Pilot-for-hire Zoe Stone is happy to call Sunshine, Idaho, her home base. But her quiet life is thrown for a loop when her brother’s friend Parker comes to stay with her for a week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife special agent is a handsome flirt with a gift for getting under her skin. And the situation only escalates when Parker hires her to fly him around the area while he collects evidence on a suspected smuggler.
Now she has to live and work with the guy. But when they’re in the air, she sees another side of him. He’s driven, focused, and sharp. And while he enjoys giving commentary on her blind dates, she quickly realizes with a shock that it’s Parker who gets her engines going…
I've been waiting for this book solely for the fact that Zoe is a pilot-for-hire. I mean, how cool is that! Jill Shalvis always writes characters with the most interesting jobs. Not only that, but since this is the Animal Magnetism series I have to mention my love for the animals she writes! Every time I finish one of her books I want to run down the SPCA and adopt everything in sight.
I loved this book for one main reason: I was introduced to my new reason for breathing. Parker freaking James!
"Who's a good boy?" she murmured."Well, I don't like to brag, but I've been pretty good," Parker said.
Parker is Wyatt's friend who is staying at Zoe's while he's on "vacation" but he's really hunting a criminal poacher. I'm pretty sure I fell in love with him when he adopted those kittens *be still my heart*
Zoe was the glue that held her family together but Wyatt and Darcy have moved on and it's time for her to do the same, but she's a little jaded and not ready to let go of her control.
“I’m not annoyed by you,” he said.“No?”He smiled. “No.”“What are you?” she whispered, still staring at his mouth.“Lots of things.” He pulled her up and rubbed his thumb over the stain on her jaw, feeling a surge of satisfaction when her breath caught again. “Including turned on.”
The sexual chemistry between Zoe and Parker is off the charts! I loved the development of their relationship and how much fun they had with each other. And I can't write this review without mentioning Oreo! He totally stole the show!
“He doesn’t seem that nervous to me,” Parker said.Oreo farted audibly.Zoe fanned the air. “See? Nervous.”Parker laughed. “My guess would be he’s eaten some of your cookies.”
All I Want was a great addition to the Animal Magnetism series and I can't wait to see what Jill comes up with next!
*I was provided an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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.