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Review of Forever and a Day

Forever and a Day

Forever and a Day is a contemporary romance novel by Jill Shalvis. This book is #6 in the Lucky Harbor series.

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 lovable mutt to caring for his rambunctious son. 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 . . .

Forever and a Day brings us to the story of Grace, who is struggling to start her life over again. While waiting for a better job to come through, she takes on a temporary job as a dog walker for emergency room doctor, Josh Scott.

Grace is one of the more relatable characters in the entire series to me, in that she’s not cookie cutter. To be honest, far too many of these characters are re-hashed templates. Grace is a nice exception to the rule.

The story also shows you the downside to living in a small town. She goes from former financial manager to dog walker. In a small town, there are only just so many jobs available and you take what you can get to survive.  To make ends meet she does all sorts of odd jobs and that’s really not uncommon in real life small towns.

She later fills in as a nanny for his son Josh and his disabled sister, Anna and his son. As a single dad who also cares for his sister and an ER doctor to boot, Josh has no time for anything.

Everyone praised the Anna character. I wasn’t a fan. I found her behavior annoying.

Still, overall it was a good story, not unlike the previous 5 in the Lucky Harbor series.




Stacei Fox

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