A small-town veterinarian’s basic instincts are tempted in this charming Animal Magnetism novel that’s “full of cuddly animals, hot men, and confident women”(Fresh Fiction).
Sunshine, Idaho, is a quiet ranching town, a perfect place to give injured animals a refuge...or to find one yourself. Veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there’s a reason his clinic’s uber-efficient receptionist has taken shelter here.
Jade Bennett couldn’t be happier to escape the big-city jungle to work with hurt animals, and have a forlorn stray kitten make its home under her desk...or enjoy the gorgeous views of her ruggedly sexy boss.
Jade is used to planning everything in her life, but Dell’s seductive, alluring ways have sparked an uncontrollable desire. And though Dell has never had time for love, Jade’s strength and sass is the kind of call no red-blooded male can resist...
In this spicy sequel to Animal Magnetism, efficient and glamorous office manager Jade meets her match in her employer, the capable and charismatic veterinarian Dr. Dell Connelly. When a traumatic incident propels Jade to escape Chicago for the welcoming village of Sunshine, she doesn't expect to form meaningful relationships. After all, she has promised to eventually return to her family and high-powered job. But the chemistry between her and Dell is palpable, and her tough but kind new friend Lilah gives her solace. When Jade hears news of attacks at animal clinics, she is overwhelmed with fear until Dell shows her how to defend herself. Escalating sexual tension and affection between Dell and Jade teaches them to be open with themselves and one another. Shalvis delivers another winner with this passionate and uplifting yarn.
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When I wasn't fighting back the tears I was choking back the laughter
I'm not sure what the difference was, but this one hit me with a bigger emotional punch than the first book did. Thankfully for my coworkers, this didn't push me all the way into an ugly-cry, but there were several times I had to stop, tip my head back, and blink rapidly to keep the tears from escaping. Jade's fight to regain her strength and fundamental belief in herself was so inspiring. The way Dell, (and Adam, Lilah, and Brody,) all pulled together to help her was so sweet. I loved getting the opportunity to see more of Dell than just the playboy image he's crafted over the years. There's the brother who will do anything for his 'family', the doctor who's heart breaks every time he loses a patient, and just so many more different little facets of his personality. The snarky, sarcastic banter between this pair was one of the best parts of their chemistry. Between the verbal jabs and the antics of their furry and feathered friends, when I wasn't fighting back the tears I was choking back the laughter.