Then Came You

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Then Came You

An Animal Magnetism Novel, #5

This is one of those stories that makes you want to immediately find everything else the author has written because all of the characters are so engaging that you want to know the backstory on everyone you meet between the pages. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading works by Ms. Shalvis before but she has definitely been added to my ‘must read’ list. This is a fascinating contemporary romance that blends quirky characters who have plenty of challenges to overcome, gives a glimpse of the multitude of challenges that accompany working with patients who can’t necessarily articulate their needs and symptoms (unless they are a voluble parrot named Peanut), and details multiple romantic relationships that have unique challenges. The vivid characterization of both the human and non-human players and the searing intimate encounters depicted enthrall the reader and the artistry with which this author brings to life a multiplicity of vignettes that entertain with both drama and comedy make this a fantastic read and I look forward to reading more of her impressive and heartwarming stories.

“Then Came You” by Jill Shalvis is a heartwarming and steamy addition to the ‘Animal Magnetism’ series and features newly graduated Dr. Emily Stevens, who is repaying the financial contributions to her veterinary school tuition by interning at the Belle Haven clinic in Idaho. Her integration into the practice is complicated by her past history with sexy Dr. Wyatt Stone and her disappointment at not being assigned to her preferred clinic in California. Working in a mixed practice definitely stretches Emily’s diagnostic and physical muscles but her determination to restrict her relationship with Wyatt to a professional level is sabotaged by the heat that erupts whenever they are in the same room. Wyatt has his own personal baggage, including a determination never to force his choices on anyone else, and a contradictory inability to communicate his true feelings in contrast to his ability to soothe even the most cantankerous of patients and their owners. These two talented veterinarians will have to figure out whether they can pursue their dreams and remain in each other’s lives, but first they will have to find a way to communicate their deepest dreams.


Book Blurb for Then Came You

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rumor Has It and the Lucky Harbor series comes the story of a woman whose world is turned upside down by one night's torrid fling...

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...


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2014 5.00