Review: Snow Angels with Bear (Love Off Leash #4) by Bonnie Dee

Love dogs and smoking hot men? The Love Off Leash series is for you. Unrelated stories. Shared theme of new love and pets.

Can this romance stand a snowball’s chance in hell?

Hitting a dog in a snowstorm is a heck of a way to meet a guy. When August Long rushes an injured stray to the vet, he’s blown away by the gruff yet sexy doctor. August never intended to hook up with a small-town local, but Eric Grover woos him with snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and a passion hot enough to melt the winter snow.

No one seems to know why an ex-military surveyor has moved into Hopewell Springs, and Eric is intrigued by the Southern stranger’s charm. Tall, handsome August lights his fire while filling a need for companionship he hadn’t realized he lacked. Spending time with August and Bear, his recovering German shepherd, makes Eric begin to believe love is possible.

But there’s a shadow threatening their budding romance. August fears telling Eric everything his job entails and keeps the secret until the truth detonates, nearly destroying them. For the two men to reconcile their differences, it may take a Christmas miracle—and the intervention of an adorable dog or two.

Snow Angels with Bear may be set at Christmas but I wouldn't really consider it a story just for Christmas - more a winter story, good for anytime you feel like a cosy read. And that is what this is; a cosy read. The type of book I enjoy, even crave, at times. The storyline and outcome is somewhat expected but that doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the story because that predictability is almost why I read this kind of story. It's a comforting thing and it fits a certain kind of reading mood perfectly.

That said, a story that is an easy read still has to be written well and have some great characters, and Bonnie Dee has managed both these things. Eric and August are likeable and neither fall into the trap of being write-by-numbers characters - and of course we can't forget Bear; what story isn't made better by a gorgeous dog? Animals are an especially great way to show the softer side of characters!

There's not too much more I can say about this book, and it doesn't need much more said to be honest. Just know this is a great read for those days when you want something comforting rather than an epic tome.

A copy of this book was given in exchange for an honest review.

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