Monday, June 22, 2009

Instant Gratification by Jill Shalvis

Title: Instant Gratification

Author: Jill Shalvis

Publisher: Brava

Published date: June 30, 2009

ISBN: 0758231253

Genre/Theme: Contemporary

Length: 320 pages

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Wishful, California, is 3000 miles from Dr. Emma Sinclair's last job in a New York City ER. It may as well be another galaxy. Here, running her father's clinic for a summer, Emma treats bee stings, stomach flu, and the occasional pet cat. Plus, she has to contend with patients like Stone Wilder: gorgeous, laid-back, and irritating beyond belief. The man laughs at her. A lot. And Emma loathes him. All except that tiny part of her that wants to throw him on her examining table and break every doctor-patient rule in the book. When Stones tries to help Emma learn to loosen up a bit, he pictures white-water rafting or scenic mountain hikes. Not a mind-blowing affair that shakes them both to the core. Emma's sure she has no place in a town like Wishful, but Stone knows different. Emma belongs here - in this town, in his life. It is convincing that this strong-minded, stubborn, sexy woman of that fact will be a challenge no Wilder man could resist.

Instant Gratification was exactly that – instantly gratifying. I’ll admit, I’ve never read a Jill Shalvis book before. Let me just say, I’ve already downloaded her other available titles onto my Kindle – yes, that makes her stories Kindle-worthy and that’s a very good thing because it means they go everywhere I go. But, I digress…Instant Gratification worked on so many wonderful, sexy, fun levels. You have Emma Sinclair, a rather prickly physician with issues that prevent her from wanting to give away control of her heart and the tender-hearted, intelligent, hunk-a-burnin’ love mountain bum, Stone Wilder. Emma meets Wilder after he suffers a climbing injury (“just show me where the band aids are”) and they’re off and running with amazing sexual tension and chemistry and just the right amount of witty banter. Stone, owner/operator of an outdoor adventure company, methodically breaks down Emma’s barriers while she wrestles with the idea that finishing her stint in her father’s clinic and returning to New York just might not be what she wants after all. And all the while you’re watching other characters in the story live their own, interesting lives which, as an author myself, always makes for a richer and more entertaining read. The ending is fun and sweet and happily ever after. My only other recommendation other than putting this on top of your TBR pile? Read the first book in this new series, Instant Attraction, first. Not necessary but will make reading Instant Gratification even more gratifying.

Rating: 5 smacks

Heat Level: Steamy

Reviewer: Valerie Mann

1 comment:

  1. Okay, that guy on the cover is hot! I'd buy it just for that. I really want to buy it after reading your review!