Series: Heartbreaker Bay, #3
Published by Avon on January 24th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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ThereÔÇÖs no such thing as a little in loveÔÇª
Elle WheatenÔÇÖs priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then thereÔÇÖs the muscular wall of stubbornness thatÔÇÖs security expert Archer HuntÔÇöwho comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. ÔÇ£Feels-Free ZoneÔÇØ that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . .
ThereÔÇÖs no such thing as a little in lustÔÇª
ArcherÔÇÖs wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. But now that sheÔÇÖs earned happiness and success, Archer just wants Elle 24/7. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco Earthquake, and Archer doesnÔÇÖt want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who arenÔÇÖt him . . .
There is such a thing asÔÇª
As far as ArcherÔÇÖs concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets madÔÇöand things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all alongÔÇª
When we first met Archer and Elle in Sweet Little Lies, there was a hint at a shared past and I really couldn’t wait too read their story. In pure Jill Shalvis fashion, Accidentally On Purpose, Archer and Elle’s story, unfolds with panache. The combination of Elle’s sassy and self sufficient nature with Archers all alpha male bad-a$$ery is just so wonderful.
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!
~Review by Cyndi
ÔÇ£My life isnÔÇÖt normal,ÔÇØ she said with a shake of her head.
ÔÇ£Forget normal. NormalÔÇÖs overrated. Now drink that gross green stuff you canÔÇÖt survive without.ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£ItÔÇÖs just tea, you weirdo. And I could totally survive without it if I needed to.ÔÇØ She paused. ÔÇ£I just canÔÇÖt guarantee anyone elseÔÇÖs safety.ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£Exactly, so why take chances?ÔÇØ
Ell rolled her eyes. She was still taking what had happened last night personally. She knew everyone in this building, each and every business on the first and second floor and every tenant on the third and fourth floor, and she felt responsible for all of them.
And someone had been hurt on her watch. Unacceptable. ÔÇ£You do realize that the emergency exit system falls under securityÔÇÖs jurisdiction,ÔÇØ she said. ÔÇ£Which means the security company you hired failed us.ÔÇØ
Spence, following her line of thought, stopped looking so amused. He put down his coffee. ÔÇ£No, Elle.ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£Spence, a year ago now you sought me out for the general manager job. You put me in charge of covering your ass, which we both know IÔÇÖm very good at. So IÔÇÖm going to go discuss this matter with Archer, your head of security.ÔÇØ
He grimaced. ÔÇ£At least let me clear the building before you two go at each other.ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£There wonÔÇÖt be a fight.ÔÇØ At least not that sheÔÇÖd tell him about. ÔÇ£IÔÇÖm simply doing my job and that includes managing one Archer Hunt.ÔÇØ
“Yes, technically,ÔÇØ Spence allowed. ÔÇ£But we both know that he answers to no one but himself and he certainly doesnÔÇÖt consider you his boss. He doesnÔÇÖt consider anyone his boss.ÔÇØ
Ell smiled and mainlined some more tea, the nectar of the gods as far as she was concerned. ÔÇ£His problem, not mine.ÔÇØ
Looking pained, Spence stood. ÔÇ£HeÔÇÖs not going to enjoy you going off on him this early half-cocked, Elle.ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£Ask me if I care.ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£I care,ÔÇØ Spence said. ÔÇ£ItÔÇÖs too early to help you bury his body.ÔÇØ
Elle let out a short laugh. Her and ArcherÔÇÖs antagonistic attitude toward each other had been well documented. The thing was, Archer thought he ran the world, including her.
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