When Conner Sullivan follows a trail of jelly beans to find an orphaned Sheltie, he immediately knows that he wants to adopt the beautiful dog. The only thing standing in his way is sexy Rainey Thibodeau, the uptight workaholic farmer who runs the Moose Pond Dog Rescue.
No matter what, Rainey won’t give in to Connor. So what if he has the body of a Greek god, hair the color of a penny in the sun, and the eyes of an angel. The arrogant ass stole her heart over fifteen years ago, and he won’t get one more thing from her... including the dog called Jellybean.
D. V.'s Review
A story both sweet and spicy.
This is my first book by Ms. Pascarella. The cheerful cover is what caught my attention. One of my favorite dog breeds, the Sheltie, is on the cover. In a small town where everyone knows your business, Rainey Thibodeau is no exception. This likable character is a proprietor of a café, an animal rescuer, and all around American girl. She’s not time for an all-in relationship with the local veterinarian but they, at least for Rainey’s part, casual friends with benefits. At least until her sometimes childhood tormentor, sometimes crush, returns to town. Connor Sullivan shows up in Moose Pond to get a camp he’s inherited sold. The problem is he has fond memories of a childhood spent there and is torn between his fiancé’s demands and his heart. Driving into town, something runs in front of his car on a stormy night. Jellybean eludes capture by Rainey and Moose Pond Rescue and runs into the love of his life, Connor. And it’s love at first sight for Connor too. Unfortunately, the prickly Rainey stands between them. This is a lovely story of second chances, a cozy small town, and the characters that populate it. Light-hearted, funny, and touching, you can’t help rooting for everyone except a spurned lover with a cold heart. I’ll be reading other books by Ms. Pascarella.
About the Author
Nicki Pascarella writes Sexy Thrillers & Mysteries and Humorous Romance. She enjoys mixing genres—adding seriously steamy romance to her small-town mysteries or a pinch of paranormal fantasy to her romantic comedies; it’s all about making her readers laugh and fall in love. Using her twenty-nine years of experience as a high school teacher and her background in creative writing and journalism, she edits and coaches authors for The MediaCasters. Helping artists break through creative blocks is one of her passions. When she isn't writing and editing, she reads, runs, and hangs with her husband, teenage daughter, and Shetland sheepdogs. Nicki is also an award-winning belly dancer.
4/3/2023 01:31:15 pm
Great review! The book sounds fun!
4/3/2023 02:28:37 pm
Love the cover and the blurb. I'll be loading my kindle! Belly dancing? My much younger self tried that but my belly had a mind of its own and was always zigging when it should have zagged!
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