Audio Review: Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis

Audio Review: Animal Attraction by Jill ShalvisAnimal Attraction by Jill Shalvis
Series: Animal Magnetism #2
Published by Berkley on 10/04/2011
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library

She’s tempting his basic instincts…

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…

I just can’t get enough of Jill Shalvis’s books lately. I’ve totally been binging on the Animal Magnetism series, and I’ve loved every minute of it. Animal Attraction is the second book in the series is focuses on Veterinarian Dell Connelly and his office assistant Jade Bennett.

I love the characters that Shalvis creates, and both Jade and Dell are no exception. Jade is dealing with some stuff that happened to her before she temporarily moved Sunshine, Idaho. She’s heading back home to Chicago, though, and has even put in her notice at Dell’s animal clinic. I immediately fell in love with Jade. She’s super organized and quite obsessed with spreadsheets. Seriously, she has a spreadsheet for what she can do in her down time. Who doesn’t love that? When she’s stressed she practically begs Dell to let her organize his office. It’s so adorable. But Jade is definitely struggling with some stuff, and it made me really sad to hear about what happened to her before she came to Sunshine. Jade is strong, though, and she definitely overcomes it.

Dell is totally wonderful, too. He’s strong, smart and capable. But he’s totally commitment-phobic. While there has been a lot of chemistry between Dell and Jade since Jade moved into town, they’ve never really pursued each other. But now that Jade’s Sunshine days are numbered, they might not be able to help themselves. There were times when I was a bit frustrated with the characters for not talking to each other, but never overmuch.

There are so many adorable animals peppering Animal Attraction, which really makes sense given the series name and Dell’s occupation. I really loved the kitten Jade adopted, Beans, and Peanut the parrot that lived at the clinic. They really added a lot of fun to Animal Attraction.

Animal Attraction is the perfect book if you are looking for a light, humorous contemporary romance with fantastic characters. You will be rooting for Dell and Jade from page one. I have to say that this series is getting right up there with the Lucky Harbor series.


10 Responses to “Audio Review: Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis”

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I know! I want to be best friends with Jade, too. I’m more of a handwritten list person, but I can appreciate the wonderfulness of a well organized spreadsheet.

  1. Samantha

    I’ve never read a Jill Shalvis book. I might have to start with this one since the heroine sounds like a kindred spirit. More people should embrace the greatness that is spreadsheets. 😉

  2. LilyElement

    Loving the sound of this series! Jade and Dell sound like enjoyable characters. I lol’ed at the spreadsheet for her down time though 😛

  3. Sophia Rose

    Light and fun contemporary sounds good for between the deep drama ones I get a hold of now and then. I read a few of her other series, but haven’t read any of these which is surprising b/c I love it when animals are in the story. Glad it was a good one, Quinn, even if they needed to talk more.

  4. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I’ve seen so much love for Jill Shalvis that I will have to give her a try. I have to admit that the commitment-phobic male trope is starting to get on my nerves, though, as is the not-talking-to-each-other trope.

  5. Lola

    I really should pick up this series soon! I just finsihed her second Cedar Ridge novel and I really like how she writes romances. She really knows how to create awesome characters and the characetrs in this book sounds great too and I like the sound of how there’s some focus on animals in this series, I lvoe it when animals play a role in books. Jade sounds like a character I could easily relate to. Great review! I am looking forward to giving this series a try!

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