Detective AJ Parker left undercover work in Atlanta to join a small-town Tennessee police force, hoping for an easier workload and the solitude of his cabin. But the scars left by AJ’s previous work are more difficult to escape than he thought…
Mary Hannah Gallo works with the Second Chance Ranch Animal Rescue to train therapy dogs for traumatized patients. It isn’t easy, but her life is under control—until she meets the broodingly sensual AJ, who rattles her composure all the way to her toes.
After an assignment confiscating dogs from a backyard breeder reveals a dangerous drug operation, AJ must work with sexy perfectionist Mary Hannah to train an abused rescue dog—a dog now named Holly. While Holly proves to these two very different people that opposites can, in fact, attract, she also knows more than a few explosive secrets that could heal—or divide—the entire town.
This book hits home for me because I work with animals and mbest friend runs a rescue.I love that this story is told from both human and animal perspectives to tell this beautiful story that will pull at your heartstrings. This was sweet and cute but a little bit unpredictable friends to lovers story. I usually love this type but for some reason, this one didn't really send my heart-a-flutter. Maybe because it took forever for AJ and Mary Hannah to get together.
This one was quite hard for me to rate. I really enjoyed it and wanted AJ and Mary Hannah to get their stuff together and realize that he did not care about her past. While I enjoyed that they just went about their normal lives and realised they were in love, nothing really exciting happened - except maybe near the end, but that may be subjective. All in all, I would recommend it as I did enjoy the story and will definitely read more of this author.