Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism Series #1)

Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism Series #1)

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by Jill Shalvis
     
 

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Co-owner of the town's only kennel, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life. Pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire.

It's Brady's nature to resist being tied down, but there's

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Co-owner of the town's only kennel, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life. Pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire.

It's Brady's nature to resist being tied down, but there's something about Lilah and her menagerie that keeps him coming back for more.

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Publishers Weekly
Shalvis kicks off a new contemporary series with this entertaining smalltown tale. Lilah Young has given up on finding Mr. Right in Sunshine, Idaho. Fortunately, when she rear-ends a truck, its owner turns out to be handsome out-of-towner Brady Miller. Lilah, a junk-food–loving animal enthusiast, is focused on her work at an animal kennel. Brady is a pilot-for-hire and photographer who's just in town to help out his foster brothers. Brady and Lilah give in to their chemistry while telling each other their relationship is finite, but soon their passion deepens. There's plenty of sizzle but not much action, and there's never really any doubt that Lilah and Brady will overcome their hangups. Nonetheless, it's an entertaining read and a good choice for readers who like cooing over cute animals as well as a cute romance. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
"An entertaining read and a good choice for readers who like cooing over cute animals as well as a cute romance." ---Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425239810
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
Animal Magnetism Series, #1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"An entertaining read and a good choice for readers who like cooing over cute animals as well as a cute romance." —-Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

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 award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit jillshalvis.com for a complete book list.

Karen White has been narrating audiobooks since 1999, with more than two hundred to her credit. Honored to be included in AudioFile's Best Voices and Speaking of Audiobooks's Best Romance Audio 2012 and 2013, she is also an Audie Award finalist and has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.

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Animal Magnetism 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 194 reviews.
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
Jill Shalvis delivers another spectacular story in Animal Magnetism. Brady Miller is drawn home by his foster brothers to Sunshine, Idaho. Brady is a pilot for hire and his brothers need him to fix up a helicopter for their animal clinic. Brady hasn't been home in years, his life has been one of flying for those that need his services rather it was his country or medical services. He agrees to be in town for one month then will take the next job he is offered. Brady is barely back home when he is literally run into by Lilah Young the local kennel owner. Lilah Young, can't believe she runs her jeep into hot and sexy Brady Miller. She was distracted by her menagerie but Lilah really gets distracted by Brady. Lilah is used to going it on her own and just doesn't know how to handle this handsome mans frequent offers of help. She is even more flustered by the attraction that sparks between them. Lilah tries to convince herself and Brady she can be a temporary kind of girl. What starts out as a temporary fling for them both turns into something magical. Will Lilah be able to let Brady go when its time or will Brady decide to stay with the one woman who understands the real him. Animal Magnetism is a funny, poignant and sexy story. Brady and Lilah interaction is just fabulous. The emotional journey they both travel through will touch your heart. Their chemistry is at times sweet and others delightfully sexy and spicy. In my opinion you can't go wrong in picking up a Jill Shalvis book. Its what a wonderful romance book should always be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this on the recommendatipn of friends- and they were right. Of course, I love animals and the idea of a trilogy set around them is great. Jill has great character development, and you are intrigued and rooting for them from page 1. Have already read thenext in the series and can't wait for the next one.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Sunshine, Idaho animal kennel worker Lilah Young believes she will never meet her forever. That is until she backs her animal filled jeep into his parked truck as he watches the fender bender. The owner is a visiting hunk Brady Miller. They are instantly attracted to one another. A pilot and photographer, just out of the military service, Brady is in Sunshine helping his foster brothers Dell and Adam. He and Lilah agree to a fling while he is in town; both understand once he leaves, their tryst ends. However, their lust grows stronger as they fall in love, but neither is confident enough to offer a change to the original rules of engagement. There is plenty of sunshine and a few flaws in this fun contemporary romance. Whereas Lilah has begun to believe she is the anti-male stay magnet, Brady knows his reputation even with his two BFFs is that of Dr. Death. The story line is extremely linear, but the fun is walking and flying with the lead couple and their buddies (animals included) as love is everywhere the reader goes in Sunshine, Idaho. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like hunks and dogs, you will love this book.
Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
I REALLY enjoyed this! ANIMAL MAGNETISM is the perfect blend of wit and charm with plenty of face fanning romance. If you love animals and have a soft spot for swoon worthy heroes, then be sure to check this one out. This was my first Jill Shalvis book but it won't be my last!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read from beginning to end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved It - Now I need the rest of the Series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the characters in this book and how Shalvis was able to bring out each of the characters' personalities so well! I couldn't put this book down! Shalvis knows how to write a steamy hot romance!
romancejunkiePA More than 1 year ago
Another great romance by Jill Shalvis, highly recommend. I wasn't even halfway through the book when I started wishing for sequels! If the hunky men working with animals isn't enough to draw you in, Jill Shalvis writes great, witty dialogue. As much as I enjoyed the relationships beetween Brady/Lilah and Brady/Dell/Adam, I absolutely loved Brady's interactions with Twinkles! Hint: Front cover of the book. I can't wait to read about Dell & Jade.
Readsalot816 More than 1 year ago
First Jill Shalvis book I read and wasn't disappointed. Great, funny characters. Great feel good book. Brady and Lilah make a fine couple. Hot and not trashy, well written romance. Can't wait for Dell's story!
LindaTownsend 11 months ago
Don't miss this highly entertaining start to the author's Animal Magnetism series! He rocked her against him. "No idea what I'm going to do with you." She didn't know what he was going to do with her either, but she hoped it was good. ANIMAL MAGNETISM by Jill Shalvis and narrated by Karen White is a very entertaining start to the author's Animal Magnetism series. I'm reading/listening to this series out-of-order and can attest that this series can be enjoyed in any order. There are interconnected characters and a common small-town setting, but each book works very well as a standalone if that is your preference. ANIMAL MAGNETISM is the story of ex-military pilot and loner, Brady Miller, kennel owner and a true guardian angel to animals Lilah Young. Both characters shined as did their supporting cast. I can't gush enough about how fantastic this book was! Karen White's narration was perfection exemplified. She even aced the animal sounds. LOL! Every time the duck quacked, I cracked up. She seamlessly differentiated between the characters and I could always tell who was speaking just from her voice. I have picked up audios just because she has narrated them. Her performances have never disappointed. If you get a chance to listen to this book, go for it. Jill and Karen are a winning combination and, together, they create an experience not to be missed. ANIMAL MAGNETISM is one of my favorite Jill Shalvis' books so far. I loved the setting, the two primary characters, Lilah and Brady, both of them together, the animals, the story - just everything about it! My one and only complaint about this book is that I didn't want it to end! Thank goodness, there's more of this series I haven't listened to yet; I'm definitely on it! I would highly recommend this book, indeed this entire series, to anyone who enjoys sexy, contemporary, small-town romances that are guaranteed to leave you with a big smile. My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there! 5 Wine Glasses!
julieford More than 1 year ago
Another great book from Jill Shalvis. This book has quirky animals and junk food addicted hero and heroine. Lilah is the co-owner of the town's only kennel and everyone loves her. Brady is home temporarily visiting his foster brothers who are trying to get him to stay. Lilah literally runs into Brady and the adventure and laughs begin.
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bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
Paperback/Romance: first, two disclosures: I got this book as a gift from Goodreads in return for a honest review. Second, I've read one other Jill Shalvis book and I gave it two stars too. This book is just so absurd with all these animals; some that should be eating each other. Getting past that, the whole story could have been told in a 200 page book because there was really no plot to it. It was getting to the point where I was waiting for a dead body to fall out of closet. I skimmed through the sex scenes. I waited for witty banter. It never showed up. It's an easy read, but predictable.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore Jill Shalvis' books and began this particular series with the fourth book, and have ever since been dying to find the time to go back and start again at the beginning of the series.  While it is a series, each novel can be read as a standalone companion novel, but trust me, once you begin, you will definitely want more.  The story is set in the beautiful town of Sunshine Idaho.  Lilah Young runs a shelter and kennel service for animals.  She loves animals of all kinds, and is the go-to person for finding strays and other abandoned animals a home.  She is fun-loving, witty, a very hard worker, and always has about a million things on her plate.  Her two best friends AKA the hottest set of bachelors in town are Dell and Adam Connlelly.  Dell is a veterinarian and runs an animal center,  His brother Adam helps and also trains search and rescue animals.  Lilah, Dell, and Adam are best friends.  Adam and Dell have a third brother, Brady Miller, who they haven't seen in quite some time.  Brady is ex special forces, a pilot, and lives and works in extremely dangerous situations.  While in town, he and Lilah meet in the most comical way.  I don't want to give any more about that away, but trust me, you'll enjoy it. The chemistry between these two is intense from the moment they meet, but Brady doesn't do long-term relationships and has his own set of issues stemming from the past he has to deal with.  Lilah has been hurt before and is reluctant to go down the relationship road again, but girls, Brady is just to hot and sexy not to have a little fun with.   Whether or not she can keep her heart out of the mix will be the challenge, not to mention the fact that Dell and Adam are extremely overprotective of her. That said, the heart wants what the heart wants, and everything that happens between the heart wanting and actually getting that proves to be an absolutely delightful story.  Animal magnetism is one of those books that totally captures your heart, makes you smile, swoon, and sigh over and over again, and I total loved it.  This series is a definitely a must read for fans of contemporary romance.  As far as the audio goes, the narrator is awesome and does a wonderful job, making this a pleasure to listen to. 
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I just thought this book was great. I loved Brady and Liliah the love story that come to life is just amazing.
stormyjCO More than 1 year ago
I read this book for background after reading the second book in the series. It's an average read for a romance. There are some pacing problems but otherwise the book is a decent read. I would have appreciated more character development; sometimes the main characters come across as two-dimensional and secondary characters are sketched in.
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lovetoreadAB More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this series, it is great! Easy to get lost in for a few days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read several of this authors books and liked almost all of them, including this one. Likable characters, bland storyline, sweet romance. Not a favorite but a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really fun read. Lol moments. Love the series
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Loved it