Animal Attraction is a contemporary romance by Jill Shalvis, the second in the Animal Magnetism series.
She’s tempting his basic instincts. Sunshine, Idaho, is a quiet ranching town, a perfect place to give injured animals a refuge…or to find one yourself. Veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there’s a reason his clinic’s uber-efficient receptionist has taken shelter here. Jade Bennett couldn’t be happier to escape the big-city jungle to work with hurt animals, and have a forlorn stray kitten make its home under her desk…or enjoy the gorgeous views of her ruggedly sexy boss. Jade is used to planning everything in her life, but Dell’s seductive, alluring ways have sparked an uncontrollable desire. And though Dell has never had time for love, Jade’s strength and sass is the kind of call no red-blooded male can resist.
- Title: Animal Attraction
- Raina Rating: 6 out of 10
- Genre: Romance
- Author: Jill Shalvis
- Series: Animal Magnetism – Book 2
Animal Attraction from Jill Shalvis is a contemporary romance novel. It’s your basic, girl meets cute boy in a small town and despite the obvious fact that they want each other, they struggle to get together but in the end finally find a way to open their hearts to each other. The main female character is Jade and quite honest has a ton of potential but when you finally make it through towards the end of the book to find out what this “tragedy” is you’ve been hearing about for a long time now and hinted to in the previous book in the series … well … I found myself having to put the book down. There was no way that was the real story. I kept going on, thinking okay this is just the start. Surely this big, major thing was just the start, that someone got killed or raped or anything. But no …. It was utterly ridiculous. You’ve gotten the idea that Jade was deeply scared but not even close.
Her big trauma that made her run away from her family and her real life to hide out for the last 18 months was nothing. I couldn’t believe it. I lost so much respect for the character and really went from loving her to absolutely hating her over it. Jill Shalvis really found a way to mess this one up big time. I could no longer relate to her heartbreak or worry or felt sympathy for Jade. She just made my stomach turn that she made this big to do over nothing.
It made me look at her so differently and without respect. It made me think back on the entire book, all that I had read up to that point in a different way because the main character now seemed shallow and weak. A spoiled, whiny baby that boo fucking hoo had to deal with reality.
My complaints about that one specific part of Jade’s character aside, the book was a nice, easy read. There wasn’t anything major earth shattering or intense about the book, but it was still okay.