Series: Wild Heart
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Veterinarian Greg Evans is better at caring for animals than navigating his own relationships. So when Jasper asks for help in adopting a puppy, it’s just the ice breaker he needs to get his second chance.
After losing Bella, his yellow lab, Jasper’s having a hard time ignoring her absence. In an apartment that feels too big without her, a puppy is exactly what he needs to ease the ache around his heart. The fact he’s had a crush on Greg since the tenth grade doesn’t hurt.
As they prepare for the puppy’s arrival, their twenty-year friendship becomes something more. Jasper’s ready to take things to the next level, but after crossing paths with Greg’s ex one too many times, he can’t help thinking there’s something left between them.
It’s a truth Greg isn’t ready to face, but keeping it close to his chest could cost him more than it’s worth.
Will Greg have the courage to let Jasper in, or will his fears sabotage their friendship for good?
A Fighting Chance is a friends-to-lovers gay romance and the first book in the Wild Hearts universe. This is a standalone novella and includes a HEA with no cliffhangers.
Reader Advisory: This book contains sexually explicit scenes, strong language, as well as puppies fighting Parvo, a deadly canine virus. All the puppies survive. Not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.
This book is a very sweet read. I loved the fact that two old friends are brought back together because of the loss of a pet. Jasper had lost his beloved Bella, and his old friend Greg was the vet who helped him through it. They had known each other since they were in school, but had drifted apart after Greg went off to college and Jasper had stayed in their hometown. Greg is carrying some baggage from his last relationship, and this could threaten Jasper and his chance at a new beginning. When Jasper is ready to look for a new dog, Greg is there to help. Things get tense, and an ex might just derail what they are beginning.
This book is a great short read, it can be read in one sitting. It has an HEA with no cliffhanger, so it is the perfect book for an afternoon read. The love story is sweet and there is some tension when bad things happen, so it keeps your attention all the way through. The only thing I wished was that there would have been better closure between Greg and his ex.
REVIEW BY HEIDI OF DRC PROMOTIONS REVIEW TEAM