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Instant Gratification (The Wilders) Paperback – July 1, 2009

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Book 2 of 3 in the Wilder Series

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About the Author

Jill Shalvis is the author of several popular series including the Lucky Harbor Series (It Had to Be You; Always on My Mind; Forever and a Day); the Animal Magnetism series (Rescue My Heart; Animal Attraction; Animal Magnetism), the Wilders series (Instant Attraction; Instant Temptation; Instant Gratification), and the Sky High series (Strong and Sexy; Superb and Sexy; Smart and Sexy). Her baseball-themed romances include Slow Heat and Double Play, and she also appears in anthologies such as He���s The One.

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Product Details

  • Series: The Wilders
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Brava; Original edition (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758231253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758231253
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,051,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Laura B on January 4, 2010
Format: Paperback
I'm a Jill Shalvis fan! So far none of the books I've read by her have disappointed me. Fun, fast-paced, steamy, awesome books!

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.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By TamiBrothers on July 11, 2009
Format: Paperback
Instant Gratification

Author: [...]

Publisher: Brava
ISBN-10: 0758231253
ISBN-13: 978-0758231253
Genre: Romance

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
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Susie on August 5, 2009
Format: Paperback
I'm a huge Jill Shalvis fan. She is one of my top 5 romance authors, but Instant Gratification missed the mark for me. It was just mediocre, but I am still highly looking forward to TJ's story next.

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!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rossana Snee on December 26, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is the first Jill Shalvis book I've read, as well as this type of genre. I picked it up on a whim. What I can say about it is that it was fun to read and it took me out of my head. I did find the sex scenes a bit too long, and Stone's physical description over the top. Yeah, I got that he was good looking and built, but I didn't need to read it so often. I found it quite repetitive. Despite that, I kept wanting to read it. And while I knew pretty much how it was going to end, the book served its purpose, a way for me to escape the daily grind of life. So much so, that I went and bought Instant Attraction, which is really the first book in the series. There was one thing that, as a writer, disturbed me, and that was that toward the end of the book, Shalvis gave one of the characters his own point of view. If this had been done throughout the book, it would have been fine, but to read the book through his eyes when he was minor character's who hadn't had a POV until the end of the book, seemed odd to me.

Despite all that, I would still recommend it for something fun and light to read.
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