Jill Shalvis has a knack for creating characters that are lovable, witty and make you wish they were real so you could befriend them. Rescue My Heart is no exception to the Jill Shalvis formula that works time and again. For this installment in the Animal Magnetism series, she’s focusing on eldest brother Adam as he deals with PTSD from his stint in the Middle East with the National Guard and the one woman who he never thought he was good enough for, Holly Reid.
Adam and Holly have a lot of emotional baggage to sift through as they discover just who they are and what they want out of life. Not only do they need to deal with their separate adult issues, but they must put to rest what happened between them as teenagers. Both of them struggle to let go of past hurts and open up to their feelings for the other. Those struggles help them not only understand what they want from each other, but to strengthen their relationships with their families as well.
While the emotional turmoil of the couple is heavy, Jill Shalvis has a way of interjecting just enough humor into the storyline to have you smiling and laughing out loud, in between Kleenex swipes under your eyes.
A bit about the story: A year after returning to Sunshine, Adam Connolly is still having trouble dealing with the rescue that went wrong while he was in the Middle East. While he wants to be left alone and continue his work training search and rescue, he suddenly finds himself out searching for his high school sweetheart’s father. While he expected to fight the weather and the shadows from his time in the Middle East, he didn’t expect to be fighting a strong attraction to the one woman that ever held a piece of his heart.
She never wants a hero…
After a tragic stint in the National Guards, Adam Connelly returns to Idaho and to Belle Haven, the animal shelter he owns with his brothers. All Adam wants is to be alone. Then he opens the door to the past—the woman whose heart he once broke. Still gorgeous, still tough-as-nails, but this time, unusually vulnerable.
Holly learned the hard way to never depend on a man for anything. Now, of all men, Adam is the last one she wants to see, and the only one she needs. Her father has gone missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she could us someone with tracking skills to help find him.
For Holly and Adam, each with their ghosts, a trek this desperate, this unpredictable, and this intimate, will have its share of risks—including opening their hearts one more time.