Series: Animal Magnetism bk 3
Author: Jill Shalvis
After a tragic stint in the National Guards, Adam Connelly returns to Idaho and to Belle Haven, the animal shelter he owns with his brothers. All Adam wants is to be alone. Then he opens the door to the past—the woman whose heart he once broke. Still gorgeous, still tough-as-nails, but this time, unusually vulnerable.
Holly learned the hard way to never depend on a man for anything. Now, of all men, it’s the last one she wants to see, and the only one she needs. Her father has gone missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she could use someone with tracking skills to help find him.
For Holly and Adam, each with their ghosts, a trek this desperate, this unpredictable, and this intimate, will have its share of risks—including opening their hearts one more time.
Jill Shalvis is an author who knows how to crafty a deliciously tortured hero, and do it so well we want to take the hero home and wrap him up in our arms.
This is one of those books that I had to read in one sitting. This didn’t actually happen as I feel asleep reading, but I woke up bright and early at 5am to finish reading.
Adam and Holly’s story is one of my favorite romance tropes. That of teenage loves parting, and getting their second chance.
Both of them have baggage. Adam’s is from his childhood and subsequent tours in a war zone. Holly’s is from watching her parents non-marriage and also how she reacted to her break up with Adam when she was eighteen.
It took me a bit to warm up to Holly but once I did I was cheering for her all the way to break through the wall that Adam had erected around himself. Adam however I have been half way in love with from the other books and I couldn’t wait to find out what demons he was chasing.
I could go on and on about this book and how much I enjoyed it, but instead I’m going to tell you to get this book, and the other books in this series because they are all really good.