I received this book for free from Author, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Somebody's Baby (Darling, VT #3) by Donna Alward
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on April 4th 2017
Source: Author, Netgalley
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?
This town continues to captivate me. In book three of this series we hear the sweet love story of Rory and Oaklee. These two have had their hearts, not just broken but crushed and both of them are extremely vulnerable and have a commitment phobia. This phobia keeps them going back and forth between hot hot heat for each other and cold distance. The tension between them makes for a good love story. Oaklee has had a crush on Rory since she was a little girl. Rory was/is her brother Cam’s ( a famous hockey player these days) best friend growing up and Oaklee followed them around whenever she could. I love the animal part of the story, I am a dog lover and I appreciate a book that features a dog in it. This was a sweet story with two characters that have to learn how to love again and heal their hearts. I love a story where characters get a second chance at deep love. I am hoping that there will be more books in this series, I am not quite ready to leave Darling, VT !