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A Summer of Second Chances by Carol Thomas

A Summer of Second Chances by Carol Thomas High Res

Does first love deserve a second chance?

Ava Flynn sometimes feels like the clothes donated to her charity shop have seen more life than her, but ‘maximum dedication for a minimal wage’ is what it takes to keep her mother’s beloved wildlife charity, All Critters Great and Small, running – especially in the village of Dapplebury, where business is certainly not booming.

But when Ava’s first love, Henry Bramlington, returns to the village, suddenly life becomes a little too eventful. Henry escaped Dapplebury many years before, but now he has the power to make or break the village he left behind – All Critters Great and Small included. Can Ava trust the boy who ran away to give both her and her charity a second chance?


Fun and fabulous 
Ava is running an animal rescue sanctuary created by her family and loved by her mum. She mainly focuses on fundraising and runs the charities shop in the village of Dapplebury. Henry is the heir to the Dapplebury estate and has been away for years but has come back as his father is gravely ill
I adored Henry as a character, he is so loveable and determined to make Ava happy, even seeking her out as soon as he returns to the village. He has struggles with the villagers accepting the changes that need to be made to make the estate viable but eventually wins them round and they start to warm to him. He knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to try and get it and his character shines through with everything he does, I ended up loving him even more by the end of the book if that is possible 
Ava is still consumed by her grief for her mums passing and there are a lot of unresolved issues that are bought up within the story but as she starts to deal with them she became a more likeable character to me. It was harder to get to know her because of all of her issues obscuring the real her but she starts to shine through and develop as the story continued and I really ended up routing for Ava and loving her character by the end of the book
Both Henry and Ava have their own issues to deal with and coupled with misunderstandings, her friends inadvertently causing trouble and ghosts of the past coming back to haunt them but I still loved reading their story and was pulled so easily into their world which caught my attention right from the start and had me hooked 
There is a fabulous cast of supporting characters in this book and a part of me thinks that this is what makes the book work so well, they are people I recognise, people I know and I’m sure this will resonate with other readers as well. Because of this I can imagine them so clearly and I love what they bring to the story and how through them we learn so much more about Ava along with so much else (plus some of their exploits really did make me chuckle!)
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a story that looks at what has happened in the past and how that impacts a persons future with some brilliant characters and a storyline that will catch your interest 
AM 🐾 x

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Carol Thomas lives on the south coast of England with her husband, four children and lively Labrador. She has been a primary school teacher for over twenty years and has a passion for reading, writing and people watching. When she is not in school, chasing after her children, or stopping her dog from eating things he shouldn’t, she can be found loitering in cafes drinking too much tea and working on her next book.

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Nurse’s One-Night Baby Surprise by Louisa George


The trials of a modern family 
Following the death of his daughters mother and her getting into trouble with the police in London, Fraser and Lily have moved to the Lake District where Lily’s mothers best friend and Lily’s godmother Briana lives 
I liked Fraser as a character, he is a dedicated dad and he puts Lily first even though he does have trouble with her adjusting to their new life and being a teenager. He doesn’t want to be attracted to Briana but he can’t help it and with her he learns so much about himself and what he wants from life 
Briana has been hurt badly in the past and she has problems trusting people however she wants to build a relationship with Lily and make sure that she has a female influence in her life to support her and be there for her. She perseveres with Lily and I really liked this part of her character, she supports people to become better people through her work as a school outreach nurse and some of her anti bullying techniques sound like they could translate to the real world. Her trust issues and anger towards Fraser makes their relationship harder and although I understood the reasoning behind it, I still struggled at times with this part of her character. She wants to be safe and in control of her life which can be destructive behaviour but can also make her a stronger character as she begins to trust again 
I’m not going to lie, I found the premise of this book a little weird, Briana has a relationship with her dead best friends co-parent which felt a bit strange to me and made it harder for me to connect to the characters. However this book did catch my attention and I ended up reading it in one evening. The focus is on the relationships between Fraser, Briana and Lily, how things can change and how challenged can both draw you together but also force you apart 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a romance in a fabulous setting that focuses on the lives of the characters and how relationships evolve 
AM 🐾 x

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Night Shifts with the Miami Doc by Ann McIntosh


What is more important, career or love?
Regina has taken some time off from her normal hospital to work at one in Miami in Florida for a short contract and whilst there she bumps into Mateo who she worked with when he was a student 
I liked Regina, she is incredibly driven and wants to be Chief of Medicine at her normal hospital so has a plan on how to get there but she doesn’t count on Mateo making her feel things and he starts to break through her icy facade
Mateo was an easier character to like, he raised his adopted siblings after his parents died and he had to almost put some of his life and dreams on hold so he could do that. He doesn’t want anything long term in terms of relationships but things with Regina may make that a difficult pledge to stick to! 
Both Regina and Mateo are dedicated doctors and this came across when I read about their interactions with their patients. They know what they are talking about and their bedside manner is really good. This book also looks at some of the more specialised hospital patients instead of being an emergency room and it was really good to follow some of the patients through from the start in their treatment and diagnosis without it feeling too overpowering 
I think that this book would probably appeal to those who enjoy reading romances with a lot of drama and some really strong character personalities who will capture your heart and attention 
AM 🐾 x

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Awakening His Shy Vet by Shelley Rivers


A book that makes you look under the surface 
Ruby is a vet but she is also a goth which have put a lot of vet practices off but she gets a chance at a job in Dorset and whist she is there she meets Kern who used to train racehorses but who is now back on his families farm 
I liked Ruby, she doesn’t look like the traditional vet but every time she is with a patient she completely focuses on them and understanding the problem. She has been hurt badly in the past and this has a huge bearing on her. I enjoyed learning more about her and understanding her story which made me love her quite quickly
Kern has left the racing world in disgrace and has come back to Dorset as it’s the only place he has left. It was harder for me to get to know Kern as more of the book was set from Ruby’s perspective but it also helped me to like him when seeing him through Ruby’s eyes 
Both Kern and Ruby have been hurt in the past and this brings them closer together. Unsurprisingly a lot of the book is linked to horses and I think this really works as it gives the reader a better understanding of what is important to Ruby and Kern and why, it also helps force them together when they otherwise might have avoided each other 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a vet romance with characters who develop so much into the people that they can be and whose journey you will love being on
AM 🐾 x

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Let Me Love You by Lasairiona McMaster


Jilted by the only woman he’s ever loved, Jeremy Lewis is a man on a mission to be a renowned player – both on and off the ice. Who needs monogamy anyway?
But when he falls during a game, Jeremy finds himself laid-up with a potentially career-ending injury and his support network, suddenly gone. His best friend, AJ, is busy in a new relationship, his teammates are pursuing their own dreams of hockey stardom, and Jeremy is left frustrated, broken and alone.
Will their friendship survive AJ’s new relationship? Are Jeremy’s feelings for Chelsea truly a thing of the past? And can he persevere through his recovery to get back on the ice?


Jeremy is a college ice hockey player who wants to be a star but he has an accident in the first game of the season that may scupper his chances

I’m not quite sure why but this book was strangely addictive. It’s written entirely from Jeremy’s point of view which I liked but at the same time I would have loved to hear from Chelsea as she is such an important person in his life 

A lot of this book looks at Jeremy’s rehab from his injury and although I enjoyed reading his story, I did at times want to punch him! I mean I was totally routing for him to be back skating but he would then go and do something stupid which would annoy me and it was a while before he redeemed himself with me again 

This book also looks at some of the emotions people can go through when not everything is going as they want it to, this pulled me in and I became emotionally attached to Jeremy, having felt some of those myself 

I have gone through such a rollercoaster of emotions with this book and have gone from love to hate back to love again multiple times, which is something that would make me recommend it to so many people but especially those who enjoy stories about hockey, friendship and falling in love 

AM 🐾 x

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Lasairiona McMaster writes sassy, classy and badassy women and strong, yet vulnerable men. She challenges reader’s expectations by openly dealing with mental health issues, often exploring tough-to-handle topics and ‘taboos’ and books with a whole lotta heart.

She can either be found enjoying a gin and lemonade by the Irish sea, or baking sweet treats in her kitchen while singing at the top of her lungs. When she’s ‘home’ in Texas, and isn’t eating fresh-popped popcorn while buying things she has absolutely no need for in Target, she can be found at Chuys eating her body weight in chips and queso and washing it down with a margarita swirl. She loves to make friends out of strangers.

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Christmas Under the Northern Lights by Annie O’Neil


Audrey has come to Bourtree Castle, a Scottish island village, as a cover for the islands nurse, the doctor she works with is Cooper who grew up on Bourtree and doesn’t have the best memories of his time 
Audrey is running away from her life in London, she caught her fiancée cheating on her and knew she needed to get away and Scotland seemed a good choice. I loved how Audrey developed throughout the book to become more self confident and her care for her patients came through so strongly. She manages to find the space and time she needs to think about what she really wants in life. Although the story comes from Audrey and Coopers points of view you could feel the love the islanders have for her coming through and how they welcome her into their community 
Cooper also learns a lot about himself throughout the book and it allows his confidence to grow. He may have at times had a difficult past but the islanders accept him as their new doctor, although there are some teething problems on the way! I did struggle with Cooper at times, I think my main issue was his how much he kept bottled inside which affected him and made him at times a more difficult character to understand 
I loved the setting of this book, a remote island off of Scotland where the lack of light pollution allows the Northern Lights to shine through which felt magical and made me adore it even more. I think part of the appeal is actually the islanders themselves, the brought the setting alive and made the story work so well 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a romance where the main characters have to overcome emotional adversity but in an amazing setting which will keep you turning the page
AM 🐾 x

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The Heart Of Doctor Steele by Colette Dixon

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Are the rumors about him true? She intends to find out. 

The mysterious Dr. Steele has taken up residence next door, and scandalous rumors about him are spreading through Margaret Landeau’s small Massachusetts town. Rumors of women he’s ill-used and exploited for his experimental surgeries. Never one to believe gossip, Margaret arms herself with a basket of baked goods and ventures to discover the truth from the man himself.

John Steele has lost everything. His parents, his aunt, too many women he intended to save, and his good name. All he has left is his aunt’s home in a far-flung village and a library he’s stocked with whiskey. He has nothing to offer anyone. Especially not the bold woman next door whose passion for healing reminds him of the man he once was.

But when a dangerously ill girl arrives on his doorstep, pleading for help, Margaret is thrust into his world. She will learn who the real Dr. John Steele truly is, and soon, not even his dark past can stop her from fighting for the brilliant doctor she now loves. But he must deny his crushing desire for her—loving a man like him can only cast a shadow over her own bright future.


John Steele has been banished from Boston and tarred with the label of a monster for his treatment of women. Now living in a smaller town his neighbours are reserving judgement until they know the full facts, especially one of the daughters, Margaret 
John is an early form of what we would know these days as a gynaecologist but at the time is thought as nothing worse than abuser of women and a butcher if surgery is performed. He is in hiding because of his experiences in Boston and struggles to cope with life, especially as gossip travels fast and far. His isolation is disrupted by Margaret being determined to welcome him as a neighbour and it is thanks to her that he slowly starts to come out of his shell and become more self assured. I liked John as a character, he is a times hard to understand but I think this works so well, he is mysterious and hard to know which I think added to his appeal to me and made me love him as a character 
Margaret dreams of being a doctor and throughout the book her determination shines through. She challenges the societal norms and pushes the boundaries of what is meant to be possible for a female in a way that shows her strength of character. She doesn’t judge people based on gossip but instead chooses to make her own assessments. She is kind and caring and would do anything for her family which made her a fabulous character
This book deals with some difficult subjects but also looks at the development of medicine and the people behind that. The characters work so well together and this along with many other things kept me reading 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy unconventional stories with a huge amount of character development which you will adore 
AM 🐾 x

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Colette Dixon writes steamy stories with heart and humor about slightly tortured people who learn how love can heal. For more years than she cares to admit, she worked in a hospital while dreaming up love story plots. A farm girl who landed in Chicago, she loves to eat (food made by others), drink tea, and sun herself at every chance she can get to survive the Midwest winter.

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Falling for the Secret Prince by Alison Roberts


Dom and Emilia have been competing against each other to be the best since they were in medical school and now they are working together at Seattle General Hospital but a car accident is about to change everything for them 
I loved Emilia as a character, she has been through so much in her life and is determined to put the past behind her. She is smart, talented and very good at what she does but she also has a vulnerable side which while she keeps hidden is there and which influences who she is and what she does
Dom has a secret, he is a prince but his family has allowed him to come to America to learn to be and to practice as a doctor. Then his father is in an accident and Dom will need to resume his royal duties. His closest relationship is with Emilia and he lets her into his secret which does scare him but he also realises that he wants to spend more time with her before he leaves. Dom doesn’t let this secret stop him being really good at his job or from challenging Emilia to be the best. He is aware of his responsibilities but he is also so normal which made me love him 
There is a lot of medical detail in this book which I personally loved reading about, most of it focused on traumas and what has to be done both when the person arrives but also some of the challenges that the staff face in the battle to keep their patient alive. Both Emilia and Dom as so passionate about their work and this comes across so strongly and I found myself pulled into the drama and caring about the patients and what would happen with them next 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a medical romance with some fabulous characters and the possibility of a Cinderella story 
AM 🐾 x

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The Vet’s Secret Son by Annie O’Neil


Ellie owns a high tech vet practice in Cornwall with her best friend Drew and her young son Maverick but Drew has had a horrific car accident and the person who is coming to help out in the clinic is Lucas, her ex fiancé and the father to her son
I adored Ellie, she is bright and loving. Her vet practice is more of a community centre with a petting zoo than just a traditional practice, she also cares just as much about the people as animals and has huge respect in the community
Lucas was a bit harder to figure out as it didn’t make sense initially why of all the vet practices he would go to hers after he hurt her so badly but once I understood why his reasoning made so much more sense. He cares a lot and just wanted to make Ellie, and once he found out about him, Maverick happy
I loved the descriptions of the patients and the surgery’s that Ellie and Lucas have to deal with from a breach alpaca birth to wild horses and a dog who ate a bucket of less weights as well as the more traditional cases which was so interesting and caught my attention pulling me deeper into the book 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a romance with fabulous characters, both human and animal, as well as a look into if it’s possible to learn to love again 
AM 🐾 x

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The Adventures of an Air Force Medic by Dave Ives


This book was interesting and felt real at times 
Sean wants to be in the US Air Force and isn’t to bothered about the job he gets assigned which turns out to be that of medic. UK readers think health care assistant type role. But he wants out and spends a lot of time studying as he has found out that the Air Force may be able to send him to college to be an engineer
I enjoyed reading Sean’s story, it’s based on the authors own time as a medic and I suspect that there is a lot of fact mixed in with the fiction that I more than once forgot it was fiction
It was interesting learning more about how Air Force hospitals work and the kind of things that the staff can face. I also enjoyed the character interactions and how different things can be compared to normal life 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy medical fiction that is so well blended with fact and who want to know more about the Air Force and the life of a medic 
AM 🐾 x

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