Title ➷ Freckles
Author ➷ Amy Lane
Expected publication ➷ 14 Nov 2016
Published by ➷ Riptide Publishing
Genre ➷ Contemporary, Holiday, M/M Romance
Read ➷ Kindle Edition, English
Word count ➷ Approximately 45,000 words
Price ➷ $4.99(US)
Carter Embree has always hoped to be rescued from his productive, tragically boring, and (slightly) ethically compromised life. But when an urchin at a grocery store shoves a bundle of fluff into his hands, Carter goes from rescuee to rescuer—and he needs a little help.
Sandy Corrigan, the vet tech who helps ease Carter into the world of dog ownership, first assumes that Carter is a crazy-pants client who just needs to relax. But as Sandy gets a glimpse into the funny, kind, sexy man under Carter’s mild-mannered exterior, he sees that with a little care and feeding, Carter might be Super-Pet Owner—and decent boyfriend material to boot.
But Carter needs to see himself as a hero first. As he says good-bye to his pristine house and hello to carpet treatments and dog walkers, he finds that there really is more to himself than a researching drudge without a backbone. A Carter Embree can rate a Sandy Corrigan. He can be supportive, he can be a hero, he can be a man who stands up for his principles!
He can be the owner of a small dog.
♦️ Riina’s Review:
Pretty simple plot, a furry companion (Yay puppies!!!) and a blurb promising a sweet romance, what more can you want?
Well, for me it would be characters I instantly feel some sort of attachment, which I sadly didn’t.
One day Carter runs into a kid giving away puppies. The last puppy is for him. Carter has never had a pet in his life and doesn’t know what to do with a puppy of all things! He can’t part with the tiny fur ball though, so he brings the little thing into the vet clinic where Sandy works.
Sandy didn’t give me a warm and fuzzy feeling the first time we meet him but I think Carter kind of liked him, which is probably a good thing. Sandy too, he’s instantly enamored with Carter and his little dog.
As most stories go, they get talking, become closer, friends. Date. Etc.
I don’t have a bad thing to say about the book it just didn’t charm me.
I was sadly not enamored with the characters 😦
The blurb sounded promising, thought it could be a cute story and I had this ‚Yeah, I’d really like to try this book‘ moment. And yes, it is a cute idea but sadly I wasn’t smitten with the characters; their voices as well as the storytelling (style) didn’t charm me 😦
Since this was mostly a personal miss I can still recommend it. I am sure there are many readers out there who will enjoy the author’s work!
I always feel a little down when receiving a book as a reviewing copy and then not enjoying it. I’m sorry I can’t leave amazing feedback this time but I appreciate been given the opportunity to check out the author’s work.
I also appreciate the author’s time and effort in creating and sharing this story. I wish I could say I had more fun but perhaps next time.
Many, many thanks to the publisher who kindly provided a free copy for an honest and impartial review.
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