Then Came You by Jill Shalvis (Animal Magnetism #5)

ThenCameYouAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Berkley

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Pam

Veterinary intern Emily can’t believe she wound up in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, instead of the Los Angeles clinic she had always imagined. Now she has to put her plans to move to L.A. on hold for a whole year while she fulfills the obligation of her vet school scholarship.

Then Wyatt, her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference, introduces himself as her new boss. And Emily is just as drawn to his seductive looks and quiet strength as she was on that very steamy night. She soon learns that Wyatt isn’t just a laid-back doctor, but a delicious alpha male tempting her away from her carefully laid-out plans…

This is one of my favorite series by one of my favorite authors and I truly enjoyed this addition. Ms. Shalvis once again gives us a humorous, sexy romance with the hero and heroine that are perfect for each other.

Emily is a recent graduate of veterinary school and as required by her scholarship she is spending a year as an intern. She would love to spend that year in the Beverly Hills area but the choice is not hers so she finds herself in Sunshine, Idaho. Belle Haven is run by Del and his two brothers Brady and Adam, it is a busy place and the brothers are spread thin so several other employees round out the engaging staff, including Dr Wyatt Stone, Emily’s immediate supervisor during her internship. What a coincidence that Wyatt and Emily have met before, they spent an amazing night together during a conference in Reno several months ago, a night that was supposed to be the one and only time they saw each other, oh I love how life gets interesting.

They both have issues that prevent any type of commitment; he recently broke up with his fiancé and is renovating the home his grandmother gave him with his two quirky sisters, and Emily has life all mapped out for her with plans for her future that do not include Sunshine, Idaho.

I love this series, the characters are charming, the setting is beautiful (Idaho), there is humor and of course the hero and heroine make this a fun read. I am torn about which one, out of the five books, is my favorite but I must say that this one ranks up there toward the top.

I love Wyatt, he is a quiet man that is part animal whisper and woman whisper as Emily will attest to. He seems to be this funny easy going guy but we do get a glimpse of some alpha goodness when he is alone with Emily. He is so good with animals and I like how they just melt around him, he is also very good to his quirky sisters that live with him in their money pit of a house. He claims he is not ready for a new relationship and is usually not the instigator of the sexy times they share but he does go all in when he accepts how his feels for Emily.

Emily is very likable, she is intelligent and funny but very hung up on the plans for her life. I have to admit that I love how she acts around Wyatt, she is the one that can’t stay away and usually starts the heat going between the two, and the honesty that comes from her is so refreshing, she admits freely how she feels about him and I laughed several times because of the words that came out of her mouth.

I absolutely love the relationships that both Wyatt and Emily have with their sisters. Wyatt is living with Zoe and Darcy, both with their own styles of quirkiness, the banter between the three is hilarious as they fix up the house their grandmother left them and they mend the wounds that their disengaged parents created. I also like the relationship between Emily and her sister Sara, they also fight like siblings but you can feel the love between them as they also deal with the aftermath of their childhood.

Wyatt and Emily have amazing chemistry that jumps off the page; they can’t keep away from each other as they try to ignore the attraction. But when they do get together it is combustible and the scenes are very sexy.

The pace of the story is perfect as we watch the two dance around each other and their attraction, there is a bit of drama and danger but it is near the end of the book and it is over quickly, it almost feels like an afterthought but still enjoyable. This is a must read for all those Jill Shalvis fans and those that have never read her books, it is small town romance at its best that satisfies all the needs of a great book and although this is book five, it can easily be read as a standalone.


I give Then Came You by Jill Shalvis 4.25 stars!

One Comment

  1. I’m very much looking forward to getting my hands on his book! This is an amazing series and each book seems to get better and better 🙂 Thanks for the great review!

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