Jill Shalvis - Instant Gratification (Wilder #2)
My rating: 3.5/5
In Instant Attraction, Jill Shalvis introduced Cameron, Stone, and T.J.; the sexy, daredevil brothers who run Wilder Adventures. And for Stone Wilder, the thrill of a lifetime is about to arrive in a surprising package. . .
The Doctor Is In Deep
Wishful, California, is 3000 miles from Dr. Emma Sinclair's last job in a New York City ER. It may as well be another galaxy. Here, running her father's clinic for a summer, Emma treats bee stings, stomach flu, and the occasional pet cat. Plus, she has to contend with patients like Stone Wilder: gorgeous, laid-back, and irritating beyond belief. The man laughs at her. A lot. And Emma loathes him. All except that tiny part of her that wants to throw him on her examining table and break every doctor-patient rule in the book. . .
When Stone tries to help Emma learn to loosen up a bit, he pictures white-water rafting or scenic mountain hikes. Not a mind-blowing affair that shakes them both to the core. Emma's sure she has no place in a town like Wishful, but Stone knows different. Emma belongs here - in this town, in his life. And convincing this strong-minded, stubborn, sexy woman of that fact will be a challenge no Wilder man could resist. . .
What d'they say? Don't judge a book by it's cover. I wish I had waited buying the Wilder books, because the newer releases look so much better.
But, anyhow, on with my summer Jill'athon. Yeah. I hope she's sitting down writing more, because I'm running out of books.
Instant Gratification hasn't quite lived up to Instant Attraction. Though Emma and Stone were interesting characters, there wasn't quite the edginess like Katie and Cam. Too smooth I suppose.
Emma's an ER doctor from NY who's come to Wishful to help out her distant father, who suffered a heart attack. Being more or less the opposite to Stone, uptight and holding back, whereas he's out there, helping and doing.
Nice story, but I felt the typical Jill wit and humour was missing somewhat. And a few questions for me personally where never answered.
All in all, a nice story, typical Shalvis plot, must read for any Shalvis fans, if you're a newbie, grab a different one first.