Series: Bluff Point #3
Published by Berkley Books on January 2nd 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
A stray kitten and a rambunctious poodle bring together a small-town bachelor and a single mother in the latest romance set in Bluff Point, Maine.
Bluff Point brewery owner Zachary Caine wants nothing to do with commitment. His wild bachelor lifestyle suits him perfectly—until a foster kitten named Chaos makes him a reluctant hero. Now he’s BFFs with the kitten’s two little girls and finds himself falling for their gorgeous mother, who couldn’t think less of him.
Divorced mother Jessie Connelly wants nothing to do with men like Zach. He’s sexy and charismatic and bad news, just like her ex. But her girls adore him, and he’s doing a good job filling in for their deadbeat dad. Then a snowstorm brings out the best in both neighbors, who, it turns out, have more in common than their mutual attraction...
So when Jessie’s past threatens her and her girls, Zach is determined to do whatever it takes to protect them—and live happily ever after with this family he has made his own.
I am absolutely determined to listen to more audiobooks this year than I did last year. So, to start off the year right, I decided to listen to Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKlinay. I had heard good things about it, and it was available through my library’s hoopla site. Every Dog Had His Day was cute and I enjoyed it, but it’s not going to stick with me, either.
Every Dog Has His Day is about single mother Jessie Connelly and her neighbor Zachary Caine, a brewery owner. Although they are neighbors, and do know each other, they don’t really KNOW each other. Until Jessie and her daughters’ foster kitten wanders over to Zach’s house. Soon Jessie and Zack are getting closer, and of course they fall for each other.
There was a lot I enjoyed about this one. Zach was definitely a hero I could get behind. Although he isn’t really into commitment, he has his reasons for being wary of it. He’s just such a nice guy; one who will always go out of his way to help someone in need. He definitely stepped up to help Jessie, and that made my heart smile.
Jessie was sweet and adorable and completely devoted to her daughters. She is determined to make sure they are happy and loved even though their father (her ex-husband) pretty much abandoned them. Jessie is understandably a little wary of starting something with Zach, but of course she can’r resist him for long.
I was definitely rooting for Zack and Jessie to figure things out. They were just so cute together and I wanted them to be happy. Are they a couple that will stick with me forever? No, but that’s okay. That said, things definitely got a little cutesy for my tastes. I obviously love the romance, but it was a bit heavy on the cheese, in my opinion.
I did have a few issues with this story, but they are minor, and have a lot to do with my own personal reading tastes. Honestly, they are pretty small, and not really worth going into detail. If you enjoy small-town contemporary romance featuring an all-around nice guy hero, totally look into Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay. I know I want to look into this series more.