Veterinary intern Emily Stevens has a plan, which does not include creating roots in small-town Idaho or falling for her very sexy supervisor, Wyatt.
Emily is stunned when she's placed in tiny Sunshine, Idaho, to work off her veterinary internship obligations instead of the Beverly Hills clinic she wanted. But she shows up ready to give it her all—and is thrown for a loop when she realizes that her supervisor, Wyatt, is the sexy stranger she had her first-ever one-night stand with at a recent conference. Now they have to work together, and she's determined to put that experience behind them, despite their sizzling chemistry. However, after a few days with Wyatt, it’s clear she’s in trouble. Aside from being superhot, he’s an amazing, intuitive vet, and the way he treats patients, owners and his clinic partners makes it evident he’s one special man. Falling quickly into a secret affair, the two seem to be in perfect harmony at the clinic and in bed, but Emily isn’t convinced that Wyatt’s feelings for her extend beyond the sexual and professional. As far as Wyatt is concerned, Emily always seems to have one foot ready to travel back to California, even as she begins to make human and animal connections in Sunshine. Burned by past relationships with people who weren’t willing to stay with him in the remote town he loves, Wyatt refuses to ask Emily to do just that. Shalvis’ popular Animal Magnetism series continues with sexy vet Wyatt’s story, setting his world-wise, small-town outlook against Emily’s rigidly set expectations for her life. The author creates exquisite sexual tension and romantic angst, along with a dash of suspense, so even while we don’t completely buy Emily’s and Wyatt’s inabilities to read each other's unspoken true feelings, we're still engaged in their story and invested in their happily-ever-after.
Even when she’s not quite perfect, Shalvis tells a sexy, satisfying small-town love story.