A New Leash On Love
When June Leavy finds two puppies abandoned outside during a storm, she immediately feels a bond with the adorable animals. Swindled out of her life savings by her no-good ex, she, too, was left with nothing but heartache and struggles of her own. But when she arrives at the local veterinary clinic, June is met by dangerously handsome Dr. Ethan Singh, whose sexy smile threatens to disarm her hard-won emotional strength.
Back in Peach Leaf, Texas, to recover from an ugly breakup, Ethan gently tends to the puppies and their charming caretaker. But as the storm rages, so does the electric attraction between Ethan and June. Is this real, or a cruel phantom of lost love? Stranded alone at the clinic, only one thing is certain: they've got all night to figure it out…
I loved reading about a snow storm in a middle of the June heat wave, even though the heat between Ethan and June is high enough to melt the accumulating snow around them. What Ethan and June have, is a failure to communicate. And not necessarily because they don't know how, but because of the fear of being hurt again.
They both were betrayed by their lovers recently, in a different, but horrid, painful ways. So the hesitation to trust themselves with the opposite sex, to trust the feelings, to trust the moment that seems so perfect, it all seems too good to be true, and so they fumble.
What I liked about them, was that they were both willing to try to fix things, again and again. They had the desire to go for the distance, and the will to hold on to what they had, and built upon it, if possible.
There's fun moments as they meet each others families, lots of humor and laughs. There's a moment of hurt, confusion, and strain, as they are trying to figure out their future, their feelings, and where they stand with each other. The moment of passion is scorching, yet tender and beautiful, and the puppies, they just steal your heart away. A sweet and tender story of a new chance in life and love, and how the future, you are building on, and for, might just be bigger and better than your dreams. A great summer read!
~ Four Spoons