Reviewed by Morgan
Author: Amy Lane
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Heroes: Carter Embree/Sandy Corrigan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 4 Hours, 42 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: December 4, 2017
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Carter Embree has always hoped to be rescued from his productive, tragically boring, and (slightly) ethically compromised life. But when an urchin at a grocery store shoves a bundle of fluff into his hands, Carter goes from rescuee to rescuer—and he needs a little help.
Sandy Corrigan, the vet tech who helps ease Carter into the world of dog ownership, first assumes that Carter is a crazy-pants client who just needs to relax. But as Sandy gets a glimpse into the funny, kind, sexy man under Carter’s mild-mannered exterior, he sees that with a little care and feeding, Carter might be Super-Pet Owner—and decent boyfriend material to boot.
But Carter needs to see himself as a hero first. As he says good-bye to his pristine house and hello to carpet treatments and dog walkers, he finds that there really is more to himself than a researching drudge without a backbone. A Carter Embree can rate a Sandy Corrigan. He can be supportive, he can be a hero, he can be a man who stands up for his principles!
He can be the owner of a small dog.
Review – Book: If you’re a fan of Amy Lane, you know she has different “colors” to symbolize her levels of angst in the story. Yellow is her “light” or low-angst color.
This one, which is oh so very light, would be pale yellow because it’s so low-key. It’s
about a man whose entire life begins on the day a punk kid gives him his very own puppy the aspiring Veterinarian named Sandy.
This is just plain feel-good, sweet, no angst, lots of laughs fun. There’s a bit of smexy times, but really, even those run on the light side. Sandy knows what he wants and just goes for it and so does Carter. The story is more about Carter’s awakening as an individual than anything else.
Amy tells us this is based on real people she knows from her own pet-owning experience and it shows. (Personally I was cringing every time Carter left little Freckles alone – I kept picturing tragedy and mayhem upon return (since no crate!) but our Amy let little Freckles live on in relative peace 🙂 )
This is a sweet vaguely Thanksgiving story that fans of the author or people just looking for something fun to read will absolutely adore.
Impression – Book: I loved it!
Review – Audio:
Nick J. Russo does his typical wonderful job with this. He’s always so good at handling the pacing and tone for the emotions, humor and romantic times. I just love his narrations and think he aced this one!
Impression – Audio: It was amazing!
Overall Impression: It was amazing!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*