Review – Then Came You by Jill Shalvis

Then Came YouPublisher: Berkley
Publish Date: Out Now
How I got this book: NetGalley

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…
*Blurb from Goodreads*

I’ve been a long time fan of Shalvis, and although her small town series set in Lucky Harbor is my favorite, her animal series books have a special place in my heart as well.

Emily is not happy with ending up in the middle of nowhere Idaho, and doesn’t like the idea of putting her life plan on hold for a year to honor her commitment. But she isn’t about to back out on her word, even after she finds out that her boss is none other than the dreamy vet she met and had her one and only one night stand with a few months ago.

Wyatt loves his life in Sunshine, despite the fact that he is in a bit of limbo living with his sisters and unable to move on from his previous relationship. But working closely with Emily is better than he imagined. Once he realizes his heart is on the line, he desperately tries to convince Emily to stay in Idaho for the long run. Too bad that’s not part of her life plan.

I thought this book was super cute. Wyatt was very beta-hero like. He wasn’t overbearing or demanding, instead he was more laid back and go-with-the-flow. I loved that about him. I also loved that he realized his heart was involved big time with Emily, and how much she had the power to crush him. As much as he tried, the attraction between them was so intense that he struggled to keep things platonic.

The chemistry between Wyatt and Emily was off the charts. They smoked up the pages left and right, and I thought the tension between them was perfect. Shalvis does an amazing job of creating fun and lighthearted scenes with these two, that lead to some of the sexiest moments. I loved the fact that Emily was so in lust that she literally couldn’t keep her hands to herself half the time. It was funny and sexy and made their relationship that much more fun to read.

While I enjoyed Emily, there were some things about her character that drove me crazy. Namely, her inability to change her life plans. She was so dead set on one particular plan for herself, that she couldn’t even accept that something else made her happier than ever before. She was so narrow minded when it came to her life goals that she couldn’t seem to find some flexibility to realize her goals had changed and shifted. There was more than once or twice I wanted to smack her upside the head.

I wish we would have had the opportunity to see more of the secondary characters in this book. I adore Jade, and while she was around a bit because of her job with the clinic, I would have liked to see a friendship develop between her and Emily. One aspect of Shalvis’s other books that is missing in this series is the key friendships between female characters. I would have liked to see that in this book.

All in all, I thought the fifth book in the Animal Magnetism series was super cute. I thought Wyatt and Emily had a super fun and super sexy romance that was a fun roller coaster ride to read. I hope to see more in this series in the future.
I give Then Came You a B

Comments

  1. RebeccaJ says

    Emily drove me NUTS in this book. I didn’t like her at all. She was CONSTANTLY telling Wyatt (or thinking about) how sexy he was. I’d rather feel it, than read it.

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