Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Book Review: Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis


This book was first published in 2009 in trade paperback and will be reissued this fall in mass market. Look for it on bookshelves in October 2012.

back cover blurb via Amazon
The first in a sensational  series, Jill Shalvis introduces Cameron, Stone, and T.J. Wilder--three bad-boy heroes who effortlessly mix breathtaking adventure and scorching sex appeal. . .

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...

I read this book once before but can't remember if i ever reviewed it so here i am. Love this series and Instant Attraction is book one. I've never read a Jill Shalvis book i didn't like and this one follows along with that. Funny and witty this is a "read in one sitting" read. Cameron Wilder was this world class athlete then he had a terrible accident on the slopes that ended his competing days for good. Heartbroken and lost he takes off trying to find himself and who he is now. A year later he shows up home to his brothers and Wilder Adventures.  Wilder Adventures is a outdoor adventure and expedition company is owned by Cam and his two brothers. Well mostly Cam's brothers until he shows back up. Of course he shows back up at 1 in the morning to find Katie Kramer in his bed in his cabin. This book is kind of a journey for Katie. She was in this horrific accident where she was the only survivor of a bridge collapse. Trying to deal with that she runs from LA and ends up working for the Wilder's for a month doing temp work. Sparks fly pretty fast between Cam and Katie although Cam resists getting to close to Katie. Both have to fight their inner demons to find the love they deserve with each other. The writing is so good you get drawn in and wish you were there. The funny bits here and there lead you through the story to the serious bits too. Even the last lines made me laugh. I was glad i got to read this. 5 out of 5 stars for Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis.

Read a excerpt here
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  1. I enjoyed this series as well! Great review

  2. Thanks for the review. I've read Lucky Harbor series and I loved it. Definitely gonna check this out.