Still the One by Jill Shalvis

Still the One by Jill ShalvisStill the One by Jill Shalvis
Series: Animal Magnetism #6
Published by Berkley on April 7th 2015
Pages: 311
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Darcy Stone is game for anything — except sexy Navy veteran and physical therapist A.J. Colten, the guy who'd rejected her when she'd needed him most. Now the shoe is on the other foot and he needs her to play nice and help him secure grants for his patients. Unfortunately, Darcy can't refuse. She needs the money to fund her passion project: rescuing S&R dogs and placing them with emotionally wounded soldiers.
A.J. admits it — Darcy is irresistible. But he's already been battle-scarred by a strong-willed, vivacious, adventurous woman like Darcy, and he's not making the same mistake twice—until he and Darcy are forced to fake a relationship. Growing closer than they'd ever imagined possible, Darcy and AJ have to ask themselves: how much between them is pretend? What's the real thing? And where does it go from here?

How is it that Jill Shalvis can thoroughly disappoint me with one book and then make me love the next one so desperately?

But as stumped as I am, I adored the abrasive, wounded heroine whose strength – the only thing she can rely on to rebuild herself – both saves and damns her and a very special physical therapist who’s more than her match with his steady, unmoving ways but who isn’t without his own issues.

Together, I was convinced that their baggage would break the camel’s back and every animal unfortunate to come into contact with them. Their relationship is volatile and filled with more unanswered questions than answers, yet instead of losing my patience, I found myself very happy when things straightened themselves out in the end.