From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes the next sexy, standalone novel in the Heartbreaker Bay series…
About ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE:
There's no such thing as a little in love . . .
Elle Wheaton's priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there's the muscular wall of stubbornness that's security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. "Feels-Free Zone" that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . .
There's no such thing as a little in lust . . .
Archer's wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco earthquake and he craves her 24/7, but Archer doesn't want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren't him . . .
There is such a thing as . . .
As far as Archer's concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along . . .
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“My life isn’t normal,” she said with a shake of her head.
normal. Normal’s overrated. Now drink that gross green stuff you can’t survive
just tea, you weirdo. And I could totally survive without it if I needed to.”
She paused. “I just can’t guarantee anyone else’s safety.”
so why take chances?”
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.
someone had been hurt on her watch. Unacceptable. “You do realize that the
emergency exit system falls under security’s jurisdiction,” she said. “Which
means the security company you hired failed us.”
following her line of thought, stopped looking so amused. He put down his
coffee. “No, Elle.”
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 I’m very good at. So I’m going
to go discuss this matter with Archer, your head of security.”
grimaced. “At least let me clear the building before you two go at each other.”
won’t be a fight.” At least not that she’d tell him about. “I’m simply doing my
job and that includes managing one Archer Hunt.”
technically,” Spence allowed. “But we both know that he answers to no one but
himself and he certainly doesn’t consider you his boss. He doesn’t consider anyone his boss.”
smiled and mainlined some more tea, the nectar of the gods as far as she was
concerned. “His problem, not mine.”
pained, Spence stood. “He’s not going to enjoy you going off on him this early
if I care.”
“I care,” Spence said. “It’s too early to
help you bury his body.”
out a short laugh. Her and Archer’s antagonistic attitude toward each other had
been well documented. The thing was, Archer thought he ran the world, including
In this third book in the Heartbreaker Bay series, Jill Shalvis delivers a very sweet, sexy and sometimes tense romance between security specialist Archer Hunt and Elle Wheaton, property manager. There's history smoldering between these two and everyone in their group of friends sees it but them.
What I thought about Accidentally on Purpose
Archer is the strong and mostly silent type. A former cop, he's now running his own private security operations and sharing an office in the same building with Elle. They both have feelings for each other, but there's a whole tangle of past history that keeps them from being honest with each other. Neither Archer nor Elle are good at communication, and both are trying very hard to protect their heart and each other. If only they would get out of their own way!
Elle has a bit of a checkered past, more from necessity than anything else and she's finally got her life turned around. She's working and going to school to get herself in a better place. All of that gets challenged when her sister Morgan arrives in town, bringing trouble with her.
What I loved about this book was the slow dance between Archer and Elle as they come together and retreat when things get too close. It takes a while for Elle's guilt to take a backseat to her deep feelings for Archer, and I liked that. Archer has secrets he's keeping too, but mostly, he's just a guy in love and has no clue how to let Elle know how he really feels.
The gang of friends from the previous books in the series do a great job of helping them find their way to each other. I thought it was adorable how they all could see the love, respect and caring between Archer and Elle, but they couldn't.
I love this series. The characters are extremely likable, even when they are doing silly things, and their struggles are familiar. The pacing of the story keeps things moving along and I devoured this in just two days. Jill Shalvis's writing just kept me turning the pages until the end.
An ARC was provided for review.
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