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ARC Review: Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Accidentally On Purpose

ARC Review: Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis
by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #3
Also in this series: Sweet Little Lies, The Trouble with Mistletoe, Chasing Christmas Eve
Published by Avon
on January 24th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: e-book
Source: ARC, edelweiss, Publisher
Purchase: Amazon |B&N
Rating: 4 Stars



There’s no such thing as a little in love . . .

Elle Wheaton’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . .

There’s no such thing as a little in lust . . .

Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco earthquake and he craves her 24/7, but Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . .

There is such a thing as . . .

As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along . . .

ARC Hot Romance smart and funny




I seriously cannot get enough of the Heartbreaker Series. The interesting thing about Accidentally On Purpose is that there was a tiny bit of suspense woven into the plot. I find that each book in this series is slightly different than the others. I believe that there would be something for every reader.


I always look forward to the funny dialog when I read a Jill Shalvis book and this one does not disappoint.


“Mr. Nottingham broke his ankle and very nearly his ass, requiring an ambulance ride and a possible lawsuit. And you’re amused.”


Along with focusing on the friendships between all the characters, there is also a focus on character growth. In this case, Elle and Archer have a frenemy type relationship. It seemed a little unfair that Elle was being super bitchy to Archer and I wasn’t sure how much I would like her character. It takes a while for that attitude to change because it’s alluded that there was a reason she was like that. Even when the reader finally finds out, I think her attitude was a LITTLE overdone.


There is a serious chemistry between Elle and Archer. I mean, smokin’ hot! All that supposed dislike leaded to steamy, sexy love scenes. Once they got that out of their system, the suspense came in. I liked that aspect a lot. It added a certain oomph to the story line and it led to Elle’s past to resurface. I do think this one is a lot different than the previous book. It had darker history, more sad and slightly more serious. It sure did keep me on my toes.

When the romance finally surfaces…

“You’re it for me, Elle. It’s always been you. Only you.”

Archer, you hot sexy romantic man! He hasn’t taken over Keane’s place, but boy oh boy does he come in second! (Sorry Finn.)


A little note…


-This can be read as a standalone. But do be sure to pick up the others!

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Cyn @ Book Munchies

Perfect use of gifs! I really enjoyed this one too! Definitely loved the chemistry between Elle and Archer! Great review (:

anna @ herding cats & burning soup

Oh yes. They were good! She really does have wonderful dialogue. Makes it so fun to read her books 🙂

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Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

I love this series, too, Aleen! And like you said, the friendships and the dialogues always make Shalvis’ novels amazing 🙂
Great review!

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Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

This one sound so swoony and so much fun! I’ve actually never read anything by Shalvis even though I see her books everywhere. Great review, Aleen!
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I also got an ARC of this one, I hope I can read it next week :). I am glad to hear you enjoyed this one. Neat to hear this one has a bit of suspense added to the plot. It is such a fun series! I wasn’t sure how much I would like Elle either, so I am glad to hear her attitude changes over the course of the book. I am even more looking forward to reading it after reading your review!


I totally loved this one too and the added suspense was perfect. Wonderful review!

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