Date: 6th October 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pilot-for-hire Zoe Stone is happy to call Sunshine, Idaho, her home base. But her quiet life is thrown for a loop when her brother’s friend Parker comes to stay with her for a week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife special agent is a handsome flirt with a gift for getting under her skin. And the situation only escalates when Parker hires her to fly him around the area while he collects evidence on a suspected smuggler.
Now she has to live and work with the guy. But when they’re in the air, she sees another side of him. He’s driven, focused, and sharp. And while he enjoys giving commentary on her blind dates, she quickly realizes with a shock that it’s Parker who gets her engines going…
What is it about this contemporary romance series that brings me back for more?
Firstly - adorable animals.
Peanut the parrot may have just spoken my favorite line so far out of all the stories. Oreo who belongs to Zoe is a huge loveable dog that is nervous around cats and men. But that's about to change when Palmer takes up tenancy at Zoe's house. And his life is about to be turned topsy turvy with a couple of cute felines.
Secondly - characters that are a little flawed but very appealing.
Zoe is the eldest one and only one left at home. She has been like a parent to her brother and sisert because her parents have been conspicuous by their absence. She likes to give orders and to be in control. She is a successful and competent pilot, however not so handy at fixing those little things around the house.
Parker is just passing through, he's meant to be on a break from his job - seeking out big time animal poachers. But Parker isn't one to obey rules and he has noticed something shady going on not far from Sunshine. Also he is very handy at fixing things around the house and he has an eye for Zoe. In fact they sizzle whenever the two meet up - which is often! You can tell though he is a softie - not only for little girls that cry but also for his sister Amory, an eighteen year old with Down syndrome.
Thirdly - just a little mystery and danger thrown in.
Who has made a deal with who? Is Parker going to let that be as it may, or is he going to get involved even thought his boss has told him to keep out of it. Could Zoe be put in danger?
Another touching, sexy read from Jill Shalvis.