Saturday, July 4, 2009

Instant Gratification
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Brava
ISBN-10: 0758231253
ISBN-13: 978-0758231253
Genre: Romance

Emma Sinclair thinks she’s returning to Mayberry USA, aka Wishful, California, to run her father’s medical clinic while he recuperates from a mild heart attack. What she didn’t count on is her father not giving her the full story of his almost certain brush with death, the citizens of Wishful ignoring the fact that she is indeed a “real” doctor, and the horrors of no Starbucks or Thai take-out restaurant for miles. Hell, there isn’t ANY fast food period. Then there’s Stone Wilder. The man is hotter than hot and wilder than his name implies. At least that’s what he leads her to believe. When she starts to peel away the layers and sees the real man behind the ski and mountain bum façade, she finds a solid guy who happens to be the backbone keeping his family together. But is he enough to keep the big city girl rooted and happy in a po-dunk town? Who knows, but they’re having a hell of a time playing “doctor.”

Jill Shalvis is a brilliant story teller. No matter which book I pick up, I know I’ll be immersed into the picturesque settings as well as the drama happening with her characters. Instant Gratification is the second book in a trilogy about the Wilder brothers and their outdoor adventure/expedition company. Right from the start, I felt like I was a part of this magnificent country, sweating in the sweltering heat and cringing from the pain as Emma patches up Stone after one if his many accidents. Ms. Shalvis has a knack for putting it all into her books and making the reader feel like they are living life right alongside the characters.

Reviewer: Tami Brothers
Rating(s): 4 Petit Fours and 3 Hot Tamales


Debbie Kaufman said...

This one sounds good. I always enjoy the ones who make you relate to their characters. And, oh the horror, no Thai food, LOL.

Cyrano said...

Sounds like the Wilder brothers are as hot and sexy as their name implies. Loved the premise.
Great review Darcy!
Have a lovely morning,

Sandy Elzie said...

Sounds good. Loved the no Thai food or Starbucks comment. (g)

As if it isn't hot enough in Atlanta...


Tami Brothers said...

Thanks, ladies, for checking this review out! Jill Shalvis is a very funny lady. If you don't believe me, just check out her blog. I read it every day just to see what she comes up with next.

This book was very fun to read. I won a digital ARC on Jill's blog, but I will definitely be buying the book to add to my Jill Shalvis collection!!!