Sunday, July 19, 2009

Romance Book Review: Instant Gratification

Author: Jill Shalvis
ISBN: 978-0758231253
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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4 Hearts

For two months, Dr. Emma Sinclair has been working in her father's clinic while he recuperates from a heart attack. Ever since she was six year's old she has lived in New York City, so moving to a small town like Wishful, California is culture shock for Emma. She just doesn't feel like she fits into the small town community and can't wait to get back to the big city and resume her life as an ER doctor.

Stone Wilder, one of the three Wilder brothers who runs Wilder Adventures in Wishful, is the glue that keeps his family together. He runs Wilder Adventures, keeping the paperwork filled out and the schedule going, while also taking clients on expeditions, helping the local foster kids and everything else that is good. At first Emma thinks Stone is just an accident-prone ski bum who is deathly afraid of needles, but she learns quickly there is more to the man.

It doesn't matter because as soon as her father is up to going back to work she's going to blow this popsicle stand and she doesn't need the likes of Stone Wilder complicating her life. It's just too bad that the local bad-boy is just too hard to resist.

Jill Shalvis has a great sense of human and it plays well in her books. Although I found a couple of scenes in the book pretty cliché as romance books go, the story we well put together, the plot endearing and romantic. Her sex scene sizzle throughout the pages of the book. The verbiage between the hero and heroine is priceless throughout most of the book. Can't wait to read Wilder brother's T.J.'s story.

Wishful, California, is 3000 miles from Dr. Emma Sinclair's last job in a New York City ER. It may as well be another galaxy. Here, running her father's clinic for a summer, Emma treats bee stings, stomach flu, and the occasional pet cat. Plus, she has to contend with patients like Stone Wilder: gorgeous, laid-back, and irritating beyond belief. The man laughs at her. A lot. And Emma loathes him. All except that tiny part of her that wants to throw him on her examining table and break every doctor-patient rule in the book.

When Stones tries to help Emma learn to loosen up a bit, he pictures white-water rafting or scenic mountain hikes. Not a mind-blowing affair that shakes them both to the core. Emma's sure she has no place in a town like Wishful, but Stone knows different. Emma belongs here - in this town, in his life. It is convincing that this strong-minded, stubborn, sexy woman of that fact will be a challenge no Wilder man could resist.

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