New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery returns with the second book in her Odds-Are-Good series!
When a lonely vet(eran) and an ambitious vet(erinarian) work together to win the Qimmiq 200, sparks will fly…
Montana-born veterinary student, Juliet Sanderson, is disappointed when her project on the treatment and care of sled dogs falls through due to the illness of a local musher. In an effort to salvage her study and graduate, she answers the personal ad of Alaskan musher, Cody Garrison, who is desperately seeking a teammate for an upcoming co-ed race, The Qimmiq 200.
Cody Garrison, a retired U.S. Marine, doesn't tell Juliet that he was left permanently disabled during his time in active service, fearing that she wouldn't agree to race with him if she knew. But once she arrives in Alaska, discovering the truth about Cody's past will be inevitable. Will the partnership they've agreed to, and the off-the-charts chemistry between them, be enough to see them through the rigors of training and secure them the win of their lives?
An Odds-Are-Good Standalone Romance
- Single In Sitka (Available now)
- Nome-O Seeks Juliet (Nov 4, 2019)
- A Fairbanks Affair (Dec 2, 2019)
- My Valdez Valentine (Feb 10, 2020)
- Kodiak Lumberjack (Apr 20, 2020)
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract, and Katy's first novel was published in September 2013.
Forty books later, Katy claims authorship of the multititled New York Times and USA Today bestselling Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other stand-alone novels and novellas, including the critically acclaimed, 2018 RITA© nominated, USA Today bestselling contemporary romance, Unloved, a love story.
Katy's first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy's boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy's Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, became a New York Times e-book bestseller.
Katy's books are available in English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Turkish. Her books soon will be available in German and Hebrew.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese cat create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love, snow and huskies. What more can you ask for? Nome-O Seeks Juliet by Katy Regnery was a wonderful, sweet, slightly angsty story that made me feel all the feels. A vet student and a dog sledder make for a tale with a difference. So much happening. Cody Garrison never expected to find love after he was honorably discharged from the Marines at the age of 21, but more than a decade later when Juliet Sanderson answers his ad for a female assistant for the Qimmiq 200 dog sled race, his world is soon turned upside-down. Friendship, lust and the undying love of canines makes this a unique story. Set in the beautiful, but sometimes harsh Alaskan landscape this story will have you smiling, and crying in equal measure. I truly loved this book and wished it could have gone on for longer. This is a definite One-Clicker whether you’re new to Ms Regnery or a long time fan.
Another unique and wonderful love story from Katy Regnery that had emotion and heart, and left me truly believing in happy ever afters. This is the second story in the Odds Are Good series and I’m really enjoying how the author has put together stories with some unusual aspects. The settings, circumstances, and characters all have a uniqueness about them that are woven into a story that delivers an emotional punch without being too angsty, something that I really enjoy. Both Cody and Juliet were written so well. The initial concerns that Cody had about Juliet learning about his disability and seeing how that all played out set the stage for me with these two. The emotion behind Cody’s vulnerability and then Juliet’s acceptance could easily be felt in the words on the page. I also loved the fact that these two just sort of fell into their relationship and just went with where their feelings took them. I’m not a big fan of a lot of angst, and I loved these two even more as they worked through understanding their emotions and then trying to figure out what that meant long term. As I already mentioned, I am truly loving the uniqueness of the stories in this series. It was clear that Katy Regnery did her homework when it came to Alaska as well as all the aspect surrounding the sled dogs and the sport itself, and I loved watching Cody and Juliet’s relationship build from their mutual respect of the dogs, and then a respect for the sport as they trained and competed. There weren’t many supporting characters, but the ones that were in the book added so much to the story. I just loved Jonas and Rita and how protective and supportive they were of Cody. Juliet’s family was great and I loved how welcoming they were to Cody. Juliet’s friend Silvi I could have done without – even though she was the one to show Juliet the ad in the paper I was not happy with most of her advice, especially at the end! And don't even get me started on Glenn... This was another great story from Katie Regnery that was easy to read but also packed an emotional punch. I would definitely recommend checking this one out. I received an advance reader copy which I voluntarily reviewed.
I was not prepared for the blubbering, ugly cry that Nome-o Seeks Juliet let me have. The emotional feels Katy brought to life in these characters doesn't even begin to describe the ups and downs you will take on this journey. It's a day later and I'm still tearing up over Cody and Juliet. Nome-o Seeks Juliet is a story that is going to crawl inside your heart and live there. Cody Garrison is a military vet, living in the outskirts of Alaska with his nineteen dogs. He's been training his dogs for dog sledding and specifically the one coming up is a co-ed race. His main problem, he doesn't have a co-ed partner to race with. His secondary problems he doesn't like to talk about. Nome, Alaska is a small town so he places an ad in the Odds Are Good magazine hoping to reach a wider field. With his play on words he was shocked when a woman named Juliet answers. Call it destiny or fate, but watch out Nomeo your life is about to change. Juliet Sanderson is in her final year of veterinary school. For her fellowship she is supposed to write a study on the relationship between sled dogs and their owners. Her initial contact fell through so when she sees Cody's ad looking for a sledding partner she responds. Cody may not be a known name the mushing field and she may not exactly have sledding experience, but spending time with him and his dogs learning is better than not submitting a paper at all. Taking destiny by the horns, off to the middle of No-Where-Alaska she goes for the experience that changes her life. Nome-o Seeks Juliet is such a beautiful story. The human nature of wanting to love and be loved radiates off the pages. Katy Regnery, thank you for the ugly crying and beautiful heartfelt moments. I loved this book more than I can possibly say!
Nome-o Seeks Juliet is a journey you don't want to miss! This wonderful tale of taking chances, both on love and in life, will have you cheering. Filled with awkward moments that will pull at your heart strings, and characters that you'll fall in love with. I guarantee you won't want to put this book down. Plenty of steamy romance, laughter and tears makes this my new favorite in the Odds-Are-Good series. I always know that if Katy Regnery is the author, I'll be able to dive right into the story, only to be sad that it's over too soon, and counting the days until the next book releases.
OMG. Even as I sit here writing my review, tears are running down my face. You broke my heart, Ms Regnery, but you did it in such a way that I will recover. Yes, it is a HEA, but there are two scenes that just tore me apart. Maybe I'm more sensitive being a husky owner and dealing with the same issues as the scenes entail, but lordy my heart was breaking and tears were flowing. Cody is such a wonderful man. He is a very sensitive soul, but who wouldn't be given what he has lived through. He just needs to find the one woman who will accept him for who he is no matter what. Enter Juliet. This was meant to be a means to an end, but it becomes so much more. And how could it not. They spend 24/7 together living, training, taking care of the dogs. Their falling in love was destined. This was such an emotional read for me. I truly loved this story. It will resonate with most readers and you will fall in love with Cody, with Juliet and with the dogs. God bless Viola.
The "Odds-Are-Good" that this series is quickly becoming one of my favorites!! All of the books in the series are standalone. The thing they have in common is a tie in to a personal ad (or classified ad in the case of this book) from someone in Alaska. I think it's such a clever premise. The titles may be cute and fun, but don't be confused by that. The books, themselves, are beautifully written stories of how broken or hurting people find one another. In Nome-o Seeks Juliet, Cody Garrison is a 34 year old military vet living in a rural area of Alaska with nineteen dogs, eighteen of which are being trained to use for sled racing. His ultimate dream is to race in the Iditarod. To do so, he has to qualify in an upcoming race which requires a co-ed team. This leads him to place the classified ad looking for 'a Juliet' to come to Alaska and race with him. He isn't looking for a life partner, just a racing partner - - and truly for one qualifying race only. Meanwhile, in Minnesota, Juliet is a veterinary student from Montana who thinks this ad might be her saving grace. She was supposed to study and write her project paper on a local musher and his team but he became sick and that opportunity fell through. In addition, she's also nursing a bit of a broken heart from a relationship that wasn't what she thought. All of this leads her to respond to this ad. Soon after, a partnership between the two of them is formed. Juliet and Cody both have short-term goals in mind when she lands at the Alaska airport. Neither of them forsee the way their lives will connect and come to depend on one another in the short time she spends in Alaska. I absolutely loved their relationship. Cody was a definite alpha but not in the way we typically think of them. He was the alpha of his "pack." He was an alpha when it came to Juliet and his feelings for her and his need to protect her. However, it took a while for us to see the alpha side of him because he was injured as a Marine and he has some exterior differences that he is very self conscious of. He initially isn't sure how Juliet will respond when she meets him. He anticipates everything will be negative because that is what he's experienced thus far in his life. Fortunately, Juliet is a breath of fresh air because she loves with her whole heart and isn't influenced by the exterior things. Initially, when they meet, she is saddened for him by what he's been through but she's not put off by it. Eventually, she finds she cares for him and when she does it's because of who he is. She loves the way he cares for his dogs and the person he is within. Of course, let's not forget, he's still a good looking man too, that never hurts. As their love grows, you see each of them blossom as individuals as well. They were truly stronger together than apart. Ultimately, this story shows us how people can set out with very specific goals and learn that life and fate can definitely wreak havoc on those. Sometimes you have to learn to adapt and adjust. If you can succeed at it, sometimes you'll be blessed beyond words. Sidenote: I absolutely LOVED the second epilogue!!! **This ARC was gifted to me by the author. The opinions contained within my review are entirely my own.**
Another sad love song turns into an unforgettable romance. Regnery has done it again. Nome-o Seeks Juliet is a diamond in the rough, waiting to be explored. Cody and Juliet are as different individually as they are perfect for each other. He's faced down dangerous situations, heartbreaking losses and personal tragedies. She's looking to have an adventure. Adventure comes with some cuddleworthy heartbreakers, terrifying truths and a surprising turn of events that will inspire the risk taker in your soul. Take a chance on this thrill of the heart. You won't be disappointed.