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New Tricks

(Redwood Ridge #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,774 ratings  ·  300 reviews
Loving someone is something you never forget how to do . . .

Zoe Hornsby has enough on her plate. Her pet grooming business tucked inside her friends’ veterinarian clinic is busy, and all her free time outside of work is dedicated to caring for her mother’s ailing mind. Dating is certainly not on her agenda. For all she cares, the town gossips of Redwood Ridge, Oregon,
ebook, 205 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by Kensington Books/Lyrical Press
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Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 - "Talk to me..." Stars!

Kelly Moran takes her readers back to Redwood Ridge, with New Tricks and we finally get widower Drake O’Grady’s story.

I won’t lie, I have been itching to get my hands on Drake’s story since we were introduced to him and his brothers in Puppy Love, having devoured the previous two books and absolutely adored the stories that his brothers Cade and Flynn were given I was interested to see how Kelly would play his story out.

"Take this second chance with both hands and do
4.5 Heartwarming Stars

New Tricks by Kelly Moran is a beautifully written, heartwarming friends to lovers romance and I loved it.
This was one of those books once you start reading you can't put down.
The plot is well done, the pacing spot on and the characters were likable, easily relatable and I loved them together.

Watching Drake and Zoe's relationship move from best friends to lovers was entertaining and also painful.
Zoe had so much going on in her life she was scared of opening her heart to Dr
Sarah Butland
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A mix of heart break, anticipation and racy bedroom scenes to keep the heart pumping and the blood boiling.

Zoe and Drake have been through enough. While they are successful in making an income through their love of animals, Zoe being a groomer working out of Drake’s vet clinic, everything else seems to have been a test. Zoe, living at home and doing everything she can to care for her Dementia ridden mother in her childhood home, is scared of many things but puts on a brave front.

Drake is the tal
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
New Tricks is the 3rd book in the Redwood Ridge Series.
It is a fabulous, heart wrenching , love inspiring , sexy, smart assed, make you cry Kind of story!
I need a Drake of My own. Zoe and I have a lot in common with our mothers. These two together are dynamite.
10 million stars
reviewed ARC
I recommend this story , the whole series to Everyone!!!
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
NEW TRICKS was absolutely adorable!!! I was looking for a sweet romance for the summer and this was exactly what I was hoping for!

I loved both Zoe and Drake! She was fierce, feisty, and opinionated...and had some amazing one-liners, and Drake was a bit broody (which I have to admit I always love haha), and he was also extremely supportive, thoughtful and super sexy. I have to admit that going into this story I was expecting a sweet romance, maybe with a bit of sex, but NEW TRICKS actually ended
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The third book in the Redwood Ridge series..Sweet, moving, and you will need Kleenex.

Zoe and Drake both lost the same person. She was his wife and her best friend. It was hard yet they stood by each other.
Heather made them promise to take care of the other after she was gone

Drake wasn't ready to move on, but Zoe challenged him. One moment in time changed his thinking about them.

Zoe had so much on her plate and the last thing was her feelings for Drake.

If you like Jill Shalvis, Rachel Lacey,
Heather andrews
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Drake likes to give his woman options, “the way I see it, we can do one of two things. Make out like teenagers as you suggested earlier, or go to sleep. I’m up for either but, given a choice, I take door number one.” Zoe knows how to drive her man wild, "she nipped his jaw, sucked on his neck. “I don’t care where you take me, just so long as you do it now.” When her hot tongue traced the shell of his ear , he about collapsed. Christ Almighty and all the angels..." I loved this book, I'm in love ...more
Kelly Moran
Jun 16, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
"If you’re a Jill Shalvis fan, Kelly Moran should be on your auto-buy list. New Tricks is a heart-touching, toe-curling, binge-worthy read, and puts Kelly firmly on my list of beloved romance authors." ~Kelsey Browning, USA Today Bestseller ...more
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

New Tricks is Drake (the oldest O'Grady brother) and Zoe's story. I've been (im)patiently waiting for this one. All of the bread crumbs given in previous books by the author promised a quite emotional read. With Zoe being both Drake's and Heather's -- his deceased wife -- best friend, it's a friends-to-lovers with a side of guilt kind of situation. I want to know how Kelly Moran tackled that.

Well, guess what this book is another winner for me; it's totally right up my alley.

Maree Repa
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Five Amazing Stars

Needing Help

I was absolutely excited now to read the third book from most wonderful series, Redwood Ridge. Written by the amazing, Kelly Moran. Another most romantic stories set from the Veterinarian Clinic from Redwood Ridge in Oregon. I have thoroughly adored both these beautiful books, such a wonderful classical love tale. Im just excited to read this third one too. It was a complete winner!

After Drake O’Grady heard this most horrific message. He was so completely shocked.K
Sandi Thompson
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
New Tricks managed to wring every emotion out of me!
How awful it must be to love someone, and there be major obstacles to that love? Zoe Hornsby is a pet groomer in Drake O'Grady's Veterinary Clinic. They have been friends since they were kids along with Zoe's best friend Heather. Zoe had a huge crush on Drake, but he fell in love with, and married Heather. Zoe unselfishly stepped aside, never letting Heather or Drake learn of her feelings for Drake. The three remained close friends. Heather dev
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I read a lot, and this is likely my favorite book this year! This was my first book by Kelly Moran and will definitely not be my last (I must find them all and start my binge read)

This book is very well written. The story is unique. The characters are fantastic and well developed. This book has everything I want in a book. There is humor, friendship, love, and a bit of drama.
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-romance


Received an ARC from Netgalley on behalf of Kensington Books Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

I am not a widow and I pray I never have to be one. However, having to be a widow at a young age, even if that is in your late 20’s early 30’s cannot be easy. I had a friend who became a widow and was left with two little ones. You hear stories of such here and there, but you can never put yourself in that situation. The thoughts can become to
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Technical stuff: This is book three in the Redwood Ridge series. While this book definitely stands alone and you don't have to read the other books in this series to appreciate this one, you really should because they're fabulous and because knowing Drake and Zoe's backgrounds only amplifies how gorgeous their relationship is. There is both cursing and on-screen sex in this one. If those things will cause you to leave a bad review, you should probably skip this one but it would be a shame becaus ...more
DJ Sakata
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Favorite Quotes:

And you call yourself my friend. Get out of my house. And don’t come back without cupcakes or tequila.

Zoe was dangerously close to hyperventilating. Her lungs had shrunken to prunes and her throat was tighter than Spanx.

He was man enough to admit he couldn’t handle her. With a passing glance, she had the ability to make a guy weep, beg for mercy, eat out of the palm of her hand, lose all thought process, shrivel his goods, and have him believe he wanted all of it.

Patricia Myers
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I so enjoyed this book. All the characters relate so well together. I love Zoe's quirky attitude. She is such an awesome character. I loved how she pulled him out of his depression after Heather died. It was so great to read them go from friends to lovers. It was so awsome how he proposed to her. Another great hit for Ms. Moran. Now I have to go read the two before this one. ...more
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.


I was so happy when I was granted access to the third book in the Redwood Ridge series, because it meant reading more about characters I loved dearly already!

I fell head over heels for Drake, let's be honest here: his character was incredibly well-written, raw and most importantly, extremely realistic. Zoe's one was beautiful, too, and their interactions had me grinning like an idiot during my train journey. I had to look up from my book
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I recently discovered Kelly Moran's books, and I have a new author in my top 5. What an emotional book! Zoe is a delightful character, full of quirks and strength. Drake is a quiet soul, trying to figure out how to move on after his wife's death. Both are afraid of the feelings they are realizing they have for each other, but both know the other one deserves a chance at happiness. The trick for Zoe is to realize that she deserves that happiness as well. Add in her mother with dementia, and ...more
Kari Lemor
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another winner by Kelly Moran. Really enjoyed this series and the people in it. This last book really had me laughing and smiling and then sniffing and crying. So many emotions but that's what Moran is good at. ...more
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2021
Really liked this one, so much that I will forget how last couple of pages ruined everything for me.
The ending was OTT, it simply wasn't necessary. Why not making some cute epilogue?! Why rush to that and ruin everything in basically 2 cheesy pages?!

But honestly liked it a lot. Haven't read the first book in series yet, but from all that I can see Drake is and will be my favorite brother.

Liked both Zoe and Drake, liked how the story went, some things I did find weird (view spoiler)
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book packs a heavy emotional punch. The heroine, Zoe, is trying to deal with her beloved mother’s early-onset dementia. That’s just so painful to contemplate. Zoe is a feisty and fiery woman, but her life has taken a very depressing turn. The guy she had a crush on in high school, her life-time friend Drake, fell for Zoe’s best friend and married her. Then Heather died of ovarian cancer. Zoe is still Drake’s good friend and they have grieved together over Heather’s death. Add in that she wo ...more
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review may contain SPOILERS!
I laughed, I cried and I completely fell apart. This book captured me and it will never let me go. I'm literally still on the verge of crying, because this book made me so happy and sad, and I was so not prepared for this. I thought since Drake behaved so reserved in the previous books I was in for a sweet and romantic walk in the park, which resulted in him falling in love again. But, man was I wrong, I felt like half the time I was ugly-crying and had to put do
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
* I received an ebook through the Goodreads, First Read Giveaway Program. *

This book was my first book by author Kelly Moran, but it won't be my last!! I enjoyed her characters, the banter and the plot. The author did an amazing job with grabbing the readers attention and never letting it go! The plot is fast moving and the reader alternates between wanting the book to end but not wanting it to end at the same time! If you are looking for a quick, fun, flirty read then look no farther! This is i
Yvonne Cruz
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Though I missed book one of this series, I read and loved book 2, Tracking Love. When the opportunity arise to read this one, I jumped on it. I am so very glad I did.
This is the story of Zoe and Drake. A touching story about two individuals whose life has been intertwined since birth. One has loved the other romantically since she was 16 . The other fell in love with her best friend. When tragedy strikes their friendship strengths but the lose is constantly felt.
The plot is well developed and yo
Judy C
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Zoe is everyone's friend and nobody's true girlfriend. Drake is her longtime time friend who married her best friend who past away at a very young age leaving them both devastated. The both promised Heather they would take care of each other but did that mean they could pursue feelings that Zoe buried so long or ones Drake is only now starting to surface, or were they always there. This was a heartfelt story of true friendship and loyalty. It will make you laugh and cry but it is so worth it. I ...more
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You just don't forget how to love someone you've always LOVED! Drake and Zoe's story is packed with heartwrenching love, passion, romance, friends to lovers love, critters, the Battle-axes, and a HEA. And baseball yay! Loved this sensationally written novel! I received an ARC and am voluntarily reviewing the story. ...more
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A moving story of heartbreak, loss, friendship and love. The characters are fully drawn and endearing. This is part of a series set in the same town and I can't wait to read the rest of it. ...more
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, netgalley

This was the most awaited story in this series for me because I can slightly relate to Zoe predicament and I was really curious to find how Kelly Moran would have given her and Drake their happy ending.

Drake and Zoe journey from friends to lovers is scattered of hurdles.
The emotional ones are the hardest to overcome and they only succeed with the help of their family and friends.

New Tricks is the third installment in the Redwood Ridge series,it could be read as a stand alone but I suggest you

Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Loved the characters Drake and Zoe and how they related to each other. Going to go get the other two in the series to read.
Constanze Zietz
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the third book best out of the trilogy. Once again a perfect book for rainy and cold afternoons with a lot of tea and candles.
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Kelly Moran is a bestselling author of enchanting ever-afters. She gets her ideas from everyone and everything around her and there's always a book playing out in her head. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself.

Kelly is a RITA® Finalist, RONE Award-Winner, Catherine Award-Winner, Readers Choice Finalist, Holt Medallion Finalist, and landed on the "Must Read" & "10 Best Rea

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