- Series: Wilder Brothers (Book 1)
- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Brava; Original edition (February 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0758231237
- ISBN-13: 978-0758231239
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 260 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,844,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The first in a new series by veteran romance author Shalvis hits the ground running. After Katie Kramer survives a devastating accident, she resolves to live life balls out and leaves L.A. for a job with Wilder Adventures in the Sierra Madre mountains. Hunky Cameron Wilder, a champion snowboarder whose career ended with his own devastating accident, appears, and the attraction is instant for both of them. But neither wants a relationship so it's up to the Wilder clan to make them realize that they were meant to be together. What elevates this beyond the standard of the genre is the Wilders, particularly the subplot around Cameron's surrogate mother, Annie, and her husband, Nick. Their relationship problems and love for each other are more authentic than what's found in most romance novels. The Wilder men make great romance heroes while Katie is a great heroine: fearless but vulnerable, bright, charismatic and a great match for Cameron, who is classically reserved and brooding. By focusing on the Wilder family as much as she focuses on the couple, Shalvis thoroughly engages readers as she finds the perfect women for the other Wilder men. (Feb.)
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About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis has written over two dozen romance novels. She's a three time National Reader's Choice award winner, a RITA and Holt finalist, and has numerous romantic comedy awards, including: Career Achievement in Love and Laughter from RT Book Reviews, and the Mad Cap Award. Her previous books include: The Sweetest Thing, Smart and Sexy, To All a Good Night. Jill lives with her family in Truckee, California (near Lake Tahoe). Visit her website at jillshalvis.com.
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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.
"'I dreamed about living my life to its fullest. Balls out.'"
"'You don't have any.'"
"'It's a euphemism.'"
"'Yeah, I don't think I'm as optimistic as you.'"
Katie Kramer has always played it safe and is very optimistic. She is the lone survivor of a horrible tragedy and needs to get away from Los Angeles so she heads to Wishful, California, a fictitious small town in the Sierra Nevada mountains and takes a temporary job with Wilder Adventures and Expeditions to live her life "balls out," trying new things and being brave and adventurous. Shortly into her month-long stay, she meets Cam Wilder in a rather hilarious situation, which sets the tone for the rest of the book. Cam is dealing with his own demons and together the two of them help each other out in more ways than one.
"'You came looking for an adventure, but you turned out to be mine.'"
I loved this book with its funny dialogue, cozy small-town feel in Wishful, and the wonderful cast of characters that kept me so interested that I found it hard to put this book down. I usually don't continue on with the next book in the series right away so I can enjoy them and draw the series out a bit longer but in this case, I will be making an exception to my rule! If you enjoy good, fun contemporary romances, this would be a good choice. I am already looking into purchasing some of Jill Shalvis' other books because I loved this one so much!
This entertaining story is quite the new adventure for former LA resident, Katie Kramer, and a cold one too! Cameron and Katie have panic attacks in common. They also have near death experiences in common and they both have their own personal demons to overcome.
I love the friction between these two from the very beginning. Their instant attraction is very evident at the very beginning which keeps the pages turning. This story is full of humor, innuendo, adventure, danger and oh, yes, a hot, sexy Wilder! This story, its colorful characters and beautiful landscape is full of many intriguing details that a short summary can’t possibly do it justice. You have to read about this amazing family and experience their entertaining journey.
Ms. Shalvis has a way of writing that sucks you right in from the very first page. Each character is incredibly defined and loaded with personality. A heartwarming page turner keeps you imbedded in this love story until the very end.
I loved it! Excellent job!