Saturday, January 22, 2011

Review: The Wilder brothers series by Jill Shalvis

OK i know i usually just review one book but i can't this time. Last week i read The 3 books in the Wilder brothers series by author Jill Shalvis. I discovered Jill Shalvis last year. I have a friend who shares her books with me when she is done with them and i believe that's where i encountered my first book by Jill Shalvis. I've been wanting to read this series for a while. I use to trade some of my books for other books.  I've had the three books from this series on my wish list for several months but none have become available. I finally used my libraries inter loaning service to get the books from another library. Alot of work to read these but worth it. Least i hoped it would be when i ordered them.

First in the series is Instant Attraction.

Get Wild... and then Get Wilder

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 checkbook is the biggest rush he's ever felt--and an adventure Katie's wishing would never end...

This one is about the younger of the Wilder Brothers.  Both Katie and Cameron have something in common they both are fighter inner demons from terrible accidents that happened to them. I love how this book opens with Katie staying in Cameron's cabin. He's been gone for a year so his brother gives Katie's Cabin to stay in while she is a temporary employee for them. Cameron comes home to find Katie in his bed. Woo hoo! With that kind of opening it can only be great from there right? Right!! Cameron tries to set some of his own personal conflicts aside to help Katie get over her survivors guilt and she helps Cameron get over his problem of thinking he's defined by his past. I am huge Jill Shalvis book. I've never been disappointed in any of her books and this book was all i expected and more. I give it 4 and 1/2 Modokker Book pick stars.

Book #2 is Instant Gratification
Book number 2 is Instant Gratification and is Stone Wilder's book. Stone is the middle brother and the one who runs things at Wilder Adventures. Here's a blurb from Instant Gratification.

The Doctor Is In Deep

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 Stone 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. And convincing this strong-minded, stubborn, sexy woman of that fact will be a challenge no Wilder man could resist. . .

Poor Emma is a excellent Dr but she can't prove it by the people in Wishville, CA. She can't seem to get a decent paying patient.  TJ brings Stone in to the clinic and even he doesn't want to let her sew him up and kiss his boo boos. lol They clash of course and Stone tells Emma she's to uptight and he wants to help her loosen up. This 2nd installment of the Wilder series will make you laugh and maybe make you tear up a time or two. Just the kind of book i love. I give Instant Gratification 4 and 1/2 Modokker Book Pick stars.

Book #3 is Instant Temptation
This book is the 3rd and last book which focuses on TJ the oldest brother. The brother that takes care of everyone and everything.  Harley is the one girl that wouldn't pay him any attention. He's been attracted to her for a long time and she seems to hate him. Harley's got a secret though. hmmmm Blurb below.
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

I just loved TJ. I think you know how i feel about the book so I'm going to just say i give it 4 and 1/2 Modokker Book Pick stars. lol

I was sad to see the series done. Love these guys and their ladies and there are some secondary character that are pretty cool too. I will definite be buying these books for my keeper pile and re read them often. I had to return the ones i read to library unfortunately.  If you haven't read a Jill Shalvis book this is a great series to start with. There's romance and adventure and quite a few laugh out loud moments too. Great combination. You can check out these book and read excerpts for all three at Jill Shalvis website by clicking here.  Follow her on Facebook by clicking here.

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