Top positive review
Fun and entertaining but characters with some depth and vulnerability
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2016
Instant Attraction is the first book in Jill Shalvis’ Wilder Series. This book centers around Katie who was the sole survivor of a horrific accident. After her life altering experience she decides to make some major changes in her life and to stop living so safely. She jumps in her car and takes off for some adventures and winds up taking a temporary job at an outdoor adventure business. She’s settling in and enjoying herself until one of the owners arrives unannounced and asks Katie why she’s sleeping in his bed. Cameron Wilder suffered a career ending injury and is at a loss as to where he fits in and is struggling with the huge changes in his life. He’s been running for the past year and has finally come home even though he’s still reeling from the accident. The sparks fly between the two of them but they are both wounded and vulnerable. They both know that Katie's position is temporary, and when the time comes they'll simply move on but the more time they spend together the harder the thought of her leaving is for both of them.
Jill does an amazing job of mixing humor, fun and just the right amount of emotion and depth to the story. They are two damaged characters who are helping each other heal. Their romance is paced just right and their problems aren’t just swept under the rug but instead we get to see them face their fears and start healing. The secondary characters are entertaining and you learn just enough to want to continue to read to get to their stories.
Overall a wonderfully entertaining and moving story that will keep me coming back for more of the Wilders.