Review: All I Want by Jill Shalvis

I received this book for free from Netgalley/Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: All I Want by Jill ShalvisAll I Want by Jill Shalvis
Series: Animal Magnetism #7
Published by Berkley on 10/6/2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley/Publisher

From the “awesomely, incredibly talented”* New York Times bestselling author of Still the One, comes a sexy new Animal Magnetism novel set in Sunshine, Idaho, where the sky is the limit when it comes to love.

Pilot-for-hire Zoe Stone is happy to call Sunshine, Idaho, her home base. But her quiet life is thrown for a loop when her brother’s friend Parker comes to stay with her for a week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife special agent is a handsome flirt with a gift for getting under her skin. And the situation only escalates when Parker hires her to fly him around the area while he collects evidence on a suspected smuggler.

Now she has to live and work with the guy. But when they’re in the air, she sees another side of him. He’s driven, focused, and sharp. And while he enjoys giving commentary on her blind dates, she quickly realizes with a shock that it’s Parker who gets her engines going…

Jill Shalvis’s books are just so comforting to read, and I can never resist them. So when I saw All I Want by Jill Shalvis pop up on Netgalley, I didn’t have to think twice about requesting. All I Want is the 7th Animal Magnetism series, set in small-town Sunshine, Idaho, and it’s my favorite so far (although I haven’t read all the books in this series).

Can we just take a minute to talk about how adorable Zoe, a pilot-for-hire, and Parker, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Special Agent, are? Because they are. Adorable, that is. So freaking adorable, I can’t stand it. I liked Zoe right away. She’s struggling a bit now that her brother and sister have moved out of the house they were sharing. Zoe is one competent woman, too, and I loved that. Not that she could do everything, as her continued attempts at baking can attest, but she can handle things, and I love that about her.

And Parker.  Awww, Parker is super sweet. He’s a friend of Zoe’s brother, and as a favor to her brother, Zoe is letting Parker stay at her house for a week or two. Parker is technically on vacation, and he’s supposed to be recovering from injuries he received while on the job. But Parker is a bit of a work-aholic, and he’s also in town looking for some criminals. Parker is devoted to his job. So much so, that he doesn’t really have a life outside it. He’s not planning on staying long in Sunshine, and plans to return to his job, located in Washington, D.C.

Parker is super adorable with Zoe. He sneakily fixes things in her house, but does it when Zoe is sleeping or away. Trust me, it’s adorable. And I was so completely wanting Zoe and Parker to get together. They have the most adorable meet-cute, too (which maybe a redundant thing to say?)! It’s clear they are perfect for one another. Of course, things don’t run smooth, and some of that bit was a tiny bit frustrating.

There was this tiny bit of suspense at the end of the novel, and I would say that is the only weak part of the All I Want. Otherwise, All I Want was the perfect feel-good book.


13 Responses to “Review: All I Want by Jill Shalvis”

  1. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

    Sometimes you need an adorable read to take your mind off things. I love the idea of the heroine being a pilot. And yeah for competent heroines!! I’m glad you enjoyed this one!

  2. Rowena

    I thought this was a cute read too. I enjoyed it a lot more than I did the last book (Zoe’s sisters book). Great review! I definitely agree that both Zoe and Parker were adorable. Shalvis shines with the feel-good, cute contemporary romances.

      • Rowena

        I have read that book and I enjoyed it as well. That’s Griff and Katie’s book, right? I liked that one better than Darcy’s book too. Poor Darcy but well…it happens like that sometimes. I adored Griff and Katie.

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I LOVED Parker fixing stuff around the house! I had forgotten about that but it was one of my favorite parts of the book. The other was Oreo and the kittens. I definitely agree that the weak part was the suspense. I just got the first one in this series and am really looking forward to reading it.

  4. anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    I loved that he was fixing her house up. That was so dang cute. I tried explaining it the other night to friends and they were all oh that would be annoying and I had to do a whole flaily NOOOO it was fantastic and so dang cute and sweet. Loved it 🙂 Glad to see so many bloggers I know loving on this one this week 😀

  5. anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    I’ve not read that one! I plan on it. I somehow managed to miss books 4 and 5 in the series. Must have had something crazy happening when they released. So glad to hear it’s good! (though really with Shalvis that’s dang near a given lol)

  6. Danielle @ Love at First Page

    I have been in such a reading slump lately, so this is the first Jill Shalvis in a while that I haven’t read before release date, but I will get to it soon! The characters do sound rather adorable… can’t wait to meet them!

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