Then Came You by @JillShalvis

Then Came You (Animal Magnetism, #5)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…

 

Dear Universe,

Why don’t I have a Wyatt in my life?

Seriously, I was swooning from start to finish.  Hot, kind, good with his hands, loves animals, wears awesome T-shirts, a rock for his family, a little bit reticent about his feelings but gets there in the end = Perfect guy.

Wyatt aside, this book in general had me melting into a pool of mushy goo because every part of it was perfection.  Whether it was exploring Wyatt or Emily’s “issues”, their relationships with their respective sisters (oh gosh, how awesome were Sara and Darcy?!  Gah, Sara’s speech to Wyatt at the clinic where she tells him he can’t take a piece of her sister ….) or the adorably cute animal stories (Rebel/Lizzy his iguana), this book nailed it.

Oh and the dialogue, when it wasn’t turning me to mush, it was blinking hilarious.  Some of my favourite quotes:

How do you use this thing every night? I’ve only managed one stomach crunch.”
“That’s because your idea of exercise is reading in bed until your arms hurt from holding up your Kindle,” Sara said.
Unfortunately true.

***

“Where are we going now?”
“Home,” he said, taking her back to his truck, opening the passenger’s door for her. “To bed.”
She went still and assessed her feelings. Her girlie parts were on board. Standing so close to him between the truck and his big, warm, strong body, she gave in. “Okay, good. Maybe just one more time—”
“In our own beds,” he said.
“Oh.” She blew out a breath. Nodded. “I knew that.”

***

Emily blew out a breath. “I made a tactical error tonight with Wyatt.” She paused. “Horizontally.”

***

“My God,” Emily said, putting a hand to her chest, looking at the lot of them like she’d found herself in the middle of a reality show. “We’re still in the U.S., right?”
“Yep,” Darcy said, popping her gum, looking like a kid on Christmas morning. “I know, it seems like maybe Mars or something, right?”

***

Q-Tip just stared. She turned to the aquarium on the coffee table, where Sammy now resided.
It was raining again, and she’d been worried about him. As much as she knew about animals, she had no idea if his type of turtle could swim.
He hadn’t objected to his new home in the least. In fact, she kind of thought he liked it.
He was watching her, too, making her realize that she was Q-Tip’s and Sammy’s reality show.
Perfect.

***

“I was kinda hoping you were going to teach me something,” Mr. Myers said. “But I’ve got more game than you. Hell, Buddy has more game than you.”
Buddy licked Wyatt’s face as Wyatt stared at Mr. Myers. “You’re wearing your hearing aid.”
“Nope, I got perfectly good hearing. I just pretend I don’t cuz no one ever tells me anything.”

***

“Hurry,” she called out to her sister. “We’re going for a walk!”
“We?” Sara asked, coming into the kitchen. “I hope that’s the royal we. Or you and the mutt. Not me.”
“You.” Emily grabbed the leash. “It’s almost dark, I need an escort.”
“Oh sure, take the butch lesbian, she’ll save you.”
“Accusing me of profiling isn’t going to get you out of this.”Jill Shalvis- Wyatt

The only thing I could possibly gripe about in the whole book is that if Emily really is as broke as she says she is, would she really be able to spend that much money bidding on Wyatt?  Hmmm.

Anyway, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book for all contemporary romance lovers who like an angst-free romance full of cute animals (and cute guys!).

I presume Darcy/AJ are going to get their own book?  Whether that or a different tale is what’s in store for us next I absolutely cannot wait.  Then Came You is undoubtedly the best book in the series so far.  Jill Shalvis has raised the bar for this series.

Book: 5*

Cover: 4*

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