Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis

Title:  Rescue My Heart
Author: Jill Shalvis
My Rating: A+

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Animal #3
Main Characters: Adam and Holly
Release Date: November 2012
Publisher: Penguin
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
After a tragic stint in the National Guards, Adam Connelly returns to Idaho and to Belle Haven, the animal shelter he owns with his brothers. All Adam wants is to be alone. Then he opens the door to the past—the woman whose heart he once broke. Still gorgeous, still tough-as-nails, but this time, unusually vulnerable.

Holly Reid learned the hard way to never depend on a man for anything. Now, of all men, it’s the last one she wants to see, and the only one she needs. Her father has gone missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she could use someone with tracking skills to help find him.For Holly and Adam, each with their ghosts, a trek this desperate, this unpredictable, and this intimate, will have its share of risks—including opening their hearts one more time.

My Review:
LOVED this book...and Jill Shalvis remains at the TOP of my favorite contemporary authors list. 

Adam was part of the special forces and lost half his patrol in an ambush in Afghanistan two years before this book takes place. He's still haunted by that event and is still having issues coping. Now he trains Search and Rescue dogs, as well as organizes search and rescue events. BUT he doesn't go out on the actual missions anymore because of his PTSD. At the beginning of this book, that all changes when he is called out for a rescue where he's the closest and best bet. It's a successful rescue, but just proves to him once again that his PTSD is still lingering. But when Holly comes to him for help, there's no one else to help her and he's sure not going to let the former love of his life up on the mountain with a snowstorm coming in on her own. 

Holly had her heart broken when Adam left and never looked back. It broke again the next year when she jumped into a foolhardy marriage with a guy much too old for her who couldn't keep it in his pants with the young coeds he worked with every day. She's had a hard time coming back from all that, but she's older and more self-confident now. At least that's what she thinks until she truly starts interacting with Adam. He's so much more than the boy she knew...and she loved that boy. As a man, he's even more irresistible, but Holly knows that path is just asking for another heartbreak. Adam considers himself too scarred to be willing to ever go into a real relationship again.

Yeah, you all know me and what I love. I do love a wounded, angsty hero and Adam is one of the best. He has all these issues, but omg, he is such a PERFECT hero. He trains dogs and his life is search and rescue. He doesn't want to hurt Holly and does everything he can to keep that from happening. Then there is a scene at the end of the book...OMG, the emotion. LOVE! Everything about him is simply panty-melting. There is so much emotion and heart to both these characters. Jill Shalvis wrote them both incredibly well and I loved every moment of their story. 

I have loved this series and cannot wait for Grif & Kate's book. The glimpses we saw of them in this one were awesome! CANNOT WAIT!

1 comment:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

LOVED LOVED LOVED this book too. Can't wait for Grif & Kate :) The skype call was HILARIOUS!