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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  866 ratings  ·  77 reviews
From Bestselling Author Natasha Stories

Erin Timms took a new job as a veterinarian in Sunshine, Colorado for two important reasons: to get away from her ex, and to give herself a chance at a new life. But when devastating news of her ex follows her there, she begins to think she has made a terrible mistake.

Tall, stunning-looking Jon Miles had only one goal: to save the
Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published May 11th 2014 by Ashton Publishing Group
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Jul 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
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McGee Magoo
This was good. I enjoyed the drama of their respective careers. The subterfuge and scheming Jon had to do to stop development in the canyon was interesting, not to mention the whole paternity question that niggled. Erin' s veterinary practice and woes with the ever-bitchy, ever-spoiled Megan was fun and I sort of wanted more about Megan, like a show-down that really put her in her place.

But honestly, I didn't feel a real love-connection between Jon and Erin, I felt like she was too icy and even
Gave up at 40%

This was a DNF for me which rarely happens. The plot nor character development worked for me so I'm waving my white flag here. Just never connected to it.
Jun 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Erin Timms finds herself starting her life over in the small town of Sunshine, Colorado. She's a vet and after a breakup with her ex she's left Dallas, Texas and is trying small town life, which as she comes to experience is different, very different. She encounters Jon Miles one evening when he brings a stray dog he's just hit with his car, now Jon's like the perfect man, well on the surface anyway, he's tall, unbelievably good looking, rich and to top it off he's got a fantastic body with a ta ...more
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I ended up enjoying "Stray" more than I thought I would. Not only did I love the story, I ended up loving both Erin and Jon, two well-developed characters. All throughout I couldn't help but root for them both just hoping they would have their HEA. What really stood out about the characters was how realistic they came across. Even for two people who are 30, it was a learning curve. Jon had to learn how his actions affected Erin and a few others, knowing what he did was wrong, and learn what wa ...more
Cheryl Whitty
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Erin Timms finds herself starting her life over in the small town of Sunshine, Colorado. She’s a vet and after a breakup with her ex she’s left Dallas, Texas and is trying small town life, which as she comes to experience is very different. She encounters Jon Miles one evening when he brings a stray dog he’s just hit with his car, now Jon’s really hot. Every time Erin sees him she gets tongue tied, or rubbish comes of her month.
Jon is bowled over by E
Lisa Mandina
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall, I really enjoyed the story. I loved the things about the main character that I connected with, like the fact that she watched reruns of The Big Bang Theory to cheer herself up. Then there was the part where she took care of her own needs, and we actually got that scene with her vibrator in more detail than we usually get in a book. Not a bad thing, just not what you see in these types of books. Usually you just find out that they used one, but it doesn't go into the detail as if it was ...more

Erin's a vet in Sunshine CO that is a small town that is home to a resort that the locals have a love-hate relationship with. Jon wants to save the town from another hotel being built at the resort but takes some nefarious tactics to get there. Jon and Erin meet after he brings in a stray dog that's been hit by a car. And it doesn't end there. We learn Jon has a particular connection to the resort, is dating the daughter of the CEO there, and that he has plans to oust the CEO in or
Jul 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Erin is the town's new vet. Working late one Friday night, Jon brings in a dog that was hit by a car. He begins coming in regularly to check on the dog and take him to PT as a result of his injuries. Jon wants to go out with Erin and asks her each time but she refuses because she knows he has a girlfriend. Finally she gives in after hearing news about her ex boyfriend and one of her friends.

Jon is there on business trying to save the town from a big resort development. He's only dating Ashleigh
Lisa Avila
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
3-stars on for "It's Okay"

Just Okay.
This story is told in first person, alternating between the two main characters.

Since there is no warning in the book description, readers should know that this book contains very graphic sex scenes, which were okay, although I did find myself skimming over them after the first one.

The heroine, Erin, was a vet and newcomer in a small town, escaping from a relationship gone bad. I liked her and her innocent nature. I did enjoy the whole background st
Elisabeth Cole
Nov 08, 2014 rated it liked it
This wasn't the best book I've ever read but not the worst either. It came across to me as kind of one-dimensional and left me thinking "meh...". I didn't feel connected to either one of the characters and didn't really care what happened to them. The storyline was mildly engaging, enough for me to actually finish the book but not enough to keep me from starting a few new books when I got bored with "Stray". It wasn't excruciating enough reading this for me to avoid this author but not enjoyable ...more
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This book was pretty awesome, I really liked the story, the characters were well described, the story line had some interesting twists and unexpected turns. Jon had a very tough past and was trying to figure out his life, he grew up a lot during the story. Erin was very good at keeping her morals, she didn't accepted less than what she deserved, she also got to find out a new life for herself. I loved the book, even though it had some grammar mistakes, but I definitely enjoyed the whole story. I ...more
Denise Smithson
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story!

I am in love with this story and now I want to move to Colorado and find me a man like Jon. It took awhile but he turned out to be a good one and I just love Erin for not giving in to quickly. Go out and buy it today!
Black Butterfly
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Recommended to Black Butterfly by: AMAZON
Stephanie Tobe
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it

This story started off slow but when it picked up it was a marvelous story. I love Jon and Erin.
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Lynn Reynolds
Where does Stray rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I don't compare one book to the next. Unless I were to compare it to other books that this author has written. Since this is the first book that I've listened/read of Ms. Stories, I have no other book to compare it to.

What does Sierra Kline and Jeffrey Kafer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
They both do a great job at bringing the characters they portray to life. Ms. Kline has a way
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible-read
Erin's working as a vet in the small resort town of Sunshine, Colorado, hoping to earn enough to buy the business and settle there for good. When Jon comes in with a neglected golden retriever that he accidentally hit with his car, Erin and Jon are immediately attracted to each other. But both have baggage they can't shake. News of Erin's jerky ex-boyfriend comes back to haunt her, and Jon's fake girlfriend won't let him go so easily.

Any book with a sweet dog in it is a winner for me, and I love
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it

I have mixed feelings about this story and its characters. It worked because it has a plot, intrigue and conflict, characters that I liked and some I wanted to smack into next Sunday. I liked Jon, despite him doing some questionable things, I felt sorry for him after finding out his backstory, the guy couldn't get a break. He gets quite a few shocks in a short time. And the dog... Max was great, glad Erin was able to save him.
There was a lot of drama, a bit much for my taste, sm
Sashiel "Shy" Gawerecki
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts on Stray

This book had a lot of firsts for me. First time reading a book from this author. First audio with Jeffrey Kafer. And first time experiencing a one 180 about a main character.

I found that for my first book by Natasha Stories it was a good one. It held my attention. It had good twists and character building. It was just a very enjoyable story and I want to check out more by her in future.

Both narrators did a great job, and this being my first audio by Jeffrey Kafer, I was ve
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the 1st book by this author and these narrators that I have heard. I can say that if it wasn't for the narrators, I'm not sure how quickly I would of gotten through the book reading it. I didn't feel a real connection with the two main characters, Erin and Jon. There were a few things in the story that I felt were off, especially when it came to Max. I enjoyed the location of the story and was able to visualize the mountains. There were a lot of surprises so that helped, but it was kind ...more
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jon and Erin met when he took an injured dog to her clinic. Erin was not impressed with the handsome, well dressed stranger when he rushed in after closing time w a stray dog that he had hit. Jon is insta-lust w the cute vet and asks her out...what’s the problem? He kinda-sorta has a gf...yep, he’s been going out w the CEO’s daughter to pacify her dad, while he’s secretly garnering votes to oust said CEO. Jon believes that the end justifies the means since he disagrees w the current course of th ...more
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Save the town that hates you. . .

Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 4 out of 5 stars
Story 4 out of 5 stars

This was a listen that surprised me and delighted me all at the same time. I got more from Erin and her strength and convictions. I found something to look for in Jon. The dynamics of the town-folks and the resort people was interesting enough to have you wanting to know how it all went down. The narrators did justice for this read and kept me hanging on to the very last words.

Both narr
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the narration by Sierra Kline and Jeffrey Kafer. They really brought the characters and the story to life. The highest compliment vi can pay a narrator is that I forget I am listening to them and get lost in the story. That totally happened here.

I really enjoyed this story. And I have to say that Max steals every scene he is in. I enjoyed watching the characters and how they grew and changed throughout the book. The way their relationships grew and changed and the things that they got u
Will Decker
Sep 16, 2017 rated it liked it
I definitely didn't feel a passionate connection between what were supposed to be the love interests in this story. Character development was just okay, and the suspense between the characters wasn't up to par for a romance. In addition, the male character came across more feminine than he did macho. Author never really got inside his head and it showed. Overall, it was just a soso story. I could have left this one on the shelf and never missed it.
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Stray has all the makings of a fantastic book. I think the storyline had a bit too much going on. Erin Timms starts her life over in a new town in Colorado. She’s a vet and is hoping to buy out the previous vet. I’m not going to really go into the storyline, you can read the blurb. But there were a few additions, such as what happened with Erin’s ex. The book starts out super slow but not in a bad way. Natasha Stories slowly develops her characters and sets the stage
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible
Man oh man did I have the power through on this one. I felt like the narration was off. The voices just didn't do it for me. Plus the main female was so wishy-washy I got whiplash.
Judy Floyd
May 31, 2018 rated it liked it

I really did enjoy the story line. The characters were well developed. It moved smoothly throughout. Give this love story a try.
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Okay story although I found it difficult to really like the characters. Erin was just too perfect and Jon too stupid. Some good twists in the story line and worth a read.
Jul 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
3.5 stars

Stray surprised me. I started reading it and almost put it right back down again since I didn't think I would enjoy it. It starts off pretty quick with Erin and Jon meeting and being super attracted to each other. This follows some self loving by both of them thinking of the other and it just seemed like alright, this is just going to be a sex book with no real story (or light story). I was surprised that after that it really wasn't. It focused more on the story, and yes there was some
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