanner were delightful to read. I love the concept of a woman who has been left at the altar running a hugely successful wedding planning website. She returns to Lucky Harbor to check on her grandmother and make sure she isn’t causing any trouble (her grandmother is Lucille, so this reason for Callie’s return leads me to ask where the family has been for the last eleven books). She gets back to Lucky Harbor and finds Tanner, her high school crush still living there, trying to live down his former adrenaline junkie ways and trying so hard to build a relationship with his teenage son. His ex, the son’s mother, has just left town with her new boyfriend, leaving their son behind, and Tanner has his hands full with a pretty bitter teenager.
From the first time they meet at the coffee shop and Callie almost chokes on her donut, to the sweet proposal in Lucille’s kitchen, this book was everything great about this series. If you haven’t read this series yet, you need to. I’m sorry to see it end, but I’m happy it ends on such a high note.