Author: Alanna Martin
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 336
Date of Publication: November 30, 2021
My Rating: 4 Stars
AIt's up to two rescue husky puppies to convince their owners it's never too late for a second leash on love.
When Nate Porter left Helen, Alaska, to become a firefighter with the Forest Service, he claimed it was because he craved adventure. The truth was, he couldn't stand to hang around, pining for a girl the town's century-old feud meant he could never have. But Nate got over Lydia Lipin years ago, or so he thought until he learns that an old rival has come sniffing around. The solution—a trip home with his rescue puppies to prove to himself he completely extinguished that old flame.
Lydia Lipin has always been satisfied being the "good" Lipin daughter—dutiful, practical, and always putting others before herself. But that role begins to chafe as Nate's return ignites old memories. No one in town knew about their secret friendship or those forbidden kisses they stole the summer after graduation. Suddenly, Nate and his puppies are everywhere, and sparks are flying.
When Nate realizes he never got over Lydia, he'll risk everything for a second chance. But Lydia's not a risk-taker, and she has to make a choice—play it safe and pretend their summer fling was just puppy love, or step out of the family shadow and unleash her heart.
This second chance romance proves that love can win over even the most difficult of obstacles...
Why has Nate Porter returned home to Helen, Alaska after a successful career with the Forest Service as a firefighter? When Nate was a teen he was closer to Lydia Lipin than anyone else. However, a century old feud forced them to keep their friendship a secret. Could the fact that Lydia has now found someone else be enough incentive for Nate to head home and to defy both families by letting his deep feelings for Lydia known?
As far as Lydia is concerned, she spent her entire life doing the right thing, and that included pushing strong feelings for Nate as far back as possible. When Nate comes home Lydia soon realizes that those long ago feelings are more powerful than ever. Will Lydia stand on her own and defy her parents and everyone else that is trying to keep the feud going and seek her heart's goal - love with Nate?
Love and Let Bark is the third book in the delightful Hearts of Alaska series. The first two titles are Heart on a Leash and Paws and Prejudice. Whether it is the gorgeous huskies that grace the covers of each book, or the warm love stories contained within, this is a wonderful series that warmed my heart.
Many thanks to Berkley and to NetGalley for this ARC for review/ This is my honest opinion.
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