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Grace is one of my favorite characters in the series
on March 7, 2017
What’s it About? Grace Brooks needs a stable job so that she can start her life over in Lucky Harbor. So she works as a dog walker for ER doctor Josh Scott but when the nanny for Josh’s son doesn’t show up, Grace suddenly finds herself taking care of Josh’s young son and making friends with his disabled sister. Josh doesn’t have time for a personal life and what little time he carves out is for his son and sister and even that isn’t enough but with Grace around, Josh is starting to rethink his busy work schedule.
Yay or Nay? Yay.
Why? Grace is one of my favorite characters in the series. She’s a survivor, a go getter, and sassy to boot. Any woman would be terrified to be in a town she’s never lived in before, alone, and without a job to support herself but not Grace, she had her misgivings but I loved that she just jumped in with both feet and did her best. She gave “fake it til you make it” a new meaning with how persistent she was.
Then there was Josh. I felt bad for the guy, he was a single dad living with some major guilt where his disabled sister was concerned. He was trying his best just like Grace but he was so overwhelmed with work, guilt, and worries that he was doing what he didn’t want to do and that was neglect his family. I don’t think I’ve read a book like this where it’s the guy who is frazzled, overwhelmed, and taking care of his family on his own. Jill Shalvis put a nice spin on that and I loved how Grace kind of swooped in unexpectedly and saved them all without meaning to.
It wasn’t an easy save though, Josh’s disabled sister Anna was carrying around her own baggage and she wasn’t the easiest character to like. On the one hand I totally sympathized with how she felt about her disability but on the other she was a selfish brat who refused to see how hard Josh was working to try and make up for not being the brother she needed back when she got hurt. Grace certainly gave Anna a reality check though and she did it without being cruel just blunt. Grace was good for everyone involved and they were good for her. I loved her chemistry with Josh and how their romance was laced with moments of what a family life between them could be. All in all it was a believable romance and it certainly felt like it developed at a natural pace.
Click It or Skip It: Click It. Forever and a Day is easily the most heartwarming of the Lucky Harbor series so far.