Instant Attraction

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The first in a sensational new series, Jill Shalvis introduces Cameron, Stone, and T.J. Wilder—three bad-boy heroes who effortlessly mix breathtaking adventure and scorching sex appeal...

Get Wild...And Then Get Wilder...

Accountant Katie Kramer is a quintessential good girl—working hard, recycling diligently, all the while trying to ignore the feeling that she doesn't fit in anywhere. That's all she wants. Well, that—and amazing sex, and the ...

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Overview

The first in a sensational new series, Jill Shalvis introduces Cameron, Stone, and T.J. Wilder—three bad-boy heroes who effortlessly mix breathtaking adventure and scorching sex appeal...

Get Wild...And Then Get Wilder...

Accountant Katie Kramer is a quintessential good girl—working hard, recycling diligently, all the while trying to ignore the feeling that she doesn't fit in anywhere. That's all she wants. Well, that—and amazing sex, and the kind of daredevil escapade she can look back on when she's crunching numbers in a dusty cubicle. Which explains why she just took a job in Wishful, California, working for Wilder Adventures and Expeditions. Waking up to find a magnificently built stranger towering over her bed—that part defies explanation...

After wandering the planet for months following a life-changing accident, Cameron Wilder has come back to the only home he knows. Under other circumstances, he might be thrilled to find a gorgeous woman sleeping in his cabin, but now, while he'll risk his body taking clients on adrenaline-drenched excursions, his heart is off limits. Still, Katie's killer smile triggers something deep in his gut...among other places. Showing her how exhilarating it can be to stop balancing her life as if it was a checkbook is the biggest rush he's ever felt—and an adventure Katie's wishing would never end. . .

"Jill Shalvis sweeps you away."—Cherry Adair

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The first in a new series by veteran romance author Shalvis hits the ground running. After Katie Kramer survives a devastating accident, she resolves to "live life balls out" and leaves L.A. for a job with Wilder Adventures in the Sierra Madre mountains. Hunky Cameron Wilder, a champion snowboarder whose career ended with his own devastating accident, appears, and the attraction is instant for both of them. But neither wants a relationship so it's up to the Wilder clan to make them realize that they were meant to be together. What elevates this beyond the standard of the genre is the Wilders, particularly the subplot around Cameron's surrogate mother, Annie, and her husband, Nick. Their relationship problems and love for each other are more authentic than what's found in most romance novels. The Wilder men make great romance heroes while Katie is a great heroine: fearless but vulnerable, bright, charismatic and a great match for Cameron, who is classically reserved and brooding. By focusing on the Wilder family as much as she focuses on the couple, Shalvis thoroughly engages readers as she finds the perfect women for the other Wilder men. (Feb.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758231239
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 367,284
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Shalvis is the author of several popular series including the Lucky Harbor Series (It Had to Be You; Always on My Mind; Forever and a Day); the Animal Magnetism series (Rescue My Heart; Animal Attraction; Animal Magnetism), the Wilders series (Instant Attraction; Instant Temptation; Instant Gratification), and the Sky High series (Strong and Sexy; Superb and Sexy; Smart and Sexy). Her baseball-themed romances include Slow Heat and Double Play, and she also appears in anthologies such as He's The One.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

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    Plenty of action, warmth, and smiles!

    Review by C.K. Laurence:
    The story follows Cam and Katie's battle against the growing attraction between them. The two face obstacles from every direction as they fight to take back their lives and find passion and love along the way. Of course there is the formula ex-girlfriend to complicate matters and one family crisis after another to keep the plot moving. Did I mention that there is lots of hot sex between the couple?

    Instant Attraction had me turning the pages to see if and how the couple would succeed, and I must admit I could not put it down. The only thing that niggled at total enjoyment was Shavis' obsession with green eyes and Cam's amazing body. I found myself wanting to say "Okay, I get it. I get it!" It wasn't so bad that it stopped me from plowing through the novel in only two days, though.

    For anyone looking for a romantic read with plenty of action, warmth and some big smiles, I can tell you this-Shavis next novel is a sequel involving Cam's brother Stone, and I have every intention of reading it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

    Excellent book!

    Don't pass up this book, I recently discovered Jill Shalvis (Geez where have I been) This is the 4th book of her's I've read and I've not been disapointed. As long as Ms. Shalvis keeps writing books like this I'll keep buying them

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  • Posted May 3, 2010

    Fantastic... can't wait to start the next book!!!!!!!!

    it's been a long time since i found a book that i didn't want to put down. it is a touching romantic novel with just enough humor and leaves the sexual scenes to the imagination. it's 330am and i just finished the book and lent to my sister via our nooks. a great read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2008

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    Readers will enjoy Jill Shalvis¿ fun contemporary romance

    Los Angeles accountant Katie Kramer did everything by the book keeping in mind the bottom line until the accident. Feeling fortunate to be alive, Katie vows to live life to the fullest as she understands you have one chance and hiding cubicles is not what one would call living. Katie applies for a job with Wilder Adventures in the Sierra Madre mountain town of Wishful and to her euphoria is hired.<BR/><BR/>The accident ended Cameron Wilder¿s career as a champion snowboarder. Feeling at a loss as what to next, he has wandered around but has come home to Wishful. He is shocked to find a beautiful woman sleeping in his bed in his cabin. She is shocked to find a man sharing her bed when she awakens the next morning. Each don¿t need caffeine to feel in their gut the INSTANT ATTRACTION between them. As they fall in love, one daredevil stunt at a time, she is unprepared for a relationship beyond the moment and he has doubts that love lasts though his ¿mom¿ Annie and her husband Nick prove otherwise.<BR/><BR/>The lead couple is a fascinating pairing as neither wants a relationship, but has no choice as the Wilder bunch insures they remain together. The Wilder bunch makes the story line fun with their antics yet key members are drawn with depth and poignancy especially the matriarch and her spouse. Readers will enjoy Jill Shalvis¿ fun contemporary romance as everyone seems to embrace love when they feel the emotion even in others except for Katie and Cameron who want to flee love.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2013

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    Once again Quinn has indulged me into the story of the Wilder br

    Once again Quinn has indulged me into the story of the Wilder brothers. And this time,
    Quinn has outdone herself....again.

    Cameron Wilder has done some wild things in his life...especially trying to be an outstanding athlete
    until one accident puts him up from the action and has him traveling back home where his brothers
    run their Wilder Adventures where boys become men and woman become ladies.

    Of course that's how Katie feels when she pops in to help out the boys. After a life changing event in
    her life, she doesn't FEEL like her life is gong anywhere and wants to change that! And what's better
    than going to an Adventurous place with hot guys and beautiful landscapes right outside her window.
    Of course Cameron isn't half bad to look at.

    To Cameron, neither is Katie!!!

    I feel love in the air. Another great series by once again Jill Shalvis, the Queen of the Romances!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    Quick read but thoroughly enjoyed

    My first introduction to Jill Shalvis and I thoroughly enjoyed her books. Will be reading more of her!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    Enjoyed this book a lot!

    Can't wait to read the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Fantastic read

    Another great summer read by my new favorite author!

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

    While I enjoyed the story and loved the heroine it took some tim

    While I enjoyed the story and loved the heroine it took some time for me to warm up to Cam. Good start to the series though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    OK Read

    The story was too slow into explaining what the characters were about. It did not peakk my interest into finishing it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    Solid contribution to the genre.

    Solid romance novel. Well written. Made me want to track down the remaining books in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Loved this!!!!

    I really enjoyed this quick, easy read! What a great love story invloving characters I came to care about and cheer for! I found myself wanting them to find the happiness they both deserved!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Great Read!

    Jill's at it again with this adventurous story. I wish I lived there!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Pretty Generic Reading

    Generic romance between two broken souls trying to find themselves. Naturally, the female protagonist is sunny, optimistic and carefree while the male is broody and does nothing but push the female away, time and time again. Yet, like a moth to a flame, he keeps returning for incredibly hot, steamy sex. Story told time and time again with nothing really new. Still, its entertaining and a quick read.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

    Very Good

    I read it in spare moments over two days!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Outstanding

    ## This book was superb. Jill shalvis is amazing. Her characters are interesting and always have great chemistry. There was humor and adventure and of course hot sex. Can't wait to read the next story in this series. Also, her 'sexy' series is highly recommended!

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

    Terrific Read

    As with most trilogies these books should be read in order because they all follow a thread. This book is the first and tells the story of Katie who leaves "it all" following a horrific accident where she is the only survivor... She takes a temporary job working for Wilder Adventures where she meets up with Cam a professional ski boarder who was also nearly killed in an accident... Love follows but the path to their destiny isn't complete until Book 3... Engaging stories, well written and a spectacular portrayal of the beauty of the Sierra mountains. I loved all three stories of the Wilder brothers and their lives and loves... The writing of Ms. Shalvis makes you feel as if you are there, experiencing the exciting and dangerous lives of these three mountain men as they live and love in the great outdoors. Read and enjoy!!!

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  • Posted March 14, 2011

    Great Series

    Wish the series continued. Oh so good.

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  • Posted September 8, 2009

    A light, fun & romantic read..

    Enjoyable, sexy characters with a light plot!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2009

    Jill Shalvis' "Instant Attraction" will not disappoint you. I have everyone of her books and hope she keeps them coming.

    Wilder Aventures is a company you would like to book for your next vacation,if you love the outdoors. I enjoy how Jill always keeps your attention from who shows up in your bed to what is lurking around in the bushes. "Insant Attratction" was a well-rounded enjoyable romance.

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