by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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…
Since starting the Heartbreaker Bay series I have anxiously been awaiting Elle and Archer’s series. Their snark and chemistry ignited pages despite their obvious efforts to squash the flames. Accidentally On Purpose delivered from the snark to the sparks!
Coffee dates with Accidentally on Purpose
- First Date: We have watched sparks fly between Archer and Ellen since the Heartbreakers Bay series began. I was curious to see how Shalvis would finally bring them together. Both Archer and Ellen are protectors and perfectionist. They demand more from themselves and I love how Shalvis begins to expose their weaknesses, fears and wants.
- Second Date: I absolutely love the sexual tension and denial masked by snark and delicious banter. One-line zingers and electricity hang in the air whenever these two are in the same room. These two have a history (not a sexual one) and I enjoyed the telling of their story. Each is totally clueless and believes the other wants to be only friends! I love that everyone around them has been placing bets on when not if. We even see some meddling from their friends. The author introduces a suspense angle tied to their past, that ultimately makes them face things head on. Despite the unbelievable sexual tension, this is a slow building romance with a few brief hot as hell moments that shake this couple and the reader to the core.
- Third date: These two are stubborn, or I should say Elle is stubborn. Even when her body is crying out in need she denies her feelings. This led to some delicious banter and tender moments. Archer is all alpha and I loved his interactions with Elle. The man has patience and even lets her lead. It was nice seeing him come undone and make himself vulnerable. A little drama, some heartwarming moments and time with friends filled our final date. While I always knew Shalvis would deliver an HEA, it was swoony fun tagging along for the ride.
Accidentally On Purpose left me grinning. I cannot wait for Chasing Christmas coming in September. The book does offer a sneak peek of Lost and Found Sisters, book one in Shalvis’s Wildstone series.
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