After her last relationship bombed, Ivy Stephens is doing her best to put her life back together. She's enjoying her job, her apartment-and the cute little puppy she's seen hanging around. When she goes looking for him, she finds the stray in the arms of a big, burly, devastatingly handsome man.
Sam Hamilton is lonelier than he's ever been after his best friend's engagement. To give himself a sense of purpose, he takes in a puppy that keeps showing up around the garage where he works. The puppy has another suitor though-one who happens to be blond and beautiful.
I was really intrigued by this. I liked Sam in the earlier books and I was looking forward to his story.
Unfortunately, as I got to know him, I was not really all that fond of him. I liked Ivy, and I enjoyed the scenes with them together, but I was really not that fond of Sam, which was disappointing.
I was never really able to engage with the story as a whole, as there were a lot of parts of it that was focused on Sam.
The writing was strong, and the characters stayed true throughout the book, and I think my dislike of Sam was something that was just me. It happens, and I was a little sad as I liked the other books, but this one was a miss for me.
I recommend the other books in the series, and while I did not really like this, I am not able to really say I don't recommend it.