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Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis

Posted April 22, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 3 Comments

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.

Accidentally on Purpose by Jill ShalvisAccidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #3
Narrator: Karen White
Published by HarperAudio on January 24th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hours and 33 minutes
Source: Publisher
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four-stars
two-flames

here’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 . . .

Read it, track reviews are a way  to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short.

          
Accidentally on Purpose is the 3rd full length novel in Shalvis’ Hearbreaker Bay series and we met the couple earlier in the series. Elle and Archer is THAT COUPLE in the series that you knew was going to end up together, but you had to wait for their story while getting peeks into them as secondary characters.

Archer and Elle have a past where he saved her life one night. Ever since she has hoped that he would see her as the woman she grew up to be and not the teenager he saved. Archer does not think he’s good enough for Elle and he’s afraid that she will never be his. He fears she thinks she owes him something for that night that meet where he was the young rookie cop and she was the teenager in danger. (Yes there is a 6 year age difference, but things don’t get hot with them until they are both adults. No eck factor here!)

The close net group of friends in this series knew that Elle and Archer was made for each other, but it takes a while for them to realize it.

Anytime I’m in the mood for a fun, sexy romance with yummy alpha-type guys and strong women I look to Jill Shalvis. Then pair that story with Karen White’s narrations and you have a good time waiting to happen.  These two ladies are one of my favorite teams when it comes to contemporary romances on audio.

Jill Shalvis always writes fun romances with great characters. Once again Karen White was a pure joy as the narrator.

 

About Karen White

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audio books since 1999 and has well over 150 books to her credit and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Honored to be included inAudiofile’s Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she’s also an Audie Finalist and Best Audiobook of the Year winner for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, Too Good to be True by Erin Arvedlund, and Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor) and she has earned multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards, recently for and You Had Me at Woof by Julie Klam and Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz. Publishers Weekly says of Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick, “Karen White delivers a stunning reading, her character interpretations are confident and well-rounded, and she forges a strong bond with the audience.” Speaking of Audiobooks says of her, “Karen is one of my auto-buy narrators – if I think a book may interest me, her narration will sway me to give it a try.”

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.

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
three-half-stars
Writing
four-stars
Dialogue
four-stars
Characters
four-stars
Narration (Audio)
three-half-stars
Overall: four-stars

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