All I Want


Author:  Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Romance
Source:  BEA 2016



Goodreads:  From the “awesomely, incredibly talented”* New York Times bestselling author of Still the One, comes a sexy new Animal Magnetism novel set in Sunshine, Idaho, where the sky is the limit when it comes to love.

Pilot-for-hire Zoe Stone is happy to call Sunshine, Idaho, her home base. But her quiet life is thrown for a loop when her brother’s friend Parker comes to stay with her for a week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife special agent is a handsome flirt with a gift for getting under her skin. And the situation only escalates when Parker hires her to fly him around the area while he collects evidence on a suspected smuggler.

Now she has to live and work with the guy. But when they’re in the air, she sees another side of him. He’s driven, focused, and sharp. And while he enjoys giving commentary on her blind dates, she quickly realizes with a shock that it’s Parker who gets her engines going…

Ope’s Opinion:  This is a very cute, easy read with a predictable ending.  All that being said, it was also fun to read about these two finding their way to each other.

The beginning of the book was funny, it made me want to see where the rest of the story was going to go.  Going on the journey was enjoyable way to spend my time.  The dog was a great added bonus too.

This book was a great escape for me.  Some times you just need a get away and that is what this book was for me.


Forever and a Day

Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance                  forever
Source:  BEA






Grace never thought she’d be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh’s loveable mutt to caring for his rambunctious kids. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad…

With so many people depending on him, Josh has no time for anything outside of his clinic and family–until Grace arrives in town. Now this brainy blonde is turning his life inside out and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “good bedside manner.” Josh and Grace don’t know if what they have can last. But in a town like Lucky Harbor, a lifetime of love starts with just one day…

Ope’s Opinion:  I enjoyed this easy romantic read.  It was another part of the Lucky Harbor series.  Some of the characters from previous books were in this story.  You did not have to read  the other books to enjoy this one.

I liked the characters in this book.  I liked Toby.  At times his Arf was annoying.  I thought the doctor was overwhelmed – which seemed likely with all he had going on.

The part that I did not enjoy was all the mishaps that Grace had with the dog and getting locked out of the house and on and on.  It was just too much after a while to think it was cute.

I also wish that the characters had taken the time to get to know each other before they fell into bed together.  This seems to be the way Jill Shalvis writes her romances.

Rating:  Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.
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At Last

Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre:Contemporary Romance    at last
Source:  BEA




Goodreads:  HER LOVE HAS COME ALONG . . .
Amy Michaels loves her new life in Lucky Harbor. A waitress in the local diner, she’s looking forward to her first weekend hike through the mountains. But when a wrong turn takes her off the trail, she finds herself up close and personal with forest ranger Matt Bowers. And even though she’s tempted to kiss that sexy smile right off his face, she won’t make the mistake of getting involved with the town heartthrob.

A former cop whose life went south, Matt doesn’t let anyone get too close. But something about the feisty beauty caught his eye the moment he first saw her in the diner. After a hot night under a starry sky, Matt can’t deny their attraction-or the fact that for the first time in a long time, he feels the stirrings of something more. Now it’s up to Matt to help Amy see that, no matter what is in their past, together they can build a future in Lucky Harbor.

Ope’s Opinion:  This was a very predictable story, but isn’t that what you want when you read Jill Shalvis?  She writes good romance.

I could use a little less detailed on the sex scenes and a little less foul language – which I know is coming from Jill.  I just usually like the story enough to read through the parts I don’t really care for.

This story was not my favorite Jill Shalvis book. If you like her as an author, you may like this one better then I did.   I am still planning on reading Forever and a Day next.  I hope I like it a little better then this one.

Rating: Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.
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