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Instant Gratification (The Wilders) Paperback – July 1, 2009
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Stone Wilder is the glue that keeps the Wilder family from utter chaos. He's strong, reliable, smart, and on the verge of a burnout.
Dr. Emma Sinclair is only in Wishful to take care of her father's medical practice while he recovers from a heart attack. Then she is on her way back to the bright lights and fast pace of New York City.
Stone and Emma collide and are complete opposites. She's uptight and stuffy while he is relaxed and fun. Somehow, though, opposites attract.
As usual, I love Jill Shalvis' writing. It is witty and fun and it draws you into the characters. Even though many of her male characters are similar, I find myself still liking the stories and situations she puts them in. I really liked Emma despite her overly stuffy attitude.
It is not necessary to have read the first in the Wilder series (Instant Attraction), but you probably will want to after reading this one. :) Also, it continues the setup for the 3rd Wilder book, Instant Temptation. I can't wait to read the final installment of the trilogy to learn TJ and Harley's story.
Emma Sinclair thinks she's returning to Mayberry USA, aka Wishful, California, to run her father's medical clinic while he recuperates from a mild heart attack. What she didn't count on is her father not giving her the full story of his almost certain brush with death, the citizens of Wishful ignoring the fact that she is indeed a "real" doctor, and the horrors of no Starbucks or Thai take-out restaurant for miles. Hell, there isn't ANY fast food period. Then there's Stone Wilder. The man is hotter than hot and wilder than his name implies. At least that's what he leads her to believe. When she starts to peel away the layers and sees the real man behind the ski and mountain bum façade, she finds a solid guy who happens to be the backbone keeping his family together. But is he enough to keep the big city girl rooted and happy in a po-dunk town? Who knows, but they're having a hell of a time playing "doctor."
Jill Shalvis is a brilliant story teller. No matter which book I pick up, I know I'll be immersed into the picturesque settings as well as the drama happening with her characters. Instant Gratification is the second book in a trilogy about the Wilder brothers and their outdoor adventure/expedition company. Right from the start, I felt like I was a part of this magnificent country, sweating in the sweltering heat and cringing from the pain as Emma patches up Stone after one if his many accidents. Ms. Shalvis has a knack for putting it all into her books and making the reader feel like they are living life right alongside the characters.
Reviewer: Tami Brothers
Rating(s): 4 Petit Fours and 3 Hot Tamales
Dr. Emma Sinclair comes back to Wishful, California to take care of her estranged father who has had a major heart attack. But she is already chomping at the bit to get back to her fast life and ER job in New York City. That is until she meets Stone Wilder, the middle Wilder brother. Stone tries to introduce Emma to his laid-back outdoorsy lifestyle when he is not getting hurt in an accident which requires Emma's attention. Emma just doesn't know how to loosen up and have fun though. My main problem with the book is I just didn't care for the heroine all that much. Usually what I love best about Jill's books is her ability to make me sigh when I am reading the dialogue between hero and heroine. This book had very little sigh ability to it for me. The dialogue was pretty repetitive and boring. But I can see where she is setting things up for Harley and TJ's story (book three) which I know will be good. Instant Gratification - 3 1/2 stars!
Despite all that, I would still recommend it for something fun and light to read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jill has another hit with this book. I loved the whole series even though I read them out of order. I love how you can picture the scenes with her writing. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Nana
Predictable. Chick book. SS. SS. SS. SS. twenty words required for review. So here are the twenty words required. Last Word.Published 27 days ago by Mary Cox
Jill Shalvis has a true talent for drawing you into each characters personality and emotions. You just want to "binge-read" all the books in each series!Published 1 month ago by Heather Wolfe
Instant Gratification is the second book in the Wilder series, and it's all about the middle brother Stone finding love. While this book was a Okay read it wasn't great for me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jessica Hatfield (Jessica's over the top book obsession)
As always no matter how many times I read these books they are wonderful Thanks to a really great writerPublished 3 months ago by judy
Loved the storyline, read the first of series, can't wait to read next book in series, author is becoming a favoritePublished 3 months ago by Amy Dukes
Love the chemistry, as usual with a Jill Shalvis book. And I really loved the hero, Stone. I don't know if it's because I'm a middle child like him or just because he's such a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cheri
Jill Shalvis wonderful writings are displayed through this amazing trilogy.Published 4 months ago by Kimberly Hall-Reed