I met Mara Wells while at a Spalding University MFA in Creative Writing Residency, and I have delighted in following her success with her Fur Haven Dog Park series. What's not to enjoy - romance, pups, humor...these stories are addictively page-turning!
"Charming...this is sure to please." - Publishers Weekly
"A warm and cuddly ride." - Kirkus Reviews
Man's best friend is turning out to be his worst enemy...
I have one chance to redeem my family name: take a rundown Miami Beach apartment building and turn it into luxury condos. Easy, right? Sure, if you're not faced with a bunch of angry neighbors―and smart and sassy building manager Riley Carson―who are all salty about me tearing down their precious dog park. Listen, I like dogs as much as the next guy, but this is business.
Her bite is definitely worse than her bark...
Caleb Donovan has absolutely no understanding of the value of a community dog park. And try as I might to convince him―with help from my big-hearted dog LouLou―the man is intractable. If only he weren't also adorable. I'm supposed to be rescuing the dog park, not drooling like a shelter puppy. The attraction between us is the last thing I need...unless I can somehow convince him that what's best for business isn't always what's best for the heart.
All paws on deck!
Carrie Burns has a successful business, a young son, Oliver, and an energetic Jack Russell terrier. She doesn't have time in her busy schedule for her ex-husband and his talk of working together again. But when she runs into Lance in the dog park, their lives are turned upside down.
Lance Donovan wants to promote his fledgling construction company by helping his brother Caleb with a big condo conversion. Lance even knows the perfect interior designer to make this project a success―his ex-wife, Carrie. But after a fateful meeting at the dog park, Lance finds himself not only petsitting both his brother's dog and the beloved Jack Russell terrier he had to leave behind in the divorce, but babysitting a young son he never knew he had while his ex-wife tries to get back into dating. How did life get this crazy?
Lance is determined to win back the love he thought he'd lost―but he's going to need a lot of help from his furry friends.
Danielle Morrow works tirelessly for the greyhound rescue as an adoption coordinator, rehabilitating retired racing dogs and helping them find forever homes. She guards her heart as vigilantly as her two adopted greyhounds guard her home. One heartbreak per lifetime is enough for any woman, and no one she's met since her high school boyfriend dumped her to join the military has ever tempted her enough to risk love again.
Knox Donovan expected to be career military, but an injury has resulted in an honorable discharge that leaves him uncertain of his future. When his brothers ask him to come back to Miami Beach to help manage their new condo conversion, he figures he can at least advise them about security systems before declining the job. He has no intention of staying in the city that has so many bad memories for him.
Knox is reminded that not all his memories of growing up in Miami Beach are bad when he sees Danielle again at the Grand Opening of the new Fur Haven Dog Park. Fifteen years haven't softened the pain of their breakup. But Knox is different now, more hard-edged and suspicious, and when he bonds with the retired racing greyhound, Sarge, Danielle's cool reserve begins to melt. Sarge needs special care after the injuries that ended his racing career, and it's not long before Danielle realizes that Knox does too. Can Danielle trust her heart to the one man who's ever broken it?