Publisher: White Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 1
Veterinarian rancher Pike Martin has no choice but to advise putting down Daisy Denmore’s fatally ill dog, but she swears it's revenge for her mistreatment of Pike's brother years ago. Although stung by her insult at his professionalism, Pike finds himself drawn to the troubled woman who flounders in faith and aches for love and acceptance. Costly mistakes have sent Daisy down an unrighteous path. Abandoned by her ex-husband, humiliated and broke, she has no choice but to return to her parents’ home in Mountain Cove, Colorado. As soon as she saves enough money, though, she'll be gone. Until Pike Martin's soft voice, caring manner, and downright empathy for her wounds tempt her to stay. With God on his side, can Pike help Daisy along the path to forgiveness, trust, and whole-hearted love?
Daisy and Pike, two well grounded characters that aren’t afraid to show both faults and good points or hide the way they feel about things.
I, personally, found the book hard to get into. Whether it’s because it’s the second in a series and I hadn’t read the first, I’m not sure, but a lot was alluded to something that had happened a week before the story started as the reason why Daisy’s acting the way she does. The outward dislike for Pike seemed forgotten very quickly and almost in a rush. The end was also slightly disjointed and missed out a whole chunk and focused on other characters rather than the main two.
In spite of this, the story had me laughing in places and going awww in others, Daisy and the donkey being a prime example.
3 Tea Cups!