Reviewed by Ami
Title: A New Leash on Love
Author: Debbie Burns
Series: Rescue Me #1
Heroine/Hero: Megan Anderson/Craig Williams
Genre: MF Contemporary
Length: 352 Pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: July 4, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: When Craig Williams draws the short straw and has to take his daughter’s adorable new puppy to a shelter after the holidays, it’s just another painful episode in the fall-out of a miserable divorce. He needs to pick up the pieces of his life, and, after a fiery confrontation with Megan Anderson, the young woman running the shelter, he wants to put the whole episode behind him. However, when he keeps finding new ways to reconnect with her, he realizes Megan’s compassionate and caring nature just might be the perfect salve for his broken heart.
Review: At first meeting, I thought Megan and Craig had sparks. Craig comes to the no-kill shelter where Megan works to surrender a Christmas puppy that has become too much to handle with his current family situation. Megan thinks that he is just another dumper and sort of lashed out at him. So I was expecting sizzle and a lot of banter between the two, once Megan learns that it isn’t the case.
Unfortunately, the spark diminishes, and Megan became more passive, meek, and lost her confidence. Craig also has too much baggage with the tragedy in his family and the divorce. I didn’t feel the chemistry between these two and I can’t find myself believing in them in the long run.
I’m not very fond of the way the story goes as well. I genuinely think the situation with Craig’s family is still a bit of a mess… and adding the *spoiler* pregnancy *spoiler* storyline didn’t won me over.
On the plus side, there are a LOT of animals, and it was impossible not to feel the pulls at my heartstring with at least one of them. Most probably Sledge, the German shepherd, the first animal to make an appearance in this book. My heart just felt for this dog and I am so happy that Megan and him bonded throughout. I am rounding up the star rating for the animals.
Overall Impression: It was good!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*