I purchased this book for free from All Romance Ebooks and is intended for 18+.
Will Duffy is the owner of a Beagle named Bob who is terribly behaved. He loves to break his lead and force his owner to chase after him. One day, Bob’s little adventure results in him getting hit by a car belonging to Lawrence Taylor; a dog trainer. After a scolding, Lawrence offers to train Bob. But this dog is known for breaking trainers and Will isn’t exactly grateful to Lawrence for interfering with his solitary life.
If you look at this story in the context of Will learning to accepts happiness after closing himself off for so long after the tragic deaths of his parents at age 17, the story feels better. It’s gratifying to see Will happy but holy shit, did I want to throttle Lawrence. The character is a pushy type of person but he comes off as a rude asshole sometimes. I know he’s a trainer but the time to remark on the poor behavior of the dog is not when the dog is bleeding in the street! That’s not ‘pushy,’ that’s just insensitive and borderline cruel. That initial event made it difficult for me to want Will to be with him at all! But, that aside, it is a cute set for the couples in this series to center around dogs and the vet. Evan and Peter from the first book make an appearance to tie them together. I give this book a 3 out of 5.