Monday, May 9, 2011

Review: The Trouble With Paradise by Jill Shalvis

"When Dorie Anderson meets a cute guy, she becomes a huge klutz. But one phone call has turned her dead-end dating life into an adventure: she's won a trip on a singles' cruise to Fiji. On board, she soon meets pro baseball player Andy, and the ship's hunky French doctor. She's sure she'll fall head- over-heels in no time. Unfortunately, she's right: soon, she trips over her luggage right in front of them. Mortifying. But a bigger disaster is just on the horizon. Dorie finds a man murdered in his bunk the same night a storm wrecks the ship, stranding everyone on a deserted shore. It'd be a perfect setting for romance-if it weren't for the fact that there's a killer among them."

Everyone who knows me knows I am a huge Jill Shalvis fan. Her books are not only fun, humorous, and romantic, but they have a special  quality about them that can make you feel every emotion and take you to that wonderful place she has created. A few books ago, I decided to conquer her back list and I have to say I am not even close to done. Which if you ask is definitely a very good thing.

Dorie Anderson is looking for some excitement in her life. She not only has a boring and predictable job, but it has sucked the life right outta her. Literally. Her luck is about to change. Dorie gets a call informing her that she’s won an all-expense paid cruise in the South Pacific. Finally getting ready to get her boring life back on track she decides to go on this cruise. The only problem is Dorie has some issues around cute men. Her tongue literally gets stuck in her mouth when she tries to have a conversation. However, that all changes when she meets the sexy doctor on the yacht. That isn't the only thing that will change on this trip to the South Pacific? 

Christian Montague is trying to work off some family debt and paying his dues on this South Pacific yacht. This Doctor is tired of not having a life and just wants to hurry up and finish off this damn debt already. Christian in no way wants to be interested in Dorie, but he can’t seem to stay away from her. Their is just something about this woman that is keeping him so interested. Running into some trouble on the seas is just one problem. Finding out who the killer is another problem.

The Trouble with Paradise has it all. It’s funny, sexy and it’s also got suspense which I loved. Shalvis can sure make you crack up. The humor was the best part. The way she can make it all flow together, you can't help but fall in love with all these wonderful characters. From the beginning of the book I new I was going to just love Dorie and I did.
Not only does Dorie have her pick between two men *jealous* but both are interested in her its just one shows it more. The french Doctor *swoons* okay so he is complicated and all down for business. Hell, I was attracted to him. The secondary characters were just as fun as the main ones. I would have loved to see what they are doing after everything that happened.
The Trouble with Paradise is not only a good read but you will fly through the pages. I devoured it in just one day. I really loved the suspense in this book. It kept you guessing. Normally I go to Jill Shalvis when I am in the mood for a hot Alpha male, the banter and the tension (yes, she gives the right amount to make you drool and want), but now I go to her for her suspense and the desirable romance she can bring to every book. Her books will keep you guessing until the very end and then you are always left satisfied and a the biggest grin left on your face. 

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