There's something about this author's writing I love so much. Many writers can be 'hit or miss', but for me Jill Shalvis is always a winner. Her writing is hilarious, light-hearted, and yet always manages to deal with major emotions and different relationships. This is the second book in the Wilder Brothers trilogy, and while it holds up nicely on its own, you should really read the books in order (you won't regret it). First of all, the cover is creepy. The other two Wilder Brothers covers are just great. But this one...if you see it in full size the guy has frightening black eyes like something from a science fiction movie. Don't let it turn you off, and when you read, make sure you imagine someone who isn't from Star Wars. Big brother TJ, middle brother Stone and baby brother Cam run 'Wilder Adventures' in the Sierras. They take people on adventure trips of all kinds. This book is about Stone - the one who keeps everyone together and the one who takes on responsibility for everyone in his life. Emma Sinclair is a doctor from New York, and returns to her small mountain hometown to keep her father's small practice going while the man recovers from a heart attack. She's the absolute, complete opposite of Stone, and it's hard work getting the two of them together. Jill Shalvis writes contemporary romance - no suspense or paranormal stuff in sight. I love all genres, but straight contemporary is a subgenre I have trouble finding good books in. This series is especially great because you have so much fun while reading. Shalvis' characters are never carbon copies of each other. Stone is an excellent businessman, great at restoring houses, fantastic at adventure sport. He's also terrified of needles - he used superglue on a gash on his face so he wouldn't need to get stitches. He's so busy making plans for everyone else he's run out of time to do the things he wants. But he's determined to show Emma she might just be able to find a place of her own in the small community. Emma is uptight - a serious planner - and has absolutely no idea about all the things that happened between her parents. She arrives in town full of assumptions about everybody and everything, and she has a lot of learning to do. She's strong enough to admit when she's wrong - which is quite the admirable quality in a heroine. I absolutely adored the first book in the series, Instant Attraction - ditto for the third book, Instant Temptation. If you read one of these books you should read them all. They're all self-contained stories, but there's a lot more to this town to find out. This might be Jill Shalvis' best series, and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.