Saturday, 5 February 2011

Review: Animal Magnetism - Jill Shalvis

Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis.

Sunshine, Idaho, is a small and sunny town—the perfect home for man and beast. Well, maybe not for man, as pilot-for-hire Brady Miller discovers when his truck is rear-ended by what appears to be Noah’s Ark.

The co-owner of the town’s only kennel, Lilah Young has good reason to be distracted behind the wheel—there are puppies, a piglet, and a duck in her Jeep. But, she doesn’t find it hard to focus on the angry, gorgeous stranger she’s collided with.

Lilah has lived in Sunshine all her life, and though Brady is just passing through, he has her abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire. It’s Brady’s nature to resist being tied down, but there’s something about Lilah and her menagerie—both animal and human—that keeps him coming back for more…

If you love excellent romance stories with really great characters, then go buy this book. I am a total sucker for romance novels especially ones with animals and this one was great. I am a total dog person, I have two crazy German Shepards who I absolutely love, so any books with dogs in are good for me. Although all the dogs in the books I read are way smarter then my two. Animal Magnetism had some really great funny moments and Jill Shalvis manages to write the story without everything being overly dramatic which makes a nice change.

The author really makes you care about the characters in this book, they have great depth and feeling, sure they are flawed and they miss the obvious most of the time but that's the whole point. You just really want to go on this journey and hope everything turns out OK for them. I liked how the main characters were total opposites and that this really worked to bring them closer. Lilah forms too many attachments and Brady not enough but in the end they balance each other out. And how they first meet is one of my favourite scenes.

I absolutely cannot wait for the other books in this series (at least I hope there are going to be other books) which I assume would be about Brady's brothers Adam and Dell. They both have very interesting jobs and their potential love interests seem great so I am sure their books will be equally as fabulous.

I would also recommend another of Jill Shalvis's series which only has one book out at the moment, Simply Irresistible, but the second, The Sweetest Thing, is coming out later this year.

That's all for now.


  1. Clearly, you enjoy it more than me and I'm glad :)

  2. I just posted my review on this one. Overall I quite liked it. I really liked Brady. But I found Lilah stubborn to the point of being stupid about it a few times.

  3. Sounds good! I love it when authors include animals like that. The little German shepherd on the cover is adorable!