Reunited on Dragonfly Lane by Annie Rains

Posted January 30, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

In this romantic adventure, anything is paws-ible when a single shop owner makes a connection with her new vet.

Boutique owner Sophie Daniels certainly isn’t looking to adopt a dog the day veterinarian Chase Lewis convinces her to take in Comet. A rambunctious puppy with a broken leg may not be the best choice for a first-time pet owner. And house calls from the handsome doctor—her high school sweetheart who’s just moved back to Sweetwater Springs—may not be the best choice for her heart either.

Chase has come home to help his nephew but finds that he’s forgotten just how much he enjoys small-town life. However, sooner or later, he’s going to have to face the past and his unresolved feelings for Sophie. Now that Comet needs both their help, Chase is going to let the four-legged matchmaker work his canine magic. Then Chase will prove to Sophie that first love is even better the second time around.

Includes the bonus novella A Wedding on Lavender Hill!

Titles in the Sweetwater Springs series include — Christmas on Mistletoe Lane – A Wedding on Lavender Hill (#1.5) –Springtime at Hope Cottage – Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs (#2.5) – Snowfall on Cedar Trail – Starting Over at Blueberry Creek – Sunshine on Silver Lake – Season of Joy – Reunited on Dragonfly Lane

Title:  Reunited on Dragonfly Lane
Series:  Sweetwater Springs #7
Author:  Annie Rains
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 26, 2021
Publisher:  Forever
My Rating:  4.5 stars

It’s always a bittersweet moment for me when a series comes to the final story, yet Reunited on Dragonfly Lane is also a bittersweet story, so perhaps it’s actually very fitting.  We may be saying good-bye to Sweetwater Springs, but it will tie-in with the new series, Somerset Lake set to begin this spring.  Perhaps we’ll get some cameos along the way, that would be a very special touch.  Anyway.

There was a time when Chase and Sophie were inseparable, young love at its finest.  Yet, that love didn’t survive one devastating event that left Sophie scarred both inside and out.  It’s been a decade since an unwise decision, and an incorrect accusation broke this couple apart.  But they’ll have to deal with each other soon since Chase is back in Sweetwater Springs and Sophie finds she needs the services of the local vet when she accidentally hits a puppy and he needs urgent care.  She just didn’t expect that she’d be leaving Chase’s offices with a new dog companion or a makes housecalls vet, either.  But, there ya go.

To be frank, I adored Chase, loved little Comet, but found it hard to warm up to Sophie.  Oh, I know why but I was hoping by the ending I’d be liking her more than I did.  Some personality traits just seem to get this reaction from me whether it’s real-life or fiction.  But that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of Reunited on Dragonfly Lane.  Sophie may not have been my favorite character yet there were parts to her that I wish we’d seen a bit more of, it might have changed how I reacted to her.  I still loved the second chance this couple got to get love right this time when they are both more mature and can deal with what life brought them.

So, we say good-bye to Sweetwater Springs and anticipate the arrival of new stories, new residents, and lots of happily ever afters in Somerset Lake. Something I’m definitely looking forward to.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Forever via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

Available in paperback or for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.

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