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Cold Nose, Warm Heart (Fur Haven Dog Park Book 1) Kindle Edition
Man's best friend is turning out to be his worst enemy...
I have one chance to redeem my family name: take a rundown Miami Beach apartment building and turn it into luxury condos. Easy, right? Sure, if you're not faced with a bunch of angry neighbors—and smart and sassy building manager Riley Carson—who are all salty about me tearing down their precious dog park. Listen, I like dogs as much as the next guy, but this is business.
Her bite is definitely worse than her bark...
Caleb Donovan has absolutely no understanding of the value of a community dog park. And try as I might to convince him—with help from my big-hearted dog LouLou—the man is intractable. If only he weren't also adorable. I'm supposed to be rescuing the dog park, not drooling like a shelter puppy. The attraction between us is the last thing I need...unless I can somehow convince him that what's best for business isn't always what's best for the heart.
About the Author
Samantha Summers is an in-demand narrator with a background in film and stage acting. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
"A funny and sweet romance featuring dogs, Miami, and cantankerous grandparents. Readers can expect more canine-inspired entertainment, since this is billed as the start of Wells' Fur Haven Dog Park series." - Booklist
"Full of humor and heart...Animal lovers will delight in the large cast of canine supporting characters in this well-paced romance." - Publishers Weekly
"In this delightful debut novel, Wells sets the stage for a warm-hearted series with a twosome who just can't seem to hate each other." - Library Journal --This text refers to the mass_market edition.
- ASIN : B07Y5QTCF7
- Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca (January 28, 2020)
- Publication date : January 28, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1859 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 384 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #260,027 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Caleb Donovan is under orders from his grandfather to execute a condo conversion and rebuilt the Donovan empire . . . on the Dorothy, which grandpa William owns. Needless to say, when Caleb and Riley realize they're at opposition with the desired outcome on the building, they become enemies.
Except . . . they're totally attracted to each other.
I love a good enemies-to-lovers romance, but this book is so much more. It's a story of Riley learning how to be an adult, make friends, and learn to let go and let others help her when she's so used to doing everything herself. And it's a growing up story for Caleb, too; his mission to unite his stepbrothers in his endeavor is a directive from William, but it's easy to tell that Caleb wants family as much as only child Riley does.
Wells' writing is beautiful and it's easy to fall into this fun cast of characters - including the dogs. Loved this debut and am looking forward to the next in the Fur Haven series this summer.
Riley Carson, our heroine, is the building manager for the run-down apartment building, The Dorothy, which her grandmother lives in and owns. Riley is constantly called to help fix things within the apartments, which is made up of mostly senior citizens, but due to barely making ends meet, they have no money to fix up the place.
Caleb Donovan, our hero, has been given a mission by his grandfather to devise a plan to tear down The Dorothy and replace it with luxury condos, and a huge parking area, which is currently a dog park for the local residents. He meets Riley, and to his surprise, the beautiful young girl is the manager, and she has no idea that his grandfather owns the building, not her grandmother. Both Caleb and Riley get off on the wrong foot, especially since it was Caleb’s family that cost Riley her job as a hotel assistant. Though they are on opposite sides, in a short time a friendship and romance will develop between them. Riley and her friends work to fight the Donovan’s from taking over the building, and leaving everyone with no homes. Caleb feels bad, and knows his father and grandfather are doing an injustice to these long-term residents.
While all this is going on, Riley, who has a cute dog, Lou Lou, whom she takes to the dog park next door a few times a day, and we get to meet some of her friends, who also have dogs. Caleb will get to know some of them, and he will help plan to redesign and create a nice dog park for them; but he still needs to get his grandfather to change his mind about tearing down The Dorothy.
What follows is a cute, fun enjoyable adventure, as we watch Caleb and Riley’s romance heat up, even as they both are on different sides. As Caleb meets most of residents, and all Riley’s friends, he is determined to come up with a viable solution for all. There are some comical moments, especially with the dogs, as well as when Riley’s grandmother joins in the fight, and comes face to face with her ex (Caleb’s grandfather). I loved Riley, as she was a wonderful heroine, who was always there for everyone; I liked Caleb, and rooted hard for them to get together. Wells also has created a wonderful group of secondary characters.
Cold Nose, Warm Heart was a heartwarming story about family, division, senior citizens, dogs, dog parks, and doing the right thing. Mara Wells did an excellent job in writing this story. I suggest you read Cold Nose, Warm Heart.