Welcome to new reviewer for Love Bytes Annika 🙂
Reviewed by Annika
AUTHOR: Amy Lane
NARRATOR: Nick J. Russo
PUBLISHER: Riptide Publishing
LENGTH: 4 hours 42 minutes
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
This book was all fluff and cuteness. And just what you need when it’s cold and dark outside. It will bring a smile to your face, melt your heart and it will make you wish for a puppy of your very own. Preferably housebroken though 😉
Freckles is the perfect read when you are looking for that über-sweet and light hearted read. No muss, no fuss. There is absolutely no angst or much drama to speak of.
No let me amend that, there is some drama. You can hardly expect a guy who hasn’t had much interest in animals, much less owned one, to handle a puppy without some drama. Carter was just so adorable clueless when it came to Freckles and I had so much fun listening to how he muddled through things bathing, walking, setting limits (he wasn’t good at setting limits), and trying to housebreak a puppy. It was a lot of fun, and went as well as you might imagine it did.
Luckily he had Sandy, the local vet technician, to help him out, to explain all things dog to him. Now Sandy had plans of his own, just not for Freckles per se. From the first time they met, Sandy decided to play knight in shining armour, and he’s just what the doctor (vet) ordered for Carter.
Nick J. Russo did a fantastic job narrating this book, I mean, when doesn’t he? When I pick up a book he’s narrated, I know it will be good. He makes the book and characters come alive. And he truly made this a fun book listening to while baking this year’s batch of gingerbread.