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Always on My Mind (A Lucky Harbor Novel)

Always On My Mind - Jill Shalvis I'm... disappointed in this latest instalment of the Lucky Harbor series.

While it still contained the quirky banter and feel-good romance of her previous books, Shalvis just missed base with this book. I spent the first 2/3 of the book confused as to Jack and Leah's stance relating to their relationship (or non-relationship in this case). Every time they conversed about their relationship they seemed to contradict the position they had at the beginning of the conversation. Jack and Leah also seemed to agree that there was no relationship, they didn't want a relationship and there would be no relationship. I kind of had to ask myself what the point of the conversation was. Everyone agreed - no relationship. So why did that scene just take up a chapter of this book?

I got pretty confused.

And a wee bit annoyed.

I waited and wanted this couple.

I wanted to like this couple.

So 1 star for the first 2/3 of the book and an extra 2 stars for the last third of the book. The last third gets it's shizzle together. It's tight, people have conversations and stick to the position they took at the start of the conversation, Jack and Leah pick a self-esteem issue and stick to it (finally making sense in the process). Oh and the arsonist plot actually showed up. It was tight writing, great character growth and a good plot... too bad it was only a third of the book.

Sorry Lucky Harbor, but I'll be back because one not so great book doesn't deserve a jumping off of the plank.