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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
"Yeah, she was sweet and gentle and soft, all right. Like a sleeping lion."
Dr. Emma Sinclair is a big-time New York City doctor. She likes order and control and works 80-hour weeks in order to fill the void of having very few close friends and family. When her father has a heart attack and asks her to help out in his small-town clinic in Wishful, California until he recovers, she reluctantly agrees and can't wait until her time is up so she can go back to her own life where she loves her Thai takeout. Emma is used to performing surgeries, not treating ingrown toenails and pregnant cats. She certainly isn't expecting to have to hand out Band-Aids like candy to Stone Wilder.
Stone Wilder takes care of his family. He helps run Wilder Adventures and Expeditions with his brothers and he's the type of person who flies by the seat of his pants. He enjoys his work but dreams of restoring the historical buildings in the town someday. Stone meets Emma at the end of Instant Attraction and, as much as Emma denies it, she is attracted to him. As a reader, I could feel the sizzling attraction between Stone and Emma and I loved the banter between them!Read more ›
Despite all that, I would still recommend it for something fun and light to read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was the second book in the Wilder series that I read and it didn't disappoint. I loved the first one slightly more, but this was great too.Published 7 days ago by S. Wilkerson
As always outstanding....I tell everyone I know to read your books . You can really pull me in , thank you.Published 15 days ago by vampirememe
This book was good, typical Jill Shalvis. A good read.Published 2 months ago by Retired Romance Addict
I am certainly "never" disappointed when I read a book by Jill Shalvis!! They are always well written, extremely funny, and great from start to finish. Very entertaining!!! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Signi Siemens
The second installment of the Wilder series is a good and engaging book.
It is the story of Stone and Emma. Read more
Stone ends up at Emma's father's clinic after an incident while rescuing one of the clients. Emma gets under his skin but how can his attraction to her go anywhere when she will... Read morePublished 4 months ago by TBreakiron