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Puppy Love

(Redwood Ridge #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,916 ratings  ·  408 reviews
After a passionless marriage under the scrutiny of high society, Avery Stowe is taking back her life. All she wants is a little privacy and a quiet place to raise her autistic daughter, Hailey. Redwood Ridge, Oregon, seems to offer all the right ingredients. Except for the problem of the local sexy veterinarian. The last thing she needs in her life is to fall for his ...more
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published February 28th 2017 by Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Books
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Bette Hansen
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a fabulously emotional story and I am so looking forward to more in this brand new series. These characters were amazing and the interaction between Cade and Hailey just made my heart sing. The characters along with excellent writing and a nice pace to the story made this one a very enjoyable read.

After a heartbreaking divorce, Avery Stowe moves herself and her autistic daughter Hailey to Redwood Ridge. The laid back lifestyle of the small town seems like just the place she's looking for.
Maree Repa
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Brand New Life and Love

Five Amazing Stars

I was so thoroughly excited to read , enjoy and love the first book of this emotionally and romantic series, Redwood Ridge. Written by a favourite author, Kelly Moran. Such a gorgeous m, most beautiful romantic tale I found so very hard to put down until the end!

We met Avery Storm as she having driving through the deep snow in in her old town Redwood Ridge. Both Avery and her daughter, Hailey, had travelled over a great distance to get to Oregon now to
Jennifer Craig
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Avery Stowe has moved to Redwood Ridge to start over after her divorce. Wary around men after a husband who couldn’t bother himself with their autistic daughter. All she wants is some peace and quiet while she regroups to figure out what to do with her life. But, as the Rolling Stones say, you can’t always get what you want. On her first night in their new home, her daughter Hailey escapes into the night and is found with an injured stray puppy in her arms.

When they arrive at the vet, Cade O’
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was truely amazing. Kelly Moran always writes real chachters with such depth and emotion and Puppy Love was no different. The characters are not perfect but they work perfectly together.
Cade is this beautiful mix of sex god and caring boyfriend/ vet. (Any guy that is good with kids and animals has got to be awesome right?)
Avery is a real woman coming out of a bad marriage who you can totally relate too.
Once you meet all of the character not just the main two you will want to know all
Tisha Vogt
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE a sweet story and this book is yet another example of why Kelly Moran is one of my all time FAVORITE authors. When you find such a rare gem of a story, you cant wait to share it with others. This book will bring you tears, laughter, love and purest joy. Want a great romance that is centered around an imperfect mom raising a perfect angel, then you will LOVE this story. AND...its the first in the series, so you KNOW there will be more amazingly flawed and perfect characters to fall in love ...more
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to Redwood Ridge where everyone knows everyone and everything about you. Fresh from a divorce, Avery Stowe decided to move her daughter, Hailey, to Oregon to be closer to her mom. She never thought she would meet someone like Dr. Cade O’Grady, one of the local veterinarians who own his practice with his two brothers, Flynn and Drake. They get off to a rocky start due to a misunderstanding, but eventually, they warm to each other. Avery starts to work for the clinic, and she gets a job at ...more
Kelly Moran
Sep 20, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
"The chemistry is sizzling..."
~Library Journal

"Fullof warmth and heart, you'll fall in love with Avery and Cade, for sure, but alsothe supporting cast of quirky animals, the town boss-ladies, Cade's hot brothersand Avery's hippie mom. If you don't tumble for Cade interacting with Avery'sautistic daughter, or Avery taking over Cade's menagerie of officemates, or eventhe way the town's Pinterest account can't wait for these two to get together,your heart might be too hard for the romance genre.
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Puppy Love is the first book in a new series by Kelly Moran. I have to say I have been a fan of Ms. Moran's writing style for quite a while now. This book isn't any different, it was wonderful. While Avery shows us, she is one strong woman who has been able to raise her autistic daughter Hailey, we also see what years of neglect from her ex husband has planted in her psyche. Cade, being from a houseful and business with all brothers he plays the alpha male role well, but not to the extreme. He ...more
Debbie Kolins
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kelly-moran
Avery was in a loveless marriage. All she wants is to get her life back on track so, she moves with her autistic daughter Hailey to Redwood Ridge, Oregon where her mother also lives. All she just wants is privacy but, then she meets Cade O’Grady when she takes an injured puppy to the local vet. She ends up working for the vet. Cade has never met a woman like Avery and that intrigues him. Cade trys everything to get Avery to date him but, she wants nothing to do with him except work. Then she ...more
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this story and recommend it to everyone.
Great characters great plot and hot romance make for an excellent journey,
I want to move to Redwood Ridge.
5 stars for this story and Kelly Moran
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by Ms. Moran, but I'm already anxious to pre-order the next two books in this series, so I guess that's a pretty good sign that she's made a fan out of me.

I went in to this book not sure what to expect, and I was happily surprised by just how much I adored this book. This is SUCH an important book, not just because it's a well-written book with a great story line and a well-deserved happily ever after, but because it gives insight into the life of a parent who has a child
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book just melted my heart! Cade is a veterinarian working along side his older brothers, Drake and Flynn, at the practice that their father started in their small hometown of Redwood Ridge. All 3 brothers are single and good looking, therefore they attract all the single (and some not so single) women from around the area. And to date that has worked out very well for Cade. He doesn't want a relationship so he only goes for one night stands ... but he is a gentleman and tries his hardest ...more
J Williams
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh, how I loved this book! I was rooting for Cade and Avery from their first meeting. I loved their chemistry and their friendship. I loved watching Cade fall in love with not only Avery but her daughter as well. And I loved watching Avery slowly, slowly let her guard down and let Cade in. The town was hilarious (esp. Cade's relatives) and I can't wait to read more about them in coming books.

Funny, steamy, touching--this book is fabulous!
Karen Rivera
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
This story hits all of my soft spots as I to have an autistic son. Leaving a loveless marriage to raise her daughter in peace only to meet to local vet. The town hottie, not looking for romance. Both brought together by a little girl with some difficulties and a new puppy with a hard rod ahead.
Such a good light read, I recommended this book to everyone!
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kelly Moran never fails to please! Cade and Avery are so real, both in their growing love for each other and in their reactions to everyone and the menagerie of side characters with the usual dose of humour to be found. As the parent of an autistic child, I am happy to see how well Avery's daughter is portrayed, and applaud the message presented in relating to children on the autistic spectrum. This is a fantastic story, amazingly well-told and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
Gwen Pendley
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the "realest" books that I have read! As usual, Kelly Moran does not disappoint!

At the urging of her mother, Avery moves to the small town of Redwood Ridge with her daughter after the divorce is finalized. A chance encounter with one of the town's sexy veterinarians and misunderstandings gets Avery off on the wrong foot. A couple of days later, Dr Cade realizes that he was completely wrong about Avery.

Once Avery starts working at the vet's office and settling into her new life, Cade sees
Isha Coleman
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my second book by Kelly Moran and I am impressed. Her stories are heartfelt. Her characters are like family. She speaks to the heart with her brand of good- natured down home love stories. Puppy Love is such a sweet story. There is nothing more precious to a mother than the well being of her child. A fresh start in a less hectic atmosphere is just the thing for Avery and her daughter to begin again. A little small town romance with a adorable backdrop of characters and a an A list main ...more
Shannon Ferguson
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a sweet, sexy, funny, heartwarming book that had me in tears at some parts, and cracking up at others.

The chemistry between Cade and Avery was instant and intense. I loved the banter between these two, and how Cade made Avery realize what an awesome person she is. There is truly nothing sexier than a man who welcomes another man's child with complete open arms, but a child with special needs??Made him beyond swoonworthy.

The secondary characters added just as much fun to this
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this story from NetGalley for honest review.

Puppy Love is my first book by Kelly Moran and it was a fun, light read. Avery has left her old life behind and is ready to start a new life with her daughter Hailey. She ends up moving to Oregon to be closer to her mother, and here she finds a new life, new friend and a new love in Cade. Cade owns a veterinary practice with his brothers and finds himself attracted to Avery. I liked this story because the two main characters did
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‘The Battleaxes are here… All three of them at once. This can’t be good.’ She’d only met them a handful of times since moving, but they were intimidating as individuals. Together they could take down the Taliban.

It had been years since someone had looked at her instead of through her.

Popcorn, chocolate, coffee, ice cream, and pizza. The five food groups. Health nuts are going to feel stupid one day, dying of nothing.

I’m so nervous. The only man I’ve ever slept with was my ex, and
Tonya Peterson
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was very emotional for me only cause I have a autistic child and can relate to most the emotional stuff dealing with an ex and stuff. But this book was very well written about a lady that has learned to rely on no one for help in raising her daughter and when she moved to the same town as her mother she was closed off but one by one 3 hunky brothers brought her around and cade found her heart again.
Angel Hatfield
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Avery and her daughter Hailey had been traveling for two days and finally got to the town of Redwood Ridge. Hailey was autistic and her father had given up full custody and didn’t even want visitation. If Hailey got too much stimulation or someone touched her especially her head she had a fit or tantrum. Hailey didn’t talk. Avery’s mom had moved to this town ten years ago. Avery hoped this town would be good for Hailey. Hailey was seven. Justine was Avery’s mom and had inherited some cabins from ...more
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: what-an-animal
" 'All the great tragedies start with the phrase 'There's this girl...' "

Avery Stowe is a super strong leading character. She is the Mama Bear who feels the weight of the world on her shoulders. Protective, a real survivor, and she never quits.
She has been carrying that weight for YEARS and even after she finds herself on her mother's doorstep, (cue Friday the 13th music) she finds it difficult to give up any responsibility and ask for help.

The three O’Grady brothers are more than you could hope
Christine Matinale
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my 1st book by Kelly Moran. What a wonderful story. I read this book in one day. The writing and story tell just flowed so nicely, I couldn't put it down. Avery just left a bad marriage and decided to move by her mother for a new start in life with her non-verbal autistic daughter. Her daughter found an near death puppy and Avery rushed the dog to the veterinarian office to try and save him. Cade is the vet and he thinks she has neglected the puppy. Her daughter bonds with the puppy and ...more
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’m in love with the O’Grady brothers! Avery Stowe is new in town and starting over. She has escaped a loveless marriage that has done a number on her self-esteem and taken her autistic daughter to live in a small Oregon town to be near her mother. After an inauspicious meeting she ends up working for Cade O’Grady and his brothers at their animal hospital. These guys are good looking, single, and employed. They have a sense of humor and are all around good guys. They aren’t perfect but they try. ...more
Kaylee Nizza
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm in love with this book. This book has all feels of heartfelt and heartwarming. I connected with Avery on a motherly level.
As I also am a mom of an autistic child. Hailey is such a delight to the book. Cade one of the hunky town veterinarians is smitten with Avery. Omg! The parrot is absolutely hilarious! This book is a must read. I highly recommend reading this book. Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Publishing.
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: moran-k, netgalley
This review is based on the ARC received from the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

It was a fun and easy read. Lots of lovely little puns and animal quirks. Very enjoyable.
Dana Busenbark
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, love, dating, lovers
This was a very cute, sweet romance story. We find Avery driving from California to Oregon with her daughter Hailey. Hailey is autistic. So Avery's world has been rather limited. She is divorced from her husband, Hailey's father now and a trust has been set up for her care. Now, she is off to live in the town her mother lives in. On their first night there, Hailey gets out the back door of the cabin and takes off. What happens when she does? What does Avery panic about and need to then ...more
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in a series and if its any indicator of what to expect with the rest of the books in the series then this series is going to be one you won't want to miss. Kelly Moran has yet to disappoint me - I love her style of writing and how she weaves a story that sucks you right into the plot and makes the characters so believable. This story is a heartwarming emotional ride about a woman with an autistic daughter, a veterinarian, and an injured puppy who brings them all together. ...more
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you love animals and a romantic love story, grab Puppy Love.
Full review to follow on on 2/13/17
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