Thursday, September 26, 2019

Puppy Christmas by Lucy Gilmore

These adorable service puppies
are matchmakers in the making...

Lila Vasquez might not be the "fun one" at Puppy Promise—the service puppy training school she runs with her sisters—but she can always be counted on to gets things done. So when her latest client shows an interest in princess gowns over power suits, Lila puts aside her scruples, straps on the glittery heels, and gets to work.

If only the adorable six-year-old's father wasn't such an appealing Prince Charming.

Ford's whole life revolves around his daughter... until he meets Lila. Smart, capable, and amazing at helping Emily gain confidence with her new service puppy at her side, Lila is everything he ever wanted—but she's way out of his league. Good thing Emily and her new pup are up to the matchmaking task. This Christmas, it's all hands (and paws) on deck!

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Book two in the Forever Home series can be read as a standalone, but so far, this entire series has been great.

Meet the Vasquez sisters, the women who run Puppy Promise, a service dog training school. Lila Vasquez is the eldest sister, she's serious, driven, and in her own words "no fun." She may be the serious sister, but if allowed, she knows how to enjoy herself.

Ford Ford provides some welcome comedy. His name alone is worth a laugh, but beyond that he is a funny guy. A single father who dotes on his daughter, Ford is doing everything in his power to afford his hearing disabled child the best care possible. When Ford and Emily win a scholarship for a service dog, Lila is introduced to the goofy dad and provides some seriousness to the fray.

This book has it all: comedy, drama, romance, and covers all the emotions. I truly fell for all these characters and want to follow them throughout their lives. Emily, especially, grabbed my heart – I loved seeing her grow in confidence with her puppy pal. Mostly my heart fell in love with Ford and Lila. Watching these two adults overcome their own insecurities, find comfort in one another, and truly learn to give in was beautiful.

I cannot wait for Dawn's story!!

This is the second book in the series – I have not read book one, however I intend to do so, as this is a really well written book, and I need to get Sophie's story too. The series is based on the service dog training school run by three sisters.

Lila is the serious, older sister, who had to help hold the family together as baby sister Sophie went through cancer treatment. She has never really dropped the responsibility habit, and her last boyfriend said some incredibly hurtful things to her about being cold-hearted. It was really sad to see how much this had affected her – but meeting Ford and Emily seems destined to revise her opinion.

Six-year-old Emily has been awarded a service dog to help her with her hearing loss. Lila is going to train them both for six weeks, and so more or less joins the household. She finds herself attracted to Emily's single dad, Ford, and also unexpectedly enjoying herself with Emily's obsession with princesses. It is fun and sweet, with a fabulous undercurrent of chemistry between the adults which simmers very nicely. Lila can't really believe that he has any interest in her, but Ford is definitely determined to win her heart and hand.

Any book with a lot of gorgeous puppies in it would be fabulous, but this one also tells a lovely romance, with a very happy ending.

Also Available in the Forever Home Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our Puppy Love post.

Lucy Gilmore is a contemporary romance author with a love of puppies, rainbows, and happily ever afters. She began her reading (and writing) career as an English literature major and ended as a die-hard fan of romance in all forms. When she's not rolling around with her two Akitas, she can be found hiking, biking, or with her nose buried in a book.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Puppy Christmas (Forever Home #2) by Lucy Gilmore to read and review.

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