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Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis
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Aug 27, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary-romance
Read from August 28 to 30, 2012

Rating: B

Holly’s father has gone missing in the mountains. Worried and concerned, she asks Adam Connelly, a lover from her past, to help her find him since he is the best rescue tracker in the area. Adam agrees to help Holly but asks her to stay behind. But to Adam’s dismay, Holly is stubborn and refuses to let Adam go without her. Adam broke Holly’s heart once and by pure will only, she refuses to let him back in. And Adam doesn’t want to let Holly back in, for fear of hurting her all over again. Even though there are many years of hurt and pain between them, working closely together makes them realize the feelings and passion they once shared as teens never truly went away.

Adam is an ex-soldier with PTSD. As a teenager, he was reckless and wild. When he got into some trouble, he signed up for the military and left Holly behind. The one and only woman he’s ever loved. Now that Holly has walked back into his life asking for help, he’s desperate to keep his distance from her for fear that he will not only break her heart again but fears he’s not good enough for her.

Holly is recently divorced and has moved back home to help her father out on the ranch. After marrying too young and for all the wrong reasons, she’s ready to move on with her life. Holly never got over Adam since he’s the one who left her behind. She’s hurt and angry. Angry because Adam never called or write. And when he came back into town, he never bothered to get in touch with her. I love Holly’s spunk. She was determined to help Adam find her father and to Adam’s dismay, refused to give up until he took her with him.

While searching the mountains of Idaho, these two do their best to avoid the obvious chemistry that is boiling between them. The back and forth bantering and battle of the wills is hilarious. But these two aren’t as strong as they like to think. They do eventually give into their attraction but, after one night of passion, Adam is still trying to push Holly away. Again. But Holly is not taking no for an answer this time. Stubborn might as well be her middle name.

I love second chance love stories. And, boy, does Holly and Adam have some history and baggage to work out! Despite the fact that at times I wanted to smack each of them in the back of the head for being so stubborn, this couple was fun to read. I really enjoyed their playful banter and the sizzling sexy times.

Miz Shalvis has a way with weaving humor, drama, and family into her stories. Not to mention a hero who loves animals. Who doesn’t love a hero who loves animals? Because of my love for her Lucky Harbor series, I decided to give her Animal Magnetism series a try. I was not disappointed. Now that I know I’m missing out on another great series, I’m going to go back to the beginning and read book one, Animal Magnetism.

-- A Romantic Book Affairs Review

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