January 26, 2013

Forever and a Day.

Title: Forever and a Day
Author: Jill Shalvis
Lucky Harbor Series #6
Narrated by: Erin Bennett
Published by: Hachette Audio 2012

Goodreads Summary
Grace never thought she’d be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh’s loveable mutt to caring for his rambunctious kids. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad…

With so many people depending on him, Josh has no time for anything outside of his clinic and family–until Grace arrives in town. Now this brainy blonde is turning his life inside out and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “good bedside manner.” Josh and Grace don’t know if what they have can last. But in a town like Lucky Harbor, a lifetime of love starts with just one day

I loved this story.  It is my favourite in the series.  The mix was just right for my taste.  And that is how  I rate a book, if it held my interest and I enjoyed it, then its a high rater.  It may not be any better or worse than the other books in the series to other readers, this one caught my attention.

It had in it a scallywag of a dog - Tank, who gave me some laugh out loud moments.  It had Toby an adorable 5 year old and Jedi warrior.  I read on some blog post one reader rating a book low because it had  children in it, and she had enough of them in her daily life, she didn't want to read about them.  I have no such aversion and I loved  Toby and he played an important role in the book.

Anna, Josh's younger sister, is in a wheelchair and her side story is also engaging and what happens to her is woven into the story well.  I particularly enjoyed the final scene when Grace and Toby and Tank rescue Anna.

Josh is a likeable character, who is forever putting others first, he is  a person who cares about others at his own expense. He is thrust into the role of head of his household by the early death of his parents and the fact the mother of Toby walked out of his life.

I was more used to the narrator by this book, and while I still would not rate her highly, she doesn't detract from the book which is to her credit.  

Favourite quote from this book was " Beware of chocolate squares, they make you round."

Audio Challenge 2013.

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