WELCOME TO REDEMPTION
...a small town in Northeast Wisconsin where second chances don't always come easy, but if you're willing to try, anything is possible.
Grounds for Change, Book 4
Charlie Russell lived with a secret for fourteen years, but now guilt has pushed him to the breaking point. He meets psychologist Dana McClain and feels an instant connection that has nothing to do with his Great Dane, Sugar, spilling coffee down her shirt. Dana switched to counseling animals because she has a history of becoming too emotionally involved with her clients. She figures she's safe helping Charlie with Sugar's issues, until he reveals his secret and asks for her help. She tries to convince herself it's all about the dog, not the guy, but history has a way of repeating itself.
"With their easy, breezy style and skilled characterizations, Rogers and Netzel have created a town that readers won't want to leave." ~ Romantic Times Book Reviews
Allie lapsed into silence, and Dana sat back to watch the dogs nosing about. She wished she could redo the whole morning. Instead of being so bitchy because he'd sent her pulse into overdrive when Allie opened the front door, she'd have been nice to him. Maybe even flirted. Like those couple minutes in the coffee shop before he'd made that sarcastic comment-that'd been nice. And maybe instead of being so defensive and insecure about what she did for a living, she could just shut up and do her job and let her actions speak for themselves.
That'd certainly get her a lot further than the road she'd taken so far. Hindsight being twenty-twenty really sucked.
Dana sat up in her chair, rested her forearms on her knees and looked at Allie. "You said something about obedience classes to Charlie yesterday. Has Sugar had any training?"
"I don't think he's had time."
Dana stood. "Well, I do." Allie's brows shot skyward, and her expression triggered Dana's defenses. "I've got nothing else to do until Rick Wilde calls anyway."
"You've just seen for yourself Charlie's got issues," Allie warned. "And much as I love the guy, I don't want to see you get hurt again. You can't deny this is your classic situation."
"I know, I know, but this time I'm walking in with my eyes wide open. I know the signs and this is just about the dog, not the guy."
Allie stood, hands lifted hands in surrender, and backed toward the house. "Whatever you say."
Dana waited until she'd disappeared before turning to look at Sugar. "Just the dog-not the guy," she murmured.
Maybe if she repeated the words enough they would be true.
WELCOME TO REDEMPTION SERIES
A Fair of the Heart, book 1
A Fair to Remember, book 2
The Perfect Blend, book 3
Grounds For Change, book 4
Home Is Where the Heart Is, book 5
The Heart of the Matter, book 6
Never Let Me Go, book 7
Hold On To Me, book 8
Say You Love Me, book 9
Say You'll Marry Me, book 10