This one's been kicking around on my e-reader for a while now and for some reason it caught my eye the other day and I decided it was time. So here's the thing. I can't say I loved it...although I really wish I could and I don't feel like being redundant about the things that bothered me because honestly my friend Dani over on GR summed it up nicely so because I'm feeling lazy here's the link to her review... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/971794906?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
I'm just going to expound for a moment here on one of the things that Dani covered in her review and that was the ending. To me it was over the top, throw in all the sappy sentiment and moments we can find and add a sprinkling of flowery gushiness...sorry, sometimes less is more and I think if the ending of this had been toned down a bit and put into a more believable context that alone would have improved this story significantly for me. Well that and a reasonable explanation of why anyone would go by the name Red Blue, hell I'm still trying to figure out why Ottawa wants a hockey team called 'The Red Blacks' I mean really? Just think with any luck maybe my parents could have named me Red Green because I like...oh damn, never mind, that names taken. I squirreled again, didn't I? Sorry. Ok let's wrap this up...
As for what I liked because there were things that I liked. I liked the overall idea behind this story to me it was about second chances, finding love, learning to forgive yourself for the mistakes of the past. Those are all things that appeal to me very much. I liked that Jasper was older that he was *gasp* 46 years old. Also coming from a small town environment and a large family I totally related to all the meddling but well meaning family and friends and found them to be rather amusing for the most part and I really liked the dogs. Yes there are dogs in this story and to be honest, they're around a lot. I like dogs so it only stands to reason that I like their presence in this story. There were horses too, although they weren't as present as the dogs and I'm going to end this torture with a quick nod to the cover. I do like that cover it's very reflective of the story and it incorporates some important story elements very nicely and they all lived HEA.