My Forever Home

My forever homeVet school drop-out Tess Grasso dreams of having her own pet therapy business, but she meets one disastrous obstacle after another. There’s no denying she has a way with animals, so in the meantime she puts her skills to use at a local no-kill shelter. Between helping her furry companions and a budding relationship with fellow dog lover Mason Redding, Tess begins tofind fresh confidence…

What Tess doesn’t know is that Mason is recovering from an accident, hoping to get back to his pro-baseball career. He’s afraid the truth will ruin everything-and he’s right. But in the midst of hurt and betrayal, a free-spirited stray Husky enters their lives, and teaches them a few things about faith, love and forgiveness.

Rescue Me Series:
A New Leash on Love (Book 1)
Sit, Stay, Love (Book 2)
My Forever Home (Book 3)


My Forever Home by Debbie Burns is a perfect holiday read… hunky man, intelligent woman and picture perfect dogs.  So, let’s start with the hunky man.  There is much more to Mason Redding than looks.  He is intelligent, kind and motivated.  Mason is a professional baseball player who happens to be recovering from an injury.  Add to this, he has a reputation for being a little on the hot tempered side and quite the ladies’ man.

Tess Grosso had dreams of becoming a vet but quit school, traveled Europe and has returned home with a plan.  She wants to heal animals both physically and mentally.  She is good with animals and knows she can make a difference.

Cut to the meet cute… Tess spies Mason struggling with his neighbor’s dog.  Knowing she can help him, she puts her bags and purse down and comes to the rescue.  The dog is safe and Mason is happy (quite intrigued by Tess).  Unfortunately, when she tries to retrieve her things, they are missing.  The worst part, Tess’s life was in her bags, aka, her laptop with her business plan.

I adored this book.  The themes of trust and friendship are paralleled in the relationship between Tess and Mason and their relationship with John Ronald, the stray dog.  The novel uses both humor and emotions to engage the reader; I was pulled in immediately and fell in love with the storytelling.  There is so much to this story to enjoy.

This is the third novel in Burns’ Rescue Me series.  I have not read the first two novels in this series but am adding them to my TBR list.  Anyone who loves stories with dogs, will truly fall for this one.

4/5 stars



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