Series: Heartbreaker Bay

Release Day Review: Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis

Posted January 24, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | | 1 Comment

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.

Release Day Review: Accidentally On Purpose by Jill ShalvisAccidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #3
Published by Avon on January 24, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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four-stars
two-half-flames

There’s no such thing as a little in love...

Elle Wheaton’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer... which should only take a lifetime...

There’s no such thing as a little in lust...

Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco earthquake and he craves her 24/7, but Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him...

There is such a thing as...

As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along...

 

 

This Heartbreaker Bay series has been consistently good, if not too realistic in some aspects. Jill Shalvis is an auto-buy author since I enjoy everything she writes. I looked forward to the story of Archer and Elle. Their tension had built through the last two books as a side aspect. We reviewed those two books,  Sweet Little Lies and The Trouble with Mistletoeplus the novella,  One Snowy Night.

Accidentally On Purpose is Elle and Archer focused. Two changes throw things into gear. First, Elle decides to admit to herself Archer will never want her and she begins to date. Second, their past comes roaring back into the present in the form of Elle’s sister and the situations which caused them to meet. It is difficult for them both. They’ve moved on but never dealt with the issues. Each becomes vulnerable to the other in working through the truth of the past.

Archer and Elle have quite a bit in common. They have family issues, trust issues and they prefer to be in control. Smart and competent, they don’t show any weakness. They bicker and each tries to be the boss. I like them and getting to know them better. Each grows and supports the other. They really have each other’s back, and so do the rest of their friends, which have become quite the family.

The rest of the group of friends appears here but so very briefly compared to the other books. I do wish there was a bit more of the rest of the group. Spence is the only one we see much. He’s close to both Archer and Elle. It’s fun and sexy despite the past problems, leading to the future mess. I’m really enjoying this series from one of my very favorite authors.

About Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.


One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis

One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis

Posted November 18, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

  I would have loved One Snowy Night more if it was a full-length novel. I really like Max and Rory. I wish they had a longer story. But over all One Snowy Night was a sweet, fun and sexy read to get me in the holiday mood. So far the couples in the Heartbreaker series has had rocky histories with each other and Rory and Max are no different. These two went to high school together where he was the popular jock and she was the quiet wallflower. Neither knew the other has feelings for each other back then, but the sexual tension between them now is hard to overlook. If Max and Rory can get over something from their past, then it will […]


Joint Review: The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Joint Review: The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Posted September 27, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

    Jennifer’s Thoughts Jill Shalvis is one of my go-to authors for contemporary romance and she hit another home run in her new Heartbreaker Bay series with The Trouble With Mistletoe. As I said in my review of Sweet Little Lies, the first book in the series, I typically like the couples that follow the first in a series. Willa and Keane’s story clicked with me better than Pru and Finn’s. Willa and Keane’s story is almost a second chance kind of romance. Willa had a crush on Keane in high school but he doesn’t remember her when he steps into her pet shop early one morning looking for kitty care for the devil spawn of a cat, Petunia. (Cat lovers will love Petunia […]


New Series! Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

New Series! Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

Posted June 24, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 10 Comments

     I’m all about Jill Shalvis, so when I saw she had a new series coming out I knew I was going to read it. But when the opportunity came to listen to Sweet Little Lies narrated by Karen White, I figured, Why Not? I’ve loved the author and narrator pairing in the past with Shalvis’ Animal Magnetism series. I have a history of not falling in love with the first couple in a series. I don’t know why, but it seems like the couples that follow have better storylines and/or chemistry. For me, Pru and Finn fell into that first couple syndrome. They were likable but not lovable. I think (for me) what kept them from reaching the lovable status was the “big secret” Pru was […]