Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Instant Attraction - Jill Shalvis


After Katie Kramer survives a devastating accident, she resolves to live life balls out and leaves L.A. for a job with Wilder Adventures in the Sierra Madre mountains. Hunky Cameron Wilder, a champion snowboarder whose career ended with his own devastating accident, appears, and the attraction is instant for both of them. But neither wants a relationship so it's up to the Wilder clan to make them realize that they were meant to be together.

Meet Katie Kramer~
Katie lives in LA as an Accountant. She does the same routine day to day, living out her boring life.

Meet Cameron Wilder~
Cam lives 'Balls to the Wall' as a snowboarder! Living an exciting life of fame and fortune!

Meet the end of the road~
Both Katie and Cam face different tragedies in their lives that have them dodging near death experiences. The realization of whats happened leads them both to Wilder Adventures in the Sierra Madre mountains. To Cam its home. But can he face reality of going back? To Katie its just the start of her new adventurous life. To both parties its the start of something scary yet excitingly new to their hearts!

Ok this is the first Jill Shalvis book I have EVER read and let me go ahead and thank Wena b/c I LOVED THIS BOOK! I know I've been saying this often but I simply can't help it and refuse to make excuses for my high grades! lol

First thing I liked about this book is that you jump right into the story. No lagging around in this book. Katie went to run away from her problems and ended up at Wilder Adventures in Cam's bed! Cam had been gone for a year and came back to his room being occupied by Katie who he adorably calls Goldilocks. ;o) From then on all the way to the end its high impact romance. The chase...oh how I love the chase between Cam and Katie. This relationship goes from love/hate to hot and heavy in the matter of days!

Another thing I loved about this story was the side characters. I simply loved them all! Even the evil ex Serena! Serena had been left alone a lot during her relationship with Cam forcing her into another mans arms! (Btw I heard that in Instant Gratification she finds love ;o) but who knows...Oh and I loved how you got into the Wilder family. There is Stone, Cam, TJ and their aunt Annie! And I really enjoyed Annie's side story with her husband Nick. Her and Nick were gong through a dry spell in their marriage and were trying to save what little they had left. It was actually very touching.

One thing you simply can't ignore while reviewing this book is the tenderness between the two as they try to help each other overcome their hardships. Between Katies bad dreams (and Cam being there to hold her when she wakes) and Cam's uncertain path in life (and Katie trying to show him the way) it was just so touching to experience. They bonded perfectly! :*)

Snib Bit~

"Just keep looking at the moon. Look for falling stars."
She tipped her head up and gasped when she actually saw one. "There!"
"Make a wish."
She closed her eyes and did just that, and when she opened them again he was looking at her.
"What did you wish for?" he asked.
"You believe in wishing on falling stars," she marveled. "The stoic, pragmatic Cameron Wilder, a dreamer after all."
He let out a laugh. "On my way back to Wishful, the night I met you, I wished on one. And if you tell anyone that, I'll deny it."
"What did you wish for?"
He met her gaze. "To feel something."
She held her breath, caught, lost in his eyes. "Is it working?"
"I think it just might be."
She felt her heart click and lock into place. For him. "I wished for great sex. Tonight."


I give this book a total of...

Ok on to reading Succubus On Top - the second book in the Georgina Kincaid Series!

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Stacy~ said...

I LOVED this book, one of my faves by Jill. It didn't take me long to fall for Cam, and Katie, because of her personal experience, had such a zest for life that was endearing. Watching them fall in love was incredibly sweet. I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as you did.

July 14, 2009 at 7:31 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Wasn't it great! *sigh...Cam is...oh my very HAWT! Have you read Instant Gratification?

July 14, 2009 at 7:34 PM
Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Oh my gosh Monroe... I just finished going through all my books tonight and I have three of her books... and Instant Attraction is one of them!!!! YAYAYAYAY!!! The other two are Get A Clue and Aussie Rules!!! OMG... I loved your review and can't wait to read it!!!!
Oh my... Cam!!!
Hope you are having a great night!

July 14, 2009 at 8:06 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

THX!!! How could I not have a great night after reading the ending of IA?!?!? lol You gotta let me know what you think of the book! Cam is SO yummy youll love him! I also have Aussie Rules but haven't read it yet! Happy reading hun!

July 14, 2009 at 8:13 PM
Rowena said...

Goodness, I love this book too! I'm glad you liked it as well. Great review sweets and that scene? I totally forgot about it but man, it was a good one.

Cam is such a dreamboat!

July 14, 2009 at 8:20 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

YES CAM IS!!! Oh lordy I loved him *sigh! Thx again...as ALWAYS you know exactly what I wanna read ;o)

July 14, 2009 at 8:21 PM
~ames~ said...

Ok, all this time I thought you were reading Instant Gratification. Duh. LOL

I'm glad you liked it b/c I need to read it soon!

July 14, 2009 at 9:48 PM
Tia said...

Loved the review and your little excerpt there! I'm not so much feeling the guy on the cover. They definitely could've found somebody way sexier to be on that damn book. Please please please tell me that this is one of the very common cases of the model not matching the character. You know...where they say he's long and lean with black hair and green eyes...but on the cover there's a big bulky guy with no neck, brown hair, brown eyes and a mustache. Is that the case? I really hope that's the case. I digress...anyways...again excellent post sugar. (((hugs)))

July 15, 2009 at 12:13 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

No thats the second book BUT I will be reading it VERY soon!

I like this cover ok (the cover to Instant Gratification is bad lol) BUT this isn't 100% how I picture Cam. So TO ME no...Cam is WAY better than this guy ;o)

July 15, 2009 at 3:34 AM
Mandi said...

I've never read Jill Shavis...I have a hard time liking contemporary...however, darn you make me want to read this book!!! LOL!!

July 15, 2009 at 9:47 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Well I think this is one contemporary anyone would find hard to NOT like! ;o) Try it out girl you won't be sorry!

July 16, 2009 at 3:34 AM
Nicole McLaughlin said...

You led me right again Monroe! And i REALLY thank you for this one!! phew!!! I'm in the "not so sure about contemporary" camp. But, this one was really great. Another thing i wasn't sure about was having such a clear photo of the man. I kind of like to "create" my own, but this ended up working for me. Keep the reviews coming!!

July 21, 2009 at 12:44 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ya I actually picture Cam looking WAY better than this guy. lol Your welcome babe! Im glad you enjoyed it. I'm reading Double Play by her next and I can't wait!

July 21, 2009 at 2:33 PM