Thursday, September 22, 2011

Excerpt: Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis Release Date 10/4

 Are you ready for some Animal Attraction?

“Come on, baby,” he murmured. “Give it up for me. You know you want to.”

Jade Bennett did her best to ignore the way the low, sexy voice made her shiver. Besides, it wasn’t aimed at her. Dr. Dell Connelly; dog whisperer, cat whisperer, horse whisperer, and known woman whisperer … was talking to a stray kitten.

The feline in question huddled miserably beneath the bench seat in Dell’s vet center waiting room, staring at him from narrowed eyes, clearly having none of the sweet talk. She was a scruffy/mangy grayish brown with sharp green eyes, and like Jade, not swayed by sweet talkers.

“Huh,” Jade said from behind the reception counter. “Most females leap right into your arms at the slightest encouragement.”

Dell craned his neck and regarded her from eyes as dark as his secrets. “Not all.”

There was a beat of silence during which she did her best not to break eye contact. He was right. Not all females, otherwise she’d have made the leap.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Book Feature: Party Naked by Mari Carr

Party Naked
by Mari Carr

Cocktales, Book One

Stephanie Harper is perfectly happy co-owning Books and Brew, where she slings drinks and entertains her friends with cutting wit and a cynical take on love. She’s convinced she has no time for anything deeper than sex; she has a business to run, after all. And her thrice-married mother has proven happy every after doesn’t exist.

Jarod Nolan begs to differ. Chance has him running into Steph—and giving her a ticket—one morning, but it’s fate that finds him in her place of business that same evening. A sizzling one-night stand ensues, and although Stephanie escapes before he wakes the next morning, Jarod is already sure she’s worth the chase.

Steph’s more than willing to party naked with the hot cop, but she’s adamant they’re driven by lust, not love. Jarod is prepared to prove otherwise, even if it means giving up one of the things he and Stephanie do best…

What’s that old saying? Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder?

Stephanie rubbed a weary hand over her face. The Romantic Hearts book club meeting was in full-swing as she dropped off the second round of Screwdrivers. She wasn’t sure what book they were discussing, but it must have been a hot one. The ladies were animated and laughing loudly over a certain racy passage.
It was only seven o’clock, but she felt like she’d been on her feet for years rather than a few hours. She was still stewing over the parking ticket in her pocket. She’d never met a more arrogant, condescending police officer in her life. She had half a mind to storm over to the police department and file a complaint against Detective Nolan.

The only thing holding her back was that ultimately she had been wrong. She should have known better than to do something so stupid. Her day had been one long string of bad luck. It only stood to reason that the first time she’d ever double-parked in her life, she’d block in a freaking cop. Murphy’s Law was having a lot of fun at her expense.

She hadn’t told the other girls about the ticket upon returning to the bar because she was equal parts irritated and embarrassed. She’d just carefully stepped over the mat, put the liquor bottles on the counter and gotten to work.

Surprisingly Thursdays were pretty good days for them, business-wise. In addition to the book club meeting, there were quite a few regulars who came to have a drink or two and unwind with a newspaper or the newest novels.

Speaking of regulars, Stephanie took a detour to a chair in the corner. “You need me to freshen up your drink, Elias?”

Elias Clark was Books and Brew’s most loyal patron. He came in two nights a week—Thursdays and Saturdays—and he always followed the same routine. He’d claim his chair in the quietest corner of the shop, drink two scotch and sodas—never more than two—and read the newspaper. Then he’d find Jayne and she’d talk him into buying a new book.

“Thank you, Stephanie. I believe I am ready for my second glass.”

She picked up his empty tumbler and started to walk back to the bar, but Elias stopped her with a question. “You okay tonight? You seem tired. That’s not like you. You’re usually the life of this place.”

She smiled at his compliment and shrugged easily. “I’ve had a long day.”
A very long one, she thought.

“Perhaps you could take off early?” Elias suggested. “Go home and rest. I bet the other ladies wouldn’t mind covering for you.”

Stephanie glanced around the shop. Jayne was leading the book discussion, while Sophie and Jordan were helping various customers, either by finding books or serving drinks.

She shook her head. “Only a few more hours until closing time. I’ll be fine ’til then.”

Elias gave her a friendly smile and she felt grateful for his concern.

She was halfway to the bar when she spotted a familiar face walking through the front door. She stopped in her tracks. Detective Nolan sauntered in like he owned the place and the temper she’d managed to subdue all afternoon flared hot once again.

He glanced around the bar quickly, looking over at the boisterous book group as he took a seat at the end of the bar. His gaze missed her completely.

Suddenly she felt as if the clouds on her lousy day had lifted and she’d been granted a bit of good fortune. She’d had hours to fume about the detective’s behavior and, as always happened, she’d thought of a million clever, cutting things she could have said to him after she’d driven away. She’d been pissed off about missing her opportunity.

A smile crossed her face. Time for round two.

She walked toward him.

As if sensing sudden danger, the detective turned, his gaze catching hers as she approached. She enjoyed the myriad emotions that covered his face in the few short steps it took her to reach him—surprise, annoyance, anger and, finally, was that regret? The last pulled her up short for a moment, then she drew near.

“Well, well, well, if it isn’t De—”

The detective grabbed her shoulders, pulled her toward him and cut off her words with a kiss that left her stunned motionless for a full thirty seconds.

What the hell?

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Forever Texas Blog Tour & Giveaway !!!!



In a world full of frogs, Alison Carter is determined to find her prince. Maybe her dating past is more Titanic than Love Boat, but she's seen enough happy marriages to know that true love is possible. No matter what, she won't give up on happily-ever-after. If she can't find Mr. Right, she'll simply hire someone who can.


When Brandon Scott inherits a successful matchmaking business, he thinks his prayers have been answered. Set up a few lonely ladies, collect the fee, how hard can it be? No one needs to know he's not really a professional matchmaker-especially not his first client, the beautiful, spirited Alison. Soon he's falling for her-and her dreams of kids and carpools. But Alison is getting close to figuring out his secret, and if she learns he's deceived her too, she'll walk right out the door, taking Brandon's heart with her.
A note from Jane Graves:

Plano, Texas is a perfect setting for my series because it's an exercise in contrast, just as my characters are. In West Plano, people live in McMansions, drive Lexus SUVs, drink a lot of Starbucks coffee, and play a lot of golf. West Plano is upper-class Texas living with a sprinkle of glitter and a swimming pool in every backyard. East Plano used to be home only to blue collar folks who live in fifty-year-old tract homes with pickup trucks out front. Then the light rail came through and connected Plano to downtown Dallas, and the old downtown area was revitalized with trendy condos, restaurants, and bars. East Plano is middle-class Texas living with a touchof urban cool.

Alison Carter from HEARTSTRINGS AND DIAMOND RINGS owns a condo in downtown
Plano, while the hero of that book, Brandon Scott, lives in a Victorian house on the edge of downtown he inherited from his grandmother. Because of its diversity, Plano, Texas gives me a great opportunity to show who my characters are by where they choose to live.

Nikki Hunt thought her night couldn't get worse when her no-good, cheating ex ditched her at dinner, sticking her with the bill. Then she found his body stuffed in the trunk of her car and lost her two-hundred-dollar meal all over his three-thousand-dollar suit. Now not only is Nikki nearly broke, she's a murder suspect.

Former cop turned PI, Dallas O'Connor knows what it's like to be unjustly accused. But one look at the sexy-though skittish-suspect tells him she couldn't hurt anyone. The lead detective, Dallas's own brother, has the wrong woman and Dallas hopes a little late-night "undercover" work will help him prove it . . .
Christie Craig presents: 15 Things you’ll learn from Don’t Mess With Texas that might surprise you

1. Never, ever feed a dog broccoli.

2. You might be surprised how the weight of a dead body in the trunk of your car can go unnoticed.

3. Don’t ever joke about killing your ex . . . in front of witnesses.

4. In the right situation, vomiting on someone can endear them to you.

5. When a good-looking detective steals your underwear, he may not be a pervert; he could just be looking for blood splatter evidence.

6. Some men think hospital gowns are sexy, especially when a breeze comes by and a detective already stole your underwear.

7. When your grandmother is getting more action than you are, something’s not right with that picture.

8. Bed bugs are nasty little creatures but they can come in handy when trying to get someone to fall back in love with you.

9. In the right set of circumstances, morphine can be an aphrodisiac.

10. The consumption of five cupcakes when your heart is hurting is not always a bad thing.

11. The way a couple shares an ice cream cone tell the viewing public if they’re sharing bodily fluids.

12. Nothing can bring all the unresolved issues to the surface in a romance more than finding a naked woman in your boyfriend’s bedroom.

13. The journey to fall in love isn’t all sweetness and light; it can also have its darker moments where you hurt like hell but it’s still a journey that makes life worth living.

14. Love can make you laugh so hard you pee in your pants, but it can also make you feel like as though a pit bull just used your heart as a chew toy.

15. Things really are hotter in Texas.

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Just your email in a comment if you are interested in entering the giveaway.  Giveaway is open until  9/26/11 12PM EST.  Winners will be chosen using and names will be posted here on the blog.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Guest Post:Gritty Lo-down: Sex Scenes in Romance Novels by Insane Hussein

Gritty Lo-down: Sex Scenes in Romance Novels
by Insane Hussein

Hi, first I'd like to thank Danielle for having me over! She's awesome, and a super dooper wine drinker *brown noses*

As we read romance novels, we come across some amazing, and not-so-amazing, sex scenes. I find that I truly love the scenes where there is a deeper connection between the partners than just the superficial. I mean emotion, that connection with the one(s) you love and want to express that in a physical sense.
For instance, we see that deep emotional connection in Nalini Singh's Archangel books, Meljean Brook's novels (Iron Duke--Rhys is MINE), Julie Garwood, Michelle Reid (HQN Presents), Lynn Raye Harris, just to name a few.

However, I also quite enjoy the sex scenes where there are more than two partners, gay and lesbian, BDSM themes and Domination. Like Kate Douglas, Josh Lanyon and James Buchanan. They are able to write some amazing, soul (and other body part)-clenching scenes where it isn't just sexual desire, but that need to be one with your love.

Oh, god, look at me, waxing poetic.

Especially Kate Douglas. Because, really, group sex. HELLO. Body parts aren't just flying all over the damn place and bodily fluids aren't just being exchanged. They're a pack. They love their mates, but also love each other and commune as a family. How Kate keeps up with whose penis/hand/fingers/vagina/butt go where and how is astonishing. Additionally, all the partners are individuals, as well as part of a whole. Do not think Borg, because Borg are a whole, not individuals at all. (Do I win for a Star Trek reference? I say yes!)

An author I got hooked on this year: Caris Roane with her winged vampire series. In the first book, Ascension, she wrote: "[...] Deep within, her female organs began to contract and release. She felt the path of his seed and now in her mind she could see a golden trail. How was this even possible? Dear God, how was any of this even possible? Now she could see the chrysalis of her genetic material, a bright burning light at the end of a tunnel. The imagery made her smile then laugh. She could see his sperm, like lightning [...] If his DNA wanted to make a child, why wouldn't it move at an accelerated rate? She felt the moment when her egg received his sperm and their child began all the fantastic portentous crazy cell replications. [...]" (This quote is a fine example of "WTF I must continue reading naowwwww!!!" which I did. WINGED VAMPIRES FTW!)

This also brings me to a topic I don't generally like to think about: Fluid Swapping. Yes, it happens in books. No, it is not sexy. I don't want to see that in teh porn. I don't want to read that in teh smutty books.

Another author whose books I absolutely can't get enough of: Lora Leigh. Specifically, her Breeds series. OH. MAH. GAWDZZZZ!!! The sex is scorching. It is also, sometimes, WTF. A prime example of the cervix bruiser. My vagina cringes in sympathetic pain when I read that his cock is bumping her cervix. WHAT!!! NO BACK  THE HELL UP! That hurts and is not sexay. (Don't ask how I know this. We'll say that it's general women's intuition.) However, you know who is feeling what, when, where and how. And this is before, during and after the cervix bumping, and the primal "locking" that breeds do (read the books--learn it!).

Which brings me to another point: individuality in sex. We are all individuals and I want to know who's thinking what and when. I don't like dropped personal pronouns. If I think, "Did Billy really think/say/do that, or was it Johnny? I CAN'T TELL!" quickly makes me move on from that book to another. I absolutely, positively, DETEST when that happens. I go into a rage, and think of adding that book to my emergency fire kindling pile (winter power outages). Really. I do.

Sex scenes should be empowering, not demeaning. They should clearly be indicative of the partners as individuals, as well as partners (I say 'partners' because I'm talking about all kinds of sex scenes, not just hetero). They should also be hot, steamy, scorching, sweet, gentle, loving, tender, lovingly rough.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my sassy low-down of sex scenes, body fluid swapping, cervix bruisers etc.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway with Karin Tabke, AKA Karin Harlow

Today I want to welcome National Bestselling author Karin Tabke AKA Karin Harlow.... Take it away Karin....

Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll!

I grew up in the 70s when the fallout of the sexual revolution was in free-for-all mode.  Rock and Roll continued the mantra that if it feels good, hellz, yes, do it, and drugs made it feel really good no matter what you were doing! Life was a big crazy orgy everyone was invited to.

I was caught in the middle of it.

As a child of parents who were married in the fifties, and maintained the mores of that era, I was, to put it mildly, sheltered. My parents weren’t worried about continuing the revolution. They were from a different generation, and liked it that way. Don’t get me wrong, I knew about the birds and the bees, but sex was just not something we talked about. 

So when my brother who is a year younger than me and far more worldly at the time (he was all of 10 and I 11) told me what a whore house was, I didn’t believe him. I was shocked and appalled that such a place existed and moreover that women would actually take money to have sex with men.  I mean really!

That night at the dinner table, my brother was sitting there with that smug superior look on his face because he was the worldly city mouse and I, his elder sibling, the naïve country mouse. I wanted to slap that look right off his face, so, I did what most girls would do when they wanted the truth, I asked my dad what a whorehouse was. And after he nearly choked to death in embarrassment he told me, “It’s a place where a man pays for a mate.”  He abruptly left the table.  That my father knew such things was even more upsetting to me than my brother telling me. When I looked across the table to my mom for confirmation that one, my dad just told me the truth and that two, he actually knew about such naughty things, I was once again shocked.  Because my mom had almost the same smug look on her face that my brother did!

Hello, who are you people! 

Needless to say, I was mortified on all accounts.  That’s what I got for living in a safe little box.  Years pass, I get into high school and while everyone in the world was having sex while doing drugs and listening to rock and roll, my peers weren’t (at least they weren’t telling anyone about it, really, how naïve was I?). I mean seriously, there was only one girl in my senior class who admitted that she, ‘did it.’ with a guy.  Again, Karin was shocked and appalled, but secretly fascinated. You see, I had discovered a dirty little secret of my own.  Kathleen Woodiwiss. 

The Flame and the Flower and The Wolf and the Dove changed my life.  I fell in love with the fantasy of romance and finally understood what all the hoopla about sex was.  It was a wonderful thing. If you were in love all the better.  It was a way to express your feelings, your trust, and your wild child.  The most perfect way to, le sigh, connect with your knight in shining armor.  Discovering romance novels was my bliss.  I devoured anything and everything remotely romance.  The floodgates were wide open and Karin was in love with love.  And not just the emotion of love, but mad passionate love scenes.  Not sex scenes.  There is a difference.  To me, love scenes are when two (or in some cases more than two) people who are in love come together and express that love through intimacy.  Sex scenes, though they can involve emotions, are more about the act of sex itself.  I write both and each has their place in my books.

The book I just wrapped up, BLOODRIGHT, book two in my Blood Moon Rising trilogy, has mad passionate love scenes, as well as crazy out of the box, hell, out of the building sex scenes!  It is the most emotional, angsty story I have ever written and because of the emotions involved, it became the sexiest book I have written to date.  And I love it.  I mean I loved writing that story. I loved the mad passionate love scenes, the crazy sex, the boiling over emotions, the hold-on-for-dear-life roller coaster relationships.  Because of the emotion involved in BLOODRIGHT, it turned out to be a love story that will stay with me forever.  Because while sex is sex, making love is where the heart is, and wherever the heart is, is where the real story lies.

So, a couple of questions if you feel like chatting. First of all, I would love to know if there was ever a question you asked one of your parents that floored them like my question to my dad floored him, and secondly, are you in it for the love scenes or sex scenes?

Karin will be giving away a copy of one of her masterpieces on her back-list so good luck!! 

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

ARC Review: Succubus Revealed (Georgina Kincaid #6) by Richelle Mead

 Originally posted on hangingwithbells

"In Georgina Kincaid, succubus and she-demon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead has created one of her most enticing characters. But with a shot at love, and maybe even redemption, is the ultimate seductress finally going soft? Like hell she is. . .

Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina's boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can't just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she's being forced to transfer operations. . .to Las Vegas.

The City of Sin is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina's allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle—and from Seth? Georgina is one of Hell's most valuable assets, but if there's any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it—no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won't include the one man she's risking everything for. . ."


The end has come for Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series. I have been waiting for this book for almost over a year and I can't even begin to tell you the emotions I was going through reading this book. It actually took me a few days due to the simple fact I didn't want it to end but then again I did have some issues with the outcome.

The story starts out with Georgina working in a mall as Santa's elf. This is obviously not her dream job, but since she had to leave her previous job at the bookstore because of the whole lovers triangle with Seth and Maddie she is trying to make the best of it to be with her man. While they are making their relationship work, Georgina has been issued a transfer to the City of Sin, Las Vegas. The time comes where she wants to check it out to see if she could be happy there, but when she arrives things just seem way to perfect. She wants Seth to join her out there but Seth has family obligations that he just cant walk away from. Are these two destined to be together or apart? By the end of the book you will have your answer.

The beginning started out really slow for me but Pam told me to keep going that it would be worth it. So onward I marched and before I new it the book started to pick up speed and got to some very interesting and exciting parts that I wanted to savor. I am a huge Seth fan so I was extremely happy on learning more about him and what was in store.

Now towards the end I was very disappointed in the lack of details she left off with some of the main characters that I have grown to love over the series. For one was Roman. I mean how I had to guess what happened and not have answers was so not cool. Another was Carter and what he was going to do now that things with Georgina were pretty much wrapped up. Overall it was a good read and it will continue to be one of my favorite series. I just hope since she has done a spin off with her other series that this will get one as well because even though the series is over there were a lot of questions left unanswered. I hope everyone can enjoy the journey of Georgina Kincaid as much as I did. Happy Reading!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

ARC Review: Satisfying Her Tastes (Uninhibited in Apple Trail, Arkansas, #5) Satisfying Her Tastes (Uninhibited in Apple Trail, Arkansas #5) by Keri Ford

"Blondes have more fun? Pfft. Bad Girls have more fun. Rebecca Gabel was accused of being a bad girl and she discovered life was easier (and more fun!) to live up to the reputation than try to deny it. But now with a new comer who’s taking her up on her suggestions, Rebecca is a little out of her element. There’s talking the talk…and then there’s having to walk it.

Grant Iverson recently inherited land from his mother, so he’s arrived in Apple Trail, Arkansas to check the place out and see if there are any treasures hidden there. What he doesn’t expect to find is a woman full of curves and a mouth of pure sin, but whose eyes reflect nothing but curious innocence."


 I've heard really great things about the novellas that Keri Ford has written and I have finally been able to read one. I really enjoyed it. It was a fun read that has plenty of sexy moments to keep me coming back for more.
Rebecca comes back home to visit her brother who was recently just married. Well, at least that is what she is telling herself. In reality she went back to find her way again. Rebecca has always had this bad girl image for as long as she can remember, but come to find out she never followed through with any of it.  Now that she is newly single she is more then determined to find out who she is really is.

Grant is new to the town of Apple Trail, Arkansas. He ended up here because he just inherited a very old house that he finds out could use a little work. His plan is simple, to bring his brothers here so they can be a family. Finally ready to put down some roots and find a girl he could bring home to mom is part of that plan. 
When Grant meets Rebecca, she offers to take him on tour of the house and land since she grew up there. While spending time together for a week fixing up his property they both begin to realize how attracted they are to each other. Although they get along great no promises can be made because at the end of the week Rebecca is going back to Florida.

I really thought it was sweet on Grant's part that he wanted to take things slow where as Rebecca goes back to her old ways of her flirting. I loved that when she met Grant she new it was time to follow through. I felt the sexual attraction but I didn't really feel the chemistry until the end of the novella. Overall I enjoyed it so much that I will have to start at the beginning of this series. I will have to move them up in tbr sooner rather than later.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

ARC REVIEW: Blood Rights (House of Comarré #1) by Kristen Painter

"The lacy gold mapped her entire body. A finely-wrought filigree of stars, vines, flowers, butterflies, ancient symbols and words ran from her feet, up her legs, over her narrow waist, spanned her chest and finished down her arms to the tips of her fingers.

Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle’s body bears the telltale marks of a comarré—a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world…and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.

Now Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign."

Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: October 1st 2011 by Orbit 
ISBN 1841499692 (ISBN13: 9781841499697)
primary language English
original title Blood Rights


First I must say Kristen Painter did an amazing job on this book. I was getting bored with the whole vampire theme. But she brings in a fresh new look and a storyline that will keep you hooked. Seriously I couldn't put it down. Well, actually I really didn't want to put it down to be honest.

Kristen brings you into a whole new world that is filled with not only vampires but shifters, ghosts and magic. This new world had me flipping the pages quickly and had my mind wondering in so many different directions. With each twist and turn I had a reaction that I can't even begin to explain.

There were so many intriguing characters but I was drawn to Melkolm and Chrysabelle from the moment they were introduced. The tension between them was so well written. And let's face the facts I am a big tension whore. I loved the fact that they loved to hate each other, but since they both needed the other one it made it a unique and fast paced read. I am excited to see where the next two books will take them.

The book never had a dull moment and kept me engaged from the beginning until the very last page.  The depth of the world that was built is set not to far in the future and truly unique. Blood Rights has some serious action and has some really intense moments. Each chapter gives you information to where things are going to end up.

This review was hard to write due to the fact I didn't want to giveaway anything. This story has  a wonderful plot, wonderfully built characters and a story that just will knock you off your feet.

I am really looking forward to the 2nd and 3rd books that are do out later this year. This is a series that I am really looking forward to and I can't wait to see where it ends up. Welcome Kristen Painter to the auto buy list. I hope everyone can sink there teeth into this amazing book. Happy reading!!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

ARC REVIEW: Animal Attraction (Animal #2) by Jill Shalvis

"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…"

Expected publication: October 4th 2011 by Berkley

ISBN 0425244008 (ISBN13: 9780425244005)
original title Animal Attraction (Animal, #2)

Jill Shalvis delivers another witty romance that was more than enjoyable to read. I couldn't get enough of this amazing story. Not only do the characters capture you, but the animals do as well.

Jade Bennett has a past that she has left behind and came to Sunshine to start over, but family is important to her and they need her. Jade's time at the vet clinic is coming to an end. She has given them her notice but what she doesn't realize is that leaving the life she has grown to love just might be a mistake. Jade has become close with the people of Sunshine and it finally feels like home. It also doesn't help that she has a thing for the sexy Dell Connelly.

Dell is not only every woman's dream in Sunshine but an animal lover which is even sexier. He has always been attracted to Jade but couldn't do anything about it because she works for him. Now that Jade needs him to get over her traumatic past they have become closer and she stirs something inside him that he has never felt before. With her time coming to a end, it is time for Dell to convince her that things could work, but will he be enough to change her mind to stay?

It is no real secret that I am a big Shalvis fan, but this has to one of my favorite books she has written. The banter between the characters is outrageously funny and endearing. Not only has she developed two strong main characters but her side characters are just as strong from the beginning to the very end. There isn't one person who I didn't like throughout the entire story. 

One of my favorite parts from the book was: 

"You're not a spreadsheet," Jade said. "Or I would."
"If you gave it a shot, I'd let you at my accounting system, too."
"Don't tease me," she said, her eyes dilating with even more lust.

One thing is for sure Shalvis can bring out the tension between characters and not over do it. It is just enough to keep you interested and invested in the storyline. Another plus is the way the romance plays out. I liked the fact the romance doesn't happen over night and they aren't immediately jumping in bed together. It is drawn out to make you want and hope for more for these characters.

Animal Attraction is a must read!! You get a hot guy, animals, and of course lets not forget the romance of a lifetime. This story was a perfect set up for the next book which I am now dying to read. I truly loved this story to pieces!!! This was definitely another winner for Jill Shalvis. 

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