Okay, admit it: is this book cover totally cute? Not to mention hot? When this book caught my eye at my local Barnes and Noble store a while back, I just had to buy it. I do enjoy a nice romance novel every once in a while, and if there’s a cat in it, so much the better.
I did read the back cover before I bought it, just to make sure there really was a cat in the book, and yes, right there, it said “There’s nothing like working with animals, having a forlorn, grumpy stray kitten make its home under your desk…”
Animal Attraction is the story of glamorous city girl Jade who runs from a traumatic event in her past and finds herself in a quiet ranching town in Idaho, working for Dell Connelly, the local veterinarian. It’s your typical romance, with chemistry and attraction sizzling between the two protagonists, and you know from the very first page that they’ll end up together, you just don’t know how they’re going to overcome all the obstacles they face along the way.
The veterinary setting enhanced the reading experience for me. The animals in the book are wonderful and are a part of the story, from Bones the abandoned kitten, to Gertie the St Bernard, to Peanut the parrot. The secondary characters are all immensely likeable.
This is a light, funny, steamy read – a guilty pleasure, complete with a kitten, that left me smiling and wanting more.
Animal Attraction is the second in a series. The first book, Animal Magnetism, with an equally adorable cover, features a puppy and a heroine who runs an animal shelter. I’m hoping that the series will continue, because I’ve come to really like the inhabitants of Sunshine, Idaho, and their assorted critters.
Jill Shalvis is a New York Times Bestselling author who has written over three dozen other romance novels. You can learn more about the 6-time Rita nominee and 3-time National Readers Choice winner on her website.
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