First love gets a second chance when a mischievous dog finds a way to keep fetching the town librarian’s high school sweetheart in this charming small-town romance.
The last person librarian Elinor Rodriguez wants to spend time with is her first love, Levi Jackson, but it seems her mischievous rescue dog has other ideas. Without fail, Dory slips from the house whenever Elinor’s back is turned. And in Pine Hollow, calls about a dog herding cars on Main Street go straight to Levi. The quietly intense lawman broke Elinor’s heart once, and now she’s determined to move on, no matter how much she misses him.
As the kid who barely graduated—and still struggles to hide his dyslexia—Levi always believed that Elinor was way out of his league. Even though he ended their engagement all those years ago, Elinor still takes Levi’s breath away whenever he sees her. But with a little help from a four-legged friend, Levi and Elinor may just get the second chance they deserve.
Includes the bonus novella I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Hope Ramsay!
To All the Dogs I Loved Before by Lizzie Shane is the best contemporary romance dashed full of humor, second chances, and doggy love. This story is well-written. The dog that keeps getting loose yet brings the hero and heroine together is a fun journey. Without this sweet Houdini of a dog, the characters chance of a second beginning would be tough. That and the town’s gossip column have everyone wondering if they are together again or will be. At first, they both fight it. But no one can fight off their heart forever. The smaller characters made this read more realistic and charming. I enjoyed following each character. The story had this intense vibe whenever the main characters meet. I loved how the hero brought out the heroine’s anger so easily. Yet she did not want to admit just how much he was right or what she was feeling. The hero has two flaws that make him even more lovable. Lizzie Shane knows how to hook readers in fast like she did with me. I am excited to read her next adventure in Pine Hollow.