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Surviving Faithful (Faithful #4) by Anna Bishop Barker

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Can a broken former bad boy and a lonely small-town vet really work? Kyle Valentine left Faithful, Tennessee because there was nothing for him there. In one nightmarish moment, all he had was taken.

But Faithful never left him. It was as much a part of him as the marrow in his bones. He spent three years on the water and on the run from his grief. Then this dead wife told him to go home.
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Veterinarian Olivia Hudson was just a small-town girl with simple needs. She had the prerequisite three wishes.

She wanted a makeup that covered her freckles. She needed people to stop feeding their dogs chicken bones. She craved a decent man who would love her, only her, beyond all reason and rational thought.

None of those wishes was coming true. Until a mountain of a man with tattoos and a deliciously dirty mouth landed at her front door, and things started looking up.
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But who was leaving the dead cats on her lawn?

MY REVIEW

And there you have it!  Another author is added to my favorites list. This captivating book can be read as a standalone even if it is part of a series. A series I plan to add to my ever-growing TBR list. 

Olivia is a small animal vet in Faithful, Tennessee. She’s a “nice girl”. She’s honest, kind-hearted, strong, and lonely. Single. Never engaged. Never married. Lonely. Now he’s back. The bad boy who broke her heart in high school. The man who has lost the love of his life. There’s no way he will see her this time either. But fate has a funny way of showing up when you least expect it.

Kyle is a broken man determined to come back home and bring closure to his life. His smart-ass bravado did not match what he was feeling inside. The murder of his wife and unborn baby three years ago almost killed him, but he’s ready to move on. And who better to move on with than the beautiful sassy freckled red-haired siren who makes him laugh and dream about a happy future.

There is an instant attraction between Olivia and Kyle that the author makes you feel down to your toes. Anna Bishop Barker has a wonderful and heartfelt way with words that make you feel incredibly touched and inspired. Kyle’s naughty and charismatic way of listing off what he plans to do with Olivia is so hot and romantic. And Olivia’s hilarious and sexy comebacks to Kyle are a delight to read. As for supporting characters, my favorite has to be the straight-shooting Aunt Rhonda who steals the show with her brief appearance.

This book isn’t all romance. There is suspense with triggering subject matter around animals that had me uncomfortable, but not enough to pull me from the amazing story.  If you enjoy immediate chemistry between two remarkably strong and believable characters with a startling stalker thrown in the midst, give this book a try.

Thank you to Ms. Bishop Barker for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I was born in Kentucky and raised in Florida, so I am a southerner through and through. Since I was old enough to pick up a book, I have been a voracious reader. I wrote the usual poetry and short stories in high school, and I kept the dream of writing in the back of my heart until opportunity and encouragement helped me to realize that dream.

I live in Tampa with my kids, grandkids, dogs, various other livestock, and way more books than is strictly healthy.

Hot Romance. Suspense. Humor & heart.

Grown-up stories for grown-up people. This is what I write. There’s also food, music, dogs, the occasional geek reference, and quite possibly an inappropriate joke. There will likely be dead bodies as well.

Three random facts about me:

  1. I was bitten by a shark when I was 14.
  2. I have read War and Peace. (When I get to the afterlife, I am demanding that week of my life back. Sorry, Tolstoy.)
  3. It is my sincere belief that any situation can be improved by eating some cheese.

My life philosophy is to guard your inner peace and read dirty kissing books.

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