This book was so good! I loved how there were parts that were funny, serious, and sad. Our main character Alex is just lovable and constantly feels the need to tell people she doesnt want kids. For her and Barry, her husband, it was not a debate, both felt the same. A lot of the book has smart quips making Alex even more humorous. So the big issues between Alex and Barry are basically secrets and sort of secrets. When Marie comes knocking with the claims that she is his kid, it is shocking.
The author takes you through the drama of a wife with a secret and a husband that has one too. Now I will say that each secret is probably as damaging to the relationship. The story of Marie is like WOW. Then Marie tells Barry and Alex about her choice when the decision to have Ruthie comes into her life. I was in tears. She is amazing.
The light moments are all about Barry and Alex debating Marie’s “greeness” I had to laugh so many times. Marie is a vegetarian and has some ideas about their composting. OMG too cute.
Also I have to give honorable mention to Marie- the Labrador poodle mix. Her character takes center stage as this couple tries to navigate a new era in their family. I am a dog lover myself, so their debates over how choices will influence and effect Marie are too funny!
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Jackie Bouchard (www.jackiebouchard.com) writes Fido-friendly fiction. She used to be trapped in the hamster wheel of corporate America, but she was lucky enough to escape and now fully understands the term “struggling writer.” Jackie loves: reading, writing, and, yes, even ‘rithmetic (seriously, algebra rocks); professional cycling; margaritas; blogging (she never thought she’d say that, but she does); dogs in general, and her crazy rescue pup specifically; and her hubby. (Not in that order.) Jackie dislikes: rude people and writing about herself in the third person. After living in Southern California, then Bermuda, then Canada, then the East coast, Jackie and her husband settled in San Diego. American Jackie, her Canadian hubby, and her Mexican rescue mutt form their own happy little United Nations. Jackie’s novels include “What The Dog Ate” and “Rescue Me, Maybe.”
Rebecca Miller is a gifted veterinarian with an extraordinary understanding of animal behavior. She is leading a fulfilling life as the owner and operator of the Animal Friends Veterinary Clinic. Ever since her 30th birthday, her mother has made it her mission to help Rebecca find a man, get married, and give her grandchildren. But Rebecca doesn’t see the need for a man in her life. She has her dog, Captain, and that’s all the companionship she needs. However, her world changes the day she literally runs into Derrick Peterson, a gorgeously handsome ER doctor.
Derrick’s experiences with women have taught him that they are vain, silly, and untrustworthy. He keeps his relationships with them brief and superficial. However, he finds himself being irresistibly drawn to Rebecca. She’s smart, witty, compassionate, and very different from the women he usually encounters. Will Rebecca be the one to break down the wall he’s spent a lifetime building around his heart?
I have been a veterinarian for over 10 years. I live in a small town in Missouri with my family. I love animals and have 3 dogs and 3 cats of my own.
Billi Tiner is the author of several books, please check her links below!
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Monday, June 17, 2013
Dr. Rebecca Miller is a gifted veterinarian, leading a happy and fulfilling life at her veterinary clinic. Her Golden Retriever, Captain, is her constant and only companion, and she doesn’t see the need for any men in her life. She believes that having crossed the Rubicon of thirty, her odds aren’t that great anyway. However, her mother has other plans. She wants grandchildren.
Rebecca runs (literally) into Derrick on a basketball court, and she feels a strange attraction to the tanned and handsome ER doctor.
Coincidentally, Rebecca’s mom sets up a blind date for Rebecca originally intended to be with Derrick. It goes haywire and she winds up with Derrick’s best friend, Mitch, on a double date. Unfortunately, Derrick has shown up with a stunning blonde and this does nothing to make Rebecca think she has a chance with Derrick.
Rebecca is an independent, tough, and intelligent heroine. And the rest of the other characters are written with a depth and realism that makes you really care about their lives. The interaction and chemistry was great, and the dialogue terrific.
Being an animal lover, I enjoyed the realistic depiction of veterinary life, especially after I discovered that the author is herself a veterinarian.
I also liked the quick pace of this story. Ms. Tiner keeps it moving and doesn’t get caught up in lengthy filler paragraphs that you’ll find in other books.
A fun read. Highly recommend.
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