Monday, February 20, 2012

ARC Review: Time Out by Jill Shalvis

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Class: How to Drive Him Crazy

Instructional program for women unexpectedly facing the totally dishy guy from their past. Everyone Welcome!

NHL coach Mark Diego’s plan to spend his off-season volunteering in his hometown goes awry when he learns that not only is he coaching teenage girls, but that the program is coordinated by energetic (and five feet two inches of trouble) coordinator Rainey Saunders, his childhood friend–and the woman he could never stand to see dating any other guy…

When their tempers flare, Mark and Rainey discover their fireworks don’t just burn angry–they burn very, very, hot! But that’ll just sweeten the victory. Because Mark always plays to win. And with Rainey, he’s planning on playing very dirty too…"

Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
Expected publication: February 21st 2012 by Harlequin
ISBN 0373796730 (ISBN13: 9780373796731)
edition language English


Having a crush on Mark Diego was hard, but when Rainey finally decides to get the nerve to tell him how she feels it goes all wrong.  Ever since that day they have kept distance between them. Now having to work with each other Rainey has to keep her emotions bottled up which is not an easy task. Mark is sexier than he was. Mark has noticed that Rainey isn’t the little girl she used to be and all is all grown up. The connection between these two characters was just unstoppable.  As the connection grows they find it harder and harder to be able to keep their hands off each other.

Rainey knows that Mark is not the relationship type of guy so keeping her heart ay bay is going to be harder than she expected. The way he is with the kids and volunteering makes him even more irresistible. They have more in common then Rainey could have ever imagined.

I loved Mark. He was sexy, caring, and an amazing man. I also really enjoyed how he kept putting himself in her way so she shouldn’t help herself to be around him. The way the rec center meant so much to them made them get closer. Rainey was an awesome heroine. Not only was she just as caring, but she had passion and a little spunk to her. The spunk didn’t make me not like her just the opposite. I adored her.

Jill Shalvis has a certain way with her words that just captures you from the beginning to the very end. Her characters jump out at you so much that you take them right into your heart. A lot can be said for her writing and I believe she pours all of her emotions into her work which actually comes across with each character she develops. I had no problem going on the journey of Mark and Rainey. It honestly felt like I was there.

Time Out was not only romantic, but it was fun and delightful. I loved every moment of this new adventure Shalvis created. I am really excited to see what she will come up with next because she never disappoints.

1 comment:

  1. Recreational adult programs....sounds like fun! I might have to check out this Shalvis book, she is a talented author.