Author: Ellyn Oaksmith
Source: Bookouture ( Netgalley )
Goodreads: Two old rivals. One dream job. And a summer they’ll never forget.
Freya Johanssen needs a fresh start. A recently heartbroken and newly-qualified veterinarian, she will take any job that gets her away from Seattle—for now. Her plan is to spend two years in the small town of Whisper Falls, and then head back to the city and civilisation.
And then Trent Crossley shows up, and her carefully laid plans are blown to pieces. He’s the last person she expected—or wanted—ever to see again. This is the guy who thinks he’s God’s gift to women; who breezed through vet school without studying and who betrayed her in a way she’ll never forgive. She thinks he’s an arrogant party boy; he thinks she’s an uptight perfectionist. Now he’s in her clinic, and the fluttering in her stomach must mean she’s still mad at him.
It seems they have both been hired for the same job—and now neither is backing down. But as Freya works to outdo Trent at every turn, she starts to see a different side to the man she thought she knew. Falling in love was never part of her plan. And if she wants the new beginning she’s worked so hard for, can she afford to give away her heart?
Ope’s Opinion: This could be a Hallmark movie. It was a very predictable romance with a lot of insight to a veterinarian job. The story was told from Freya and Trent’s perspectives. Alternating their perspectives gave the reader insight into what each of them was thinking.
Freya and Trent each have their strengths and weakness in the veterinarian practice and in relationships. Being in a small town put a spot light on them. It made living and working together an interesting scenario. The other characters in the town added to the story.
This is my first Ellyn Oaksmith book. I am now interested in looking at what else she has written.