Dogs always have a way of finding people.
When a tumultuous past causes Alice Gray, the only woman Lou Pearson has ever loved, to leave her for good, she shrinks away from the world, trying to make amends. Dedicating years of her life to training service dogs and saving rescues.
Little did she know, a rescued dog would save her, too.
Caspian shows up in Lou’s life and the dog
This is the story of Lou Pearson and Alice Gray. Girlfriends since High School, they thought they would be together forever. They lived together while in college with plans to marry, but they broke up in grad school. Lou had become addicted to pills, initially prescribed for anxiety, but later with self-medicating she became worse. Alice, ...more
What bothered me most was the severe lack of communication between the mains after 8 years apart spent apart. We know that Alice leaves Lou due to Lou's drug problem, but that's all washed under the table when the see each other again, essentially, just because they reconnect and still love ...more
Unfortunately, the cover is really the most interesting part of this book. The narrator did a decent job, I liked her voice in the role of narrator, but I didn’t really enjoy her voices for either of the MCs.
It wasn’t just the voices of the MCs, I didn’t really warm up to either of them. MC Alice left her high school and college girlfriend MC Lou because Lou was a substance ...more
I usually love Robbins's books but this one just didn't work for me. I couldn't seem to connect with the characters although I really did loke Anna and Caspian. Also felt though writtrn well enough it didn't flow as well as some of her other writings and things needed to be flushed out more. Overall, it just wasn't for me but it is a kU book so nothing really wasted on my end. 2.7stars
I like when authors do homework when they write their books and from having to watch friends and loved ones going through addiction, the pain of it and that last thread of hope before walking away, it was pretty spot on.
I wish there was more on Caspian and Anna though, oh and another rescue dog. Dogs are cool.
Lou has been struggling with her life when the woman she loves leaves her as she close herself off she decide to train dogs for a living.
When she rescuse a dog name him Caspian it leaves her to a young girl name Anna who turns out to be the daughter of the woman she lost Alice.
I like that it wasn't to much drama that it's really about two people getting a second at love and learning that you can overcome yours struggles if you learn work through them and ask for help.
I thoroughly liked the ups and downs of this story. The relationship between Lou and Alicia and the lives they were living kept this story moving to its right conclusion. Anna and Caspian added a human touch and kept the story real. New writer for me and now a fan. This a must read!
Wonderful story about how our lives can become defined by our past mishaps. Stay moves 2 wonderful women from a past that can can still be included in their present and leave them dreaming of a bright future together. Great Romance.
The only slight niggle I have is that the elephant in the room wasn't addressed in the way that I felt it should have been. There was no big heart to heart about the reasons they ...more
Awersome story about a dog found following a rescue of a puppy farm.It's trained as a help dog for he martial sighted and blind. The woman Lou is also a recovering drug addict. Who helps to train them. The dog is the one she has been training for two years.
This is a heartfelt story and well worth reading.
Magnoia Robbins author did a wonderful job writing this,lol forward to reading more by her.
Lou and Alice had history. Lou was an addict. Alice was the one who walked away. Lou had a sponsor. Alice had an ex and a daughter. Their story looped around a bit but it was quite enjoyable. Read it for yourself. I think you'll enjoy it. I did. I read an Advanced Reader copy of this book and leaving a voluntary review.
This is an excellent story. Real people trying to have a good life while dealing with life and everything that it can throw at you. I loved all the characters,I love when you want to know them it means they are real to you and for me that is what makes a good story great. Then to top it all you are in dogs. Rescue dogs no less. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Loved the story. Made me cry when the Shepard got hit by the car doing what dogs do best. Love books with dogs in then and the author defiantly nail Caspian, very obedient, loyal to a fault until distracted by something he can't resist, in this case a skunk. Very believable. Loved the read. Thank you.
Well 6 novels 3 novellas and i haven't read a bad one yet! As with all Maggie's books they're all beautifully written and well crafted with wonderful characters who deal with the realities of life which may not always be good.Well worth 5*
Addiction and anxiety were demons in Lou’s life. She had lost the only woman she’d ever loved because of them. Now a Guide Dog trainer, Alice was back with her daughter, Anna. Caspian was to be Anna’s guide dog. Could there be a second chance? Recommend
A drug addict who did not want help sent her future wife away and married a man. Ten years later and multiple NA meetings later the former addict gets another scare and the future wife is divorced and determined to stay . Enjoy!