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Jill Shalvis

Jill Shalvis


Instant Temptation

Author: Jill Shalvis

Series Connection: Wilder Brothers

ISBN: 9780758231277

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Kensington Publishing


5 Hearts


I've been waiting for this Jill Shalvis book to come out. Instant Temptation is the third in Jill's Wilder Brothers series. I've read all three from the beginning and while I liked the two previous stories, I believe this is my favorite of all. One of the best parts of the story is she sets the scene in the California Sierras, one of my favorite places in the world and lucky for me only a less than three hour drive from my home. Jill writes with such detail, I can almost picture some of my favorite places that I like to explore.


I was a little unsure of where Jill was going to take T.J.'s story. There was someone he loved in his past who died, but rather than dwelling on that part of the story, the author attaches T.J. to Harley, a friend of the family who was mentioned in the other books briefly.


Harley and T.J. share a past. The two grew up together, both experiencing hard times during their childhood. One faithful night in their youth they sleep together, but the problem is that Harley is the only one who remembers. Because of that their once close relationship has become strained and T.J. has no idea why.


T.J. is constantly leaving town. He runs the long-term guided adventure trips. He's home now and is finally ready to ask Harley what happened to change their friendship. He's always been attracted to her, but when he realizes her attraction to him, it is no holds bared. The only problem is this relationship can only be temporary. There is always another long term trip T. J. needs to take and Harley is being offered a job far away from the California Sierras. Harley isn't a causal affair kind of woman. T.J. is all about casual affairs. Is there any hope for these two?


This book gives you a new insight into T.J. I didn't picture him as the ladies man in previous books, but also he is described as one in this book, he doesn't really act like one here either. Once he sets his sights on Harley he is determined to have her. He's the strong alpha, head of his family and the mastermind behind the family business. Harley is a strong willed prideful woman. She too is the elder in her family, even though her hippy parents are still alive. She takes care of her whole family, even when she barely has enough money to take care of herself. A strong love story and hot sensual love scenes make up this novel.



T.J. Wilder is the perfect package of breathtaking adventure and raw sex appeal. Even better, he's about to reconnect with the one woman he's never been able to forget. .  .


Get Your Pulse Racing

To Harley, the landscape around Wishful, California, is exhilarating, untamed, and more than a little dangerous. The same could be said for T.J. Wilder, who's invited himself along on her trek to study a rare coyote.


Harley's career is riding on this trip, and she doesn't need a stubborn, incredibly sexy distraction. But T.J. is a professional guide who knows when to stay back and when to provide invaluable expertise-just like he's done since they were in high school. And Harley, as usual, is torn between throttling him and giving in to the raw attraction that's been smoldering all these years.


T.J. knows how proud and capable Harley is, but he's damned sure not letting her put herself at risk when there are illegal hunters in the area. She needs him, with the same soul-stirring urgency that he's always craved her. And here, in this beautiful place days from civilization, he'll finally have a chance to prove it-over and over again. . .


Slow Heat

Author: Jill Shalvis

ISBN: 978-0425233665

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Berkley



A great catch-from the USA Today bestselling author of Double Play


Baseball player Wade O'Riley's bad-boy image is about to be cleaned up by publicist Samantha McNead. But the sexual tension between them is about to drive Wade to his knees.


About the author:

USA Today bestseller Jill Shalvis is the award winning author of over three dozen romance novels, including her acclaimed Wilder series. The 3-time Rita nominee and 3-time National Readers Choice winner makes her home near Lake Tahoe. Visit her website at www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog.


In 2010, look for SLOW HEAT, INSTANT TEMPTATION, and SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE! And much more . . .


Instant Gratification

Author: Jill Shalvis

ISBN: 978-0758231253

Genre: Contemporary Romance


4 Hearts


For two months, Dr. Emma Sinclair has been working in her father's clinic while he recuperates from a heart attack. Ever since she was six year's old she has lived in New York City, so moving to a small town like Wishful, California is culture shock for Emma. She just doesn't feel like she fits into the small town community and can't wait to get back to the big city and resume her life as an ER doctor.


Stone Wilder, one of the three Wilder brothers who runs Wilder Adventures in Wishful, is the glue that keeps his family together. He runs Wilder Adventures, keeping the paperwork filled out and the schedule going, while also taking clients on expeditions, helping the local foster kids and everything else that is good. At first Emma thinks Stone is just an accident-prone ski bum who is deathly afraid of needles, but she learns quickly there is more to the man.


It doesn't matter because as soon as her father is up to going back to work she's going to blow this popsicle stand and she doesn't need the likes of Stone Wilder complicating her life. It's just too bad that the local bad-boy is just too hard to resist.


Jill Shalvis has a great sense of human and it plays well in her books. Although I found a couple of scenes in the book pretty clichˇ as romance books go, the story we well put together, the plot endearing and romantic. Her sex scene sizzle throughout the pages of the book. The verbiage between the hero and heroine is priceless throughout most of the book. Can't wait to read Wilder brother's T.J.'s story.



Wishful, California, is 3000 miles from Dr. Emma Sinclair's last job in a New York City ER. It may as well be another galaxy. Here, running her father's clinic for a summer, Emma treats bee stings, stomach flu, and the occasional pet cat. Plus, she has to contend with patients like Stone Wilder: gorgeous, laid-back, and irritating beyond belief. The man laughs at her. A lot. And Emma loathes him. All except that tiny part of her that wants to throw him on her examining table and break every doctor-patient rule in the book.


When Stones tries to help Emma learn to loosen up a bit, he pictures white-water rafting or scenic mountain hikes. Not a mind-blowing affair that shakes them both to the core. Emma's sure she has no place in a town like Wishful, but Stone knows different. Emma belongs here - in this town, in his life. It is convincing that this strong-minded, stubborn, sexy woman of that fact will be a challenge no Wilder man could resist.


Instant Attraction

Author: Jill Shalvis

ISBN: 978-0-7582-3123-9

Genre: Contemporary Romance


5 Hearts



Accountant Katie Kramer is a quintessential good girl - working hard, recycling diligently, all the while trying to ignore the feeling that she doesn't fit in anywhere. That's all she wants. Well, that - and amazing sex, and the kind of daredevil escapade she can look back on when she's crunching numbers in a dusty cubicle. Which explains why she just took a job in Wishful, California, working for Wilder Adventures and Expeditions. Waking up to find a magnificently built stranger towering over her bed - that part defies explanation. . .


After wandering the planet for months following a life-changing accident, Cameron Wilder has come back to the only home he knows. Under other circumstances, he might be thrilled to find a gorgeous woman sleeping in his cabin, but now, while he'll risk his body taking clients on adrenaline-drenched excursions, his heart is off limits. Still, Katie's killer smile triggers something deep in his gut. . .among other places. Showing her how exhilarating it can be to stop balancing her life as if it was a check book is the biggest rush he's ever felt - and an adventure Katie's wishing would never end. . .


My View: This is the first Jill Shalvis book that I've read and I was really impressed. Instant Attraction is a nice romantic read that brings its characters to life with witty commentary and realistic relationships. This is the first of three books featuring the Wilder brothers. While this is the youngest brother's, Cam's story, readers get a chance to learn about the rest of the clan. As a side story we meet Cam's aunt and her husband who are going through troubles of their own. Their story really adds a lot to book.


The best part of the story to me is the heroine Katie. Her character is well written and believable. She brings this story to life as she tries to come to terms with her life after being the only survivor when a bridge collapses. Adding her character to Cam's and it makes for a great read.


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