Freckles by Amy Lane ~ Book Review by Teresa

Freckles_500x750Title: Freckles

Author: Amy Lane

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/14/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance, Winter Holiday

Blurb:

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.

My View:

I loved Freckles so much, both the dog and the book. It was a sweet, slow romance with pets! There was a little conflict to keep it interesting, but it was between Carter and his douche of a boss rather than Sandy and Carter, which I really appreciated. This was a feel good, happy, angst free book perfect for the holidays.

Both Sandy and Carter are as vivid as real people. There is also a cameo of Tommy and Jonah from the Jonnies series that was a nice little treat. Freckles made me want to have a tiny dog of my own – sans the potty training.  There were some good female characters and some interesting law cases.

I would love to read more about these two as they move on with a life together.

Links

Freckles on Goodreads
Riptide
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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