Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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.
I love, love, loved it. Carter has been slaving away at his job doing his best to have regular human contact but until he Is suddenly given his little ball of fur he realizes just how wrong his priorities were. Sandy just adores animals and wants to help Carter see that taking care of a dog is something he can do.
We get to see both characters’ points of view which allows us to see the story through their eyes and connect with them more. I loved how Sandy could see through Carter’s uptight appearance and to the man underneath and his and Alexis’s unwavering support for Carter to make some significant changes in his life. Carter has never really had anyone care for his wants before and he is amazed when it happens with Sandy.
Nick J Russo did a wonderful job narrating this story. I could just feel the characters’ emotions happy and sad while listening. The different voices he used for the characters helped me keep up with what was going on.
I love the cover art by LC Chase and it is adorable and I love the visual of Freckles.
Audiobook, 4 hrs 10 min
Published: December 4, 2017 (ebook first published November 14, 2016) by Riptide
Edition Language: English