Title: Rescue My Heart
Author: Jill Shalvis
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Book Received From: NetGalley
After a tragic stint in the National Guards, Adam Connelly returns to Idaho and to Belle Haven, the animal shelter he owns with his brothers. All Adam wants is to be alone. Then he opens the door to the past—the woman whose heart he once broke. Still gorgeous, still tough-as-nails, but this time, unusually vulnerable.
Holly learned the hard way to never depend on a man for anything. Now, of all men, it’s the last one she wants to see, and the only one she needs. Her father has gone missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she could use someone with tracking skills to help find him.
For Holly and Adam, each with their ghosts, a trek this desperate, this unpredictable, and this intimate, will have its share of risks—including opening their hearts one more time.
Rescue My Heart is the third book in the Animal Magnetism series and the one I was looking forward to the most. Adam was so quiet and mysterious in the other books that I couldn’t wait for this one. I was not disappointed. I would suggest reading these books in order to get the full knowledge of the secondary characters including Dell, Brady, Jade and Lilah, however, you could read it on its own as well. I thought Jill Shalvis did a wonderful job with the storyline and it was another book of hers that was hard to put down.
Even though Adam was generally grumpy, uptight, and didn’t think he deserved a good life after a dangerous mission, I really liked him. He truly didn’t think he had his life together after he got back to regular life. It took a stubborn woman like Holly to not give up on him to face his fears and believe in himself and them together as a couple. Holly had a lot to overcome in the book as well, but she seemed to handle it better than Adam and go after what she wanted. The relationship between Adam and Holly was very believable throughout the book. There were no misplaced filler scenes as you can sometimes find to increase the heat or draw out the romance. This fit Adam, too, because he was a man who didn’t like to waste words or actions. Adam and Holly’s relationship was very emotional to watch unfold. I love stories where a couple reconnects after time. There is that comfort of knowing each other already and usually lots of great chemistry. In this story, the biggest obstacle was about getting their hearts to acknowledge the love they have for each other and that they deserved one another.
Other parts of the book I enjoyed included Milo (Adam’s dog) as well as Dell, Brady and Adam interacting together. Because they were brothers, Dell and Brady knew Adam better than anyone and it was fun watching them mess with him but also show their concern. This book is packed with romance, friendship, family, passion, fear and unconditional love. It is quite the roller coaster ride and I highly recommend it.
Reviewed by: Amy R.