Animal Magnetism is a contemporary romance by Jill Shalvis. This alpha male is going to bring out her wild side. Sunshine, Idaho, is a small, 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.
As 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 sexy, 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.
- Title: Animal Magnetism
- Raina Rating: 7.5 out of 10
- Genre: Romance
- Author: Jill Shalvis
- Series: Animal Magnetism – Book 1
Animal Magnetism from Jill Shalvis is your typical romance novel. Small town girl meets cute bad boy, who was just making a short stop in her quaint little town with no plans to stay long term. He’s the strong silent type, she’s the sweet girl next door.
Jill Shalvis is a well-known author in the romance category. She is a USA Today bestselling author of over two dozen romance novels. So let’s just say, when you read one of her books, you expect a little more. I’ve not really ever been completely disappointed when I read one of her books, but I’m also never really overwhelmed with the feeling that it was the best book I have ever read.
While her books are typically enjoyable, well, sometimes, you find yourself stopping and thinking about some of the things said. Case in point, “People come into your life until they leave or die.”
Uh duh? I mean, how else does that work?
I think the author was trying to make the point that people always left her, I guess trying to make you feel sorry for her. But it was just so badly worded it has to make you stop and laugh. There are a few of those DUH moments in her books, and when I come across them, I always laugh out loud. It always makes me stop and wonder how these kinds of things get past the editing process, and while it’s not a major big deal, the one thing it does is bring a person out of the moment. It pulls the reader out of the world of the story being told and back to reality, and that’s a problem. Had these little duh moments been fixed, it would have made a slightly above-average read far better.
Is the story good? Sure. Not great, but not bad. Well worth the money. It gets you caught up in a short while in a sweet little tale of love, which is what a book is supposed to do. Worth reading? Totally. Will, I re-read it? No, probably not. Will I think about it for days to come? No, probably not. But again, while I was reading it, I was caught up in the moment and taken away into an enjoyable romance. That’s something, right?