Wow, not even a full month into 2017 and I've already read a book that is definitely going on my Best Reads list for 2017!
About Jill Shalvis:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental.
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Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. )
Release Date: January 24, 2017
There’s no such thing as a little in love . . .
Elle Wheaton’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . .
There’s no such thing as a little in lust . . .
Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco earthquake and he craves her 24/7, but Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . .
There is such a thing as . . .
As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along . . .
Holy cow but I’m seriously digging Jill Shalvis and Accidentally on Purpose is a prime example of why!
Security expert Archer Hunt and Building Manager Elle Wheaton have a contentious relationship and a history. Years before Archer saved a teenaged Elle from a life of crime and gave her the chance to turn her life around. Elle is grateful to Archer for what he did for her, but at the same time he frustrates and ticks her off, even though she thinks he’s the hottest guy on the planet. Archer on the other hand has had a thing for Elle since the beginning but he’s determined to make sure she gets more out of life than an emotionally shut off ex-cop who reminds her of the lowest point in her life. So what does he do? He makes sure that he projects a “no emotions allowed” vibe around her. Which is why Elle is mad at him more often than not. But when Elle decides to move forward and date other men, Archer snaps out of his self imposed exile from Elle’s life and decides to sabotage her dates. Not a great idea when the woman in question has a sharp wit and an even sharper tongue.
Archer is all alpha, all the time. But then again so is Elle which is why they tend to set each other off, but at the same time there was a pinch of sweetness to their antagonistic relationship. Archer and Elle could argue until the end of time but if one of them was hurt or needed help, the other was the first in line to help. That’s what really cemented the fact that all their arguing was nothing more than some kind of weird courtship. They were both stubborn and it might sound weird but all the arguing worked for them. It forced them to admit what was bothering them about the other and created some very intense and hot scenes between them. Jill Shalvis really has a way with catchy dialogue and humor.
Accidentally on Purpose had such a great pace to it too. Every scene easily flowed into the next without any hiccups. I feel like Shalvis takes a reader’s time into consideration and doesn’t waste it with unnecessary dialogue or pointless scenes. Even the supporting cast of friends pulled their weight in getting Archer and Elle to their happy ending. I do hope that every member of that motley crew gets a story, especially Spence. I have a soft spot for a heartbroken geek.
Final Verdict: Accidentally on Purpose had me laughing out loud at times and was in general, one of the best reading experiences I’ve had this year. Archer and Elle had plenty of heat between them but also the best group of friends anyone could ask for. I just adore this entire group of characters and can’t get enough of them!
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