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Animal Attraction (An Animal Magnetism Novel) (edition 2011)

by Jill Shalvis

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Title:Animal Attraction (An Animal Magnetism Novel)
Authors:Jill Shalvis
Info:Berkley (2011), Edition: Original, Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
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Jade and Dell were such a good couple. It was fun watching them fall in love, yet heart-wrenching at the same time. Jill Shalvis certainly knows how to write characters to become emotionally attached to. ( )
  CarpeLibrum58 | Jun 4, 2016 |
Animal Attraction
3.5 Stars

The basic plot thread is virtually identical to Animal Magnetism only this time it is Jade who is leaving rather than Brady.

While Jade and Dell have steamy chemistry, the snarky sarcasm and witty banter that characterized their relationship in book #1 is disappointingly missing. Dell is sexy, patient and caring but his womanizing is somewhat of a turn off and his background could have been better developed (perhaps we will get more of this in Adam's book).

Jade is an amalgamation of opposites. On the one hand, she seems strong willed and self-confident but this turns out to be a facade. Yes, her mysterious past is traumatic but she has a tendency to come across over overly weak and needy, and she takes too long to stand up for herself both with Dell and her family.

The Belle Haven animals, Peanut the sex obsessed parrot, Gertie the slobbering St. Bernard and Beans the gun-shy kitten, totally upstage the characters and the romance although Dell's brother, Adam, is definite hottie material. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Jun 1, 2016 |
My second visit to Sunshine, ID, was even more enjoyable than my first. Jade arrived in town 18 months ago, running from an incident that happened in Chicago. She likes the relative safety of the quiet, small town so she takes a job as a secretary at a local vet clinic and plans to stick around for awhile. Dell is the handsome doctor that runs the clinic along with his brother and business partner, Adam. He was attracted to Jade the first day he met her, but he's kept his distance and tried to ignore all the signs telling him to get closer. But now Jade's family wants her to move back to Chicago and she's turned in her notice. He knows he should just stay away from her, but there is a band of thieves breaking into local clinics to steal their drug supply. His concern for Jade's safety, and his gut feeling that there is more to that nervous look in her eye, keeps forcing them together.

This is a fun, witty contemporary romance that had me laughing at the characters. It also appealed to the suspense/action-addict that lives inside me. I'll be moving onto the next book and can't wait to read Adam and Keith's stories in the future. I recommend this series to any adult contemporary romance fan. ( )
  Becky_McKenna | Mar 10, 2016 |
A sweet story and very funny at times. I'm afraid I can't tell you why I liked it so much, the book just spoke to me. The relationship and characters were very believable and I loved the animals in it.

Side note: could have done with better editing (small mistakes and inconsistencies) ( )
  Marcella1717 | Jan 22, 2016 |
Amazing, as expected. Dell and Jade's story lived up to all my expectations. Dell is warm, gentle, and loving to the animals coming through his practice. Personal relationships aren't so easy for him. He doesn't get close but something about Jade has him off his game. Jade is efficient, brisk, only here for a short time. She has to get back to the family business. Even though she is wildly attracted to Dell, she knows it can never be anything more.

I can't wait to read more from this series! I highly recommend this one. ( )
  Bette_Hansen | Nov 3, 2015 |
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Veterinarian Dell Connelly, who has never had time for love, is drawn to his new receptionist Jade Bennett, who has escaped from her well-meaning but smothering family to start a new life in Sunshine, Idaho.

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