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Animal lovers will love it.
on 12 June 2011
Lilah runs an animal shelter. She gets emotionally attached to each animal and is heartbroken when she has to give them up. Her neighbors are Dell and Adam (both men see Lilah as a sister and she sees them as brother's. Unusual when they are apparently both very attractive!). Dell is a Vet and Adam trains pets. When Dell and Adam were younger, they were in Foster Care with another boy Brady. They grew close but when their foster parent died, he left them money. Brady didn't want any of it and Dell and Adam used it to set up their practice. They have been trying to get Brady to come 'home' for years. Brady has been in the Army and Special Forces for many years. He is now a pilot for hire. He takes a month off to visit his brothers. They have a used helicopter they want him to repair and fly. They also want Brady to live there and work with them.
The story starts when Lilah, with a car full of animals and birds, rear ends Brady's car. They are instantly attracted to each other and when Brady tells her his name it rings a bell but she doesn't instantly connect him to Dell and Adam. Brady gives Lilah a lift home and they share a kiss. Later when she goes to Dell and Adam's she meets Brady again and then realises that he is their other 'brother'.
Not a lot happens in the story. Its a gentle romance. Lilah and Brady begin dating and Brady who doesn't like staying in one place too long starts to develop feelings for Lilah. Dell and Adam are wary of their romance as they worry that Brady will hurt Lilah. However, Lilah is very laid back about their romance and tells Brady she is fine with a 'fling' and knows he will leave in a month. Lilah doesn't like relying on people and when Brady starts trying to help her out more, she's not used to it. As Brady's feelings for Lilah increase, Lilah still gives the impression that its just a fling and she is happy for him to leave after a month. However, when he sees how upset she gets when her animals have to leave her, he wonders why she is so happy for him to leave..
I'm a big fan of Jill's books, but this one wasn't my favourite. The sex scenes are quite tame for a Jill Shalvis novel. It features a lot of animals and a dog that Brady gets close to (reminds me of Jennifer Crusie novels which always feature dogs!).
There are two more books in the series which will be Dell and Adam's stories.