Shalvis reunites readers with Sunshine, Idaho, and all the folks (and critters) at the veterinary clinic, with her light touch and sense of affectionate humor operating on all cylinders. This series may just be her best work.

Eighteen months ago, Jade walked into Dell Connelly’s animal clinic as a temporary receptionist. Since then she has made the place run like a well-oiled machine. Every day Dell watches the very hot Jade cheerfully manage the chaos. The spark Jade feels whenever she sees Dell has remained her secret. Then an incident turns the spark into a mutual fire. This is a temporary job; she has promised to return home; and Dell is a known serial dater. But maybe they both are changing. Love and sunshine can do that to a person. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Oct., 304 pp., $7.99

Reviewed by: 
Bunny Callahan