Published by Berkley Genres: Romance
Source: Obtained at BEA 2013
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 Reid 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.
I don’t read a lot of romance novels these days, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy them from time to time. My friend, Kim, got me hooked on another series by Jill Shalvis- the Lucky Harbor series. I love those books, and I especially love the setting. I didn’t have plans to read the Animal Magnetism series, but then I came across this one at BEA.
I don’t often read a series out of order, but I did for this series, and I’m glad I did. Shalvis does a wonderful job catching a reader up without recapping other books. Now that I’ve met the couples from the previous 2 books, I’m looking forward to going back an reading their stories.
There’s nothing groundbreaking about this book, but it’s got hot men, smart women and hot men hugging puppies. Also hot men hugging smart women. Sometimes both the hot men and smart women do something dumb, but overall, or maybe because of this, they’re fairly relate-able. Well, other than the extreme hotness going on in the towns Shalvis writes about. I feel very bad for any plain looking townspeople, it must be hard being surrounded by all that attractiveness. I bet if towns like this really exist that there are more cases of spontaneous combustion than on average.
Adam is hot and damaged, but not so damaged that he needs to be in jail or a mental institution or requires a restraining order, and Holly is hard headed and determined. Both are not looking to reignite the spark they had at teens… so you know what that means!
Rescue My Heart (Animal Magnetism #3) gets a Midnight Book Rating of: