Animal Attraction (Animal #2)by Jill Shalvis
Jade Bennett couldn't be happier to escape her past for the quiet ranching town of Sunshine, Idaho. Plus, there's nothing like working for veterinarian Dell Connelly. And though Dell has no intention of settling down, Jade's strength and sass are enticements no red-blooded male can resist.
My thoughts:To simply say I loved this book is an understatement. Jill Shalvis knocks this one out of the park. (for you avid baseball fans- the World Series wrapped up last night). We return to Sunshine, Idaho. Even the name makes you feel warm and happy. This is the second in the Animal series.
Our hero, Dell is the perfect alpha male, he's strong, dark and brutally handsome. Dell doesn't let many get too close to him, why would he? He has a long history of those around him abandoning him. As a small child, his mother left him, his father died, and then he gets carted around from one foster family to the next. He has the typical commitment phobia. It was the attachment that he avoided, that would take trust and blind faith accessing parts of him that he didn’t allow himself to access.
Our heroine, Jade, has inner demons of her own. Eighteen months ago she was attacked and instead of facing her fears, she ran away. She ended up in Sunshine and into Del's life. She is only there temporarily, no need letting anyone get close to her and know her hidden fears. I couldn't help but chuckle over her compulsive disorder of having a spreadsheet for everything, she sounded a little like me.