I believe I got this novel for free and am actually really happy about that. When you buy a book it can go either way, either you liked it or you absolutely hated it and want your money back. In this case I love this book so much I am not determined to buy the rest in the series. I know you all are just waiting for my review so first let me give you a brief background on the novel provided by Goodreads: The last thing Zach Sullivan wants is to take care of his brother’s new puppy for two weeks. Until he meets the dog trainer, that is. Heather is bright, beautiful, and he can’t stop thinking about her. Unfortunately, she just might be the only woman on earth who wants nothing to do with him.
Heather Linsey can’t believe she’s stuck working with one of the city’s top dogs, auto-shop mogul Zach Sullivan. Especially when his focus is clear from the start—not only to learn how to deal with his temporary puppy…but also to make her his. Having sworn off love at seventeen when she realized it was nothing more than a pack of lies, Heather has stuck to her vow never to fall for a charming man. The last thing she expects is for Zach to be the one to tempt her into believing again.
But as Heather’s determination to push Zach away only fuels his determination to get closer—and the sensual and emotional connection between them grows more and more undeniable—can two people who’ve both sworn off love find forever in each other’s arms?
This book contains rich, hot males, strong female leads, and dogs. I don’t I could find anything wrong with those ingredients. I thought this novel was great not only because it was heartfelt, compassionate, and well-written but because it really shows the vulnerability that comes with falling in love even against your rules. Everyone has rules on what they want their future partner to be like. And in this case Heather was more determined to keep people at bay. It’s easier to keep people at a distance than to let yourself become vulnerable to the one that can destroy you. I understand Heather and Zach more than I thought possible. They are both trying to not fall in love because of certain problems that affected who they are as people. I can honestly say that seeing them struggle with falling in love really made this novel great. The other characters i.e. Zach’s family were a great addition. Most of the characters are from the previous novel but even without reading the other novels you will be able to understand everything that is going on. That’s what I love about series, if they are done right. Each book should give you enough information about the other novels that it makes you want to read the others. I suddenly find myself to have that problem.
As for the sex scenes, I thought the chemistry between Zach and Heather were great. There was sex (and a lot of it) but it did not take away from the storyline. I felt the sex scenes added to the storyline and really helped the characters get together and really become vulnerable with each other.
Overall, I give this novel 5 out 5 stars. I could not find anything that was at fault. The storyline was great. The sex scenes were filled with steamy, hot descriptions and there was just enough information that keeps me wanting more of this series. If you enjoyed this novel great, I recommend you read the rest because I know I will. IF you loved the storyline but really want a historical romance then I recommend Julia Quinn’s The Viscount Who Loved Me.