Can a dog heal two wounded souls?
Newly single Kerry Williams is at her wit’s end. She's juggling her injured father’s care, a new job as the manager of a hip new restaurant and her therapy dog Willow volunteering at the Veteran’s Center -- all while struggling to rise above her humiliating heartbreak. When her father's caretaker fails to show one evening, she’s terrified she’ll lose her job. And then Willow runs away. Panicked, Kerry gives chase and immediately runs smack into a tall, dark and sexy wall of muscle, palming a squirming bundle of fur. Her new hero seems like an answer to her prayers.
The last thing K-9 officer Caleb Bradshaw wants, is to babysit his neighbor's father and her dog. He’s facing a potential career-ending injury and grieving the death of his working partner, Trigger. Sure he can handle a cranky old man, but the quiet comfort of Willow who follows him around with liquid-eyed sympathy tugs at the heart he’s trying to keep walled-off after his many painful losses.
Kerry knows Willow can ease Caleb’s grief, but he continues to push her away. Even though her life is in shambles and she too should walk, Kerry knows she can’t and won’t. Will Caleb accept her help or will he close himself off completely?
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
I loved this book. I read it in one setting. I was intrigued with Caleb from the first story and wondered if he would get a story and yes he did. It was a fantastic one as well. I so enjoyed reading the journey to Caleb's and Kerry's HEA. Both characters had a very pain past to work through and overcome. This story of how they helped each other (with Willow, Kerry's therapy dog).
This book was written in my favorite format, a dual POV. Never having gone through either situations that the characters have, it a must for me. It helps me to connect to the character. I can understand the why's and what not of their actions and speech so much better.
I loved that Willow played a much bigger part of this book over the first book in this series where Sam (the K-9 to Ethan) was only in the book for basically two scenes.
The characters here were ones that I readily identified with. I was only disappointed to have the book come to an end. It was a story that totally grabbed me right from the beginning.
I highly recommend this story to anyone.