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All I Want by Jill Shalvis
Series: Animal Magnetism #7
Published by Berkley on October 6, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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…
If you are in the mood for romance, look no further than Jill Shalvis. She’s my go-to romance author. Her books always have funny, sexy and endearing characters in a way I now expect and find a comfort. (My first ever blog review was a book in this series which remains an all-time favorite.)
This story continues with the new family brought into the series with the oldest sister of the new vet, Wyatt. Zoe is so likeable. She is tough, hard-working and real. She fights for everyone but herself it seems. Zoe’s so competent, except when she isn’t. I love her off kilter when Parker flirts with her. Her rescue dog, Oreo, was abused and doesn’t like men,.. except.
Parker feels (to me) laid back about everything but his work. He fits right in with the hot muscular guys in this town who are out there saving the world. We see too little of our other favorite Idaho residents. Darcy is the most present, and she gets in some good zingers though. And naturally, Parker is easy with animals.
All I Want is another highly recommended book by Jill Shalvis. It’s all about the feels, the emotional ride when reading.
Giggle worthy quote:
Around him, the kitchen smelled delicious, and his gaze locked in on the plate of cookies on the far counter. Homemade cookies. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d had homemade anything, and like Pavlov’s dog he migrated over there, passing an open laundry room on the way. In the doorway hung the only thing that could have taken his eyes off the cookies – a row of enticingly lacy and silky things in all colors and textures. Damn. They were hot as hell, especially when he pictured them on the leggy brunette trying to ignore him every bit as much as he was trying to ignore her.
But then she caught where his gaze had gone and gasped in clear horror at the sight, as if she’d completely forgotten the things were there. To his dismay, she started snatching down the panties and bras, shoving them into a laundry basket.
“Sorry,” she said, grabbing something black and lacy, “It’s been a hectic week.”
“No apologies necessary.” His voice sounded rough and husky to his own ears, but his brain was very busy picturing her in that black and lacy number and it was messing with his entire equilibrium in a big way.
“It’s laundry day,” she said, her cheeks red as she hugged the basket to herself. “The dryer’s harsh on delicates.”
“I’ll remember that. I’ll be sure to hang all my delicates,” he said.
And this goes on with a funny about cookies, too!