Book Review - Accidentally On Purpose By Jill Shalvis

There’s no such thing as a little in love…

Elle Wheaten’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. But now that she’s earned happiness and success, Archer just wants Elle 24/7. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco Earthquake, and 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…

Iam a huge fan of  Jill Shalvis books and I have been following the  Heart breakers Bay series from the very beginning. When I got a copy of the  3rd book in this series Accidentally On Purpose I was thrilled and I dived into the story as soon as I could and I loved it !!

In this book  we follow  Archer and Elle and  I was so excited when I found out that this book was about these two  . Archer and Elle have a past and you know what comes  with  characters who have a past ? the back story and I love a good back story. Archer and Elle  are two  people who have had there fair share of   bad experiences in there  lives and because of this Archer always feels he needs to be a protector and look out for others  which is wonderful , however Elle  is the type of person that does not take help  easily  so seeing them go back  and forth  about things  in this story was just just so much fun  . Archer and Elle's relationship was definitely  not the smoothest and that is expected  because these  two  are two very head strong individuals who are used to getting things down there way, so there was definitely arguments ,but you could tell that these two people cared deeply for each other and the attraction between them was undeniable. If  I could describe there romance in 3 words they would be  sexy , explosive and fun .I loved Archer and Elle's story . Jill Shalvis  wrote the perfect story for these two . There was never a dull moment in this story it hooked me from the  very first word  and made  me sad  to leave this story at the end . With a fiery romance ,  characters I  just adored and a plot that had my eyes glued to this story Jill Shalvis  creates another fantastic story with  Accidentally on purpose,

Accidentally On Purpose was  a sexy , fun , addictive  contemporary romance . This story was wonderful! and I cannot wait to see what  Jill Shalvis writes next, I  just know from this story it will be amazing. If you love all these thing in your books you should definitely pick up a copy


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He whipped around to face her before she could find her sea legs, his expression dark and unreadable.
            “What was that?” he demanded.
            Planting her feet—or rather, her heels—she went hands on hips. That was the only way to deal with him, just like one would when faced with an animal in the wild. Make herself as big and tall as she could and refuse to back down.
            But as for what had come over her, honestly, she had absolutely zero idea. Maybe temper that he could read her like a map. Definitely frustration because he wound her up so tight that she sometimes fantasized about him deep in the night. Or all the time. And the hardest one to admit—embarrassment that she felt this way at all. If he ever found out, he’d be horrified and she’d have to move to Siberia.
            “Oh, please,” she scoffed, trying to hide her shame. Her only regret was that she hadn’t bitten him harder. “Don’t even try to tell me I hurt you. You’re impenetrable. A rock.”
            “You think I can’t be hurt?” he asked with a whisper of disbelief.
            “I think you don’t let it show if you are.” She didn’t realize they were literally toe-to-toe and nose-to-nose until she drew a deep breath and felt her chest brush his.
            “What would know you about my feelings, Elle?” he asked very, very quietly, his warm breath brushing her temple.
            And just like that, a new kind of tension came over her, something else as well, something that skittered along every single nerve ending in her body.
            Bad body.
            “Nothing,” she said. “I know nothing of your feelings because you’re an island to me.”
            “Yeah? Well, you’re Siberia.”
            “What the hell does that mean?” she demanded. “Are you saying I’m cold?”
            “Icy cold.”
            Which was funny because she was so mad she was hot and she couldn’t think, couldn’t speak, so she crossed her arms tight over herself, closing off, which was of course proving his words. And only because maybe way deep down she did want to know his feelings, wanted to know them more than anything, wanted to know that she mattered to him, that she could reach him, that she could indeed hurt him, she poked him in a hard pec.
            He wrapped his fingers around her wrist. “Stop.”
            Yeah, that would have been the wise thing to do. Definitely. But she’d never been all that wise when it came to him so she used her free hand to tell him he was number one. With her middle finger. “How’s that for icy, you overgrown, knuckle-dragging oaf—”
            Swearing beneath his breath, he caught that wrist too and stepped into her, making her not only shut the hell up but also stumble back a few steps, off balance. A tree came up against her back and Archer used that to his advantage, pinning her there with lots of solid muscle.
            Her breath caught. At the sound he froze, his gaze going heavy lidded as he stared at her mouth. Then he planted both hands flat on the huge tree on either side of her, framing her shoulders as he let out a long, careful exhale, resting his cheek against her hair.
            “You drive me crazy,” he murmured, his voice reverberating through his chest and into hers.
            The words were such a contrast to his actions that it took her mind a moment to catch up. “Yeah, well, right back at you,” she managed, thrown off by the effortless way he was leaning into her, holding her there with his weight, completely immobilizing her. And that wasn’t her biggest problem . . .
            It was turning her on.
            He started to do just that and she would never in a million years be able to explain what she did next. She fisted her hands in his shirt, lifted her face, and . . .kissed him.
            She felt his big body jerk in shock and tightened her grip, making a shockingly needy little whimper and he stilled. In the next beat he banded his arms around her and kissed her back. He kissed her slow and deep, taking his sweet-ass time about it too.
            Tendrils of undeniable pleasure coursed through her, melting her bones away. She was still angry. So angry. And yet she couldn’t even remember why. That, coupled with her own sexual frustration and need, God, so much need, she literally went blank. Well, her brain did.
            Not her body.
            Her body reacted like it’d been deprived of touch for years, which was actually true. She moved against him, writhed really, trying desperately to get even closer, winding her arms around his neck to pull him into a better position to keep kissing him. When their tongues touched, they generated so much heat she nearly went up in flames and she tried to climb his body like he was a jungle gym. This wrenched a groan from deep in his throat.
            Sexiest sound ever.

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About Jill Shalvis

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and check out her blog,, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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