Review: Then Came You (Animal Magnetism #5) by Jill Shalvis

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rumor Has It and the Lucky Harbor series comes the story of a woman whose world is turned upside down by one night's torrid fling...

Veterinary intern Emily can’t believe she wound up in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, instead of the Los Angeles clinic she had always imagined. Now she has to put her plans to move to L.A. on hold for a whole year while she fulfills the obligation of her vet school scholarship.

Then Wyatt, her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference, introduces himself as her new boss. And Emily is just as drawn to his seductive looks and quiet strength as she was on that very steamy night. She soon learns that Wyatt isn’t just a laid-back doctor, but a delicious alpha male tempting her away from her carefully laid-out plans...

Published July 1st 2014 by Berkley

“I don't want to dig him or his sexy self. But I keep losing my clothes when I'm with him.” 

In this book we have Emily, a vet intern who absolutely does not want to intern in Sunshine, when her dream is working in LA, making tons of money taking care of rich people's animals. And we have Wyatt, recently returning to Sunshine, after living most of his life jumping from one place to another with his wanderlust-struck parents. After having a one night stand at a vet conference in Reno, they find themselves working together at Bell Haven. Seeing each other again was not in either of their plans.

In parts of this book Emily annoyed me. With her talk of "the plan" and refusing to admit that maybe she didn't have one foot out the door all the time. Maybe she was starting to like being able to see the stars at night, and getting to work with animals she wouldn't have the chance to in LA. 

Wyatt annoyed me by being so passive! Grow some balls and tell her how you feel buddy! It was understandable how he guarded his heart because of a previous relationship gone wrong, but having two sisters, you would think that he would know that us women need the words. We always want to know what men are thinking, especially if what they're thinking about is their feelings about you!

“Look,” she said, “apparently you bring out my inner slut. I’m not going to thank you for that.”
Wyatt smiled that sexy smile of his. “I could make you.”
She pointed a finger at his nose. And then lowered it so it was pointed at another part of his anatomy entirely. “Don’t even think about it.”
“Oh, I won’t,” he said silkily. “But you will.”
And she knew he was right.” 

One thing that I can't help but wonder is what the heck happened with Caitlin? Emily got those texts saying she left before "the good part" but we never found out what Wyatt said or did to her! I want to know, damnit!

And that last chapter? *swoon* I'll bring Wyatt all of the casseroles he needs ;D

I really love the animal aspect in these books. I'm a total animal-lover and I fall a little in love with each animal we get introduced to. I mean Woodrow? What a freaking cute name for a dog! I find myself wanting to adopt every animal I see after reading these books. Maybe a horse, maybe a duck. Who knows! (but seriously, I've got my web browser bookmarked with dogs to adopt o.O)

Also, I've found that in almost every Jill Shalvis book I've read, I want whatever job the characters have. She writes them with such passion it really makes you think "Hey, I want to become a Veterinarian!" or "I can totally own my own bakery" right? It's just one of the things I love about these books. The passion.

“She made a noise from deep in her throat that suggested she blamed him.
This wasn’t a surprise. Something else having sisters had taught him—blame was easily assigned to the nearest male in the room”

(Side Note: OMG can I actually wait until April for Still the One without spontaneously combusting? Pros not.)

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About Jill:
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. Look for Jill's sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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