Monday, September 26, 2016

Book Review: "Accidentally in Love," by Cathy Woodman

About the book:
Accidentally in Love is the latest in the Talyton St George series, and change is underway at Otter House clinic when a new vet moves in. Motorbike-riding, leather-clad Ross looks like a bad boy, but underneath the leathers he’s a good-looking charmer, and he soon wins the hearts of everyone in the village.

Even vet nurse Shannon warms to him. So when he needs a place to live, it makes sense to move in with Ross. Just as a friend, of course. As they grapple with escaped snakes and feral cats, their friendship deepens, until they can’t deny their feelings for each other any longer.

But when a terrible accident leaves Shannon’s life in tatters, it changes their relationship forever. Because how will she ever know whether Ross is staying with her out of love or out of pity?

My thoughts:
Even though I haven’t yet read any other books in Cathy Woodman’s Talyton St George series, I had no trouble at all in understanding this book. I loved everything about it. The characters were entertaining and real. The animals (well, most of them) were loveable, and even the quaint setting felt like a character. As a veterinarian, the author’s descriptions of what happens at an animal clinic felt very realistic. The dialogue was snappy and fun. In fact, I liked this book so much that I ordered the first book in the series!

About the author:
Cathy Woodman was a small animal vet before turning to writing fiction. She won the Harry Bowling First Novel Award in 2002. Accidentally in Love is set in the fictional market town of Talyton St George in East Devonshire, where Cathy lived as a child. She is the author of Follow Me Home and City Girl, Country Vet. Cathy lives with two cats, three mad Border Terriers, and two ponies in England.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Advance Reading Copy from the publisher but was not obligated to review. All opinions are 100% my own. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission if a purchase is made through my link.

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