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Instant Temptation

(Wilder #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  7,223 ratings  ·  370 reviews
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 distraction. But T.J. is a professional guide who knows when to stay ...more
Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Kensington (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
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
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
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
Miss Kim
Sep 17, 2009 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
Nov 25, 2015 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
Jul 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What's a girl to do when she hasn't been very pleased by the previous books she read this week ? Re-read one from a favorite author that she knows will deliver on the sweet, fun and light love story she wants to read about.

Harley Stephens and T.J. Wilder grew up in the same small town. But they're not friend. Nor nemesis. They're just two people who know each other but act irritated or as if they're driving the other crazy. But only Harley knows the reason why. That she have a crush on him for
Jan 22, 2011 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.
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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
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
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

*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.
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Overall I enjoyed Instant Temptation! But, I did have some issues with a couple scenes that were really inappropriate.

The Gist: Well. Harley and TJ have some sparks. And some irritation with one another. Something he don't understand the source of. But he's going to find out even if he has to invite himself along on a multi day hike she's taking for work. They're gonna settle this. Even if they have to get nekkid to do s
Dec 04, 2012 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
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
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.
3.5 stars
This was really cute and I enjoyed it much more than the other books in the series.
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Christi Snow
Mar 21, 2011 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
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
Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
I know Shalvis was going for tension in this one, building it up to a big climax. But it just read as angsty. I love her characters and her writing, but I wanted this one to just get to the point already.

That said, I always love Jill Shalvis and I'll pretty much read anything she writes.

Lisa Ivary was great on the audio.
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! I loved this, and wish that there were more Wilder brothers! :)
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So lovely and heartwarming. Jill Shalvis never fails to amaze me
Jul 19, 2010 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
Nate Brightman
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Instant Temptation is the 3rd and final book in Jill Shalvis’s Wilder series built around the love lives of the 3 Wilder brothers Cameron, Stone and TJ and their young Aunt Annie and her husband Nick. This book is the story of TJ the eldest brother and Harley who has been a minor character in the first two books Instant Attraction and Instant Gratification. Other than the first book Instant Attraction where Cameron and Katie, two total strangers experience an instant attraction the titles seem l ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

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
Dec 16, 2010 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
Heather andrews
Jan 19, 2014 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
Sep 16, 2012 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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