Sunday, January 24, 2016

#Review: Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis - 4.5 Wine Glasses

Series: Animal Magnetism #2
Author: Jill Shalvis
Format: Kindle, 322 pages
Published:  Berkley (October 4, 2011)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Library
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

She’s tempting his basic instincts…

Sunshine, Idaho, is a quiet ranching town, a perfect place to give injured animals a refuge…or to find one. And veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there’s a reason his clinic’s uber-efficient receptionist has taken shelter here.

Jade Bennett couldn’t be happier to escape her well-meaning but smothering family and their expectations, not to mention the big-city jungle. There’s nothing like working with injured animals, having a forlorn, grumpy stray kitten make its home under her desk…or enjoying the gorgeous views of her ruggedly sexy boss

Jade is used to planning everything in her life, but Dell’s understanding has sparked an uncontrollable desire. And though Dell has never had time for love, Jade’s strength and sass is the kind of call no red-blooded male can resist…

Linda's  Thoughts:
“Aren’t you going to ask me what stupid thing I wanted to do?” she whispered.
“Please, God,” he breathed against her neck. “Say me.”

ANIMAL ATTRACTION by Jill Shalvis is another lovely, very enjoyable, contemporary romance set in Sunshine, Idaho with a slew of darling animals as supporting characters. Jill has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Her books are always well-written and leave me with an abundance of the warm fuzzies. This is the story of veterinarian Dell Connelly and ultra-planner Jade Bennett.

Both leads were awesome! Dell is a "sex-on-a-stick" veterinarian. When Jade walked into his office and applied for the job running his office, he hired her on the spot. As she promised, she's done an excellent job of organizing his office. Everything flows as it should. He has useful spreadsheets galore. More than that, he looks forward to seeing her every day and their flirty dialogue keeps him up at night as he fantasizes over it. Everything about her draws him in. He can't lose her now.

Jade used to run a large medical center. She left her home, job and family when things became too much after she was attacked there. She still has anxiety attacks and the only way to control them is to follow a set schedule. However, her family needs her to return to her old job. They think she's had enough time to recover and she's promised to do so. Unfortunately, she was not planning to fall in love with the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, the animals, and, most of all, her boss.

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this delightful read:

“You’re not going to like it,” she warned. Oh, how wrong she was. “There’s not much I don’t like, Jade.” She poked a finger in his chest. “Okay, what did I tell you about flirting with me, about using my name in that sex-on-a-stick voice?”
Now this interested him. “You think my voice is sex on a stick?”

She closed her eyes. “Is this because we . . . kissed?”
“Is that what that was? I thought it was the Fourth of July.”

“I have to be at work at seven thirty,” she said. “My boss is a real hard-ass.”
He smiled. “I could make you forget him.”

This is a book that will pull at your heartstrings and not let go. I loved it! It's got it all: comical moments, a sweet and hot romance, adorable animals and teasing banter. This whole series is one of my favorites. I have picked up the rest of this series in audio as I thoroughly enjoy Karen White-s narration - and can't wait to delve into the remaining books.  I highly recommend ANIMAL ATTRACTION to anyone who loves animals and entertaining contemporary romances with highly satisfying HEA endings.

Suggested Reading Order:
RUMOR HAS IT (Book #4)
ALL I WANT (Book #7)

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