Friday, June 07, 2013

Book Giveaway: IT HAD TO BE YOU by Jill Shalvis!

 

It Had To Be You -- Jill Shalvis

Part of the Lucky Harbor series

Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she’s a thief, and now she’s about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who’s as sexy as he is stern….

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke’s own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?

Click here to read an excerpt.

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Tonight in chat I mentioned that I'd like to spend some time on a deserted island with my TBR (To Be Read)  pile.  I mean, I have THAT many books to read and my pile makes Mt. Everest look like a small hill. :)

Here is your question for a chance to win this book:

Let's pretend that you will have ten days alone on an island with no television, no internet, no toys to play with. You can, however, take some books with you.

What ten books on your "to be read" pile would you take with you on the island to read?

Edited to add....if you don't have a tbr pile (and then I might hate you if you don't... :) ) then what ten books would you buy to head to your island reading adventure?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

No strings, janelle Denison
Forbidden fruit, Eden Bradley
Get a clue, Jill shalvis
The nerd who loved me Vicki Thomson
Had and fast, Erin McCarthy

After hours, vicki tu,ompson
Jaci burton sports books
Jasmine Haynes
Naturally naughty Leslie,Kelly
Laid bare Lauren Dane

Kimh

Anita H. said...

Wow, hard to choose 10 books from my towering TBR pile, but here goes in no particular order:
1.What a Wicked Earl Wants – Vicky Dreiling
2. How to Pursue a Princess – Karen Hawkins
3.Once Upon a Tower – Eloisa James
4.What the Duke Desires – Sabrina Jeffries
5.One Night with a Rake – Connie Mason & Mia Marlowe
6.Just One Kiss – Susan Mallery
7.It Had to Be You – Jill Shalvis
8.Forever – Jacquelyn Frank
9.Sweet Revenge – Zoë Archer
10.Any Duchess Will Do – Tessa Dare

Laurie G said...

These are all waiting for me:

Game of Thrones George R Martin
Charity Girl -Georgette Heyer
One Night In Scotland-Karen Hawkins
The Sweetest Thing- Jill Shalvis
The Best Man- Kristin Higgins
Serendipity- Carly Phillips
Barefoot In the Sand -Rocki St Clare
Big Sky Country-Linda Lael Miller
Last Chance Christmas-Hope Ramsey
Straight Up-Deidre Martin

bn100 said...

the first 10 books in the psy-changeling series by Nalini Singh

Jane said...

I would buy these books for my island getaway.

Agatha Christie's The Crooked House
Julie Garwood's Saving Grace
Pamela Clare's Breaking Point
Cindy Gerard's Show No Mercy
Loretta Chase's The Last Hellion
Lisa Marie Rice's Dangerous Lover
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
Barbara Freethy's Don't Say a Word
Jill Sorenson's Aftershock
Julia Ross' The Wicked Lover

flchen1 said...

You have GOT to be kidding--NO TBR?? That's insane! ;)

OK, I'm not sure 10 books for 10 days is enough, but let's see...

- Wolf With Benefits, Shelly Laurenston
- Riveted, Meljean Brook
- a couple from Anna Campbell's backlist
- Bronze Gods, A.A. Aguirre (Ann co writing with her husband)
- a couple from Jeannie Lin's backlist
- a few from Loretta Chase's backlist
- Erin Nicholas's Bradfords

That ought to be around 10, give or take ;)

Pat L. said...

Susan Mallery _ Just One Kiss
Sherryl Woods - Wind Chime Point
Lori Foster - Bare it All
Virginia Kantra - Carolina Girl
Roxanne St Clair - Barefoot in the Sun

Carly Phillips - Perfect Fling
Kristan Higgins - The Best Man
Lacey Baker - Homecoming
Mariah Stewart - The Long Way Home
Victoria Dahl - Too Hot to HaNDLE
JoAnn Ross - Sea Glass Winter

Ada said...

I might want to take my entire pile of TBR books if I can only read on the island. However, if I can only pick 10, these would be my picks

Jill Shalvis' It Had To Be You
Gena Showalter's The Darkest Secret
Eloisa James' As You Wish
Kieran Kramer's Loving Lady Marcia
Pamela Palmer's A Love Untamed
Lisa Kleypas' Crystal Cove
Nora Robert's A Perfect Hope
Karen Hawkins' How To Capture A Countess
Susan Mallery's Just One Kiss
Katie Lane's Trouble In Texas

I could go on with a bunch more, but I'll stop at my 10! :)

Maureen said...

That is a tough question but I would pick:
Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand by Carla Kelly
Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
Open Season by Linda Howard
Dream Man by Linda Howard
The Bride Fair by Cheryl Reavis
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

catslady said...

I have the Outlander series waiting for me because I keep waiting for it to end first - I have 6 books so far!

Tessa Dare - A Night to Surrender
Eliz. Boyle - And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake
Eloisa James - As you Wish
Grace Burrowes - Lady Eve's Indiscretion

I have a huge TBR pile but who doesn't want more lol.

LSUReader said...

I have a huge TBR pile! The 10 books I would choose are:

It Had to Be You--Jill Shalvis
Once Upon a Tower--Eloisa James
The Kill Room--Jeffrey Deaver
If You Were Here--Alafair Burke
Lover Be Mine--Nicole Jordan
Sweet Revenge--Zoe Archer
What the Duke Desires--Sabrina Jeffries
Can't Stop Believing--Jodi Thomas
Love Irresistibly--Julie James
The Devil's Heart--Cathy Maxwell

Thanks for the giveaway.

Chelsea B. said...

I feel your pain. I'm starting to think I own more books that I haven't read than books that I have ;-)
Here are my top 10:

1)The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley.
2)A Lady Never Surrenders by Sabrina Jeffries.
3)Wild Cat by Jennifer Ashley.
4)Sexiest Vampire Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks.
5)Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding.
6)Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella.
7)The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
8)Hot Six by Janet Evanovich.
9)Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh.
10)Bared to You by Sylvia Day.

CrystalGB said...

My list would be:
Sarah's McCarty's-
Caine's Reckoning
Sam's Creed
Tucker's Claim
Tracker's Sin
Shadow's Stand
Tessa Dare's-
A Night to Surrender
A Week to Be Wicked
Lisa Kleypas'-
Dream Lake
Crystal Cove
Vicky Dreiling's
How to Marry a Duke

Thank you for the contest.

Joanne said...

I don't know how anyone can't have a TBR pile.

Conquer Your Love- J.C. Reed
Lord Keeper- Tarah Scott
My Highland Lord- Tarah Scott
Curveball- V.K. Sykes
Stare Me Down- Riley Murphy
The Vincent Brothers- Abbi Glines
Halfway There- Susan Mallery
How to Run With a Naked Werewolf- Molly Harper

SEAL of Honor- Tonya Burrows
Fever, Rush, Burn- Maya Banks

Thanks for the giveaway.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Anonymous said...

Jaci Burton's sports series
the upcoming Robyn Carrs and Susann Mallerys

Barefoot in the Sun by Roxanne St
Clair

Three Sisters by Susan Mallery
Half Moon Hill - Blake
Perfect Fling - Carly Phillip;s

Natalie's Mama

Anonymous said...

Of course I have a tbr. LOL.
I would take:\
Lauren Dane - Lush
Jaci Burton - Playing to Win
Luanne McLane - Whispers Edge
Susan Mallery - Just One Kiss
Kristan Higgins - The Best Man
Molly O'Keefe - Crazy Thing Called Love
Joann Ross - Sea Glass Winter
Lori Foster - Bare it all
Jennifer Bernard - Hot for Fireman
Carly Phillips - The Perfect fling

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