Review: Rescue Me, Maybe

Title: Rescue Me, Maybe
25169899Author: Jackie Bouchard
316 pages, published August 2015
Genre: Women's Fiction

Note: I received this book from NetGalley to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

If you lost both your spouse and your dog to cancer within weeks of each other, but you were sadder about the dog, would you tell anyone? Maybe your closest friends. Unfortunately, Jane Bailey's closest friends are on the other side of the country. That's where Jane plans to go now that she's free to leave Philadelphia, the too cold, beachless, street taco-deficient city her husband dragged her to six years ago. But with no job prospects in her hometown of San Diego, Jane is roped into helping out temporarily at her uncle's southwestern small-town B&B. En route to her new role as innkeeper and breakfast chef, she finds a stray at a rest stop. With her heart in pieces from the loss of her dog, she's determined not to let this mutt worm its way into her affections. She's also determined to have next-to-no interaction with the B&B's irritating guests, and the even more annoying handyman who lives next door. Can Jane keep her sanity—and her secret that she's not really a grieving widow—while trying to achieve her dream of getting back to the place she thinks is home?

My Review:

Of course the main reason I chose to read this book was because of the dog on the cover! I absolutely loved this book!  I loved the characters--especially Jane and Selene. and the gog, of course! I think I liked this book so much because I related so much to Jane--I too am an introverted person who gets annoyed by small talk and working with lots of people. Like Jane, I definitely prefer animals to people!

This was  fun and quick read, but emotional too.  The book had a perfect balance of serious, emotional topics to keep the book real, and lighthearted fun moments to keep you entertained and reading.  When I first started reading I wasn't sure I'd be able to handle it--Jane experienced both the death or her husband and her beloved dog--but as the book went on I became so invested in the story and cared so much about the characters I couldn't put it down. It's well written, engaging, and a perfect book for animal lovers!

Overall rating for "Rescue Me, Maybe": 4.5 stars

Happy Reading!