If there's one thing I know to be certain in life, it's to expect the unexpected. I never expected to become a teen mom or have to flee a toxic relationship years later. And I certainly never expected to go head-to-head with Jacob Harris, doctor of veterinary medicine, to prove I'm worthy of running the struggling rescue full of misfit animals I suddenly inherited.
Jacob is as smug as he is good looking, and I refuse to let that cocky grin or sharp jawline distract me. I won't go down without a fight, and this time, it'll be easy to stand my ground when my opponent is someone I can't stand—even though my body reacts whenever he's around. This time I'm not backing down no matter how much he gets under my skin.
But the more I push, the more he pulls..until I don't know what I'm more at a risk of losing: the rescue or my heart.
Loved this small town romance
Bitter Love was my first book by this author and I found it to be a really enjoyable and entertaining read.
Josie was a strong and determined single mom and I couldn’t help but love her character! She rocked at being a single mama and putting Everly first.
Everly is being bullied and Josie makes the decision to visit Silver Ridge after she finds out. With her own dreams of being a vet are put on hold when she became a teen mom, Josie loves animals, especially horses. Josie and Jacob, the small town vet, hit it off on the wrong side with a little hate to love relationship.
Wonderful side characters which really rounded out the story and the silver ridge world. Great banter and lots of love but definitely a slow burn romance!
Small town slow burn
Review: 2.5/5 ⭐️
#bitterlove is book two in the #silverridge series by #emilygoodwin.
Jacob is the only veterinarian in the small town. If there’s anything someone needs he drops everything to go. He helps out a long time client who reduces horses as this being his specialty, he can’t back off when she and the animals need him most. When her niece takes over the farm, he finds himself becoming more irritable around her. Is it that he isn’t confident in her ability to care for horses or that he has genuine concern for the amount of work it will take to maintain this farm?
Josie is a single mother who had to put her dreams on hold after getting pregnant at 16. Raising her daughter alone taught her never back down from a challenge. When her late aunt leaves her the farm, she needs to prove to herself, her daughter and the irritating Vet that she is the person for this undertaking.
I’ll be honest and say this book wasn’t what I expected. I loved the Dawson’s and the first spin-off book, I’ve been waiting for this one. But for me it completely missed the mark. This was a very slow burn with a lot of back and forth. I could have done without a handful of chapters. Yes Josie was a great mom and determined, but she was a little much it’s the stubbornness. Jacob didn’t have any faith in Josie but then changed his tune. The side characters kept this book going for me. I hope that Masons book can bounce back. It was ok with me, but there are some trigger warnings that people should be aware about.
This is the second book in the series about the Harris families kids. It stars Jacob Harris who lives and works as a vet in the small town of Silver Ridge. It easily stands alone and you will see characters from previous books and the authors series but its just at family gatherings, they are not a big part of the story.
This story was really more like chik lit than a romance in my opinion. There is a romance but its an extremely slow burn romance. They don't even kiss until over 80% of the story has happened. And when it finally happens it was awesome and very hot but its so close to the end of the story that its a bit glossed over.
While its book two in the series I really felt that its about Josie, rather than Jacob Harris. And I absolutely adored her and loved this book so much. It was because of her and not Jacob. Even as part of the series I would expect more sibling time and interaction with the Harris parents but they are not really a big part of the story.
Josie is a single mom who at age 16 got pregnant and gave up her dreams for her daughter Everly. She had an extremely supportive family and they are a big part of her life and I loved seeing them in this story. They had a big part in this story and they had some very bittersweet and fun scenes in this book.
Josie is a city girl who was a country girl inside. She has an aunt who lives in Silver Ridge and her and Everly come for a visit where they find that they love it there and its where they are supposed to be. Her aunt Kim loves horses and has a horse rescue ranch and it becomes Josie's dream to save horses as well.
This dream is where Dr Jacob Harris enters her life and they have an adversarial relationship. It can be called hate to love romance but they never really hate each other but they also don't agree on much and Jacob is shall we say very bad with words and communication and he offends Josie a lot.
This story was more centered on the horse rescue and Josie and Everly's new life and them fitting into Silver Ridge. I would say the romance with Jacob was more of a forbidden relationship so Jacob fights against it very much because she owns his patients and he likes to keep personal and business separate. That is why its such a slow burn romance and things don't heat up until 80%. Honestly I would have much rather had them kiss sooner and seen them date more in the story. But when they finally did I was excited for them. Beyond that this was an entrancing story and I adored Josie so much. She is one tough cookie and she was an amazing mom to Everly.
I received a complimentary early release copy of this e-book from the author prior to release and am voluntarily leaving a review.