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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  1. I've never read Jill's books (I don't really do contemporary), but have heard great things. But I just had to say that this cover is too cute! Thanks!

  2. I've never read any of her books either but I saw the cover of Animal Attraction a couple of weeks ago and was drawn to it instantly. I've read the blurb, a excerpt and read all the reviews I seen for it and I know I have got to read this book, lol. Thanks for the review :)

  3. Hi! I'm reading book 1 Animal Magnetism and I love it. I love Jill's books, they are so much fun. I've also listened to her books and they make great audiobooks! The cover is great too. I can't wait to read this one.

  4. I really want to read this one, have the first one on my shelf, and I love the cover!