Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis

September 10, 2011 4 flames 0

Author: Jill Shalvis
Source: Library Loan

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (February 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425239810
ISBN-13: 978-0425239810


Co-owner of the town’s only kennel, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life. Pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire.

It’s Brady’s nature to resist being tied down, but there’s something about Lilah and her menagerie that keeps him coming back for more.


After getting hooked on the writing by author Jill Shalvis,  I have been snatching up as many books as I can find by her!  I recently read Animal Attraction is ARC format, and desperately wanted to read the first book to catch up on the town of Sunshine.  

In Animal Magnetism,  we get to learn about Brady and Lilah.  Brady is the foster brother of Dell and Adam.  He never really has claimed a “home base” to put down roots.  He comes to Sunshine to help out his brothers by rebuilding a helicopter to help in the aid of animal rescue.  Lilah is such good friends with Dell and Adam that they feel she is like a little sister they never had.  Lilah is owner of the local animal kennel and she is also working on getting her degree through online school.  When she goes into town one morning, she accidentally runs her Jeep into Brady’s truck.  This is the beginning to their wonderful and delightful romance. 

I fell in love with Brady just as fast as Lilah did.  He was sexy and very Alpha in personality that made me swoon whenever he got protective of Lilah around other men in town.  I also loved how Brady and Lilah interacted with Dell and Adam.  They were playful and the dialogue was witty and had me laughing out loud several times.  

If I had one complaint about the book, it was the fact that there weren’t many obstacles for the couple to over come to be together.  Lilah had a life that was pretty much set in knowing what she wanted and where it would go.  Brady had the only real obstacle of having a job somewhere other than Sunshine, but he also had one he could have at a drop of a hat with Dell and Adam.  While it is mentioned that Brady doesn’t like to stay in one place for too long,  I felt that this wasn’t enough of a conflict to keep the book going. Yet, even with the lack of conflict, I still enjoyed reading about the couple.  I also enjoyed the blossoming relationship between Dell and Jade who will be featured in the next book in the series. 

If it is a sweet romance with lovable characters you are looking for, author Jill Shalvis delivers in her Animal series!  I have said it before and I will say it again that I am thrilled to have found the works of Jill Shalvis.  If you haven’t read any of her works before, you really need to jump on the bandwagon of fun romance!


Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS

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