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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Junebug Farms, a successful, well-known animal shelter in upstate New York, where every day brings something new - love, stress, heartbreak, warmth - and not just from the animals. Lisa Drakemore is in charge of intake and adoption at Junebug. She excels at her job, in large part because of her ability to keep her emotions in check. Her past has given her many years of practice and she's become a pro. But once she meets dog-walking volunteer Ashley Stiles, a distractingly attractive, perpetually late, emotions-on-her-sleeve young woman who smells like cupcakes, all bets are off for Lisa. The first of the Puppy Love Romances by award-winning author Georgia Beers.

©2016 Georgia Beers (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Classic Georgia

A nice Georgia Beers lesbian romance with one woman who is in a power position and is so emotionally cut off she's way more like a guy than a lot of guys you know. Lisa Drakemore, like Rachel Hart in 'Mine' is scarred by the divorce of her parents when she was a teenager and as a result has little or no contact with one of her parents. She has inherited a no kill shelter from her grandmother and despite most of her staff being volunteers she runs a tight ship. One of those volunteers is the very pretty Ashley Stiles who works in a bake shop and comes across as one of those people who find their niche early and stay right there. Then there is the mutual attraction that both women constantly try to minimize if not deny altogether, a staple of most of this author's works. Clark Breckenridge is the stereotypical sleazy rich contributor with an overblown sense of entitlement and at one point his overtures go way over the line provoking a confrontation with Lisa; who for a moment comes off as heroic; then blows it when she opens her mouth..
Lisa is in fact a difficult character to ever get behind; she comes off as totally self centered, self involved, and carrying a large of bucket of anger mixed with an unwillingness to forgive or even listen to an explanation. In short if you walk on two legs, she's not very nice to you. Ashley on the other hand is terribly sweet, accommodating, and has a willingness to help everyone. If there is a line between nice lady and pushover Ashley doesn't step across that line; she backs up gets a running start and leaps across it. Finally it wasn't a surprise to see more than one Junebug Farms book because there were about twenty characters introduced in this book so there had to be some reason for that.
The positive thing about the author's works is that despite creating lead characters that aren't all that likable, and some strange takes on who to blame and who to excuse she is a very good writer. Though you wonder why the hell Ashley would want to hook up with Lisa, you really want it to happen. Listening to this story on my I-Pod was a nice way to distract myself from all the yard I was doing one weekend. Good escapist listening; it was fun.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Ian
  • Northmead, Australia
  • 02-10-17

Cute Romance

If you could sum up Rescued Heart in three words, what would they be?

Sweet, innocent, positive.

What other book might you compare Rescued Heart to and why?

Difficult to answer.
I guess something like Apples Should be Red by Penny Watson...or maybe Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon.

What about Abby Craden’s performance did you like?

The best narrators disappear into the story. I don't think she's that good but it was a competent performance and importantly not annoying.

Any additional comments?

In a perfect world I wouldn't have to say this but sadly our world isn't perfect.
This book is LGBT...yes it's a lesbian romance....it's also sweet, generous and indefatigably positive.
I don't think it matters if you're not a lesbian. I'm heterosexual and male and I loved this book. A great story moves beyond definitions.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Excited for the Second Book in the Series

If you could sum up Rescued Heart in three words, what would they be?

fun, entertaining, cute

What did you like best about this story?

I like the idea of a animal rescue, most of us are suckers for our pets.

Any additional comments?

Abby Craden is my favorite narrator. I could listen to her all day.

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Editors: Please pay attention

If you could sum up Rescued Heart in three words, what would they be?

Cute and perfect for animal lovers

What other book might you compare Rescued Heart to and why?

George Beers seems to love dogs, specially Australian Sheppards. Can't blame her at all. :)
Mine was great too

What three words best describe Abby Craden’s voice?

WOW, Wow and wow :)

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Puppy love is catchy enough

Any additional comments?

I’m not through listening this book yet but I chose it because these are 2 of my favorites: Author Georgia Beers and Narrator Abby Craden but please audio editors: Can you review this book? End of track 6, narrator says: "I seen to be missing page 56…
Just hope this doesn’t happen often "through the book…

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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GREAT BOOK

another great story. funny, serious and charming. shows the true ins and outs of shelter life for animals.

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It's was pretty good...

It was pretty good, the witting is great, the narrator love it...but it was not something amazing.Some parts makes me laugh. It took me 2 days to finish it.

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The start of a wonderful series.

The bond of working with rescue animals weaves a fabric that allows hearts to mend and grow. Lisa Drakemore manages the day to day operations for the adoption, care and feeding of rescues at Junebug Farms. When volunteer Ashley Stiles enters her life it’s the start of a roller coaster ride for both of them. Great performance.

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  • Tara
  • Houston
  • 04-10-18

Disappointment

What would have made Rescued Heart better?

I would have made the character that was treated badly several times over again, demand or wait for some type of apology, instead of making excuses for them and powering on.

What was most disappointing about Georgia Beers’s story?

I can't think of another instant when I wanted the characters to not end up together, I get they are both a bit broken and wanted to become better people with each other, but one character repeatedly being rude to another or mistreating her without apology, not ok.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance was just fine. No complaint.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment and irritation.

Any additional comments?

This story felt more like a making due with this person because you are attracted to them or they are attractive rather than because they had a great personal connection.

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Funny, cute, & hot!!

At first I was hesitant to listen to a lesbian romance with the title including “puppy love”; afraid it was something about teenagers and first love. Hardly. I enjoyed it more than I thought and found the sex scenes to be HOT!!
I look forward to listening to the next book in the series.

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Good book but...

Way to abrupt of an end. I wish it was more buttoned up than just stopping