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About Debbie Burns
Debbie Burns is a best-selling author who writes happily-ever-afters for her stories’ two- and four-legged stars. While her books have earned many awards and commendations, her favorite praise is from readers who’ve been inspired to adopt a pet in need from their local shelter. Debbie lives in Saint Louis with her family, two thoroughly spoiled rescue dogs, and a ridiculously grumpy Maine Coon cat who (most) everyone loves anyway. Her hobbies include hiking in the Missouri woods, attempting to grow the perfect tomato, birdwatching, and daydreaming, which of course always leads to new story ideas.
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Discover a new leash on love with Debbie Burns's adorable contemporary romance where everyone is given a second chance, whether they're...
- A single father searching for a way to connect with his children
- A determined woman desperate to save the animals she loves
- Or a sweet-eyed puppy who longs to be adopted
With her no-kill animal shelter at risk of losing funding, Megan Anderson is working doggedly to save the animals in her care. She'll do anything for them—even go toe-to-toe with a handsome man who's in way over his head.
Craig Williams has had his share of heartache recently, and he's not in the mood to get the guilt trip from a spirited (and beautiful) animal shelter owner. But the more time they spend together, the more he realizes it's not just animals Megan is adept at saving—she could be the one to rescue his heart.
Soon, Craig and Megan find that the magic of unconditional love can do anything...even lead to their forever home.
"This heartstring-tugger is certain to win fans." —Publishers Weekly STARRED Review for A New Leash on Love
Animal portrait painter Mia Chambers and architect Ben Thomas have volunteered at the High Grove Animal Shelter for years, and they share a complicated history. Ben has secretly loved Mia all this time, but she was married to his best friend. Now she's newly widowed, with a young son, and Ben doesn't know how to tell her what's in his heart. All he can do is stay close, help her as much as she'll let him, and watch for the right moment to bare his soul.
When a dozen adorable border collies get dumped in St. Louis' biggest park, everyone at the shelter mobilizes for a large-scale rescue. Rushing to the park to round up the frisky collies, Ben and Mia unexpectedly plunge into a new phase of their entangled lives. Who knew that opening their hearts and homes—to animals in need and to each other—would lead to so many upheavals...and new beginnings...?
Rescue Me Series:
A New Leash on Love (Book 1)
Sit, Stay, Love (Book 2)
My Forever Home (Book 3)
Love at First Bark (Book 4)
What People Are Saying About Debbie Burns:
"[A] warm, wonderful story."—Romance Junkies for A New Leash on Love
"A tender love story...will win the hearts of animal fanciers."—Publishers Weekly for My Forever Home
"It captured my whole heart."—Urban Book Reviews for Sit, Stay, Love
"Sexy and fun."—RT Book Reviews, 4.5 stars, TOP PICK for A New Leash on Love
Debbie Burns combines all your favorite romance tropes with cuddly rescue pups, but if you need another reason to fall into this cozy romance with heart, we've got plenty!
- An ex-military dog handler whose heart of gold is buried deep
- The sunny shelter volunteer who sees the way he bears his heart to the dogs he trains
- A million never-ending projects that keep throwing them together
- And a pile of puppies so adorable you'll want one for your very own
For devoted no-kill shelter worker Kelsey Sutton, rehabbing a group of rescue dogs is a welcome challenge. Working with a sexy ex-military man who needs some TLC himself? That's a different story. The distance between them seems nearly impossible to cross, but she's never met a puppy who couldn't put a smile on Mr. Grumpy's face, so he can't be all that bad.
Kurt Crawford keeps his heart locked away from everyone. Well, everyone except the dogs who need his help...and always have his back. As he works tirelessly to turn a house generously donated to the shelter into a sanctuary for the dogs who have helped him heal, he gets to know the compassionate, beautiful woman he's been assigned to work with. And the more he sees her do everything she can to protect their four-legged friends, the more he realizes that what he feels for her is a lot like love...
Jeremy and Ava have both been hurt by love in the past, but they discover that High Grove Animal Shelter is the perfect place for second chances.
Jeremy Washington couldn't be happier running his therapy program for at-risk teens. Between weekend service projects and hanging out with his faithful rescue dog, Rolo, Jeremy doesn't have time to date—which is fine with him considering the mess his early marriage turned out to be. When he meets new yoga teacher Ava Graham, Jeremy thinks the kids would really benefit from learning yoga, and Ava would be the perfect fit. Ava quickly finds herself falling in love with Jeremy's unique world, but her big heart has been taken advantage once before. Can Jeremy and Ava let their walls down long enough to find the love they've been looking for all along?
Praise for Debbie Burn's Rescue Me series:
"A fun, heartwarming story of love, family and trust."—Harlequin Junkie for Love at First Bark
"A warm, wonderful story."—Romance Junkies for A New Leash on Love
"A must read. I recommend it to all animal lovers, contemporary fiction lovers, and to all romance lovers. It captured my whole heart."—Urban Book Reviews for Sit, Stay, Love
Debbie Burns's beloved Rescue Me series features contemporary romances where loves comes to the rescue. An Amazon Best Book of the Month!
Vet school drop-out Tess Grasso dreams of having her own pet therapy business, but she meets one disastrous obstacle after another. There's no denying she has a way with animals, so in the meantime she puts her skills to use at a local no-kill shelter. Between helping to rescue her furry companions and a budding relationship with fellow dog lover Mason Redding, Tess begins to find fresh confidence...
What Tess doesn't know is that Mason is recovering from an accident, hoping to get back to his pro-baseball career. He's afraid the truth will ruin everything-and he's right. But in the midst of hurt and betrayal, a free-spirited stray Husky enters their lives, and teaches them a few things about faith, forever love, and forgiveness.
A charming contemporary romance by bestselling author Debbie Burns where love leads to a forever home not only for puppies, but also for the couple who rescues them.
Olivia Graham isn't in a place to have a dog of her own, but her new position as a volunteer rescue driver for the local animal shelter will keep her close to her four-legged friends. When she's called to transport pets that have been misplaced by flooding, she doesn't hesitate to help, but then her aging car breaks down...
Veterinarian Gabe Wentworth, former EMT and firefighter, is also heading to the rescue site and reluctantly agrees to pick up Olivia on the way. After a bad breakup, Gabe's embraced the hermit life. When he meets Olivia, he can't deny their irresistible mutual attraction, and his first thought is to run the other direction. But then the two band together in a risky maneuver to save a beautiful abandoned dog from rising floodwaters. The more Gabe learns about the woman who would risk everything to save vulnerable animals, the more he realizes what he might be willing to risk...
Bring out your very best "aww..." as this book includes:
- Memorable and quirky characters who tug at your heartstrings
- A veterinarian hero who is SUCH a softy for rescue animals
- A bunch of puppies looking for new owners
- And a heroine who will risk anything to take care of her four-legged friends.
Bestselling author Debbie Burns combines her love for rescue dogs with a compelling woman's journey in her brand new romantic women's fiction.
Making a fresh start in a new part of the country is challenging, but fate and good fortune lead Josie Waterhill and six-year-old Zoe from urban war-zone LA to cozy Galena, Illinois—a famous Midwestern small town right on the river. There, Josie can raise Zoe away from the violent life she once knew, and make a new home in the historic house where they've been invited to stay.
The situation is perfect, until Josie's elderly landlord Myra welcomes more guests—journalist Carter O'Brien and his giant rescue dog, Buttercup. Carter is charming, compassionate...and way too curious. Carter's interest in Josie deepens and he inadvertently stirs up trouble when he uncovers things that Josie would rather not have known. Ready or not, love happens and Josie has to let go of her painful past so she can create a glorious future.
Praise for Debbie Burns's Rescue Me series:
"A fun, heartwarming story of love, family and trust."—Harlequin Junkie
"Heartfelt and engaging... It captured my whole heart."—Urban Book Reviews