Friday, March 26, 2010

INSTANT TEMPTATION from Jill Shalvis - with a giveaway!

The winner of INSTANT TEMPTATION IS: MICHELLE B!! Congratulations, Michelle! Please contact me at ljodamron@gmail.com with your mailing info so I can pass it on to Jill! If I don't hear from Michelle by Saturday, I'll draw another name. Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by and taking time to comment - and special thanks to Jill for offering a copy of INSTANT TEMPTATION for the wonderful readers here!


The last book in the "Wilder" series by Jill Shalvis, INSTANT TEMPTATION, will be releasing in just a few days and boy, oh boy, are her readers going to fall even more in love with T.J. Wilder! Talk about the perfect hero! We've witnessed insults mixed with sparks between T.J. and the adorable Harley Stephens in the previous two books and as romance readers, realized that those were a sore attempt to hide the underlying attraction on the part of both of them! INSTANT TEMPTATION sadly brings this series to an end, but what a satisfying end it is!

T.J. Wilder is the perfect package of breathtaking adventure and raw sex appeal. Even better, he’s about to reconnect with the one woman he’s never been able to forget…
Get Your Pulse Racing
To Harley, the landscape around Wishful, California, is exhilarating, untamed, and more than a little dangerous. The same could be said for T.J. Wilder, who’s invited himself along on her trek to study a rare coyote. Harley’s career is riding on this trip, and she doesn’t need a stubborn, incredibly sexy distraction. But T.J. is a professional guide who knows when to stay back and when to provide invaluable expertise–just like he’s done since they were in high school. And Harley, as usual, is torn between throttling him and giving in to the raw attraction that’s been smoldering all these years.
T.J. knows how proud and capable Harley is, but he’s damned sure not letting her put herself at risk when there are illegal hunters in the area. She needs him, with the same soul-stirring urgency that he’s always craved her. And here, in this beautiful place days from civilization, he’ll finally have a chance to prove it–over and over again. . .

Click here to go to Jill's website for a excerpt.
My review:
Harley Stephens has known and loved T.J. Wilder for a very long time. Finally getting her degree, she’s excited at the prospect of an internship that could lead to her dream job. It hasn’t been easy for Harley, always being the responsible one in a carefree, irresponsible family. Her limited funds have gone beyond limited to non-existent, and she works hard at two jobs to help keep her parents afloat and her sister in school. Harley’s aware of the risks associated with going out into the wild alone on this job, but wants to get away from Wishful, more particularly T.J. Wilder, badly enough to take the chance. Harley has kept a rather intimate secret from T.J. for years, and given her attraction to him, finds it too painful to continue being around him every single day.
T.J. realizes that Harley acts differently around him, always cool and standoffish, than she does with his brothers, but he doesn’t know why. He knows she is struggling financially because she’s constantly helping her family, but his offers of a job with Wilder Adventures are repeatedly refused. T.J. has his own issues stemming from a violently abusive childhood, and he’s known for going off on his own, preferring the quiet simplicity of nature to the company of most people. T.J. is hesitant to let Harley go out alone but knowing she’ll refuse any offers of assistance, he surprises her by showing up on her research project. The story heats up from there as their relationship intensifies. Emotions are soon brought to surface and T.J. and Harley are faced with decisions that will either bring them together for a bright future or tear them apart.
Jill Shalvis never fails to give readers uniquely comfortable characters that easily wrap themselves around your heart. Harley and T.J. are no exception. Readers have been waiting for their story for some time now, seeing it coming in the previous books in the series. The characters from the previous books play an integral part in INSTANT TEMPTATION and catching up with them was especially nice, but they stay on the sidelines enough to allow T.J. and Harley to successfully have the story to themselves. Harley is proudly independent, and T.J.’s insistence on taking care of her leaves her confused because while she knows she’s more than capable of looking out for herself, it’s nice to have someone to lean on for a change. T.J. is the stuff of every woman’s dreams – hardworking, successful, family-oriented, and willing to put his needs second. I give INSTANT TEMPTATION a high recommendation to all romance readers.
Here's a link to Amazon so you can get your own copy!

Jill is graciously giving one lucky reader here the chance at a copy of INSTANT TEMPTATION. To enter, just leave a comment saying "I want it!" - or anything else you want! Feel free to talk about Jill's books, her blog, the usual stuff, or tell us what you're currently reading! I'll draw a winner on Wednesday, March 31.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. Be on the lookout for my review of Kay Stockham's SHE'S THE ONE in the next couple of days!
Thanks as always for stopping by!
Laurie

26 comments:

Melanie said...

I Want It! OK, I want a lot of books. I have been reading quite a few new authors lately and am finding all kinds of wonderful talent out there, this sounds like another one to add to the list. Currently I just finished a new series by Kris Kennedy and have started a book by Lori Wilde and have loved both of them.
It is so nice to have a place to go and find out about all of these authors. Great Job!

Michelle B said...

I want it! I am really looking forward to this book. It feels like it's been forever since the last book in the series was released.

Judy F said...

I have it on order. Hopefully it will get here soon. I can't wait to read it.

Great review girlie

Maureen said...

I want it! It looks like a great story.

Lisa F. said...

It seems like we've been waiting forever for this one to come out. Her books always make me feel good - they're funny, sexy, and romantic!

Cybercliper said...

I want it too!!! I love strong heroines and tortured heroes!!

flchen1 said...

Oh, I definitely want it! Jill's books are hot and funny--can't wait for more!

Jane said...

I want it! Stone is currently my favorite Wilder brother, but I can't wait to read T.J.'s book.

Armenia said...

I want it, too!! I'm with Jane, can't wait to read TJ's story.

cas2ajs said...

Of course I want it! Jill has such a great writing style. And no one does such sexy, funny dialogue better than she does.

Joyce said...

I definitely want it!!

I just finished Deadly Seduction by Cate Noble and it was fantastic.

Stacy S said...

I want it!! I can't wait to read this one.

Anonymous said...

I want it. Love Jill's work.

Helen L.

Sue A. said...

I want it real bad! Thanks for doing this!

Laurie said...

I can't believe it but I've gotten behind on her latest books. I haven't read any of the 3 Instant series books.

Instant Temptation Harley and TJ's story sounds fabulous!

I just finished 2 of Maggie Shayne's paranormals featuring The Reaper. I'm not a big paranormal follower but I liked Demon's Kiss and Lover's Bite.

Next up: Janet Chapman's A Highlander For Christmas and 2 historical romances by Julianne MacLean and Susanne Enoch

Barbara said...

I REALLY REALLY want this book. I have been to the story three times so far hoping to find it on the shelves...so far no luck.

I love Jill's books and was delighted to hear that INSTANT ATTRACTION had gotten a RITA nomination recently. I so hope this book wins as JIll is so deserving. I know it will mean a great deal to her especially since it's the last of her books that the great Kate Duffy edited.

Good luck to every one but I really hope to win this one.

CrystalGB said...

I want it! I love Jill's books.

Laurie D. said...

Wow, what a lot of love for Jill! I just know that whoever wins Jill's book is going to be thrilled! Good luck to everyone!

Danielle said...

I'd love a copy - can't wait for the last in the series!

Merlyssa said...

I've really enjoyed this series, found it a few months back and devoured the two books. Looking forward to this one. If I can win it..fantastic!

acdaisy95 said...

I want it! :)

suehussein said...

I want it!!! I would love to start this series. Jill is a new fav author of mine and I plan to read all of her books. I love a good series and Jill knows how to write one!! Thanks, Sue

Mollie said...

I can't wait to read this! Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie, I NEED, I NEED, I NEED! ;)

Karin said...

Oh, I definitely want this book! I love Jill's writing and always look forward to her books.

Barbara said...

Big Congratulations Michelle B. Hope you enjoy Instant Temptation.

I am nowoff to the store to see if they have finally received any copies.

Tracy said...

What a GREAT book! I immediately connected with both characters. (Helps that I read ....and reread and reread and reread ....the previous two books in the series! Wish this series wouldn't end. I have a friend I gave the book to and she wondered if the female lead was modeled after my life! Ha Ha! Don't I wish!