Monday, January 23, 2017

Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay #3) by Jill Shalvis

Title: Accidentally on Purpose
Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Heartbreaker Bay Novel
Format: Paperback; 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (January 24, 2017)
ISBN-10: 0062448064
ISBN-13: 978-0062448064
Author's Website:
Notes: I received an eARC loan from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I am also an Avon Addict which means I love the books that Avon publishes enough to volunteer to read as many ARCs and books as they can send my way. So you'll be seeing a lot of books reviewed by me from this publisher. Please note, however, that if I don't like a book, it will be truthfully reflected by a low rating.

Due to the fact that I read an ARC, any quotes will need to be checked against the final version as Advance Reader Copies are subject to change. 
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Archer and Elle have known each other since she was sixteen and he was twenty-two. At the time, Archer sacrificed a promising career in law enforcement in order to help Elle, but he's never regretted doing so. Over the years he's kept tabs on Elle, and given her a helping hand when she needed one. But somewhere along the line the pride and respect he's felt for the now smart, strong, and confident young women has turned into something more. The problem is he just doesn't think it would be right for him to act upon those feeling. He feels he'd be taking advantage of the their relationship.

Long ago, Archer made it clear that nothing could or would ever happen between them. Now older and wiser, Elle has decided to set her sights elsewhere and seek out a meaningful relationship, but her every move seems to be blocked by the annoyingly handsome man. Elle's not the naive little sixteen year old he first met, and lately she thinks she sees cracks in the infuriating man's resolve. Perhaps it's time she ups the ante and live a little dangerously? Maybe it's time to take off the kid gloves and force him to see what he's missing?
This is the third book of the Heartbreaker Bay series. If you haven't read any of the previous books, don't worry, this one can definitely be read as standalone. Archer and Elle were first mentioned in Sweet Little Lies, the first book of the series, but we really didn't get to know them until now. 

This was a funny, heartwarming, sexy romp of a read by Ms. Shalvis that left me wickedly grinning from ear to ear. Archer owns a security firm that is quite successful. He's handsome and when armed for a job he can be down right lethal in the looks department. If this was the 1940's women would probably be fanning themselves and exclaiming, "hubba, hubba" over Archer and his team. Instead, we get descriptions like, "It was a cornucopia of smutty goodness and she couldn't tear her eyes away. In fact, she couldn't speak either mostly because her tongue had hit the floor. Her feet took advantage of her frozen brain, taking her to the interior door, where she wanted to press her face up against the glass." I, for one, am glad we live in 2017. lol

Elle hasn't had it easy. Raised by a grifter she never had a stable home growing up. She's worked had to get where she is, and has come a long way thanks to Archer. His one act of selflessness was a game changer for her. If he hadn't done what he did, her life would have taken a much different and darker path.

Overall, I gave this one 4 1/2 out of 5 roses. It was chock-full of steamy goodness with wonderful characters and situations that make one smile. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a  STEAM rating--too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.

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