Tuesday 6 May 2014

Review: Animal Magnetism - Jill Shalvis

This alpha male is going to bring out her wild side . . .

Sunshine, Idaho, is a small, sunny town - the perfect home for man and beast. Well, maybe not for man, as pilot-for-hire Brady Miller discovers when his truck is rear-ended by what appears to be Noah's Ark.

As the co-owner of the town's only kennel, Lilah Young has good reason to be distracted behind the wheel - there are puppies, a piglet and a duck in her Jeep. Still, she doesn't find it hard to focus on the sexy, gorgeous stranger she's collided with.

Brady is just passing through, but there's something about Lilah and her menagerie that makes the temptation of staying in Sunshine one that's too difficult to resist . . .

Animal Magnetism Series:
Animal Magnetism
Animal Attraction
Rescue My Heart
Rumour Has It
Then Came You
Still the One
All I Want

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I've been a huge fan of Jill Shalvis ever since I discovered her Lucky Harbor series so I was really excited when I found out that her Animal Magnetism series had been picked up by UK publisher Headline. I couldn't wait to start this series and I loved every minute of Animal Magnetism.

Lilah owns and runs the town kennel with her friend Cruz, she also runs an animal rescue charity on the side and is using what little spare time she has to study for her degree. To say she's a busy woman is an understatement but she is very independent and hates the thought of being in debt to anyone so refuses any offer of help. Brady is ex-military and now works as a pilot taking dangerous jobs around the world at a moments notice. He has never felt the need to settle down in one place and loves getting to travel for his job. He's visiting Sunshine to catch up with his two foster brothers Dell and Adam but he has no intention of staying for longer than the month he's promised them. Brady meets Lilah when she accidentally drives into the back of his truck when she's distracted by her animal passengers (2 puppies, a pot bellied pig and a duck!) and the attraction between them is instant.

Lilah hasn't been this drawn to someone for years but she really shouldn't be getting involved with someone who isn't going to stick around for long. Her close friendship with Dell and Adam means that she is constantly bumping into Brady though and he's a tough man to resist. She promises herself that they can have a fling and that she won't let her heart get involved - after all she knows up front that he's only going to be around for a few weeks - but it isn't going to be as easy as she thinks. Brady has never felt the desire to settle down but Lilah makes him feel things that leave him confused and make him long for a future he never thought he could have. He knows he shouldn't get involved with her when he has every intention of walking away, it's obvious that she gives her heart to everyone she meets and he worries about hurting her when he leaves but he just can't stay away from her. Will Brady realise that settling down isn't necessarily as scary as he always thought it would be or will he leave Lilah broken hearted when he walks away?

Jill Shalvis is one of my go to authors when I'm looking for a feel good romance and she never fails to deliver a story with great characters, a wonderful small town setting and plenty of laughs along the way. When a book has me laughing out loud within 20 pages I know I'm onto a winner and that's exactly what happened with Animal Attraction. I fell in love with both Lilah and Brady, they're such a cute couple and have fantastic chemistry, but it was their banter and the interactions between them and the various animals we meet that had me laughing all the way through the story. We are introduced to some fabulous side characters too and I can't wait for both Dell and Adam's stories. I have a feeling that this series is going to be another favourite and I'm sure it'll be one I'll be rereading in the future.

Source: Received from Headline Eternal in exchange for an honest review

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