Loved the small town feel, loved the humor, and loved the sweetness of New Tricks. There's grief and loss, painful amounts of it, but New Tricks does a wonderful job of acknowledging that terrible things happen while giving warm reassurance that there is sunshine beyond the rain.
I was hesitant at first, because I worried about it being a story where the dead wife would overhang everything, but that wasn't the case. Heather is there, but as she should be, a beloved memory and cherished, but she doesn't overshadow the living.
There were also numerous laugh out loud moments which tempered the heavy stuff. I'm grinning just thinking about the spider scene.
New Tricks was a wonderful read and I expect that I'll be reaching for it again and again.
Loving someone is something you never forget how to do . . .
Zoe Hornsby has enough on her plate. Her pet grooming business tucked inside her friends’ veterinarian clinic is busy, and all her free time outside of work is dedicated to caring for her mother’s ailing mind. Dating is certainly not on her agenda. For all she cares, the town gossips of Redwood Ridge, Oregon, can set their matchmaking sights on someone else. Because no way would she consider sexy veterinarian Drake O'Grady her perfect guy. Once upon a time, she may have harbored a little crush, but he’d only had eyes for her best friend. And the crazy attraction building between her and Drake now? Down boy, down.
After Drake lost his wife to cancer, he’s finally clawed his way out of grief and beginning to feel more like a part of the human race. But he’s appalled to learn his prying family thinks he's ready to jump in the dating pool. And the woman they thrust at him couldn’t be more inappropriate. As his dead wife’s best friend, Zoe is off limits. Even if they seem to share a common sadness, she is too potent a personality to get romantically tangled with. Yet she’s making his heart beat and blood roar like he never thought it could again. And he doesn't want to just exist anymore . . .
“Tracking You is sunshine, inspiration, humor, and heart rolled into one small powerful package. One taste is never enough.” —Night Owl Reviews, 5 stars, Top Review Honors