This was the first book that I have read by this author and I really enjoyed it. Aaron was a tough character, in more ways than one. He felt lost now that he was a wounded veteran of the Marines. He didn’t really see how a service dog was going to help him and he certainly did not think a standard poodle would be the right choice for him!
I was very impressed with the way Ruby handled everything. It was very clear that she knew what she was doing with handling the training of dogs and the people they needed to help. She had to adjust her training a bit to work with Aaron’s personality and needs, and she did a great job of that.
Aaron grudgingly grew to respect Ruby’s skills, which then grew to friendship, and then to more. It was a sweet progression that made for a heartwarming story. This is book three in the series, yet I had no trouble enjoying this story as a stand alone novel.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This marine doesn’t want anyone’s help
…until an unlikely match changes his life.
Wounded ex-marine Aaron Jamison always follows orders—and the assignment to take on a service dog is just that. Still, trainer Ruby Winslow is definitely barking up the wrong tree when she insists a beauty-parlor poodle is his perfect match. But Ruby and her clever canine are determined to melt the heart of this battle-hardened marine. And they’ll teach him an unforgettable new trick—love.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Publishers Weekly Bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 novels and 1.7 million books in print, Deb Kastner enjoys writing contemporary inspirational and sweet western stories set in small communities.
Deb lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband, her puppers Gabby and Sadie, and two mischievous bonded brothers, black tuxedo cats Hype and Dab. She recently went through what she terms her midlife crisis and adopted her very first ever real live horse whose name, coincidentally, is Moscato, her favorite wine.
She is blessed with three adult daughters and two grandchildren. Her favorite hobby is spoiling her grandchildren, but she also enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to music (The Texas Tenors are her fav), singing in the church choir and exploring the Rocky Mountains on horseback.