Rebecca Miller is a gifted veterinarian with an extraordinary understanding of animal behavior. She is leading a fulfilling life as the owner and operator of the Animal Friends Veterinary Clinic. Ever since her 30th birthday, her mother has made it her mission to help Rebecca find a man, get married, and give her grandchildren. But Rebecca doesn't see the need for a man in her life. She has her dog, Captain, and that's all the companionship she needs. However, her world changes the day she literally runs into Derrick Peterson, a gorgeously handsome ER doctor.
Derrick's experiences with women have taught him that they are vain, silly, and untrustworthy. He keeps his relationships with them brief and superficial. However, he finds himself being irresistibly drawn to Rebecca. She's smart, witty, compassionate, and very different from the women he usually encounters. Will Rebecca be the one to break down the wall he's spent a lifetime building around his heart?
©2013 Billi Tiner (P)2013 Billi Tiner
This is a really sweet romance that is squeaky clean. There are a few hot kisses but the action never gets to the bedroom.
I really enjoyed this book it has great characters and an engaging story line. Rebecca is very sweet, but do not let that fool you, she has spunk as well. Derrick is a yummy, hunky and oh so serious doctor. He needs a gal like her to lighten him up!
There is a lot going on in this story, definitely loads of coincidences in the beginning. Almost as though fate is trying to get them together. It was kind of cute.
While I enjoyed the story it was extremely detailed about everyday life. As a reader I really do not need to know every small thing a character does when when gets home. Just tell me she iced her ankle and it was painful. I do not need to read everything she did to put that ice soak together. Also, the Vet scenes we more detailed than I needed. I know nothing about being a Vet or Vet Tech, so the fancy jargon was wasted on me.
The POV switches out between not just the leads but supporting cast. The switched are jumpy and brief at times. We go into somebody's POV for only a sentence or two and then back to the lead. It makes the story feel very disjointed. The great thing is the narrator does a wonderful job of keeping the reader in the know about who is speaking with her changes in tone.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Rebecca Roberts, who is great. I enjoyed her swift pace and smooth tone. She did a terrific job of infusing emotion and energy into the read. One of her best attributes was the way she handled the changes of POV. She helped keep them clear during a very choppy narrative. Her voices were consistent and distinct, which helped keep the switches clear.
Even with the issues I had, I was thoroughly entertained and can not wait to start the next book. While this was a romance it felt more like a mix of fiction and light suspense. The romance was kind of light, up until the end. Then things got real, fast!
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Although, I did seek out the author and request a copy because it interested me. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.
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