All I Want by Jill Shalvis
Series: Animal Magnetism #7
Also in this series: Rumor Has It, Then Came You, Still the One, All I Want, All I Want
Published by Berkley, Penguin
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
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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…
I can’t believe that this series is already on Book 7. I remember reading the first book in this series and being really excited about it. While every single book hasn’t worked for me, I still enjoy the series.
Zoe Stone is the eldest Stone sibling and the one that has always been in charge. So it goes without saying that she’s bossy. She’s always had to be because her parents were always traveling and leaving the kids behind so Zoe kind of just took charge. She looked out for Wyatt and Darcy and now that they’re both grown and moved out of the house they all shared when we first met them, Zoe has the house to herself…and she doesn’t know what to do with herself. She’s trying to get her own life by learning to bake, taking up some hobbies and getting out there to date but she hasn’t really had much success with anything.
When Wyatt’s friend from college needs a place to crash while “vacationing” in Sunshine, Wyatt gives him Zoe’s address and tells him to rent a room from her. So he does. But Zoe isn’t what Parker was expecting and Zoe doesn’t want to like what she sees when Parker shows up at her doorstep. But because this is a romance, they do like what they see and they do fight their attraction until they just can’t anymore.
This was a fun romance about two people who come to love each other while living with each other. I thought both Parker and Zoe were cute and seeing them come together in love was fun. This book is what I’ve come to expect from Jill Shalvis. She writes those cute contemporary romances that you want to cuddle close and spend the whole night sighing all over the place.
Fans of Jill Shalvis will enjoy this addition to her back list and fans of this series will enjoy it too. There’s cute pets, a steamy romance and loads of laughs.
Grade: 4 out of 5