Thursday, March 17, 2016

#Audio #Review: Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis - 5 Wine Glasses

Series: Animal Magnetism #1
Author: Jill Shalvis
Narrator: Karen White
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 10 hrs and 32 mins
Published: Tantor Audio, 28 Nov 2011
Links: Goodreads |Amazon | B&N | Audible
Source: Audible
Rating:  5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Co-owner of the town's only kennel, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life. Pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire.

It's Brady's nature to resist being tied down, but there's something about Lilah and her menagerie that keeps him coming back for more.

Linda's  Thoughts:
He rocked her against him. "No idea what I'm going to do with you."
She didn't know what he was going to do with her either, but she hoped it was good.

ANIMAL MAGNETISM by Jill Shalvis and narrated by Karen White is a very entertaining start to the author's Animal Magnetism series. I'm reading/listening to this series out-of-order and can attest that this series can be enjoyed in any order. There are interconnected characters and a common small-town setting, but each book works very well as a standalone if that is your preference. ANIMAL MAGNETISM is the story of ex-military pilot and loner, Brady Miller, kennel owner and a true guardian angel to animals Lilah Young. Both characters shined as did their supporting cast. I can't gush enough about how fantastic this book was!

Karen White's narration was perfection exemplified. She even aced the animal sounds. LOL! Every time the duck quacked, I cracked up. She seamlessly differentiated between the characters and I could always tell who was speaking just from her voice. I have picked up audios just because she has narrated them. Her performances have never disappointed. If you get a chance to listen to this book, go for it. Jill and Karen are a winning combination and, together, they create an experience not to be missed.

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this fun and swoon worthy read:

“You, Lilah, scare the hell out of me." 
"Why?" she whispered.
He met her gaze and held it. "Because I could fall for you, Lilah. Hard and deep and never want to come back up."
She could scarcely breathe. "What's wrong with that?"
"We'd drown.” 

"Where? Where do you want me to kiss you, Lilah?"
She shivered at the thought of where she wanted his mouth, but he pulled free to look at her, waiting for her answer. "Everywhere," she managed.

He woke up alone. Lilah had rocked his world once, twice... he leaned over the bed to county empty condom wrappers.. three times, and then she'd 
Walked off before dawn.
That was usually his role. "My own fault," he told the mutt, who was sitting on his chest. "I was easy."
"Arf," the dog said in complete agreement, and licked Brady's chin.
"You're one to judge," Brady said in disgust. "If someone even thinks about petting you, you drop and expose your kibble and bits. No soldier worth his salt does that. "You're like a damn dog."
"Okay, good point," he said, shaking his head. "You are a dog. And so, apparently, am I."

ANIMAL MAGNETISM is one of my favorite Jill Shalvis' books so far. I loved the setting, the two primary characters, Lilah and Brady, both of them together, the animals, the story - just everything about it! My one and only complaint about this book is that I didn't want it to end! Thank goodness, there's more of this series I haven't listened to yet; I'm definitely on it! I would highly recommend this book, indeed this entire series, to anyone who enjoys sexy, contemporary, small-town romances that are guaranteed to leave you with a big smile.

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

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