Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Instant Temptation

Instant Temptation is the final book in the Wilder Adventure series by Jill Shalvis. From the back cover.~


To Harley, the landscape around Wishful, California, is exhilarating, untamed, and more than a little dangerous. The same could be said for T.J. Wilder, who’s invited himself along on her trek to study a rare coyote. Harley’s career is riding on this trip, and she doesn’t need a stubborn, incredibly sexy distraction. But T.J. is a professional guide who knows when to stay back and when to provide invaluable expertise-just like he’s done since they were in high school. And Harley, as usual, is torn between throttling him and giving in to the raw attraction that’s been smoldering all these years.

T.J. knows how proud and capable Harley is, but he’s damned sure not letting her put herself at risk when there are illegal hunters in the area. She needs him, with the same soul-stirring urgency that he’s always craved her. And here, in this beautiful place days from civilization, he’ll finally have a chance to prove it-over and over again…

I’ve said it before and will say it again, I’m a huge fan of Jill Shalvis. I’m pretty sure I’ve read almost every book she has ever written (Simply Irresistible is in my TBR pile right now). With the Wilder Adventure series, I really love both Cam and Stone from the first 2 books. However, I’ve had something for T.J. since he first appeared in Instant Attraction. I’m not alone in those feelings, as many of my friends have expressed how much they love T.J. too.

Of course, Harley is the lucky one when it comes to T.J. She actually has been attracted to him since high school and even lost her virginity to him in high school. Would be nice if he actually had any memory of that night, but it was a time in T.J.’s life when he was a little wild. Years later, Harley is still attracted to T.J. and it seems that the feelings are mutual the more time they spend together. Harley does try to fight her attraction to T.J. for a while, but can’t fight her feelings forever. I love that when T.J. kisses Harley, she loses the ability to finish a sentence or even hold a coherent thought. Harley doesn’t really want to get involved with T.J. since she hopes to take a job in Colorado soon. When T.J. and Harley stop fighting their attraction to one another, they are explosive together. Since Harley still plans to leave if offered the job in Colorado, neither believes their relationship can never be more than just physical.

Of all the Wilder Adventure stories, Instant Temptation is my favorite. I love getting to see all the characters from the first 2 books, one of my favorite things about reading books in a series. But most of all, I love T.J. and Harley. Both are such strong characters and it was so fun to watch them not only fall in love, but finally admit those feelings.

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