Book Review: Aussie Rules by Jill Shalvis

Saturday, July 01, 2006

By::Jill Shalvis
Brava, Kensington, 2006
Reviewer:: Regina Avalos for Romance Divas
Contemporary Romance

Mel Anderson's world is turned upside down when Bo Black flies into the little airport she has called home and tended to since her mentor left. Bo had been the thing all her teenaged fantasies were made of, but now he makes her head hurt and her body want. Problem is, he isn't there to sweep her off her feet, but instead to reclaim what he believes is rightfully his, North Beach Airport.

As it turns out, the mentor that Mel loved and adored might not have been the next best thing to Mother Theresa. Sally left Mel and her best friend in charge of things when she ran off, and Mel hadn't heard from her since. Bo is determined to get back the airport he feels was stolen from his father, and he has the deed to do it. There is more than meets the eye here. Threatening emails start to arrive, and Mel is left wondering what she got herself into all those years ago when she took over.

The more important problem is the steam that forms whenever Bo and Mel are in the room, but they are like oil and water. Feisty and fun, the journey these two have to find out about Sally and love is definitely one that keeps the reader turning the pages. This book has the right amount of humor to make you laugh often, and the even more perfect amount of steamy sex to keep you wanting more.

Not only do we have the romance between Bo and Mel, Aussie Rules also contains another love story in the making between Mel's best friend and partner, Dimi, and Danny, one of young men that work at the airport. Dimi is looking for love in all the wrong places. What she doesn't know that it has been right in front of her all along.

Aussie Rules is the latest from author Jill Shalvis. As a reader, I found myself enjoying this story from beginning to end. In fact, I found it hard to put it down. Shalvis creates wonderful characters that make you want to root for them to finally give in and get together. The journey is never easy, which makes the story and the eventual happy ending even more enjoyed by the reader. I'd highly recommend picking this book up when you can.

Rating: 5 Kisses

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