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Accidentally on Purpose: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel Mass Market Paperback – January 24, 2017
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“Shalvis is back at it with another unforgettable romance. The third book in the Heartbreaker Bay series is a lot of fun and just plain enjoyable to read.” (RT Book Reviews)
“Shalvis continues her Heartbreak Bay series with Elle and Archer’s roller-coaster romance…using her signature witty banter, emotional back story, hot chemistry, and affecting romance. Sexy, engaging, and fun.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Sexy, touching, and often funny, this San Francisco-set romance brings the city to life and a superbly matched couple to their senses. The popular Shalvis never disappoints.” (Library Journal)
“Accidentally on Purpose [is] simply a delight to read and lose yourself in.” (Heroes and Heartbreakers.com)
“The latest book in Shalvis’ Heartbreaker Bay series... is packed full of such genuine, charming characters that I challenge anyone not to fall for them…” (Hypable.com)
From the Back Cover
There’s no such thing as a little in love . . .
Elle Wheaton’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . .
There’s no such thing as a little in lust . . .
Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco earthquake and he craves her 24/7, but Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . .
There is such a thing as . . .
As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along . . .
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Elle's one of those heroine's that is very easy to rally behind. She's overcome a troubled past, works really hard going to school and as an employee, and is a loyal friend. The decade old history with Archer reflects a time in her life that she keeps under-wraps. She's built a wall between her past and her present and she keeps her guard up for good reason. Archer, privy to her past, a part of her past, just can't seem to stop himself from interfering in her life. There's a camping trip where he teases her mercilessly, a date that he interrupts and a few bad guys to protect her from. Their story is action filled in and out of the bedroom (or office, or woods). He's so conflicted about her and how she fits into his sphere, into this group of shared friends, and this makes him a bit unpredictable when it comes to Elle.
The near constant battle for control made for a very entertaining read. I waxed between a cheesy grin and gasps of astonishment as the mystery came to light and we realize just how much they affect each other. It's not exactly a second chance love story, but it's the chance for these 2 to get it right and stop fighting their connection. Jill's writing is always stellar with sexy, smart, and witty dialogue (pay attention to the #chaptertitles), and story-lines that are well paced. I almost always need to finish her books in one sitting so I always plan accordingly. 5 stars and recommendation!
Elle is cool, sophisticated, and in charge. Nothing gets under her skin, except Archer. Archer is a bad a$$ security expert, taciturn, stony, loyal. Elle is his biggest weak spot. But in spite of appearances, both Elle and Archer have pasts that are very different from their current lives, and while they never speak of them, they both know each others stories.
The two had been circling each other in the previous books in the series but in Accidentally on Purpose, they finally come together. Explosively! Both Elle and Archer had to face their pasts before they could move forward, and each saw their pasts differently. It was seeing themselves through the eyes of the other that let them move forward. A character like Elle could be too perfect, to untouchable to relate to. And Archer too hard, too cold. But Shalvis makes them both human, more than just their personalities, and I found myself rooting for them to succeed.
I received an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review, and I can honestly highly recommend it. It's going right to my to be reread pile. And while this is part of a series, the series doesn't need to be read in order. This works as a stand alone--but don't miss the rest of the series!
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