Rescue Me by Sarra Manning
.PDF, 355 pages
Expected Publication: August 10th 2021 by Quercus (US)
About the Book:
Margot doesn’t have time for love. Will is afraid to love. And neither of them are expecting to fall in love with Blossom: a gentle Staffy with a tragic past, a belly made for rubbing and a head the size of a football. After their first meeting at the rescue center, both Margot and Will want to adopt Blossom so reluctantly agree to share custody. But Will’s obsession for micro-managing and clear-cut boundaries and Margot’s need to smother Blossom with affection, means that soon they have a very confused and badly behaved dog on their hands. Can they put their differences aside to become successful “co-pawrents” and maybe even friends? And meanwhile, does Blossom have plans of her own?
This book was so sweet it was saccharin, but that's okay cause dogs and love. I did find it went a little slow at first and was a little long. But as I started to read on it got me enthralled, especially the second half. The second half had some real heft and many issues be dealt with that I thought the author handled with dignity and sensitivity. The ending left me feeling a little deflated though as I was hoping for more of a romance between Will and Margo by that part, I wanted to know more. But all in all a pretty good read about two people trying to get over their pasts and forge a future together.
At the end of the book Ms. Manning writes a heartfelt memoriam to her dog Miss Betsy (née Blossom) and tells the reader that Rescue Me is a love letter to her late and much loved companion. We learn that the author rescued the dog after losing her beloved father. That really pulled at my heartstrings.
Thank you NetGalley, Sarra Manning and Quercus (US) for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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