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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Blog Tour! Accidentally On Purpose By Jill Shalvis

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There’s no such thing as a little in love . . .
Elle Wheaton’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . .
There’s no such thing as a little in lust . . .
Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco earthquake and he craves her 24/7, but Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . .
There is such a thing as . . .
As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along . . .



I enjoy Jill Shalvis. She is a one-click author for me because she tells a story you connect with, and does it by giving you characters you care about and relate to.

In this case, Elle and Archer were friends, sort of. With a past. One that was enough that being around each other should bring up bad memories, and in a way it does. But, is that appeal and attraction enough for them to get past it?

Apparently, the answer to this is yes, as it is a romance. She tries to date, he thwarts it...in incredibly creative ways. But then he has to convince her that she wants to date him, which ws the challenge in the story. And the fun.

I liked and sympathized with both characters and I wanted them to end up together, I wanted Elle to get her happy ending, she worked for it. And I wanted this for Archer as well. I liked him a lot, and I thought he seemed human.

The pacing was strong, the friends to lovers well balanced with not too much time spent on one side of the relationship. I also liked that there was time to see them in a relationship, as a lot of friends to lovers tend to end with the couple getting together, so I enjoyed seeing some time with them together.

There were no issues with the characters or the dialog and the story was the well written and enjoyable story that I have come to expect from Jill Shalvis.



This isn't my first Jill Shalvis book but it was my first from this series. I enjoyed it as a standalone but was intrigued enough by the other characters to want to go back and read the series from the start.

I really liked Elle. I felt she was a strong female character and I found her to be very relatable. Seeing glimpses of the girl she was balanced against the woman she became made me really root for her. She knew what she wanted-Archer-but she was also determined not to wait around for him if he didn't feel the same way.

Archer had me swooning. He wanted to protect Elle, wanted her for himself but felt he couldn't have her. His actions when Elle was out with other men had me chuckling and shaking my head. I found his protectiveness sweet and he definitely had the sexy factor going for me.

The chemistry between these two was off the charts hot. It was really interesting watching them navigate their new relationship and reconciling it with their past-a past that BOTH of them had issues with. I liked that-it wasn't just one of them with issues, it was both.

As I mentioned, this is part of a series. The secondary characters are so well written that I absolutely want to go back and read the first books in the series. I love when authors create a little community that I want to be a part of. I want to share in their inside jokes or just hang out and chill with them-and I definitely got that vibe with these characters. Jill Shalvis didn't disappoint with this book-I absolutely recommend it.






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“Hey, honey,” Trudy said in her been-smoking-for-three-decades voice. “Need anything?”

“Nope, I’m good.” Good plus mad, but although she adored Trudy, the woman couldn’t keep a secret to save her life. “Just taking in the nice morning.”

“Oh, that’s a disappointment,” Trudy said. “I thought maybe you were looking for that hottie with the nice package, the one who runs the investigation firm down the hall.”

Elle nearly choked on her tea. “Nice package?”

“Well I’m old, not dead.” And with a wink, Trudy pushed her cart down the hall.

It was true that Archer was annoyingly hot, not that she cared. Hot was useless to her. She’d much rather have the things that had eluded her for most of her life—safety, security…stability.

Three things Archer had never been accused of.

At the other end of the hall, she stopped in front of the door with a discreet sign: HUNT INVESTIGATIONS.

The investigative and elite security firm was carried on Archer’s reputation alone, no ads or marketing required. Basically Archer and the men he employed were finders and fixers, independent contractors for hire, and not necessarily tied by the same red tape as the law.

Which worked for Archer. Rules had never been his thing.

She opened the door and let herself into the reception area, which was much bigger than hers. Clean, masculine lines. Large furniture. Wide open space. A glass partition separated the front from the inner offices.

The check-in counter was empty. The receptionist wasn’t in yet—it was too early for Mollie. But not for the other employees. Past the glass Elle could see part of the inner office. A group of men, five of them, entered by a private door. They’d clearly just come back from some sort of job that had required them to be locked and loaded since they currently looked like a SWAT team.

Elle literally stopped short. And if she was being honest, her heart stopped too because sweet baby Jesus. The lot of them stood there stripping off weapons and shirts so that all she could see was a mass of mind-blowing bodies, sweaty and tatted and in all varieties of skin colors.

It was a cornucopia of smutty goodness and she couldn’t tear her eyes away. In fact, she couldn’t speak either, mostly because her tongue had hit the floor. Her feet took advantage of her frozen brain, taking her to the interior door, where she wanted to press her face up against the glass.

Luckily, someone buzzed her in before she could. They all knew her. After all, her job required her to work closely with the security firm, and therein lay her deepest, darkest problem.

Working closely with Archer Hunt was dangerous in oh so many, many ways, not the least of which was their history, something she did her best to never think about.

She was greeted with variations on “Hey, Elle” and “Mornin’” and then they all went their separate ways, leaving her alone with their fearless leader.



Archer.


   

 


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And don’t miss the previous books in Jill Shalvis’s Heartbreaker Bay Series, SWEET LITTLE LIES, THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE and ONE SNOWY NIGHT, now available! Grab your copies HERE!

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  About Jill Shalvis: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.    
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