Author: Amy Lane
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
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 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.
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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