For those of us who love our animals and also enjoy reading a good “girl meets boy” kind of story, Jill Shalvis has penned a series that is just perfect for the job. Her “Animal Magnetism” series is based around the Belle Haven veterinary clinic in Sunshine, Idaho.
Each book introduces a hunky veterinarian or associate who meets a woman that makes him rethink his solitary ways. Throw in baggage for each and a big dose of troubles along the way and you have romance in the making.
In Shalvis’ latest book in the series, Then Came You, veterinarian Emily joins the clinic as an intern — only to find her immediate boss was her only ever one-night stand. Awkward!
Determined to get through the year, she tries to put feelings aside, finish the internship, and get back to Los Angeles where she belongs. Wyatt, though very interested, just broke up with a woman who “didn’t stick” and doesn’t want to make the same mistake with Emily who makes no bones about leaving. But, as in the other books in this series, animal magnetism is impossible to ignore.
No one makes you feel like you have known the characters forever any better than Shalvis and even though you could practically write each ending, the journey is worth the reading. For the animal lover in all of us, the animals involved in the action at the vet clinic make a special bonus. Who wouldn’t love a parrot who shouts “Boner” at every opportunity?
Even though each novel stands on its own, we recommend starting with the first, Animal Magnetism, and reading them in order. You’ll feel like you are spending time with old friends with each new book in the series.
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