A charming contemporary romance by bestselling author Debbie Burns where love leads to a forever home not only for puppies, but also for the couple who rescues them.
Olivia Graham isn't in a place to have a dog of her own, but her new position as a volunteer rescue driver for the local animal shelter will keep her close to her four-legged friends. When she's called to transport pets that have been misplaced by flooding, she doesn't hesitate to help, but then her aging car breaks down…
Veterinarian Gabe Wentworth, former EMT and firefighter, is also heading to the rescue site and reluctantly agrees to pick up Olivia on the way. After a bad breakup, Gabe's embraced the hermit life. When he meets Olivia, he can't deny their irresistible mutual attraction, and his first thought is to run the other direction. But then the two band together in a risky maneuver to save a beautiful abandoned dog from rising floodwaters. The more Gabe learns about the woman who would risk everything to save vulnerable animals, the more he realizes what he might be willing to risk…
Bring out your very best "aww…" as this book includes:
• Memorable and quirky characters who tug at your heartstrings
• A veterinarian hero who is SUCH a softy for rescue animals
• A bunch of puppies looking for new owners
• And a heroine who will risk anything to take care of her four-legged friends.
The heartwarming fifth entry in Burns's contemporary Rescue Me series (after Love at First Bark) sees man's best friend play Cupid. Olivia Graham gave up her dream of being a veterinarian for a career as a middle school math teacher, but she still volunteers as a driver for an animal shelter in the St. Louis suburbs. When her car breaks down mid-assignment, handsome vet Gabe Wentworth is sent to pick her up, and they wind up working together to free a dog trapped by a flood. The shelter takes in the dog, Morgan, who functions as an intermediary between the hesitant couple, bonding them together despite their romantic hang-ups. Quiet Gabe was hurt by his previous girlfriend, and Olivia broke off her engagement, leaving them both simultaneously eager to pursue a relationship but nervous about commitment. This staid but pleasant story features plenty of winsome canine characters and some realistic discussions about the compromises necessary to make a relationship work. Burns is sure to win over dog lovers and fans of Kristan Higgins and Jill Shalvis.