I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Instant Temptation by Jill Shalvis
Series: The Wilders #3
Narrator: Liisa Ivary
Published by Audible on 08-05-14
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
Audio | Goodreads
T.J. Wilder is the perfect package of breathtaking adventure and raw sex appeal. Even better, he's about to reconnect with the one woman he's never been able to forget. . .
Get Your Pulse Racing 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. . .
T.J. is the Wilder bother that stays gone for long periods of time taking clients on weeks to month-long treks into the mountains. He uses these trips to feel free and to avoid one spunky blonde tow truck driver that gets his motor running.
Harley is said tow truck drive and she has her hands full taking care of her hippie parents and little sister. Harley is short on her rent and eating cheap so that she can foot the bills for her family. She does all this while working a full-time job and trying to finish college and working an intern job for free in hopes she will get her dream job.
T.J. and Harley bicker like two kids fight over the last piece of candy. But what neither of them will admit is that all the bickering gets them both hot and bothered in another way. Harley does her best to stay away from T.J. because of one night they spent together back in high school. Harley thinks that T.J. doesn’t remember the night because she means nothing to him even though her high school crush on him has never died. T.J. can’t stop thinking about Harley and can’t figure out why she can’t stand him.
After the two open up to each other during a trip in the woods all becomes clear and they start to work on a HEA. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again . . . second chance at love in contemporary romances is one of my favorite tropes.
I’m sad to say that it took me 3 books to get into Liisa Ivary’s narration. Now I’m sold on her voice for the Wilder gang and wish there were more books to listen to. If you’re looking for a fun and sexy small town romance series you should pick up Jill Shalvis’ Wilder series and I recommend it on audio. They are fun and fast listens with just the right about of heat.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).