BOOK REVIEW- PUPPY LOVE BY THE SEA- Sarah Murphy champions the underdog in her shelter by the sea, fighting against designer puppy mills and greedy breeders. Franco de Silva is a wealthy single dad looking for a place to heal. He invests in a puppy store, which comes with Sarah, a blonde animal control officer hell bent on shutting him down. Sarah sees suave and entitled Franco as everything she despises in a man. It’s only through his daughter that she discovers who he really is. His generous nature dares her to reach for her dreams while Franco realizes that Sarah’s genuine heart is what he and his daughter need most. AMAZON
Charming, flirty story. Franco and Sarah got off to a rough start; adversaries and hostile after a misunderstanding of sorts. She had just outsed a puppy mill type business after a six month fight. When Franco bought the space and opened up a designer dog business, she thought he was just more of the same. Not a good way to start; looking for trouble and issuing a citation right off the bat. Franco was gorgeous, rich and hot; all things that made Sarah distrust him even more. Now his daughter, Bella was a totally different story; they hit off right away. After a Thank you dinner that Franco begrudging offered, he began to see Sarah in a whole different light. He began to want what he saw was the true Sarah. She considered herself "Just Sarah", what you see is what you get. He began to desire her because she just began to light up his life even when she was all independent and all. Sarah's passion was rescuing unwanted animals and Franco's passion was cooking as a chef and his daughter Bella. But as more time went on he wanted to include Sarah as his passion. She kept saying, only friends but he wanted so much more. Sarah figured he was waaaay out of her league.
Sarah's mom is an interesting addition to the story as is her employee/friend Martin. There is a HEA for them of course but before that there is food, laughter, animals and some fighting. Can they work as a team? The HEA says they can, but Franco has his work cut out for him.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.