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I love Romance, New Adult, and Erotica books. I love sharing the books and authors that I love with people who have that in common or others who might not have ever known about them.

Then Came You (An Animal Magnetism Novel)

Then Came You - Jill Shalvis Wyatt. The end.

Oh, boy. I loved this book! I only discovered the wonder that is Jill Shalvis a few weeks ago, because I have apparently been living under a big stupid rock or something. I read Simply Irresistible and fell in love! I knew I'd found something special, and apparently thousands of other people had found her first!

So as soon as I saw Then Came You on NetGalley I requested that puppy as fast as my finger would click! When I got the e-mail saying I'd been approved, I actually shouted "YES!! in my very quiet office. People gave me looks. It's okay, they're growing accustomed to my outbursts.

Anyway, back to the book. I was actually nervous! Thinking "Dear God! What if it was a fluke? What if that first book was amazing and this one stinks? Please, please don't let it stink!" IT. DOES. NOT. STINK.

You guys.


Alright, alright. I'm getting to it.

Emily is so much like me it's uncanny. She finds comfort in lists, plans, organization, and knowing what to expect. She is goal-oriented and doesn't deviate from The Plan. And what is The Plan? Complete this internship in the middle of Nowheresville and then move to Los Angeles to be a Vet in the city of her dreams. So when she shows up the first day of her internship, she's completely gobsmacked to learn that the person she is shadowing is the very same Vet who she'd had a torrid one night stand with at a conference in Reno. The one night she'd gone plan-less. He was irresistible and she was weak, they agreed on one night of fun. So seeing Wyatt again, much less working along side him every day for the next year, was utterly unexpected.

They both acknowledge what happened, agree that it was a one-time occurrence, and plan to have a strictly professional working relationship. But what is it they say about best laid plans...?

They have an electric mutual attraction and suddenly saying is far easier than doing. They start forming a bond and relationship that nobody (including me) really knows how to put a label on. Whatever you'd call it, it puts a smile on my face for nearly the entire book. Wyatt had me in a pretty constant state of mush.

Just as the two of them are both beginning to develop something deeper and refusing to talk about or analyze it, Emily is presented with an opportunity to fast track The Plan. She wants nothing more than for Wyatt to ask her to stay. Wyatt doesn't want to put her in a position to give up her dream. Both are stubborn and unwilling to give, especially for something that they've never said was more than a good time.

Now, as readers of Romance, we know that the majority of the time there is going to be a happy ending. I know it with just about every book and I knew it with this one. Except when Jill, the evil wench, made me not know! I sat with tears in my eyes, reading unblinking, clenching my fists to the point that my husband looked at me and asked me if I was alright. I told him I didn't know yet.

This book was perfectly executed. The dialogue flowed effortlessly, the characters were relatable and I connected to all of them, and the story kept me totally engrossed and interested from start to finish. It kept a smile on my face and then put tears in my eyes. It made me laugh out loud and then made me hot under the collar. It was beautiful. I cannot wait for y'all to meet Wyatt and Emily!

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