Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Still the One (Animal Magnetism #6) by Jill Shalvis

Contemporary Romance

What Goodreads says:

Darcy Stone is game for anything — except sexy Navy veteran and physical therapist A.J. Colten, the guy who'd rejected her when she'd needed him most. Now the shoe is on the other foot and he needs her to play nice and help him secure grants for his patients. Unfortunately, Darcy can't refuse. She needs the money to fund her passion project: rescuing S&R dogs and placing them with emotionally wounded soldiers.

A.J. admits it — Darcy is irresistible. But he's already been battle-scarred by a strong-willed, vivacious, adventurous woman like Darcy, and he's not making the same mistake twice—until he and Darcy are forced to fake a relationship. Growing closer than they'd ever imagined possible, Darcy and AJ have to ask themselves: how much between them is pretend? What's the real thing? And where does it go from here?

Darcy Stone is wounded and her wounds are both physical and emotional.  She is doing a great job with the physical but the emotional not so well.  A.J.Colten has helped with the physical but added to the emotional.  It turns out he has his own emotional problems to overcome. It is a very steep climb for them to get together.

The love story is good, the characters development first rate and the ending just what I want in a romance.  Still the One is part of a series but it works well as a stand-alone.  I know because this is the first book I have read in the series. 

Berkley published Still the One by Jill Shalvis in 2015.

I received an ARC of Still the One from Goodreads in return for an honest review.

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