Title: Accidentally on Purpose
Author: Jill Shalvis
My Rating: A-
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #3
Main Characters: Elle and Archer
Release Date: January 2017
Publisher: Avon Books
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Elle Wheaten’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . .
There’s no such thing as a little in lust…
Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. But now that she’s earned happiness and success, Archer just wants Elle 24/7. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco Earthquake, and Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . .
There is such a thing as…
As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along…
Yay. I've been looking forward to Archer's book and it did not disappoint. There's a history between Elle and Archer that's been a mystery up until this book. In the aftermath of what happened between the two of them, things have been a bit contentious. For Elle, she's hurt and HATES that she's still extremely attracted to him. He turned her down, but her dang heart is stupid. She hates that so much. She's worked so hard to make her life what it is. She's a competent, confident, successful woman. Archer is her weakness, and she pretty much hates him for it.
Archer hates that he's hurt Elle so much that she can't even be in the same room with him. Regardless of that, though, he's spent the last eleven years protecting her and trying to make sure that she's okay. (She is unaware of all of that.) And trying to hide his attraction to her.
This is a great enemies to lovers story. These two definitely fight to hide their attraction to one another. There's so much chemistry between the two of them. It's hot and sexy and so much fun...especially when that chemistry spins out of control.
The way the entire story unfolded was fabulous. I loved every time Elle and Archer were on the page together. They have snappy fun dialogue and scenes. In fact the dialogue between this whole group of friends is so fun. I love how they all get into one another's business and have each other's back. There were some highly emotional scenes in this story, but I loved the way the friends were always there to point out exactly where Elle or Archer screwed up...just like all good friends should.
And note...Archer is the security specialist so of course there was some great action which always adds an extra oomph of emotion. I like that.
And now I'm really hoping Spencer's book is next. I love that big, geeky, gorgeous guy (who spends a lot of the time a bit clueless...he's going to make a great hero.)
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review, but this one is going on my reread list, so I ordered a print copy for my keeper shelf.