Sunday, April 27, 2014

DOG GONE, BACK SOON (Book 2 of the Bedside Manor series)

When Dr. Cyrus Mills returned home after inheriting his estranged father’s veterinary practice, The Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the last thing he wanted was to stay in Eden Falls, Vermont, a moment longer than absolutely necessary.  However, the previously reclusive veterinary pathologist, quickly found that he actually enjoyed treating animals and getting to know the eccentric residents of the tiny provincial town—especially an alluring waitress named Amy.

So Cyrus is now determined to make Bedside Manor thrive.  Not an easy goal, given that Healthy Paws, the national veterinary chain across town, will stop at nothing to crush its mom-and-pop competitor.  And the rival vet practice isn’t Cyrus’ only competition.  A handsome stranger shows up out of nowhere who clearly has a mysterious past with Amy.  To top it off, Cyrus finds himself the guardian of a very unique orphaned dog and smack in the middle of serious small town drama.

This charming sequel to The Patron Saint of Lost Dog, is a wild and delightful ride through one jam- packed week – where Cyrus must figure out how to outsmart the evil veterinary conglomerate, win back Amy’s heart, solve several tricky veterinary cases, find a home for an orphaned dog, and detangle himself from an absurd case of mistaken identity.

~My Impressions~
This is the 2nd book of the Bedside Manor series which follows The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs. The book is plain adorable. Filled with humor, mishaps,charm, and the simplicity of small town livin and all the gossip that goes with it. 

You have several different plots going at once throughout the book that can keep just about any reader entertained and engaged. We have a chaotic romance between Amy and Cyrus that just keeps getting worse as the book goes on till all cards are laid on the table, to a rival corporate vet practice trying to take over Healthy Paws by any means necessary, straight to meddling kids trying to help out to prove worth to themselves. 

Do I even have to mention the adorable cover that sells the book on its own? Then there is the kooky and zany doodle that pulls at your heart strings. I loved the relationship between Cyrus and his doodle. What really sold this book for me though was the warmth and compassion between animals and their owners. Every story was beautiful. I cannot wait for the 3rd book in this series now.

About the Author
Nick Trout is a staff surgeon at the prestigious Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. He is the author of three non-fiction books, the New York Times bestseller, Tell Me Where It Hurts, Love is the Best Medicine, Ever By My Side, and The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs and is a contributing columnist for The Bark magazine. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Kathy, and their adopted Labradoodle, Thai.

Disclaimer: I was given a free E-Book copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion and review by Netgalley. 

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