ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by Jill Shalvis
Available now from Harper Audio.
From the Publisher:
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…
From the review at AudioFile Magazine:
“Two more friends find romance in Shalvis’s next audiobook in the Heartbreaker Bay series. Elle Wheaton and Archer Hunt share a past and are hesitant to deepen their relationship. Narrator Karen White expresses Elle’s take-charge attitude and Archer’s equally strong personality. Characters from the previous books add to the listener’s enjoyment, with White pleasantly voicing each of them. White successfully expresses the many humorous interactions between the characters. For those who are familiar with the series, it’s a visit with old friends. But those new to the series will enjoy the audiobook as well.”
From the review at The Book Nympho:
“Anytime I’m in the mood for a fun, sexy romance with yummy alpha-type guys and strong women I look to Jill Shalvis. Then pair that story with Karen White’s narrations and you have a good time waiting to happen. These two ladies are one of my favorite teams when it comes to contemporary romances on audio.”
From the review at Reading Between the Wines Book Club:
“Karen White returns to narrate Accidentally on Purpose. She never fails to deliver a polished production and bring Jill’s wonderful characters to life. She aces all the voices – male, female and animal. Anytime I see that Karen has narrated a book that I want to read, I always elect to listen rather than read as I know that Karen will enhance my enjoyment of the story.”
“Today (Day 16) I am highlighting Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis /Narrated by Karen White. This is the first of two times I am going to highlight a book from the Heartbreaker Bay series. I really love the characters in this series and so darn attached to them. Elle and Archer were possibly the most emotional pairing in the series for me. Elle can be hard to like but once you learn her story, you really want her and Archer together. If you are looking for a great contemporary romance series, I highly recommend this one.”
My recording experience:
As always, I love recording Jill’s novels. This one has some darker elements and even a bit of a crime story plot, of course balanced by Jill’s trademark humor and oh-so-sexy scenes. If you’ve been listening to the series, I’ll bet you’ve been as curious as I was to find out what the deal was with Archer and Elle, and the book delivers! Now we just have to wait for Spence’s story, which I hear tell is in the works.
Listen to a sample here:
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