Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Trouble With Paradise - Jill Shalvis

When Dorie Anderson meets a cute guy, she becomes a huge klutz. But one phone call has turned her dead-end dating life into an adventure: she's won a trip on a singles' cruise to Fiji. On board, she soon meets pro baseball player Andy, and the ship's hunky French doctor. She's sure she'll fall head-over-heels in no time. Unfortunately, she's right: soon, she trips over her luggage right in front of them. Mortifying. But a bigger disaster is just on the horizon. Dorie finds a man murdered in his bunk the same night a storm wrecks the ship, stranding everyone on a deserted shore. It'd be a perfect setting for romance-if it weren't for the fact that there's a killer among them.

Once again here we have a great one by Jill Shalvis!!!

Dories stuck with a crap routine life with a crap routine job. Looking for excitement is second in her life but becomes head first when she scores a free ticket on a private ship for a vacation! Dorie meets a handsome baseball player who’s shown some interest, a few silly and colorful girlfriends, and one HOT (yet moody) French speaking doctor. Everything is full sails ahead until a storm hit, someone is murdered, and the boat capsizes! Now being stuck on a island with a possible killer has given Dorie the adventure she wasn’t quite looking for!

THIS BOOK WAS WHAT I NEEDED! After my recent venture to the Nerd series I was bummed out and needed a good, funny pick me up! This book did the job!

I love how Dorie had this dull and drab life and with one change (her getting the ticket) she seemed to want to fix everything! See Dorie went to school for design and yet she was only working at a department store. She realized she wasn’t living her life to its fullest extent but when she receives the ticket she looks at it as a sign to change it up! I love my heroines to take full control of their lives! Strong badass girls ROCK!

Now problem comes in when two VERY different guys take notice to Dorie and she can’t seem to choose. Andy the baseball player is sweet, hot and rich. Yet on the other side of the spectrum is Mr. Grumpy Gorgeous doctor Christian. The name speaks for itself! Hes stuck on this boat working off debts as a hot doctor that gets nothing more than splinters or sea sickness. The guys pretty much have a pissing contest to see who can come out on top! Lol

And speaking of splinters I must bring up one of my fav parts in the book. Poor Dorie (like me) is very clumsy! The day she first arrives she falls backwards and get a splinter on her tush! Lol She too embarrassed to get anyone to help her to take it out (esp a hot doctor she’s crushing on) so she leave it there. Problem is that is starts to cause a big problem with her sitting! ;op Finally when Christian realizes she has a splinter he tricks her by sexing her up then removing it! Lol BUT OMG when he starts to caress her afterwards…and kiss the booboo! YOWZA! ;o)

Lets talk about the killer fro a tick. Right before the boat tips Christian and Dorie find a bloodied room but no body! They can only think the worse of the situation and assume hes dead. Lots of the crew and guests are worried about a killer being amongst them but its not in the front running of the story. You do get to find out what happened by the end and I gotta say I was shocked! I never knew who the killer was or even thought his (or her) way!

Snib Bit~
Day Two on deserted island without cookies, and it’s not pretty.

“How’s the patient?”
Ah, there he was, the bane of her existence. She knew this because just his voice made her nipples go all happy. Damn nipples. She felt him sit in the sand at her side but she didn’t look at him. Nope, looking at him was a really bad idea because then her brain would begin that painful tug-o-war.
Want him.

Hate him.

She sighed. “Go away.”

“Ah. You’re feeling better.” He lay next to her so that his arm brushed hers, the one she would definitely sell for that bag of chocolate chip cookies.

“Question, d
o you ever think about chocolate?”
He turned his head and looked at her. He was all hard, lean, sinewy lines to her soft, curvy ones. She imagined if she pointed out how different they were, he’d say he liked those differences very much. “I think about other things,” he finally said.

His arm shifted, just barely pressing into the side of her breast. And more than just her nipples got happy. Bad. Bad body. “I’m tired.”
“Here’s something to wake you up.” Instead of taking the hint and leaving, he rolled to his side, facing her.
“Our bet.”

Oh, no.
“We are not going to talk about the bet.” No way.

“That’s because you’ve lost.”

“You cheated.”

“You could just pay up,” he suggested.
That thought shot excitement directly into certain areas of her anatomy that had no business getting excited. She closed her eyes, a bad idea because then her other senses took over. She had no idea how he managed to smell like heaven on earth while on a deserted island, but he did.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” she finally said.
He just laughed softly. Bastard. “You didn’t hit your head that hard,” he said.
“You know.”

“You’re not going away. Why aren’t you going away?” she asked desperately.



Beneath this very star lit sky.
“If you were nice, you’d go.”
He lifted a broad shoulder.
“Never claimed to be nice.”
Also true. Damn it. “Plus we’re stuck on an island,” he pointed out. “Just how far away do you think I can go?” Keeping her eyes closed, she sighed again. Because she really hated it when he was right.

This book overall was a blast! A light fluffy read that steamed up the windows in my house! Lol This book is getting reprinted in September 2010! Make sure to grab you a fresh copy! :o)

I give this book a total of...



Lori said...

Wow, A Shalvis book I haven't read. Hmmm... good review!

And trust Jill to work cookies into it somehow, LOL!

January 26, 2010 at 9:07 AM
Nicole McLaughlin said...

sounds good, I totally want to read this one!

January 26, 2010 at 9:32 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

SO TRUE! Lol I always love her heroines and their cravings! lol

I have it in paperback if you wanna borrow it! Ill send it when im done with your books! :o)

January 26, 2010 at 9:48 AM
Rowena said...

I adore this book! I'm so glad you enjoyed it as well. Shalvis is definitely an author you want to keep on your radar because she writes the perfect contemps that will have you wanting more!

January 26, 2010 at 10:37 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

OH I KNOW!!! This woman is perfect! I cant wait to dive into more of her older books! And I CAN NOT wait to read Slow Heat in Feb!!! :o)

January 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM
Nicole McLaughlin said...

Yes please...and your going to have a huge shipment. You may want to do it in stages!! lol

January 26, 2010 at 3:39 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

I know! Im a horrible friend for still having your books! lol But you love me anyways! ;o)

January 26, 2010 at 3:42 PM