1.06.2022

finished reading

This is one of the best meet-cutes!  And the first part of the book is full of fun zingers and funny situations.  But there are a few things that bugged me--the sister, Mia, and her lack of parenting skills and the mother and her cliche relationship with Carly.  I thoroughly enjoyed Max.  He was nerdy and vulnerable and his family relationships were great.  I will check out the next book in the series to see where the story goes.

From the publisher:
Carly Kennedy's life is in a spiral. She is drowning in work, her divorced parents are going through their midlife crises, and somehow Carly's sister convinces her to foster Baxter--a basset hound rescue with a bad case of the blues. When Carly comes home late from work one day to discover that the dog walker has accidentally switched out Baxter for another perkier, friendlier basset hound, she has reached the end of her leash.

When Max Sheffington finds a depressed male basset hound in place of his cheerful Hazel, he is bewildered. But when cute, fiery Carly arrives on his doorstep, he is intrigued. He was expecting the dog walker, not a pretty woman with firm ideas about dog discipline. And Carly was not expecting a handsome, bespectacled man to be feeding her dog mac and cheese. Baxter is besotted with Hazel, and Carly realizes she may have found the key to her puppy’s happiness. For his sake, she starts to spend more time with Hazel and Max, until she begins to understand the appeal of falling for your polar opposite.

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