Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Instant Temptation - Jill Shalvis

Blurb~
TJ—the oldest brother of Cam and Stone—on his expedition of the heart. His destination: Harley Stephens, a blond spitfire TJ's wanted for a long time. Harley, who's recently gotten her degree in wildlife biology, needs TJ's help on a dangerous research trip that may lead to a good job in Colorado, but she won't ask for it. TJ, meanwhile, wants her to stay local and offers her work with his family's wilderness guide company. After TJ lends his support to Harley's expedition, their love for each other builds, but will they be able to make it work?


Ok sexual tension is the theme in this little gem of a book! If youve read the prior two books in this trilogy youve met the Wilder boys! And 'Yum' doesnt begin to describe these wild child's!

TJ and Harley have know each other for years! TJ wants...but cant have! lol Harley has been forced to grow up quick...taking care of her younger sister and helping out her parents. Shes geld back a lot in her life but now shes reaching out for what she wants in life...a big job...in a different city. When TJ is thrown into a temporary working relationship with Harley he starts to get hot and bothered by his wanting...a fling starts into a relationship...but will Harley stay and gave up her big dreams in the big city...and what about the unknown person shooting innocent animals on her turf???

I LOVED THIS BOOK! I have to say it wasn't my MOST FAV but it was second in the line of all three!

Give back and forth in this book was amazing! lol Both had sparky personalities yet still oozed sexiness! lol Obviously like all romances both parties tried to fight their love for each other! But ALSO like others they fail miserably! lol

TJ is a man who totally avoids everything "real" in his life....love, failure and responsibility are sorta low on his list of 'To Do's'. But when he gets back around the one gal who awakens the man in him he doenst know what to think. I love these sorta stories...wild boy gone straight!

The thing is Harley plans on moving if she gets this big shot job in the city and that means leaving her family that she supports and TJ behind. Harley is totally stuck in between a rock and a hard place! Once she finally realizes she cant ignore her feelings for TJ (btw he realizes it WAY before her lol) she finds herself confused about what she really wants. Shes been taking treks with TJ working part him for Wilder Adventures and LOVING IT! So being stuck in an office all day is beginning to not look so well.

The best part of this story for me is that its so real. Here you have Harley...a girl whos always been in love with a guy thats totally out of her reach (btw *SPOILER* he was her first...he used to be wild in high school and drunkingly had sex with her) and she torn because now hes showing interest at the WRONG TIME...then you have TJ...a wild child gone straight. Scared of his strong feeling for the girl hes always looked at in big way!

Oh btw I forgot to mention...in the background there are some dudes killing animals and getting in the way of Harley working. Not the biggest or most interesting part of the story so I couldve done without that but eh, whatever! ;o)

So overall this was a great finish to the Wilder Brothers Trilogy/ Im really sad to say goodbye to these guys but everything good must come to an end! lol Btw Cam is still my fav! ;o)

Snippet~
If you asked TJ Wilder to choose between a warm autumn night in the Sierras or a warm woman, he knew that most people would put money on him taking the woman.
And while that might have been true in his wild, unchecked youth, tonight they’d have been wrong. Not that he didn’t love women. He did. Short or tall. Willowy or curvy. Sweet or hot-as-hell sexy– actually, make that especially hot-as-hell sexy.
Over the years he’d loved plenty.
But he loved the Sierras, too. And while it was true that the tall, rugged, remote mountain peaks could be deadly dangerous to both life and limb, the mountains couldn’t break a man’s soul. At least not without permission. And TJ no longer let anything break him. He didn’t let anything break him or get to him, period. He was cool, calm, and prepared, always. Cam and Stone had long ago accepted this, that as the oldest brother, TJ just knew things, like which direction to go on the mountain, whether on skis or a bike, or in the helicopter. He knew which of their outdoor expedition company clients would be a pain-in-the-ass, and he could sense trouble a mile away.
Usually.
And then, as he walked through Moody’s Bar And Grill after a quick dinner with Cam and Stone, feeling full and surprisingly content for the moment, something plowed into his chest with the force of a cyclone.

Not something.
Someone.
Harley Stephens. AKA the one source of trouble that he’d never managed to avoid. Absorbing the impact, he managed to keep them both from tumbling to the floor, and as his brain registered how warm and soft she felt in his arms, she lifted her face, the scent of her filling his head. That’s when something else hit him too, the same inexplicable sense that he always got with her, the deja vu feeling that he’d been here before. Not in the doorway of Moody’s with the fiery Indian summer sun setting behind her and the sound of the dinner crowd behind him, loud and rowdy . . . but having her practically wrapped around him.

I give this book a total of...




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8 comments:

Lori said...

I really liked this one. It seemed quieter in a way. TJ semmed to be more introspective than his brothers and that appealed to me. (although I loved the first two as well *g*)

April 14, 2010 at 9:26 PM
Cecile said...

Hey honey!!!!
I have the first two (I think... I have to dig in my TBR pile to see) books in the series... And I guess you will have me running to the store to get this one too!!!!

You know your reviews make me broke!!! Okay... it is going on my list of TBB books!!!

You evil temptress you...
Love ya honey!!! Hugs to you!

April 14, 2010 at 9:37 PM
Leslie said...

Love those Wilder brothers and hope to start this one next week. I've been real curious about TJ.

Thanks for the review. :)

April 14, 2010 at 10:12 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Lori~
You're very right about that! It was a lot quieter. TJ was a bit mire different than his brothers which made this story a tad unique apart from the others!

Cecile~
You'll like the Wilder brothers! Can't wait for your thoughts! And what are friends for? I gotta share these hot books with yall and make you buy them! Lol

Hugs & love to you dear :)

Leslie~
Oh youre very welcome girl! You'll love TJ he's my second fav brother! Cam is just...*sigh I love him and these books. Sad to see them finished.

Happy Reading! ;)

April 15, 2010 at 3:53 AM
Mandi said...

Gah! I need to read Jill Shalvis..both of her series. Srsly! :)

Great review.

April 16, 2010 at 4:34 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Mandi~
Girl yes you do!!!! lol

Happy Friday sweet cheeks!

April 16, 2010 at 5:27 AM
~ames~ said...

Glad you liked this one. Did I tell you I read the first one recently?

Also, I sent you the first in another trilogy of hers about pilots so I hope you get my box o books soon!!

April 16, 2010 at 8:32 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ames~
No you didnt! How did you like it? Cam is super yum! I hope I get those books today!

April 16, 2010 at 8:36 AM