Saturday, October 15, 2011

Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis

Title:  Animal Attraction
Author: Jill Shalvis
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: - Animal #2
Main Characters: Jade & Dell
Release Date: October 2011
Publisher: Penguin
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Jade Bennett couldn't be happier to escape her past for the quiet ranching town of Sunshine, Idaho. Plus, there's nothing like working for veterinarian Dell Connelly. And though Dell has no intention of settling down, Jade's strength and sass are enticements no red-blooded male can resist.

My Review:
Dell + Jade = PERFECT combination. 
OMG, I love these two characters together. Jade is the perfect OCD office manager for Dell's animal clinic. She walked in randomly off the street 18 months before without any references or any experience (as far as he knew,) but he hired her anyway and NEVER regretted it. When life gets crazy (as it OFTEN does in a vet clinic) Jade never wavers, is never anything less than calm, never gets ruffled or flustered, and she always stays on top of every detail. She manages every part of his clinic with a highly organized hand including Dell.

Dell is the, he doesn't get ruffled or flustered, but he's a little scatter-brained at times, and a LOT messy. He's an easy-going, happy guy, and is really laid back. He is a "no-commitment" kind of guy, but lately his receptionist has been more and more intriguing especially as now he is having to face the fact that she is leaving. She has always claimed that this is a temporary arrangement and has put in her month's notice. She is headed home to Chicago and Dell isn't quite sure how any of them, most importantly him, are going to live without her.

This pair were so fun to read about as they fell in love. They are so completely opposite, but both truly amazing, wonderful characters. Jade is dealing with some leftover trauma from an attack that happened to cause her to leave Chicago. She came to Idaho to find peace, but instead she found a home and her true calling. After holding everyone at bay for 18 months, she comes to a stark realization throughout this book and it's fun to watch her character arc.

This book is written with Jill Shalvis' trademark style of fun and wit. The characters have tons of depth...all of them. I absolutely adored the first book in this series and this one did not disappoint...At. All. I love this group of three brothers. They love each other and give each other a hard time on a constant basis. It's bromance at its finest. The addition of the animals and the craziness that they add makes for some fun humor too. 

One more book to go. This time, Adam's story. I think that we saw glimpses of his romance to come in this book and it looks to be REALLY GOOD, but honestly, I expect no less. Just an amazing series!!

1 comment: said...

I have book 1 on my bookshelf right now and I'm very excited to check it out. After this review it sounds like I need to read book 1 sooner then later and follow it closely up with this book! Too bad I can't stay awake 24/7 so I could get everything I need to done plus read like crazy!