I liked the overall tone of the story, as well as the premise - Austin and Lynton meeting when Austin brings in his German Shepherd into Lynton's practice after the dog was hit with a car.

I liked the characters, although, for me, Rupert was a scene stealer.

What did not work for me (and very well could for others) is that while the setup and the way things were worked out between Austin and Lynton could be possible, might even be probable, it just did not click for me.

Good way to pass the time, and well written, but something missing for me.

Book Blurb for Lonely

When the love of Austin Bale’s life—Rupert the German Shepherd—is critically injured in a car accident, he has to find seventeen hundred dollars and fast. Austin lives alone, works a minimum wage job and has no one he can turn to. The only thing he can offer vet Lynton Brooke, by way of payment, is himself.

Lynton takes him up on his offer and is soon smitten by the reclusive Austin. Both men recognise a kindred spirit, a lonely soul that needs a mate, but Austin is too aware of their different backgrounds. Can he ever hope that Lynton could be the one?

This is a previously published book. The title remains unchanged.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2012 3.00