Friday, May 12, 2017

[Pat's ARC Review]: "Tracking You"

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Tracking You by Kelly Moran
Publisher: Lyrical Shine (May 23, 2017)
Series: Redwood Ridge, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance 


Love isn't always loud. Sometimes it's silent.

Gabby Cosette has always been dubbed the good girl of quaint Redwood Ridge, Oregon, and being permanently put in the friend zone has left her dating life stagnant. With no prospects in sight, she clings to her friends and resolves to not let loneliness drag her under. So when the town Battleaxes set their matchmaking sights on her, she figures it can't hurt. Yet the guy they think is perfect for her just happens to be not only her boss at the veterinarian clinic, but her best friend. Sure, Flynn O'Grady is attractive and the nicest guy around, but going there with him would topple both of their carefully constructed worlds and there would be no going back. Even if he is starting to make her girly parts zing.

Having been born deaf, Flynn has already felt like an outsider most of his life. Aside from his brothers, Gabby is about the only person who's gone out of her way to treat him as more than a handicap. Which is exactly why he's banked his secret attraction for his sweet, beautiful vet tech. Except his meddling family is trying to play Cupid and ruin the best thing to ever happen to him. Without Gabby, his work as a veterinarian, never mind his personal life, wouldn't flow. Determined to ignore the antics, he's secure in the knowledge she's not interested in him romantically. But then a kiss changes everything . . . and he's wondering if taking the ultimate shot at love might be worth the risk. 



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Reviews of Moran's Previous Novels:


Ghost of a Promise (#1)
Give Up the Ghost (#2)

Exposure

Return to Me (#1)

Winter's Path (#2)

Puppy Love (1)

Counterbalance



Pat's Review:



This is the second in the Redwood Ridge Series about three brothers and their veterinary practice. The first in the series Puppy Love, introduced us to the O'Grady family, and Cade. Tracking You is Flynn's story. Both are hot, sexy, have adorable dogs, and are so fun to read.



Flynn O'Grady has been deaf from birth. He reads lips very well, and his family and friends sign to him. Vet school was a challenge, but he did well. Now in private practice, his life is pretty settled. That is, except for his love life. So many times he has attempted dates or relationships, but sooner or later his handicap becomes the elephant in the room. His mantra has always been "People tend to pay attention to the guy who shouts and ignore the one who whispers." He's put that aside and is concentrating on his work, which would be nearly impossible without his vet assistant Gabby Cossete. They have  been friends since kindergarten, and she anticipates his every move before he even does it. When examining animals, she listens to the heart and bowel sounds and takes info from the owner. Flynn and Gabby do the travel home visits to local farms and residences. Their work "is like a well oiled machine" and neither can imagine working without the other. But it seems there is a little more feeling creeping into their Best Friend relationship. 



Gabby is loved by all and is firmly in the "good girl" category. Her dates inevitably fail, and there's not a lot of choices in a small town. That she compares them all to Flynn couldn't possibly have anything to do with it, could it? Slowly, what they both thought was a secret starts changing their relationship. Friends and family have been waiting for this moment, and encourage the feelings. But, insecurities start creeping into Flynn's mind. He would only make Gabby's life harder, she would soon tire of "taking care of him." It was better he break it off quickly, and so, he breaks Gabby's heart, not to mention his own. No one in Ridge Wood is going to let this go, especially the three women known as the Battleaxes -- Flynn's Mom and two aunts are known far and wide for their manipulation in local activities and lives. Getting Flynn to open his heart is their new goal. 



This love story is sweet and hot and satisfying. I can't wait for Drake's story!



5 STARS! 


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

*Note: The quotes used belong to Kelly Moran; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim them. Any mistakes or typos in the quotes are my own fault.

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Thanks for the review, Pat!


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Enjoy!


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