Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Animal Magnetism #3
Publication Date: 6th November 2012
Pages: 304 
Book Source: Berkley & NetGalley

Synopsis: 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 Thoughts:
Jill Shalvis heroes are the crème de la crème of heroes; mouth-watering, drool-worthy, off-the-scale sexy alpha males and Adam Connelly is no exception. He's ex-military, still suffering with PTSD, a search and rescue specialist and a hot, hunky, dog whisperer with a vulnerability that makes you want to hug him. His 4 legged friend Milo just happens to be super cute too.

Feisty, stubborn Holly was Adam's teenage love, watching these two re-connect was so much fun. Of course you know you're going to get a HEA, but the getting there is chock full of smiley moments, trademark funny dialogue, heat and chemistry and I just love the  razzing between brothers Adam, Brady & Dell.

"I've seen him look much worse," Dell said. "Like last year, when I signed him up for this online dating thing. He got all scared. He was pretty pale then."

"Because I was stalked," Adam said. "By a crazy person."

... "She broke in and tried to convince me to marry her. With a taser. You always leave that part out."

and just one more favourite quote:

Then he not so gently pushed Holly up against the truck and kissed her, slipping a hand beneath her shirt at her waist, trailing his fingers along her spine. 

When she no longer remembered what she'd even gone to the store to buy, he lifted his head and gave her a steady gaze.

"Okay," she said shakily, still gripping his arms. "You're good. You should wrap that up and sell it."

"It wouldn't be fair to the other candy."

I was busting to read this one, Jill Shalvis is without doubt the Queen of Feel-Good but the top of my Jill Shalvis fave list is still the first book in the series, Animal Magnetism!

Holly's brother Griffin & her best friend Kate get their own story which has me just a wee bit excited as I'm really not ready to say goodbye to this series. Book 4 Rumour Has It will be out August 1st 2013. 

Jill writes the funniest blog and posts plenty of eye candy on her facebook page. Seriously, if you're in need of a Monday morning pick-me-up ... visit!! 

Check out my reviews for the first two books in the series - 


  1. I've just got a Jill Shalvis in my Mailbox and am looking forward to reading that one.

    1. Enjoy Mystica, I'll be by to check it out :)

  2. Staci got me HOOKED on Jill Shalvis!! I have all ready read the Lucky Harbor series... looks like I need to read this series now!! :)

    1. you'll love these Julie, My friend Karen who got me hooked has read just about everything by Jill and Animal Magnetism is her all time favourite Jill Shalvis novel!

  3. Well what can I say, I just totally want to read these :D

  4. I love your reviews!! She is a fave of mine and I can't wait to meet this hottie!

    1. LOL Staci, each hottie in this series becomes my new favourite, I'm such a tart ;)

  5. Great review Sheree....Jill Shalvis just never fails to deliver. Brady and Animal Magnetism are still my favourite ever Shalvis read. I'm excited to hear there is going to be another book in this series, I don't think I realised that until I read your review.

    1. I know Karen, how cool is that! I'm just not ready to say goodbye to these guys so I'm a happy girl :)

  6. I like the cover for Rescue My Heart more than the other two-though they made me laugh. I used the cover for Animal Attraction in a presentation for work earlier this year :)

    I will have to check out this series. The quotes sounded yummy :)


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