Monday, June 22, 2009

INSTANT GRATIFICATION, the latest from Jill Shalvis - there's a giveaway!


Jill Shalvis has a new book, INSTANT GRATIFICATION, about to release (later this month), and for all of you who enjoyed INSTANT ATTRACTION, the first in Jill's "Wilder" series, you're going to love this next installment. If you haven't read INSTANT ATTRACTION, there's still time to snag a copy and catch up with the rest of us!

Blurb:
In Instant Attraction, Jill Shalvis introduced Cameron, Stone, and T.J., the sexy, daredevil brothers who run Wilder Adventures. And for Stone Wilder, the thrill of a lifetime is about to arrive in a surprising package…
THE DOCTOR IS IN DEEP
Wishful, California, is 3000 miles from Dr. Emma Sinclair’s last job in a New York City ER. It may as well be another galaxy. Here, running her father’s clinic for a summer, Emma treats bee stings, stomach flu, and the occasional pet cat. Plus, she has to contend with patients like Stone Wilder: gorgeous, laid-back, and irritating beyond belief. The man laughs at her. A lot. And Emma loathes him. All except that tiny part of her that wants to throw him on her examining table and break every doctor-patient rule in the book…
When Stone tries to help Emma learn to loosen up a bit, he pictures white-water rafting or scenic mountain hikes. Not a mind-blowing affair that shakes them both to the core. Emma’s sure she has no place in a town like Wishful, but Stone knows different. Emma belongs here, in this town, in hislife. And convincing this strong-minded, stubborn, sexy woman of that fact will be a challenge no Wilder man could resist…


My review:
Dr. Emma Sinclair left a successful, satisfying job in a New York City ER to come to Wishful, California and cover her father's practice while he recovers from a heart attack. Preferring the hustle and bustle of the city to the laid back, slow motion pace of Wishful, Emma can't wait for her dad to get back on his feet so she can go home. Outdoor adventurer Stone Wilder makes no bones about wanting Emma, but she's determined to remain independently alone. Until she agrees to strike up an affair with Stone that is, no strings attached. Emma didn't come to Wishful with the expectation of getting to know her estranged father, getting to know and more importantly, starting to care for, Stone Wilder, and she absolutely did not expect to get to know herself as part of the equation.
Stone Wilder is instantly attracted to Emma Sinclair, sparks practically fly whenever he's close to the beautiful doctor. He has known and loved women for a long time so he gets the attraction and the sparks. What he doesn't get is why in the world she's in such an all-fired hurry to get back to New York. He's seriously interested in a long-term relationship, but convincing her to leave her cold, sterile NYC life is proving to be a challenge he's not certain he can win.
Like all Jill Shalvis books, INSTANT GRATIFICATION covers all the bases. Readers will laugh at times, feel giddy at others, experience heartfelt pain, and hold their breath (and then sigh) at the steamy, searing passion. Emma and Stone seem total opposites but truth be told, they both just want someone to love and to be loved in return. I feel certain that readers will agree that this is an excellent follow-up to INSTANT ATTRACTION and I highly recommend this book, and this series, to all romance lovers.

Want a copy? Buzz on over to Amazon - I would note that I recently received an email from Amazon indicating that INSTANT GRATIFICATION has been marked down by 27% - you can't beat that!
Jill has been kind enough to offer a book (winner's choice) from her backlist for giveaway. Leave a comment about Jill's website, her blog, her books, etc. and you'll be entered. I'll draw the winning name on Saturday, June 27. Good luck!
Thanks for checking out INSTANT GRATIFICATION!
Laurie

28 comments:

Stacy~ said...

I have this one to read, can't wait. I really loved the first one.

Please don't enter me in the contest, even though I don't have all Jill's books - gasp! I know, that's a travesty.

Have a wonderful week :)

Anonymous said...

congrats ont he book and great reviews

love you blog and your dog may he rip. adn glad your daugher is visiting

kh

Laurie said...

Jill has always been a favorite of mine. Her blog and her stories are fun! She has a great sense of humor!! Her website has lot's of beautiful pictures of Donner Lake, her family and her home. I'll miss her dog's (Mountain Barbie) antics!

If you've never read her... run out today and purchase any book of hers!

housemouse88 said...

I've not had the opportunity to read one of Jill's books. However, I have heard great things about her writing. Would love to be entered to win one of her books. Count me in. Have a great day.

Sandi said...

This contest had me running off to Jill's blog. I had heard so much about it, but thought I really don't need to follow another blog. Wow! What I've been missing!

Add my condolences to the many that Jill has received about the loss of her beloved pet. New pets may come into our lives, but they never quite hold the place of that one special one.

Maureen said...

Jill's blog is wondeful. She makes daily observations on life in a funny, touching way.

robynl said...

I loved going to Jill's blog and especially when the dogs were mentioned; or when Jill locked herself out of the car(if I remember correctly) and other such happenings in her life.
So sorry about Mt. Barbie; I know the pain personally.

flchen1 said...

Thanks for the reminder, Laurie! Jill's blog is a hoot--I love reading about her life with her kids and husband--her sense of humor is evident whether she's writing her books or sharing more mundane things with us.

Jane said...

Can't wait to read "Instant Gratification." I visit Jill's blog daily. She's always got humorous stories about her daughters and Alpha Man. It was sad to hear about Mountain Barbie.

Susan said...

Jill's blog stories that involve Alpha Man or Lucy Moments are some of my favorites! It's so easy to get around her website also.

tetewa said...

I always enjoy reading her blog it gives me many laughs. Sorry to hear about the loss of her dog.

cas2ajs said...

I can't get through a day without visiting Jill's blog - she's so warm and has a great sense of humor. It shines through in her books. I can never put them down once I start reading.

Cheryl S.

Mariee said...

I recently read Jill's book Aussie Rules, loved it!

Judy F said...

I love JIll and her blog. Its a daily fix for me.

I think I have all but her very first books. So don't enter me.

Stacy S said...

Looking forward to this one. Her blog is one of the best around. I always enjoy reading reading her blog & books.

Anonymous said...

I read Instant Attraction. Loved it.

Pls. count me in for a backlist book.

Thanks,
Pat L.

Pam P said...

I need to try some more contemporary authors, and a few friends recommend Jill's books, and I do like the excerpts and see great reviews all around.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention that Jill's blog is the funniest. If you havent read it, go over there, she will have you in stitches with the antics she and her family incur.

As for Pam P, if you havent read these contemp authors, beside Jill of course, here are some I love:

Rachel Gibson, Susan Andersen, Catherine Anderson, Marcia Evanick, Toni Blake, Susan Mallery, Robyn Carr, Maureen Child, Barbara Delinsky, Lori Foster, Karen Kelley, HelenKay Dimon, Donna Kauffman - these are just a few of course and I am sure you probably read most of them if not all but just throwing that out there. A lot of these write awesome series books.

Pat L.

Patty L. said...

Jill's blog is one of my favorite stops in the morning. She is hilarious and her "Lucy" stories are priceless.

Okay as far as her books go she is one of my all time favorites and I can't wait for her July release. I have a while to stew over Instant Gratification. April 2010, really?

Lisa F. said...

Hi Laurie! I took a couple of Jill's book to the lake this weekend to get caught up on her backlist. I read Get a Clue and The Trouble with Paradise. Just this morning I finished Double Play by her. I visit her blog daily or at least every other day - it's always entertaining, just like her books.

Cheri2628 said...

This sounds like ANOTHER great book from Jill. I love her books, and her blog gets a daily visit from me. I enjoy her pictures, humor, and stories about her pets and family.

chey said...

I enjoy Jill's blog and her books.

Karin said...

I am so looking forward to reading this book. Jill's Wilder series started out so well that I can't wait to read the other two. Her blog is fantastic and I love reading it; she has some of the funniest experiences I've ever read about.

Anonymous said...

Sounds real good. Put me on the list for books.Helen M

Karen B said...

I'm a big Jill fan! Her blog starts my day with giggles. Love to win.

CrystalGB said...

I love Jill's books. Her blog is so fun to read. I stop by every day.

Anonymous said...

Put me in for the contest. Jill's books are awesome and her blog is hysterical.

Helen L.

Anonymous said...

I would be so happy to win one of Jill's books. Jill, you are great!

Rose G.