Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Perfect Match

Here's the blurb for The Perfect Match by Kimberly Cates:

At twenty-seven, free-spirited Rowena Brown has never fit in anywhere—not with her ambitious family, not at veterinary school and certainly not in any relationship she's ever had. But surely the good people of Whitewater, Illinois, will welcome a pet-store owner whose talent is finding the perfect home for "problem" animals, even if they do have names like Destroyer.…

When a hundred-pound monstrosity of a dog appears at his door, Whitewater deputy Cash Lawless knows he's in trouble. A single dad with two young daughters, Cash wants more chaos in his life about as much as he wants to find himself drawn to the eccentric Rowena. But if he's not careful, the unruly hound and his unconventional owner might reignite Cash's hopes along with his heart—and help them all find home at last.

Rowena has a gift. She's able to match problem pets (after rehabilitation) to a perfect owner. When she matches her hyper Newfoundland dog to shy Charlie, she thinks it's a match made in heaven, until she meets Charlie's father. Cash is a single father to two little girls, Charlie and Mac. The last thing he needs is a pet, he has enough problems juggling work, babysitting and physical therapy, he doesn't have time to deal with a troubled dog. Then disaster hits, and Rowena is thrown in the mix of things, and she brings the added "colour" that the girls need. But can she mend the hurt that the Lawless family has endured.

I read this book quickly, it was fast paced, the characters were interesting with one exception. I didn't care for Lisa, but I won't go into it here, you'll have to read the book. Overall, I found the book charming. It brought a smile to face and a few tears as well.

I'm looking forward to reading more books by Kimberly Cates.

The Perfect Match by Kimberly Cates (3.5/5) Romance Contemporary; Published: HQN (2007); 100 + Reading Challenge (60);

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