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Publisher's Summary

In this debut to an exciting new series, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life, while pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire. Contains mature themes.

©2011 Jill Shalvis (P)2011 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"An entertaining read and a good choice for readers who like cooing over cute animals as well as a cute romance." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • SIMARA
  • Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • 05-07-13

Enjoyable contemporary romance...

A light contemporary romance that is quite hot. I enjoyed the book although maybe my expectations were too high because I was expecting something like the Lucky Harbor series. It is not as good as that series but still very funny, cute and sexy. It's a good beach listen.

Narrator: I have to give it to Karen White. She quaked, barked and meowed like the real animals... And many times. She is a good narrator but many times I felt like she was too slow. This book should have lasted at least one hour less that it did. I actually speed up
The narration to 1.25 at times because it dragged.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • CM
  • 09-18-12

Great story - didn't want to turn it off

Would you listen to Animal Magnetism again? Why?

Yes, I'd listen again. Brady and Lyla were well drawn characters and the story was fun, perfect for a little bit of comfort listening. The best stories give you a lift, taking you into a realistic fantasy and this one was exactly what I wanted. I fly a lot, being gone from home and missing my husband and family. Having this family of characters to keep me company made the time go by easier. The chemistry between Brady and Lyla was enough of a spark that I didn't want to turn the story off or made me wish it was time to turn it back on. I'll def listen again and will also listen to the stories of Del and Adam.<br/>The vocalist was also great - her intonation for men was especially good. Some readers try to drop an octave, even when it doesn't sound right. This artist did a great job and I'll look for other readings she's done.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked both Brady and Lyla, they were multidimensional, by turns fun, tense, goofy, loving and lusty. I prefer alpha male characters and Brady was that, most def.

Have you listened to any of Karen White’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this is the first performance but I'll seek out her other work.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You'll never know when you'll crash into love.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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This story grew on me...

In the beginning of this book there were several laugh out loud moments. Then it became predictable. It is a good story but lightweight. I had trouble with the narrator. She was very professional. I can only say that her voice pattern annoyed me. I did adjust to it. But not until the second half. The story just grew on me. The characters became important. It is not a deep book. But it is enjoyable and I believe worth the credit. I think I will purchase the remaining in the series.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Animal Magnetism

Would you listen to Animal Magnetism again? Why?

I would listen to Animal Magnetism again simply because the narrator did such an outstanding job with the characters. I was most impressed with the animal sounds, they were realistic and really cute!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lilah was my favorite character. Something about the way she dealt with all her mistakes, fears and insecurities. Her love for everyone who needed her struck a chord in me.

What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

I loved the way she portrayed Lilah and the animals

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but unfortunately could not. We took a road trip I listened to the first half getting to our destination and the second coming home.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this series. It is a well written romance. The characters are solid and believable. The animals are too cute for words. If you love animals and if you love a good romance this is the series for you!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great Narration and A Very Good Story

I enjoyed listening to this book. It is a light bit of romance novel with some sizzle. I would listen to this author again and I would listen to the narrator again. It doesn't qualify as deeply engaging, and it does take interruption well. Nothing complicated or in depth here.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • GP
  • 03-01-13

Bordering on irresponsible

For the most part, for a little light reading I'm happy to put common sense and reality aside. In this case it was stretched to the breaking point. Oddly enough the characters were believable enough to enjoy in their interactions.
What drove me crazy was the implausibility of the outside world. A large vet practice without a vet tech, but with a helicopter (there were extenuating circumstances, but I just can't believe it). An animal rescue picking up a pack of stray dogs and putting those dogs and a small pet dog into the back of a car and expecting all to go well. Raccoons causing an entertaining ruckus stealing eggs, but not killing and eating the chickens.
I realize that I do let a lot of reality go by the wayside when reading escapist fiction, but in this case it felt irresponsible.
If anyone actually attempted to run a kennel and rescue the way the main character did in this story there would be injury and more.
Read it for a little light reading, but be sure not to take anything in the story as a reflection of reality.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Highly Recommend

Listened for Fun (Audible Purchase)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.50 (Karen White did a great job)

I am closing out the year with just some fun reads that won't get reviewed in my normal fashion. However, I need to say that what people are saying about this series is so very true: Fun, Romantic, and HAWT! This was just an enjoyable listen all around :)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Teresa
  • NAMPA, ID, United States
  • 12-14-12

There's no place like Sunshine, Idaho.

A fun quirky romance with great characters. And for the animal lovers out there, there are lots of them, both funny and heartwarming. This book leaves you with a good feeling at the end. I will be defiantly getting the next one. There is more to this series than Audible has recorded, so if you like this recording and the second, the book with Adam is in print. Also good to read by Jill Shalvis is Smart and Sexy, Strong and Sexy, and Superb and Sexy, but unfortunately they aren't on Audible.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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4 Animal Magnetism Stars

I have read this book before but I haven’t listened to the audio and I gotta say I loved it more the second time.

I was in the mood for a sweet but smexy romance and this was right up my ally. I didn’t want anything to emotional because I know my next book is going to break my heart.

So Lilah and Brady’s was exactly what I needed. She is so guarded with her emotions and she doesn’t let people in because she is afraid they are going to leave once she loves them.

And Brady hasn’t really had roots. He thinks of the guys as his brothers but he never really had the itch to say in one place until he meets Lilah and everything he thought he knew gets turned on its head.

Like I said this is a sweet romance. I love the animal touch it’s pretty adorable to say the very least.

Also I enjoyed the narrator I think she does a great job. Though sometimes I think her voice was a little old for some of the voice but you get over that pretty fast.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Love those animals..

Where does Animal Magnetism rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was interesting. I'm a animal lover so I liked the characters and the story about how they cared for the animals .I admire people who dedicate their time helping animals in need. In the description the book was stated that it "contains mature themes" but it wasn't filled with much sexual content. It's not a bad listen, but it was not a book that swept me away. I'd give it a average "one time listen" rating.

Any additional comments?

I like to use my credits on books that I would want to listen to again. I would recommend this one if it's on sale.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful