The Doctor Is In Deep
Wishful, California, is 3000 miles from Dr. Emma Sinclair's last job in a New York City ER. Running her father's clinic for a summer, Emma treats bee stings, stomach flu, and the occasional...more
“By teaching you how to smell the roses. I’m a giver that way. Come on, Emma. Unless you’re too chicken?”
“Kiss me, Stone. Take what you want.”
Instant Gratification is the second book in the Wilder series, and it's all about the middle brother Stone finding love. While this book was a Okay read it wasn't great for me. The heroine Emma drove me crazy. I didn't out right hate her, but I didn't like her either, and the things she did made me wanna shake her. Hard!!
This series is definitely a prim ...more
Instant Gratification is the second book in Shalvis’s Wilder series about three brothers (Cameron, Stone, and T.J.) who own/run Wilder Adventures and Expeditions, an extreme tours/sports adventure company, in the town of Wishful, California in the Sierra Mountains. The three sexy, rugged outdoorsmen, extreme sport enthusiasts, and playful mountain bums also happen to be the small town’s most eligible bachelors and notorious playboys.
Stone, the middle brother, is the ...more
Stone is my favorite Beta man. Ahhh, Stone, that is one of the sexiest hero names I ...more
Emma Sinclair is defined by the above words. She likes being in control and has her whole life structured. She grew up in New York and only came back because her dad the town doc needs her to run his place until he gets better but things are not always what they seem. Emma has always considered herself a city-girl and at first she is confound ...more
Two months ago, Dr. Emma Sinclair came to Wishful, California ,to temporarily run her father's clinic, while he recover from a heart attack. They aren't close. In fact, she didn't see him often growing up. But when he called, she answered. It's certainly a big change of pace from her stressful life, but still, she can't wait to be back in New York. But that was before one of the Wilder brothers helped her pass the time, always ending up injured. What is it about him that she find so attracti ...more
Dr. Emma is uptight and only in Wishful for a short time (so she thinks) to run her father's practice while he recovers from a heart attack. Emma is use to running an ER in New York and the very slow pace of Wishful is driving her nuts. But not as nuts as the sexy Stone.
Stone is the g ...more
Emma grated me to no end. She just did not let go, not even for a minute. Her defense mechanism was made of adamantium at the very least. I never connected with her and to be honest, I didn’t feel she lowered those walls until the last minute. And by last minute I mean the 90% mark. Grrr.
Stone made the book for me. My favorite beta hero ever. Oh my goodness, he is just so dam ...more
I love how uncomplicated Stone is and that for once, it wasn't the guy who had reservations about starting a relationship/realising he has feelings that go deeper than basic attraction. I loved that it was Emma who was unsure here, and honestly had no idea what to do with her feelings given that she was always going to l ...more
I haz a new boyfriend and his name is Stone Wilder! Jill Shalvis really needs to stop writing these awesome heroes. I literally have no space left to list them in my harem. It’s really no wonder why I get errors every time I try to add and save a new entry in my harem, it’s gotten way too long and it seems that a substantial amount are Jill Shalvis’s men. Stone Wilder is a dream! With his athletic bod and that killer charm, I’m completely helpless to his easy-going ways ...more
I thought Stone and Emma were perfect -- and Stone definitely entered my (virtual) list of favorite Shalvis' men. Stone didn't suffer any of the 'guilt', 'woe-is-me', 'relationship-challenged' case. I loved his loyalty to his family, I loved that he was the middle-child who was the glue for all the Wilder family members, and he was just perfect. Emma was excellent too! Sh ...more
Stone is the middle Wilder brother, a little more laid back than the other two. He's not a chest beater, and has no qualms about letting Emma know that he wants her. The natural progression of the relationship, in his opinion, is simply what happens when you are with some ...more
2.5 stars really
After having a bad run in reading contemporary romance novels before this one, I was actually quite relieved to find myself enjoying the first 5 chapters of this book. Unfortunately, after chapter 5, the book went down for me.
Sorry for the spoilers, but I have to include them to fully express why I didn’t like this book.
What I liked about the book – a great hero and heroine
In fairness, I really love the heroine (Emma). I really empathized with Emma and admired her resilience and ...more
First of all, whats up with the guy of the cover? I constantly tried not to stare at him every time I picked up the book because I got scared as sh*t. I hate the model so much...
That said, I want to mention that I have found another amazing author to follow. I just can't wait to read more from Jill Shalvis. Her style is amazing and different from what I have read in this genre. This installment was a bit similar to the first, I probably should have read something else in between to forg ...more
The love story between Stone and Emma was nice but definitely not my favorite of the two Wilder books I've read. TJ has more participation and the book sets his story with Harley for the ...more
I finished this book today and it was such a delight and just what I needed. Instant Gratification is the second book in the Wilder Brothers series by Jill Shalvis and it was such a cozy, heart-warming romance set amidst the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in Northern California, in the sweet town of Wishful. Each book features a different Wilder Brother and tells their tale. I just love these stories and characters so much because they demonstrate that life is never easy for anyon ...more
As the middle brother, Stone is very much the peacemaker. He is just as tough and manly as his brothers, Cam, which we met in "Instant Attraction" and TJ, who is the oldest. But Stone is the glue that holds his family to ...more
To be honest, some of this may have had to do with the narration by Lisa Ivary. She's not the best for this series; many of Shalvis' other books have been narrated by Karen White, ...more
In this book, Stone is the brother who is falling in love. Emma Sinclair is in town taking over her father's doctor's clinic for the summer. She's not too happy about moving from New York to Wishful, CA (tiny population) nor is she too excited about spending time with the father who was absent for most of he ...more
26 September 2014: $1.99 on Kindle
I read this book pre-Goodreads, but I remember greatly enjoying the whole series. This is the second book in the series, and while the series deals with three brothers(? maybe co-owners, maybe both) I think they can stand well alone as well and be read in any order. (view spoiler)[My OCD doesn't allow that, hardly ever, but for those not as weird as me, this one will be okay ;) (hide spoiler)]
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