Release date - 4th April 2017
Book length - 300 pages
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - Somebody's Baby: A Darling, VT Novel
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
Veterinarian Rory Gallagher chose a different path from his brothers, both of whom became first responders in the lovely little town of Darling, Vermont. Rory's always had an affinity for animals--and the ladies. Known for his impressive track record in breaking hearts, Rory never meant to hurt anyone; he's just never been in a hurry to settle down. It's not as if he needs to pay a visit to the town's famed Kissing Bridge to magically find love. He'll know The One when he sees her. . .right?
Oaklee Ferguson is the kid sister of Rory's best friend--and, even now that she's all grown up, remains immune to the pet-doctor's charms. When she shows up at Rory's clinic late one night--devastated after hitting a stray dog with her car--Rory's so-called -bedroom eyes- are the last thing on her mind. Still, his care and kindness toward the dog, and his concern for her feelings, catches Oaklee by surprise. . .and soon the two (and rescued dog makes three!) begin to share a deep connection that neither could have ever imagined. Could it be that love has been waiting for them by the bridge all along?
I love this town, I love these characters, and I am so in love with this addictive series. In the third instalment, we meet Oaklee Collier, social media genius for the town of Darling, considered to have the perfect independent life. But looks can be deceiving. For underneath her tough exterior, Oaklee has a soft and vulnerable heart that is still recovering from the devastating trampling it received from her high-school sweetheart, two years ago. Knowing how small town life works, Oaklee cut herself off from those who love her, never letting anyone discover what had truly happened to her, and threw herself into her work. She doesn't need or want anyone. Not the adorably cute rescue dog that she accidentally injures, or the sexy vet, who also happens to be her childhood crush.
Rory Gallagher understands that he has a reputation about town as a ladies man, but he is always honest and upfront about the fact that commitment is never going to be on his radar. Until Oaklee needs his help with a rescue dog, and he cannot stop himself thinking about his old best friend's sister. But Rory is carrying some serious baggage from his past and knows that he will only end up hurting Oaklee if he makes a move on their sizzling chemistry. But as friendship and attraction continue to get blurred, can two people who have suffered from seriously broken hearts in the past, find the strength and the bravery needed to take a leap of faith for love?
Like the other books in this series, I was completely hooked from the very beginning and I did not want to stop reading until I knew how it ended. Oaklee is intelligent, smart, and caring, but has never really faced her broken past, and Rory is in a similar situation. I loved seeing them navigate their attraction and make a mess of it along the way, but I really cared about them and that, for me, is a sign of a great book. The town and community of Darling are as beautiful and compelling as ever, and I cried tears over the loveable Buster. SOMEBODY'S BABY by Donna Alward is another gem, which I have now come to expect from her, and I think everyone should read this glorious series (I really hope there will be more!)
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts. Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers.
Donna lives on Canada’s east coast with her family which includes a husband, a couple of kids, a senior dog and two crazy cats. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking…and is a Masterpiece Theater addict. For more information:
Website - www.donnaalward.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/DonnaAlwardAuthor
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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