I'm a fan of Jill Shalvis's Lucky Harbor series and this is my first of her Animal Magnetism series. I love second chance stories but this one really didn't do it for me. Actually I feel it was kind of boring.
For me, I don't mind if there is lust or sex early on. They obviously are attracted to each other or they would never had dated. My problem is with the L word. Holly falls really easily for Adam early on. After she whines about how he broke her heart, stomped on it and all the other shit, she then starts to construe his actions for him caring about her even though he is very hot and cold. She feels this so strongly that she plans to seduce him back to her.
What? I mean, they had sex but he hasn't really shown more interest than that at the time. Actually, for most of the book until the end, Adam was wholly against a relationship. So, basically this killed my enjoyment of this book. I would have rather have had Adam have to fight to gain Holly's love back but the book is more about Holly fighting for Adam's love again. I was more interested in Kate, Holly's friend, and Grif, Holly's brother, and what was going on with them.
It wasn't wholly bad. It is still a cute romance and I loved Adam. I love tortured heroes even though he is very cliche in believing that he doesn't deserve the heroine and the usual crap tortured heroes pull. I wish he was my dog people trainer. Him and his stormy silent hot self would be some nice eye candy. I absolutely thought the dogs were cute.