Monday, May 6, 2013

GCR Presents Good Guys Love Dogs by Inglath Cooper

Desperate father Ian McKinley moves his delinquent teenage son to the small Virginia town of Keeling Creek, a place very unlike the New York City life he has been leading. Love takes him by surprise when he falls for Colby Williams, a woman unlike anyone he has ever been drawn to, a small town vet with a heart for animals and a fierce love for a teenage daughter she is also struggling to raise. 

But Colby has a secret in her past, a secret she's not sure her daughter will ever forgive her for. And as for Ian McKinley, he seems too good to be true. If she had learned anything from the one time she had thrown her heart fully into love, it was that it didn't last 

My Review

5 of 5 Ian and Colby

Good Guys Love Dogs is such a heart warming story right from the beginning until the end. It is about two people searching for that one thing that is missing in their life. For one it is simple he put work before anything and everything else. For one she has secrets and when they are exposed she will have to live with the consequences. For me I loved this book because it showed that through it all love has a place and love can heal all wounds.

Ian and his teenage son has a very rocky relationship. Ian has been an absentee father for his son Luke. He has put everything first from work to a new engagement. When Luke starts acting out and getting in trouble with the law Ian decides it is time for him to move to a small place and focus on his son and his needs.This decision is not made lightly as Ian is leaving his safety of work and his fiance but he knows it needs to be done.

Colby Williams is a single mother of a teenage daughter. Her daughter and her come to heads when her daughter finds out she has been keeping a secret about her father. When the secret is revealed Colby will have to do damage control but can she because a secret that big can destroy a person. If matters could not get worse Colby wants to buy a ranch so she can make her dreams come true by having a place for animals to go but there is only one thing the ranch she wants to buy Ian has bought.

When Ian and Colby come together in this story it felt like I was right there watching a real life scene. This book is a great Saturday or Sunday read. Sit by the fireplace and read because this one will melt your heart!
RITA Award-winning author Inglath Cooper has written 9 published novels and 2 novellas. She fell in love with books as soon as she learned how to read. “When I was a little girl, we had a black-and-white TV with rabbit ears. Needless to say, it didn’t pick up a lot! I spent a good deal of time with my nose in a book. I think I read most of the books in my elementary school library.”

That love for books translated into a natural love for writing and a desire to create stories that other readers could get lost in, just as she had gotten lost in her favorite books. Her stories focus on the dynamics of relationships, those between a man and a woman, mother and daughter, sisters, friends. They most often take place in small Virginia towns very much like the one where she grew up and are peopled with characters who reflect those values and traditions.

“There’s something about small-town life that’s just part of who I am. I’ve had the desire to live in other places, wondered what it would be like to be a true Manhattanite, but the thing I know I would miss is the familiarity of faces everywhere I go. There’s a lot to be said for going in the grocery store and seeing ten people you know!”

Her passion for writing has most recently translated into songwriting which she considers a natural extension of her love of storytelling. 

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