Puppy Christmas really brought all the good feels out. We have cuteness overload with a service dog in training and his new little girl, her dad (oddly named Ford Ford), and the puppy trainer they all fall in love with from the moment they set eyes on her in the super fluffly princess dress.
The characters in this book jumped right out of the pages into my heart. Ford and his flirty ways that have most of the single moms in the neighborhood at his beck and call - but not in a creepy way. They love the guy and have taken him under their wings to help him care for his beyond adorable daughter, Emily, who just happens to be hearing impaired. The bond these two share made me jealous.
I also loved that there wasn't really a villian - just life and history and fear that was standing between Ford and Lila. Lila has a lot to learn about the more carefree side of herself, and Ford needs to learn to stop hiding behind jokes and flirting. Emily has her own very important role to play in all this as well, and I think giving her more of a primary role in the book was the perfect touch. This was the perfect way to start my Christmas Romance reading.
**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**