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Preview — Instant Temptation by Jill Shalvis
Instant Temptation (Wilder #3)
T.J. Wilder is the perfect package of breathtaking adventure and raw sex appeal. Even better, he's about to reconnect with the one woman he's never been able to forget...
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To Harley, the landscape around Wishful, California, is exhilarating, untamed, and more than a little dangerous. The same could be said for T.J. Wilder, who's invited himself along on...more
I liked this better than Instant Gratification, but Instant Attraction is still my favorite of the Wilder series. I loved sexy as sin, alpha mountain god TJ, especially when he revealed his tender, vulnerable side, but tomboy Harley's insecure, scared of getting hurt routine was a bit annoying at times. TJ and Harley have explosive sexual chemistry and an obviously deep emotional connection (even if it takes them a while to admit it), and the romance in this is fu ...more
There is a weak suspense plot involving illegal hunting that kind of falls flat. I thought there was going to be some big re ...more
T.J. Wilder lives in Wishful, California & owns Wilder Adventures with his two brothers Cam & Stone. He is a professional guide that leads many outdoor treks. He is the only one in his family still single. He has always had a thing for a girl he went to school with named Harley.
All of these years Harley has also had feelings for T.J. He is the one guy she has never been able to get over. Harley ends up going on a trek with T.J. as his assistant & things quickly heat up bet ...more
I really like Shalvis's writing. She seamlessly blends humour, very steamy romance and a touch of adventure set against a stunningly vivid backdrop. Her prose is smooth, effortless and above all, entertaining and enjoyable. ...more
Instant Tempation was my first Jill Shalvis book and I think she writes in a very entertaining, easy to read way. I haven't read the first two books in Ms. Shalvis's Temptation series but this book is defin ...more
I really like the Wilder guys and if the story was still fluffy and sexy with funny dialogs some parts were less interesting than others and some were no more fluffy but plain sugary. Also, the outline of the 3 books was pretty much the same which killed part of the pleasure.
Of the three brothers, TJ is my favorite. They're all tough, rugged, handsome, and totally badass, but TJ is just over the top smokin hot. He makes sullen look super sexy.
TJ seems to be the most introverted of the Wilder brothers, but at the same time seems to be the most forth right with his feelings for the girl. While, he may not be up front and extremely open about his feelings ver ...more
TJ & Harley have a history- unfortunately, he doesn't remember it. In fact, he has no clue why she has always gotten so prickly around him. He's just always thought that she flat-out doesn't like him when, in fact, the problem is quite the opposite.
TJ's the oldest of the 3 Wilder boys. He's always been attracted to Harley, but never thought that the feelings might be returned until they are thrown together where little clues start ...more
The blurb of this book is totally incorrect, as it left me thinking Harley and TJ had a past history that TJ never could forget (view spoiler)[ while in fact he immediately forgot all of what happened while he had been really drunk, at the great dismay of Harley (hide spoiler)].
This whole series is very pleasant to read, but does not ...more
In the previous books TJ seems the least likely to fall in love. He's aloof and detached, though he obviously cares about his family. I was surprised then that he was the one who was willing to think about more than a casual relationship.
Harley's reasons for not wanting to pursue a relationship with TJ were sound, but they seemed to go on jus ...more
Also, this is a long time unrequited love story done right. The heroine was not a pathetic lapdog for the hero as were some of the women in other books with this trope I've read recently. I like the whole Wilder family and the secondary storylines were all fun to follow throughout the series. In ...more
Harley is studying for a wildlife biology deg ...more
H. L. Mencken
Wishful, California is home to the Wilder Brothers. Raised by their Aunt Annie, barely older than themselves, the brothers built a life for themselves from nothing. Together they operate Wilder Adventures and Expeditions. Shalvis featured the brothers from youngest to oldest in her Wilder Series. Book 1 is Cam’s story in INSTANT ATTRACTION, which I have not read (yet). Book 2 is Stone’s story in INSTANT GRATIFICATION, which I recentl ...more
The hero T.J. Wilder is a roughened outdoorsman with hot motorcycle and a sense of humor, a protective streak and the happy hands of a horny teenager . His green eyes are striking, causing you to melt into yourself and those six buddies he calls abs goes everywhere he does. All that is channeled into the Big Bad Wolf and T.J. turned out to be the cause of some of my wildest dreams! Let’s not forget the raw sex appeal that simply oozes from his pores. The guy is one sexy ...more
I clearly am a sick, mean soul because I like a hero who is an eligible bachelor that all the woman want/chase, that guy who seems to be unattainable but then we figure out that he has an attachment problem where he feels like a ...more
Harley is the only responsible one in her family, she has a plan, by working as a mec ...more
Harley is one of those characters I could see myself being friends with if she existed in RL. She's easy to get to know and like. She does have some blind spots when it comes to her family. Her parents are good parents, they love their ...more
This is the third and final book in the Wilder series and I am sad there are no more Wilder brothers to read about. And I cant begin to tell you how excited I was to finally read about the one who seems the least likely to fall in love.
Harley has been holding a grudge against TJ for a serious long time and the sad past is that he doesn't know exactly why. Having always been attracted to each other but each keeping it a secret f ...more
Because as many of you know I have a thing for Jill's books. I don't care that I know who is going to fall in love right from the beginning or that I'm guaranteed a HEA. In fact, that's a huge part of the reason I read them!!
2.) Reasons you liked or disliked this book
I loved the location because the Sierra Mountains is a place I would love to visit. I thought that Harley's dream job of working with coyote packs in the wildnerness sounded like a very cool career. I ...more
OK, this one was the last one of the Wilder series, and I have to admit, it didn't really rock my world, like Shalvis' books usually do. It's more or less character based and I found it very hard to pick up the book and keep reading, even with the humour and wit in it - it didn't really do it for me. But, don't tell Jill, because, she's sooooo my favourite author!!!
Anyway, Harley and the eldest Wi ...more
TJ is the oldest of the three Wilder brothers and he has just returned from a 6-month trek through Alaska. He meets his brothers and their girlfriends in Moody's bar in Wishful where a small family reunion takes place. Also there playing pool with the Wilders is Harley. TJ thinks Harley is hot, but for some reason, she does not like him and he cannot figure what he did ...more
I loved that they had history together to tie them to each other, and she was already practically a member of the Wilder family... Stone and Cam where Hilarious in their teasing of TJ... Annie and Nick with their Non-Abigail where also funny...
This one felt more natural, and the whole thing didn't go to hell in a hand-basket before heads came out of asses... She realized, he already knew, ...more
TJ was delicious and Harley was great. One thing that would have made this series better is if someone (an editor, maybe?) would have compared the 3 books to the others in the series and changed up the repeating phrases and descriptions.
I very much like this authors writing style and characters, if things were mixed up a little more often she would be on the top of my faves. Her books just feel like the same plot done over and over again. Still, I loved this book, ...more
Harley Stephens has spent six long years getting her degree in wildlife biology and has applied for a research position in Colorado. She is currently an unpaid intern studying coyotes in the Sierra mountain area of northern California.
She has had a major crush on hometown hottie T.J. Wilder for a long time but realizes that as a professional guide, T.J. is hardly ever home. Harley wants a permanent relati ...more
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