Things in Whynot, NC have gone to the dogs, and that’s just the way the town’s only veterinarian, Laken Mancinkus, likes it. No matter if she’s up when the rooster crows, or working until the cows come home, Laken never leaves an animal in need. So when a gorgeous Yankee comes begging for help herding some wily goats, Laken is up to the task. Jake McDaniel is looking for a tax break, and what better way than to take up…farming? This ex-football player turned businessman turned unwitting goat farmer is up to his knees in goat drama. Runaway goats, dehydrated goats, and a baby goat that wants no one other than him, Jake needs more help than he cares to admit. Good thing the sexy veterinarian is right there to coach him on how to be a farmer. The only problem is, Laken’s not looking for anything more than a good time, while Jake is looking for his forever girl. Will the baby goat, and Laken, be enough to get Jake to stay? Or will he take his tax break and hoof it back to Chicago? One thing is for certain…what happens on the farm doesn’t always stay on the farm.
While I liked this one, I did not find it quite as charming as I have the others, and I am not actually sure why. Maybe it was the switch, slightly, from the small-town court and legal system, so some of the quirks were missing...but the idea of being a small town vet just didn't seem as different, or as charming, to me than the other stories before it did.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Jake and Laken. As well as Herman, and the goat (the name of which I am not going to spoil here). There was a charm, and you believed in the relationship of Jake and Laken, their attraction, and their willingness to make sacrifices.
One element that I have liked in the others was here, and that is the idea that one part of the couple doesn't have to make all of the sacrifices, that i you talk, and work together, and want it badly enough, you will figure things out. This leaves you with the impression that this is a relationship that is going to make it, these people are here to stay, that they are going to work things out, and that even though there are compromises, they are discussed, and agreed upon, so neither will be resentful at the end.
Overall, it is worth it to read this title, and if there is a next one, I will be at the front of the line to read it as well. They are technically standalones, but a lot of the Whynot charm is in meeting the people in the town and getting to know them.
I recommend this title.
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