This Week’s Throwback Thursday Book is:Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis
Format: .mobi (Purchased)
Release Date: December 1, 2011
Free-spirited Chloe lives life on the edge. Unlike her soon-to-be married sisters, she isn't ready to settle into a quiet life running their family's newly renovated inn. But soon her love of trouble--and trouble with love-draws the attention of the very stern, very sexy sheriff who'd like nothing better than to tame her wild ways.
Suddenly Chloe can't take a misstep without the sheriff hot on her heels. His rugged swagger and his enigmatic smile are enough to make a girl beg to be handcuffed. For the first time, instead of avoiding the law, Chloe dreams of surrender. Can this rebel find a way to keep the peace with the straitlaced sheriff? Or will Chloe's colorful past keep her from a love that lasts . . . and the safe haven she truly wants in a town called Lucky Harbor?
Yay or Nay? Yay.
Why? Chloe and her sisters haven’t exactly endeared themselves to me as characters and while I liked Head Over Heels I’m glad to be moving on from these three to other characters.
Chloe did grow as a character from the first time she appeared to now in her own story but I still felt like her free spiritedness was actually immaturity. Chloe did change how she reacted to her sisters’ well intentioned meddling and I saw a significant growth in the three sisters’ relationship. Oddly enough the most endearing thing about Chloe is her willingness to put her own safety on the line in order to try and do the right thing. That’s something new in her personality because she was a selfish little child in the beginning. Chloe wants to be a dependable person, she wants to be reliable but at the same time she was afraid.
As a couple, I liked the unique challenges Chloe’s asthma presented in her relationship with Sawyer. I thought her asthma would be a total downer and bring down the light and steamy vibe of the story but it didn’t. It showed just how considerate Sawyer could be and how determined Chloe could be. I liked that the chemistry between them started in the first book as antagonism on Chloe’s part and a reluctant attraction on Sawyer’s. Shalvis handled their differences well and without making it into an over dramatized act. I did feel like the romance lacked a little or maybe it’s because I didn’t fully connect to Chloe that I felt like the romance was just run of the mill despite the unique circumstances.
Click It or Skip It: Click It. Even though Head Over Heels didn’t hit all the checkboxes it’s still worth reading.
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