{Review} Shelter Me by Catherine Mann

{Review} Shelter Me by Catherine MannShelter Me by Catherine Mann
Also by this author: Rescue Me
Series: Second Chance Ranch #1
Also in this series: Rescue Me
Published by Berkley on August 5th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Second Chance Romance, Small Town Romance
Character(s): Military Guys
Pages: 336
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From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Mann comes this beautiful, heartwarming novel about a returning military officer, the daughter of his fallen commander, and a very special dog with a mission. For fans of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery.

Nestled in the sunny fields of Tennessee lies the McDaniel family’s Second Chance Ranch Animal Rescue. Two new arrivals are on their way, but only one is the four-legged kind.

Staff Sergeant Mike Kowalski wants only one thing after he gets home from Iraq: to sleep in a king-sized bed with clean sheets. But first, he has to hand off his fallen commander’s dog, Trooper, to his family without handing off his heart to Sierra…

Sierra McDaniel needs a break. Her family life is crazy, and when she’s not mucking out kennels, she’s slogging through grad school. Sierra certainly doesn’t want another dog, especially one that reminds her of her father. And she definitely doesn’t want to see Mike with that charming smile of his…

But Trooper has a mission of his own. Before too long Mike is moving to the ranch to lend a hand—and hoping for his own second chance with Sierra.

Boy is there a lot going on in this story! It’s so much more than you usually see in a typical small town romance. There are all kinds of interesting characters and side stories that I can’t wait to dive into. I loved the way Mike and Sierra’s relationship developed. It was authentic and sweet. I also loved how many points of view we got here–even the dog! My one complaint would be that Mike’s last name was Kowalski, and I thought that wasn’t cool since one of my favorite series is the Kowalskis by Shannon Stacey. Still, Shelter Me is a complex, romantic story that will appeal to lots of readers.

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