This is an age gap romance between newly retired Joyce Allen and Dr. Amanda Carter, a veterinarian twenty four years younger. They meet when Dingo, Joyce’s dog, is injured and Amanda cares for him during the long recovery process. Soon they forge a friendship but will they act on a growing mutual attraction?
This is a slow burn romance that takes us into the world of both main characters who are so different from each other but at the same time, they both have some insecurities. It is heart warming to read how they help each other navigate their inhibitions and push their own self imposed boundaries in order to reach their happiness. Dingo, Joyce’s dog, is a very important character himself by acting as a buffer and a facilitator between both women. When words escaped them both, Dingo covered the silence with his antics and somehow makes their interactions less awkward. It is rare to see in lesfic a big age gap romance. Kudos to Ms. Fortin to approach the issue and present flawed characters as Joyce and Amanda which makes the story credible and interesting.
Overall an enjoyable read if you like age gap romances and if you are a dog lover. 4 stars.
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.