Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review of Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis


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…


This book is part of a series, but can definitely be read as a standalone.  I think it would be a good book either way.

The story of  Dr. Josh Scott was an interesting one.  Through the course of the story, you learn there is a lot more substance to Dr. Scott than initially meets the eye.  He lost his parents tragically and was left with a crippled sister who refuses to be anything but stubborn.  Then the product of a one night stand leaves Josh a single father to his loving son. 

Josh is always in control as he watches his life spin out of control.  Then he meets Grace.  She is in town passing through, on her way to the career of her life.  If only she had that pinned down.  Grace crashes into Josh's world and nothing is the same again.

I really enjoyed Josh and Grace's story.  It was complex and full of emotional layers.  There were so many factors involved in their chance at love, I was hanging on until the end.

I wish they would have detailed the big romantic ending the book promised.  Great, they live happily ever after.  There could have been a wedding or even a better explained honeymoon I thought. 

This wasn't a gripping read, but would make a great summer beach read.  If you enjoyed the other books in the series, you will be in for a treat.

Comes out 07/31/2012


  1. Awwww I'd love to see a big romantic ending too, sounds sweet! I'll look out for this book when I'm ready for an emotional ride!

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  2. I’ve not read any books in this series, but I know I would enjoy this one and probably the others as well. Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog – I’m your newest follower. Barbara

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