Wednesday, September 05, 2007

THE TROUBLE WITH PARADISE - the latest from Jill Shalvis

Jill is generously offering a book from her backlist to one lucky reader - how exciting! I will draw one name from everyone who posts here between now and Sunday, September 16. The drawing will be around 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) on the 16th. Please tell your friends to stop by - if they mention you, you'll be entered an additional time for each mention.

I know I've chatted on here before about how much I enjoy the work of Jill Shalvis but it bears repeating - she's one of my absolute favorite authors and is just plain nice, to boot! Jill has a new book releasing in October '07 (which means it could be available by the end of this month, I'm guessing) - THE TROUBLE WITH PARADISE - and it is bunches of fun. Be sure to take a minute to stop by Jill's blog and read about the escapades and antics of Jill and her family. It is one of my first stops every morning. I was fortunate enough to review this book for Jill on behalf of Romance Junkies - this is my (4.5 blue ribbons!) review:

From Shop Mart in Los Angeles to sandy white island beaches, THE TROUBLE WITH PARADISE follows the adventures of a young woman who’s certain that true love will forever elude her. It takes a shipboard accident, a baseball player, a French doctor, and murder and mayhem to prove her wrong.
Dorie Anderson is biding her time working a dead-end job at Shop Mart, working day by day for a nasty, inconsiderate boss while dreaming of someday selling her own designs. When she wins a free cruise to Fiji, things begin to look up. That is until she takes a spill over her luggage the very first day of the cruise, which catches the attention of not one, but two eligible guys. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the sort of attention Dorie has in mind for this cruise. Andy, a professional baseball player who is a consummate ladies’ man, and Christian, the ship’s dark and intriguing doctor, both make their interest known. The worry of which guy might be right for her takes a flying leap when bad things begin to happen, like a dead passenger and a shipwreck on a deserted island. All thoughts of romance are soon overshadowed by the threat of an unknown killer.
Typical of a Jill Shalvis heroine, Dorie is absolutely adorable and readers will find her irresistible and will champion Dorie’s simple wish for happiness, someone to appreciate and love her, and her own clothing design business. THE TROUBLE WITH PARADISE does have touches of trouble as well as paradise, but it is also written with the trademark wit of Jill Shalvis, and just the right touch of passion and sensuality.

Don't forget to check out Jill's website for more of her upcoming books, and take a peek at her blog while you're there! Here's a link to Amazon for anyone who wants to pop over and snag a copy of their very own!
Thanks as always for stopping by!


Judy F said...

another awesome review. I need to get to this arc. I just adore Jill and her books. Her blog is my first stop of the day too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie,

I'm with you about starting the day with Jill's blog. But don't have anything in your mouth!


ChristyJan said...

What a great review for THE TROUBLE WITH PARADISE ~ I'll be adding this book to my shopping list.

Cherie J said...

Great review! The Trouble With Paradise sounds wonderful.

catslady said...

I love all of Jill's books that I've read so far and this one sounds just as wonderful.

cas2ajs said...

oh, wow! Thought I already commented as I love all of Jill's books that I've read so far. Love her sassy, irreverent humor.


Lexi said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Laurie said...

Jill's a favorite of mine too! I have a lot of her books. I will definitely go out to buy this one too.
I also go to her blog EVERY AM.

RachaelfromNJ said...

I like your blog. Very cool. I'd love to win a book by Jill. Please enter me.

readingissomuchfun said...

Very nice blog Thank You Rachaelfromnj for telling me about this blog. I would love to be enter to win a book from Jill.


Laurie D. said...

DRUMROLL, PLEASE! The winner of a book from Jill's backlist is . . . . RACHAELFROMNJ!! Rachel, please contact me at with two or three choices from Jill's backlist and your name and mailing address.

Congratulations to Rachael, and thank you everyone for entering the contest!