Sunday, April 8, 2012

|Adult Review| Time Out by Jill Shalvis

Title: Time Out 
Author: Jill Shalvis 
Published February 21st 2012 by Harlequin 
*thanks to publisher for providing me with a review copy*
Genre: Adult contemporary romance, humor
Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Time Out
Goodreads summary:
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Instructional program for women unexpectedly facing the totally dishy guy from their past. Everyone welcome! NHL coach Mark Diego's plan to spend his off-season volunteering in his hometown goes awry when he learns that not only is he coaching teenage girls, but that the program is coordinated by energetic (and five feet two inches of trouble) coordinator Rainey Saunders, his childhood friend—and the woman he could never stand to see dating any other guy….When their tempers flare, Mark and Rainey discover their fireworks don't just burn angry—they burn very, very hot! But that'll just sweeten the victory. Because Mark always plays to win. And with Rainey, he's planning on playing very dirty, too

Racquel's thoughts:
Jill Shalvis is on the fast track of becoming on of my all time to-die-for favorite authors. I would already give her that title but she has so so so so many books published and I only read three books among what Goodreads says is 118 distinct works by her, so proportionally speaking, I would have to read a few more books by her to say I would sell an eyeball to read one of her books but between you and me, these 3 books I read by Shalvis are enough for me to convince me she's a fantastic writer and worthy of selling a body part for.

Like the previous two books I read by Shalvis, Time Out had the perfect recipe of likeable characters, interesting plot, witty banter and dialogue, enjoyable drama and endless humor. More than I can count I was laughing out loud, highlighting passages on my Kindle because Shalvis just possess the ability to make her readers laugh, a talent you're either born with or not and clearly, Shalvis is blessed with this! Come one, does this not make you want to buy the book right now:
"Trust Me, he's not your type."
"Because he's rich and famous? Because he's tough as hell and cool as ice?"
"Because he's missing  vital organ."
Lena gasped in horror. "He doesn't have a d-"
"A heart! He's missing a heart! Jeez, get your mind out of the gutter."
While Harlequin Blaze books are not short stories by any means, they're still usually single sitting reads and Time Out proves no different. I suggest you read this book when you have free time because once you pick it up, you will not want to put it down! I couldn't get enough of Rainey and Mark, their chemistry was great, it was simply sizzling out of the pages and I loved every second of it, especially since both Mark, Rainey and also the side characters are all beyond entertaining.

The only thing keeping this book from being a 5 heart read is the fact that I think it ended to abruptly, it was definitely a happy, I-have-a-big-grin-on-my-face ending and it resolved things but it didn't go beyond that. An epilogue would have made this book simply perfect but nevertheless it was a satisfying, fun read from Shalvis! I definitely suggest you get this book if your looking for a fun read or your a fan of contemporary books because Time Out does not disappoint!

Rating: 4 hears~ Jill Shalvis is a master at writing, every book I read by her so far is simply wonderful! She's a must buy author!
Quotes taken from ARC, subjected to change.
First:
As always, Rainey's brain was full, too full, but one thought kept rising to the top and wouldn't leave her alone.
Favorite:
Dear mother of god.
Teaser:
"I wouldn't mind him exerting his authority on me."

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