Author: Kelly Moran
Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction
Series, if any: Redwood Ridge, Book 1
Publisher: Kensington Books
Date of publication: 28 February 2017
No. Of pages: 237
After a marriage of convenience, Avery Stowe is finally learning to build herself up from the ground with her four year old Autistic daughter. At Redwood Ridge, Oregon. The last thing she counted on was the local and extremely irresistible veterinarian to come to her rescue.
Cade O’Grady always had it easy when it comes to charming the ladies. But from the moment Avery and his daughter walked into his clinic, he has been struck stupid. With the local busybodies of his hometown, he just might convince the new tenant of the town to take a chance.
The book had a unique and appealing storyline. While the whole single mother with an autistic child started the book on an entirely different note, each character ended up lending a new dimension to the story while bringing out the best in a single mother with numerous insecurities and the autistic child who, while not forming easy bonds, needed human attachments.
I loved the plot for its simplicity and integrity and the characters were equally fun to get to know. What I didn’t like would be the weird and extremely candid emotional outbursts that Avery displayed at the start of the book, which thankfully toned down by the end of the book. I do like it when characters feel like they are just a part of the book, but I do not like over dramatisation of their involvement which gives them an air of being enacted out of rote.
My opinion: I loved the human story element that was introduced in the book. Plot was sweet and refreshing and didn’t have any added flair or drama.
My rating: 3.5 out of 5