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.
4 adorable stars complete with sloppy puppy kisses.
If you’re looking for a sweet, adorable holiday read – complete with a lovable, irresistible pup, Freckles will most definitely fill the bill.
Carter was a mess, but not as bad as he thought he was. He worked for an unethical jerk who had no conscience. Carter’s conscience was beginning to working overtime however, but he felt guilty and dirty by association. He also did feel worth of someone as sweet and kind as Sandy or as adorable and needy as Freckles.
The first interaction between Sandy and Carter was adorable and Sandy’s initial opinion of Carter was hilarious. I loved the inner voice of both characters actually. Adding Freckles to the mix was just sweet, fluffy icing on the cake. 😉
The supporting characters were great too and as holiday reads go, it was pretty much perfect. Plus, it was part of Riptide Publishing’s Holiday Charity Bundle benefitting the Trevor Project, which is just another great reason to pick it up. The other titles include Glass Tidings by Amy Jo Cousins and Frostbitten by Charlotte Stein.