Playing for Love

Summer Beach Vets, #1

When Sara Monroe decides to take a break from her stressful life in Los Angeles, she heads to Summer Beach, Australia to go visit her cousin, Ellie. While she’s getting to see everything beautiful Australia has to offer her, she never thinks she’ll find a Beagle on the beach who is injured and needs medical attention. Once she brings the dog to the closest vet practice, she gets to meet handsome and very sexy Dr. Craig Murray. Their first encounter together definitely is a rocky start, but there’s something about this vet that she just can’t get out of her mind. Does Craig feel the same way about Sara? Do they decide to try their luck at starting something together even though they both know that Sara is leaving in two weeks to head back to the States?

I really enjoyed this first book in Ms. Hanna’s brand new series, Summer Beach Vets. This author knows how to develop down-to-earth characters and she wraps them around beautiful locales. I’ve always wanted to visit Australia and the way in which Ms. Hanna described the picturesque landscape of Summer Beach, makes me want to visit it even more now…although I know that Summer Beach is just a fictional place. What I really enjoy about her writing style is that she makes every character a person that you might know in real life. They can be your neighbors, classmates or church friends. I love when a storyline is so relatable because it makes it even more believable in my eyes. Rest assured the author has excelled in doing so with this first book in her new series. Another thing that I really love about this story is how the animals make their appearances throughout the storyline. Ms. Hanna has penned this series off to a great start. I highly recommend this first book and I’m eagerly looking forward to reading book two as soon as I can!

Book Blurb for Playing for Love

Escape Down Under...and find love in Summer Beach, where cold noses touch warm hearts!

Sara needs to escape - and an idyllic seaside town on the other side of the world seems like the perfect place. She'd always wanted to visit Australia, but the first thing she meets on the gorgeous, white sand beach is not a kangaroo but a wounded, lost Beagle!

Veterinarian Dr Craig Murray can't get the beautiful American out of his mind. They may come from different cultures - and even speak different "English" sometimes - but he knows they can have a future together. Can he convince Sara that this is more than just a vacation fling?

Then Sara discovers that Craig isn't quite what he seems and the past that she's been running away from comes back to haunt her. Now she needs to decide if she can risk it all again for another chance at love...

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2014 5.00