Thursday, November 22, 2012

Rescue My Heart Blog Tour - Q&A with Jill Shalvis!

We crazy fangirls were lucky enough to be given a spot on the Rescue My Heart Blog Tour.  This is our second time participating in a Jill Shalvis blog tour and it is always a ton of fun.  Because really, how could it not be when the author is JILL SHALVIS!!!!  There are so many reasons we love Jill.  Her unabashed appreciation of the male form.  Her unashamed portrayal of women that are both beautiful AND socially awkward.  Her love of all foods that are bad for you.  The list goes on. 

When we asked her the next 4 simple questions, we had one goal in mind.  Snuggly attach Shel to Jill's hip during Romantic Times 2013.  I think we have may have succeeded?

Bibliojunkies:  Cookies or Cupcakes? 

Jill Shalvis:  COOKIES!!!!  Always cookies!!!!


Bibliojunkies:  Chocolate or Vanilla? 

Jill Shalvis:  CHOCOLATE!!!!  Always chocolate!!!!  J


Bibliojunkies:  Linkin Park or Snow Patrol? 

Jill Shalvis:  Oh goodness.  Don’t make me pick!!  I love them both so much.  I have used lyrics from each to define heroes, and entire love stories.  Both bands are such great story tellers.  But okay, if I had to pick one it would be Linkin Park.


Bibliojunkies:  It's no surprise to anyone that Bibliojunkie Shel is a huge Jill Shalvis fangirl.  If she could manage to bring all of the above to you at RT2013 can she be your honorary BFF for a day? 

Jill Shalvis:  She can own me for an entire week….

Challenge Accepted Ms. Shalvis.  We will be greeting you at RT 2013 with all of the above.  Now, how to snag Linkin Park for the day…. 

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 Reid 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. (GoodReads)


Holly and Adam have avoided each other as much as possible since they both moved back to the town where they first met.  But when Holly’s dad doesn’t return from one of his hiking/camping getaways Holly’s first instinct is to beg Adam (search and rescue trainer extraordinaire) to help her find him.  When Holly insists on tagging along during Adam’s search they are forced to address the still sizzling attraction between each other.  

Jill Shalvis is known for her combination of sizzling romance and hilarity.  Two things you can always count on when reading her books.  One, a hot alpha hero that should never be allowed to wear a shirt.  And two, a heroine that has at least one socially awkward idiosyncrasy that will leave you in a fit of giggles.  She manages to write with tongue in cheek while still leaving you breathless over the romance that is unfolding. 

Rescue My Heart is no exception.  If you have read Animal Magnetism or Animal Attraction, you have met Adam and Holly.  Adam has always come across as the stoic hero with a dark past.  The few times we met Holly….well, she just came across as a complete bitch.  But in Rescue My Heart we learn a lot more about what is going on between these two and what has made them the people they are.   

Adam is one of Shalvis’ more dramatic characters.  But he certainly has a sense of humor.  Which is probably good since that humor makes him the only guy willing and able to deal with Holly’s brand of crazy – um, I mean stubbornness.  This girl is annoyingly stubborn.  I won’t lie.  I didn’t like her at first.  But she definitely grows on you.  Particularly when she decides to slowly wear Adam down on the relationship front.   

In the end, this was a fun story.  A little bit of angst with Shalvis’ signature humor goes a long way to brightening a gloomy day and this book did just that.



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