All I Want by Jill Shalvis
Series: Animal Magnetism #7
Also in this series: Rescue My Heart (Animal Magnetism #3), Rumor Has It, Then Came You, Still the One, All I Want, All I Want
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
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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…
Zoe is kind of feeling like an empty nester. Her brother and sister have moved out of her old Victorian house and Zoe spends her time working or attempting to fix up the house. She’s decided that dating is the thing she needs to do so when our book begins she’s waiting for her blind date – a dentist – to arrive. When the man comes to the door she decides to take the awkward out of the goodnight kiss and kisses him right when she opens the door. Of course the man at the door isn’t her date – he’s her brother’s friend who will be staying with her for a while. She’s highly embarrassed but hey, he’s hot so no worries, right?
Parker is supposed to be on vacation but he’s in Idaho to try and catch smuggler he’s been after for forever – one who killed a co-worker of his. Despite trying to focus only on work he can’t quite get his mind off of Zoe and that kiss. When he spends more time with her he finds that he not only likes her but is falling in love. He knows that he has to leave to go back to work but he doesn’t want to lose Zoe and it tears him up inside. Zoe tries to act stoic because she’s used to people leaving her but as much as she puts on the act that she’s A-OK, she can’t quite figure out how life is gonna go once Parker leaves her for good.
This was a wonderful addition to the AM series –seriously. Zoe and Parker are so wonderful together and their chemistry is off the charts. They clicked from minute one on page and though Zoe tried to put up every road block she could think of, they were no match for Parker’s charm.
The story is sweet and sexy and has adorable animals in it – as all books in this series do. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who just wants a sweet romance with very little conflict.
Rating: 4 out of 5