|Series: Steeple Ridge # 3|
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: AEJ Creative Works
Released: Dec. 8, 2017
Logan Buttars has always been good-natured and happy-go-lucky. After watching two of his brothers settle down, he recognizes a void in his life he didn't know about. He tried to fill that void with canine service with special needs students, but it's not quite cutting it.
Veterinarian Layla Guyman has appreciated Logan's friendship and easy way with animals when he comes into the clinic to get the service dogs. When she attends his brother's wedding, she sees him through new eyes.
But with his future at Steeple Ridge in the balance, she's not sure a relationship with him is worth the risk. After all, she's got an established practice in her east-coast hometown and he's talking service dog training all the way across the country in California.
Can she rely on her faith and employ patience to tame Logan's wild heart?
My Rating & Thoughts: 🌟 🌟 🌟 (3 stars)
This story felt too much like the previous book for me to really enjoy it. Other than the heroine dealing with different issues, and different main characters, the rest felt very similar. The couple begin dating, but then because of Layla’s three date rule she breaks it off with no explanation. She tries to move forward and stick to her decision, but she finds her heart is already attached to Logan. She decides to go ahead and break her rule and things start out going well, but then their differences begin to show and comments from others start make them doubt their future. Can Layla learn to move past the past and let God lead her?
Both characters could be a bit stubborn at times. I did think they meshed well as characters, the detail planner and the carefree one, this pairing could help one loosen up and the other move forward with their dreams. The reuniting scene was one of my favourite parts of the story.
(I received an ARC of this book from the author; opinions expressed