Book Review: All I Want (Animal Magnetism #7) by Jill Shalvis
All I Want Animal Magnetism #7 By: Jill Shalvis Release Date: Oct. 6, 2015 Publisher: Berkley Romance Source: Finished Copy in exchange for a honest review Add to Goodreads GR's Summary:
From the “awesomely, incredibly talented”* New York Times bestselling author of Still the One, comes a sexy new Animal Magnetism novel set in Sunshine, Idaho, where the sky is the limit when it comes to love. 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…
Whenever I read a Jill Shalvis book, I am guaranteed a sweet, charming, sexy, and flirty romance. I was very content to return to Sunshine Idaho. Ms. Shalvis makes me yearn for small town life, and I can tell that she is an animal lover like myself. I don't know how she does it, but she really makes the pets in her stories come to life with a personality all their own. Animal lovers need to read her Animal Magnetism series. Each one contains adorable pets that play a significant part in the story.
All I Want, is Zoe Stone and Parker James' story. Zoe is a Pilot and also gives flying lessons. She is lonely and is suffering through the "empty nest syndrome," because her two younger siblings that she has been taking care of all of her life, have moved out. When her brother, Wyatt, asks her if his good friend Parker can stay at her house, while he's vacationing in Sunshine, she agrees.
Parker works for the Fish and Wildlife Service, and has been given information that a poacher he's been tracking is currently in Idaho. Parker's job is his passion, and even though his boss told him to leave the case alone, he's never been much of a rule follower. When Parker meets Zoe, a case of mistaken identity gets him a scorching kiss. This sets the stage for Parker and Zoe's chemistry to take off, and as Parker is staying with Zoe, things between the two of them become heated. However, Parker's stay in Idaho is temporary, and his job is not conducive to a long term relationship....
All I Want was a charming, fun, and heart-warming story. I loved Zoe's strong, stubborn, feisty, and independent personality. Her motto about every problem that came her way was, "I got this!" I loved how spirited and fiery she was. Parker was a sweetheart. He had a younger sister with down syndrome, and I loved how adoring and compassionate he was with her. He was also very patient with Zoe when she gave him hell, and went out of his way to be there for her, even as she insisted that she could take care of everything on her own. These two were very passionate individuals, and together they were dynamic!
I loved getting to read a little bit about Zoe's siblings, Wyatt, and Darcy, as well as their significant others. Zoe's dog Oreo, and her two kittens, Bonnie and Clyde set the stage for entertaining shenanigans, sweet moments, and made me smile a lot!
I give, All I Want, by Jill Shalvis, 4 Sweet, Warm, Lovable, and Light-Hearted Filled Stars! I'm ready for the next book in the series!!!
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.