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Instant Temptation (Wilder #3)

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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. . .Get Your Pulse Racing

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 o
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ebook, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Kensington Publishing Corporation (first published March 11th 2010)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 The big bad wolf Stars

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“Don’t get between me and my sugar, TJ It won’t end well for you.”

Instant Temptation is the last book in the Wilder series and I am sad to see it go. I would have loved to have a book or two more. I know there is no more Wilder brothers but I wouldn't mind having a follow up novella or something. This book is about the oldest Wilder brother TJ finding love. I really enjoyed TJ and Harley's story.

What this book is about

TJ Wilder doesn't know what he did all
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Shawna
4 stars – Contemporary Romance

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 fun
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MELISSA
Nov 16, 2012 MELISSA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars!

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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.

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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
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Miss Kim
Sep 17, 2009 Miss Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, 2010
Once I determined that Harley was mostly annoying vs. TSTL, I started to get into the story. Harley has been holding a grudge against TJ for like 15 years, and he never knew why. They've always been attracted to each other but kept it a secret, for their own reasons. TJ ends up helping her with a project in the wilderness for a few days, which cranks up the sexual tension.

There is a weak suspense plot involving illegal hunting that kind of falls flat. I thought there was going to be some big re
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Ami
Nov 25, 2015 Ami rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Oh. My.

That was my reaction when I finished this. I think I could understand what my GR acquaintance, Jess meant when she said in her review that this book gave great foreplay. Because it basically was that ... a great, smoldering, sensual, FOREPLAY before we reached the main course.

What I truly loved about this one was how 'focused' it was on the relationship-built. Sure, the first half or so the story practically happened in short time span ... but because TJ and Harley went off to Desolatio
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Quinn
Jan 22, 2011 Quinn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jill Shalvis is an excellent writer of contemporary romance. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of her Wilder series, and I'm a little sad that there are no more Wilder brothers left. The good news, though, is that I can now work my way through the rest of her books.

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.
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Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
This book being my first ARC sent to me by an author I planned on keeping it on my shelf forever and ever because I'm a sentimental sap. After I read it though this book is staying on my shelf forever and ever because I genuinely liked it and I'll be revisiting it to re-read my favorite parts.

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
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Nicole
Oct 19, 2014 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 3.5

D’aww. What a super cute read.

This is a character driven story and I liked that. There were a few plot points here and there, one of which could be considered weak. (view spoiler) However, it didn’t take away from the enjoyment of the story.

Harley did get on my nerves initially with her indecision and her need to push TJ away. It was obvious to both of them how much she wanted him. A sentiment he reciprocated. However, I re
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Glamdring

*2,5 stars*

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.
Bells
Dec 04, 2012 Bells rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She did it again folks! I thought Stone's book was good, but once I started reading Instant Temptation I realized I was wrong again. We meet the last of the Wilder brothers, TJ. TJ is the oldest of the brothers and the once that sacrificed the most to start up the company that they share. TJ is the one that brings in the big bucks and takes the far away trips so that his family may remain at home. He has another reason for always being away, and Harley is the woman that figures out why. Harley a ...more
Just - The romance reader
Once again, Jill Shalvis did not disappoint with book 3 and sadly, the final installment of the Wilder series.

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
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Trea
Jill Shalvis' books are always a comfort read for me, because I always know what I'm going to get: a bit of humor, great characters, and a pretty steamy read! This book was no exception in giving me those items, but I did have a problem with the fear of commitment that both TJ and Harley had. They almost lost out on love because of it, and it also began to drag the plot down a bit. I kept wishing that they'd get over it! I did like the check in with the other couples from the series and how ever ...more
Jennifer
Originally posted at The Book Nympho

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All good things must come to an end and that's what INSTANT TEMPTATION is to the Wilder series. But Jill Shalvis saved the best for last!

T.J. is the Wilder bother that stays gone for long periods of time taking clients on weeks to month-long treks into the mountains. He uses these trips to feel free and to avoid one spunky blonde tow truck driver that gets his motor running.

Harley is said tow truck drive and she has her hands full taking care of her hippie
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Christi Snow
Mar 21, 2011 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review reposted from my Smitten with Reading blog...

My Review:
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
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Holly
This is the 3rd and final book in Shalvis' Wilder Adventures series. I really enjoyed the first two and was looking forward to reading about TJ and Harley.

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
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LaFleurBleue
Once more the plot was a bit too similar to the previous two, even if the characters all had their own personalities and could not really be mistaken for the other.
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).
This whole series is very pleasant to read, but does not
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Norma
3.5 stars. I love Jill Shalvis. I love her writing I love her characters. My friend Carrie said you can count on her for a comfortable read. She's right. I've yet to be disappointed.
Rochelle
Jun 08, 2012 Rochelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! I loved this, and wish that there were more Wilder brothers! :)
Elizabeth
3.5 stars
This was really cute and I enjoyed it much more than the other books in the series.
Leslie
Jul 19, 2010 Leslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book
I liked what little we saw of TJ in the two previous books so I have been looking forward to reading his story. Harley is also a character that we got a glimpse of before and I liked the idea of Harley and TJ together. It turns out they worked really good together.

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
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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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
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Danielle
Dec 16, 2010 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yummy! My favorite Wilder! *licks lips* I love, love, love TJ Wilder.


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
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Heather andrews
Jan 19, 2014 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Flippin' TJ I knew I'd love his smarta** right off, "I saw on Oprah once that women use ice cream as a substitute for sex," he said. She choked again, and he he resumed gliding his big, warm hand up and down her back." He doesn't have a lot of patience, "Jesus." He swiped a hand down his face. "Just get in the damn jeep." He gives great compliments, "is this the part where you tell me that they're just breasts" he asked a little thickly. "Because I've got to tell you, Harley, they're pretty fant ...more
Staci
Sep 16, 2012 Staci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
1.) Reasons you chose this book
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
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Dawn
Jan 16, 2014 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this last of the Wilder trilogy. This one is about the oldest brother, TJ, and Harley. They have a history dating back to his wilder days in high school. Harley had always had a crush on him. One night, while he was drunk, he took her virginity. The experience was wonderful for her except for the fact that TJ has never remembered it all these years. Because of that, there has always been tension between them and TJ has never understood why.

Harley is studying for a wildlife biology deg
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Saly
May 15, 2011 Saly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Instant Temptation is the last Wilder book about the oldest TJ. Wilder Adventures was TJ's baby, he got into the adventure thing because of his college girlfriend Sam, who died because of her recklessness so TJ is real careful. He was wild in his youth and spent it drunk trying to keep his brothers in line and overcome an abusive father. He likes to keep things simple and casual and mostly is gone on big treks.

Harley is the only responsible one in her family, she has a plan, by working as a mec
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Cathy
Sigh. If I'm being completely honest, this is somewhat of a generous 3-star rating on my part. I think I suffered from the same thing while reading this book as I did while reading Hawke and Sienna's book in the Psy-Changeling series, and that's that I love the build-up of the couple more than them actually getting together.

I still loved TJ and Harley here, and I loved that they had such an interesting backstory, but the plot of the book simply didn't work for me. Part of it felt really contriv
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Connie N.
Jan 29, 2016 Connie N. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#3 in the Wilder trilogy

I was looking forward to TJ and Harley's story, but I must admit I was a little disappointed. TJ is just as I imagined him--hot, sexy, organized, athletic, and intensely devoted to his family. And he and Harley's bickering and sniping in previous books obviously covered up for their attraction to each other. But Harley was not the woman I expected her to be. Rather than strong and independent, she seemed indecisive and gave off a lot of mixed signals. The story she told a
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Ellie
I liked this book best in this series. I started all three books at, relatively, the same time (because I got them all at the library on the same day) and this was the book that I was least excited about reading, and yet was the one that I saw straight through to the end.

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
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Lennis
Sep 17, 2014 Lennis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the best of the Wilder trilogy and one of my favorite Shalvis books. I loved TJ and Harley, and I liked that so much of the story took place out in the "wild." I really want to go hiking now...

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
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Lisamariel
TJ was just mouthwateringly gorgeous. I loved how Harley couldn't keep herself off him - I totally understand. I'm glad the misunderstanding was resolved early in the story. Harley was a very likeable heroine, she was sweet and shy about her feelings which happens to most of us. But at the end she was brave enough to get what she wants. TJ was pretty much cool all through the story. I feel there was no real climax, just smooth sailing of two people accepting their feelings for each other and sur ...more
Iris Blobel
And another one finished in my "Jill'athon" summer .... I'm running out of books, Jill better hurry!

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
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Stevie
I absolutely loved this series. Regardless of the fact that the author used a lot of the same lines in each book, mentioned how gorgeous these brothers were about a thousand times, and that they are all stereo-typical romance novels down to the dragging out of the actual sex scene to the very end and then they turn into rabbits. The stories are just well done. And each brother is perfect in such different ways you cannot figure out which one you like the best. It's not rushed and it builds well ...more
Theresa
Feb 12, 2013 Theresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third in the Wilder Series and I hope Jill Shalvis will write another book to this series about the Wilder brothers!

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
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Brooke
Feb 15, 2013 Brooke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Yay! I loved this one... Harley and TJ where funny, has oodles of chemistry and they where Hot together...
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,
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Candace
Feb 15, 2013 Candace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. Best of the series.

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,
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Marcy
Feb 03, 2017 Marcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
.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...

Get Your Pulse Racing

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 her trek to study a rare coyote. Harley's career is riding on this trip, and she doesn't need a stubborn, incredibly sexy dist
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Cruth
Author: Jill Shalvis
First published: 2010
Length: 4113 kindle locations, 316 pages
Setting: Contemporary. Wishful, California, in the Sierras.
Sex: Explicit. Infrequent.
Hero: Co-owner of Wilder Adventures.
Heroine: Mechanic / Research Biologist.

More of the same where the same is acceptably enjoyable. More relationship conflict and a very light mystery but overall pretty similar to the last. He does the chasing. She does the questioning. Some hot cupboard sex and pretty scenery.

It works. A nice formu
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Ann  Lorz
Jill Shalvis is one of those authors that I know I going to enjoy the book even before I start it. Most of the time I really love her books. Not all of them are a "hit out of the park" reads. But even the ones that aren't, are good!

It really must suck to be her. So much love coming her way from all of us who love her books!

I was lucky with Instant Temptation, not only did I do a catch up book, but I also read a book that's been siting on my shelve for a long while. I think the it was reissued
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Tracy
Apr 26, 2016 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this, not quite as much as the first one (skipped the second). The rest of this review is nitpicking about backpacking & wildlife biology, be warned...

I was really excited about this book because I'm trained as a wildlife biologist and love backpacking. Unfortunately this book could have benefited from a beta reader who backpacks to avoid some unrealistic details that would've been easy to fix. The camping described in this book is old school and doesn't reflect the current "leave
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Gig
Feb 09, 2016 Gig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one is honestly one of my all time favourite Jill Shalvis' books! I really enjoyed the dynamic between TJ and Harley in the first two books, as you knew there was something "there' between them that they were fighting. TJ Wilder is an extremely sexy hero (one of Jill's many!). He's honest, caring, but also cautious and in many ways, afraid to fall in love, and Harley is a wonderful heroine, honest to a fault, also hopeful but unsure of herself, confused about her feelings of TJ, and struggl ...more
Linda
Jun 21, 2014 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I enjoyed the book, I did not think it was as good as other books by Jill Shalvis.

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
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PepperP0t
Aug 30, 2016 PepperP0t rated it really liked it
Wishful's part time mechanic and part time intern research biologist Harley Stephens wants more. Taking initiative to fix the conservatory's cameras in a dangerous part of the Sierras should show them how dedicated she'd be in the research biologist position. That is until sexy TJ Wilder butts in.

TJ Wilder's mostly the heard about but not seen older Wilder brother but Harley Stephens, the town's part time mechanic and part time research biologist sure does see him. When he's not seeing her see
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Pamela(AllHoney)
The third addition to the Wilder series. Jill Shalvis can certainly write some drool-ilous heroes. This was a satisfying end to the trilogy of the Wilder brothers. I definitely fell for TJ just like Ms Shalvis intended. I wasn't quite feeling it for Harley, though. I liked her but felt she held her grudge too long. After 15 years she should have been over it. I didn't care for the way issue of the poachers was handled either. But still a good read.
Julie
Jun 03, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS - I don't think I would have been as forgiving as Harley was. TJ & his brothers had a bit of a wild streak in high school due to their abusive father & TJ was often high, drunk and/or horny. When Harley climbed in the back of his truck & TJ gave her the night of her life...well, it didn't end well even when it was the sexual experience Harley had always hoped for. Harley is at a crossroads in her career. She has several part-time jobs but she wants to work with w ...more
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