From Publishers Weekly
Shalvis kicks off a new contemporary series with this entertaining smalltown tale. Lilah Young has given up on finding Mr. Right in Sunshine, Idaho. Fortunately, when she rear-ends a truck, its owner turns out to be handsome out-of-towner Brady Miller. Lilah, a junk-food–loving animal enthusiast, is focused on her work at an animal kennel. Brady is a pilot-for-hire and photographer who's just in town to help out his foster brothers. Brady and Lilah give in to their chemistry while telling each other their relationship is finite, but soon their passion deepens. There's plenty of sizzle but not much action, and there's never really any doubt that Lilah and Brady will overcome their hangups. Nonetheless, it's an entertaining read and a good choice for readers who like cooing over cute animals as well as a cute romance. (Feb.)
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*Starred Review* Lilah Young is as poor and as proud as the day is long. Co-owner and operator of Sunshine’s only kennels and the area’s designated animal rescuer, she is now taking online classes, so her days begin before dawn and end after midnight. When she literally runs into newcomer Brady Miller’s truck one morning, she’s further mortified to discover that he’s in town at the request of her neighbors Adam and Dell. Shalvis consistently delivers superlative contemporary romances, and the relationship developing between this imperturbable, commitment-shy former army special forces pilot who doesn’t understand what it means to have a home and the gutsy, tenderhearted woman who asks nothing but offers all and consequently has many champions is no exception. Shalvis combines her genuine appreciation for Idaho’s majestic Bitterroot mountain range and its stalwart residents with a deft gift for dialogue, sensual descriptive passages, and a fast-paced storyline as she introduces a new series set in and around the Belle Haven veterinary clinic, where three unwanted foster children became men under a rugged cowboy’s tutelage. --Lynne Welch