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.All I Want by Jill Shalvis
Series: Animal Magnetism #7
Published by Berkley on October 6th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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…
If you are in the mood for romance, look no further than Jill Shalvis. She’s my go-to romance author. Her books always have funny, sexy and endearing characters in a way I now expect and find a comfort. (My first ever blog review was a book in this series which remains an all-time favorite.)
This story continues with the new family brought into the series with the oldest sister of the new vet, Wyatt. Zoe is so likeable. She is tough, hard-working and real. She fights for everyone but herself it seems. Zoe’s so competent, except when she isn’t. I love her off kilter when Parker flirts with her. Her rescue dog, Oreo, was abused and doesn’t like men,.. except.
Parker feels (to me) laid back about everything but his work. He fits right in with the hot muscular guys in this town who are out there saving the world. We see too little of our other favorite Idaho residents. Darcy is the most present, and she gets in some good zingers though. And naturally, Parker is easy with animals.
All I Want is another highly recommended book by Jill Shalvis. It’s all about the feels, the emotional ride when reading.
Giggle worthy quote:
Around him, the kitchen smelled delicious, and his gaze locked in on the plate of cookies on the far counter. Homemade cookies. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d had homemade anything, and like Pavlov’s dog he migrated over there, passing an open laundry room on the way. In the doorway hung the only thing that could have taken his eyes off the cookies – a row of enticingly lacy and silky things in all colors and textures. Damn. They were hot as hell, especially when he pictured them on the leggy brunette trying to ignore him every bit as much as he was trying to ignore her.
But then she caught where his gaze had gone and gasped in clear horror at the sight, as if she’d completely forgotten the things were there. To his dismay, she started snatching down the panties and bras, shoving them into a laundry basket.
“Sorry,” she said, grabbing something black and lacy, “It’s been a hectic week.”
“No apologies necessary.” His voice sounded rough and husky to his own ears, but his brain was very busy picturing her in that black and lacy number and it was messing with his entire equilibrium in a big way.
“It’s laundry day,” she said, her cheeks red as she hugged the basket to herself. “The dryer’s harsh on delicates.”
“I’ll remember that. I’ll be sure to hang all my delicates,” he said.
And this goes on with a funny about cookies, too!
A Jill Shalvis book is like a warm hug that turns into a hot guy squeezing your butt. A little sweet and a little naughty.
If it wasn’t for having to work a 12 hour shift this past Saturday I would have read All I Want in one sitting. Both Zoe and Parker are likable characters. They are the oldest siblings in their family and they are use to taking care of everyone around them.
Zoe has parent issues, her parents were globe trotters that let her raise her younger brother and sister (who got their HEAs in earlier books). But now it’s Zoe’s turn to find her HEA. That’s when Parker, her brother’s buddy from college shows up on her door step.
Parker has a dangerous job hunting big game poachers. He’s in Sunshine for some R&R after getting ran over by a truck in the line of duty. But he’s not looking for a vacation or a relationship. But when he knocks on Zoe’s door he gets more than he was looking for in a temporary landlord. WAY MUCH MORE. Like a farting Bernese mountain dog named Oreo, two wall climbing kittens and one sexy lady pilot that needs help with not only fixing her old house but her love life.
All I wanted to do was lock myself up in a quite room to read All I Want by Jill Shalvis. It made me laugh, hot under the collar and sniffle a little. All the perfect feels when reading a romance book.
I can’t wait to see who gets a book next. I’m betting on either the sexy Sunshine Sheriff, Kel or Zoe’s business partner, Joe.
“Don’t play hard to get now,” she whispered, and he laughed.
“Zoe,” he said in that early-morning sexy guy voice, “with you, I’m never hard to get. I’m just hard.”
“Maybe we should keep some distance until you go. A foot seems about right.”
He rubbed the scruff on his jaw, clearly working up a smile, trying to match her tone. “You think a foot of space is enough?”
She smiled. “I think anything over about nine inches should do it.”
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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).