Happy Hump Day! Jill Shalvis is a contemporary romance author who writes some really great series. Her humor through her characters is awesome and I know when I pick up one of her books I will laugh often. I also have so much fun reading books with animals in them which is one of the reasons I started reading her Animal Magnetism series! Rescue My Heart is the third book in the Animal Magnetism series.
- Title: Rescue My Heart (Animal Magnetism, #3)
- Author: Jill Shalvis
- Publisher: Berkley
- Release Date: November 6, 2012
- Category: Contemporary Romance
- Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley
- Buy: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
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.
Rescue My Heart is the third book in the Animal Magnetism series and the one I was looking forward to the most. Adam was so quiet and mysterious in the other books that I couldn’t wait for this one. I was not disappointed. I would suggest reading the other two books (Animal Magnetism and Animal Attraction) to get the full knowledge of the secondary characters including Dell, Brady, Jade and Lilah, however, you could read it on its own as well. I thought Ms. Shalvis did a wonderful job with the story line and it was another book of hers that was hard to put down.
Even though Adam was generally grumpy, uptight, and didn’t think he deserved a good life after a dangerous mission, I really liked him. He truly didn’t think he had his life together after he got back to civilian life. It took a stubborn woman like Holly not giving up on him to face his fears and believe in himself and them together as a couple. Holly had a lot to overcome in the book as well, but she seemed to handle it better than Adam and go after what she wanted.
The relationship between Adam and Holly was very believable throughout the book. There were no misplaced filler scenes as you can sometimes find to increase the heat or draw out the romance. This fit Adam, too, because he was a man who didn’t like to waste words or actions. Adam and Holly’s relationship was very emotional to watch unfold. I love stories where a couple reconnects after time. There is that comfort of knowing each other already and usually lots of great chemistry. In this story, the biggest obstacle was about getting their hearts to acknowledge the love they have for each other and that they deserved one another.
Other parts of the book I enjoyed included Milo (Adam’s dog) as well as Dell, Brady and Adam interacting together. Because they were brothers, Dell and Brady knew Adam better than anyone and it was fun watching them mess with him but also show their concern. This book is packed with romance, friendship, family, passion, fear, unconditional love and of course sweet animals. Go check it out today!
So, do you have pet? Any of them super smart? Any of them not so smart and therefore do funny things?