This book's theme was second chances. Jessica Champlin and Sebastian Hess are divorced but have joint custody (their idea) of their goldendoodle, Baxt...moreThis book's theme was second chances. Jessica Champlin and Sebastian Hess are divorced but have joint custody (their idea) of their goldendoodle, Baxter. After a trip to the dog park with Jessica, the two become an instant media sensation and local celebrities overnight after Baxter saves a little girl from being hit by a car. Jess is a stylist who starts an accessory dog line that becomes wildly popular, that she loves and in turn helps her land new styling jobs with dogs.
Even though the two are divorced, Jessica wants to start living again, and the two are pretty amicable. Sebastian is a serious war reporter and doesn't like all the media attention that his dog receives. He thinks its not real news, but he does relent when he sees it helps Jess' new business. Everyone loves "Super dog," Baxter's nickname since the heroic incident.
Eventually Jess meets a new love interest, Gavin who seems wonderful. Expect Gavin and Sebastian when thrown together are totally oil and water. An event happens that really makes the reader emotionally invested, especially in Baxter. I won't give any spoilers away, but once again we see a second chance. And again at the ending.
I really enjoyed all the dog related bits in the book. After all, that is what drew me to the book. I have enjoyed devouring animal related fiction lately.
I recommend this book to anyone tempted to try, its more animal centric than other similar books, on the market, but I recommend it. I am interested in what Caldwell has in store next. This book releases July 29th.
*Thank you to Harlequin for providing me a copy of this book via Netgalley.(less)
I tried really hard to like this book. I loved Grace Cabot as a fiery supporting character in book one, but was left puzzled with this one. Grace goes...moreI tried really hard to like this book. I loved Grace Cabot as a fiery supporting character in book one, but was left puzzled with this one. Grace goes to Bath to trap a friend into marriage after learning of her family (sisters and mother) will be forced to move out after Grace's stepbrother remarries and wants to set up his own house.
Grace's wildly impulsive plan goes off with several hitches, mostly being the fact that she traps the wrong man into marriage, The Earl of Merryton. Both have personal demons that they must face, but reading about both character's constant belief that they were not good enough, frankly drove me batty. I became disinterested and had a hard time slogging through. I am still interested in reading the younger Cabot sisters books and hope that they are in the same tone as book 1, The Trouble With Honor.
*Thank you to Harlequin for providing me with a copy of this book.(less)
This is the first novel by Julia London that I have had the pleasure to read. The first book of The Cabot Sisters series, "The Trouble with Honor" is...moreThis is the first novel by Julia London that I have had the pleasure to read. The first book of The Cabot Sisters series, "The Trouble with Honor" is about the beautiful, bold, and slightly scheming Honor Cabot.
Honor's stepfather is on the brink of death and Honor knows that her step-brother's fiance Monica has put it into Augustine's head to have Honor, her sisters, and her mother move out once they are married. Said marriage is postponed because of the Earl's poor health. Honor knows she must do something to delay the marriage so her sisters and her mother will be taken care of. Honor's mother was in a carriage accident that altered her memory and sometimes temperament. She fears the ton will shun her and her family and deem her mother crazy.
George Easton, illegitimate son of a duke, nephew to a king has a devil may care attitude he presents to the world. He has amassed a fortune to prove to the ton that he is worthy and does not need society. He invested in a risky venture and could possibly be on the brink of ruin. Honor meets George at a gaming hell and decides that George could be the answer to her problems. After all, he's not socially acceptable, but good looking and a ladies man, perhaps he can seduce Monica away from marrying Augustine.
George eventually agrees to Honor's scheme. But the two become friends and fall in love. They learn together what is really important in life. There are many road blocks to the two's love and even some rejection, but eventually they decide that love is more important that society or material things.
I really liked both Honor and George even though they were frustrating at times. Their love was believable. I enjoyed reading about Honor's sisters as well. Book two will be about Grace Cabot. The ending of this book hints at some trouble she has ended up in. And I am anxious to read her book. I even didn't mind Monica in the end. I definitely will read more of London's work. I recommend this book to all historical romance fans. Fans of the author will not be disappointed.
*Thank you to Harlequin for providing a copy in exchange for a review!(less)
I had a hard time getting into this book. It had an interesting premise, but was not for me. Sea stories are just not my cup of tea, but I wanted to t...moreI had a hard time getting into this book. It had an interesting premise, but was not for me. Sea stories are just not my cup of tea, but I wanted to try a new author and Alison DeLaine's book seemed promising. I recommend this book to fans of historical romance who enjoy squashbucking tales.
*Thank you to Harlequin for providing me with a copy in exchange for a book.(less)