What Austin Lloyd lacks in academics, he makes up for in his love of the animals who frequent his pet salon. He’s not lucky in romance, though, and his family would like him to settle down with a good man. Austin—and his golden retriever, Maggie—couldn’t agree more.
Evan Partridge isn’t good at letting people in. His messy family life and the past that’s shaped him aren’t worth bringing up. But his pug, Dexter, sure likes the pet salon owner.
Austin and Evan get off to a rough start, but being friends soon turns into something more. Unfortunately, Evan’s secretive behavior nearly does the relationship in, and the budding love affair almost crashes and burns when Evan’s troubled sister shows up on his doorstep.
Not speaking to each other is killing them both, but Evan doesn’t know how to keep Austin and help his sister at the same time. He just knows he has to try. Winning back Austin’s trust back, however, is going to take a whole lot of work.
So if your looking for a fuzzy,happy, fun loving story, with some family drama thrown in, than this is it. Austin does tend to get his hackles up a little too quickly. And as far as I could tell, that really wasn’t explained, why he was so defense’s. But then again it really doesn’t take away from the story either.
Evan, as well has his own issues, well one BIG issue, his sister. Both of them have been each others everything, so when Evan leaves, Sis can’t handle it.
Evan and Austin have a rocky start, but find a balance and are charming to watch. Of course, like all good things, it needs. Mostly because guys have sharing insecurities.
My one issue, is I could have done less with the sister, although I understand she was a big part of the story, she was a big turn off for me.
As they muddle there way through this relationship we get the pleasure and sometimes the frustrations of watching them. We get to learn the why, when and how much’s. And yes, I did look up puppy pug pictures!
The narrator did an amazing job capturing the feelings and tone of this whole book. From the happiness, the snarky, and even the bitter sister.