Lance Donovan agreed to dog sit only to help out his younger brother. Little does he know that an encounter with his ex-wife at the local dog park is going to turn his life upside down…
Carrie Burns has a successful business, a young son, and an energetic pup. She doesn’t have time for much more in her busy schedule, but her friends say she needs to get back into the dating scene or she’ll never find a new Mr. Right. Between her demanding job and 3-year-old Oliver, dating is starting to be another chore.
Carrie especially doesn’t have time for her ex-husband, Lance Donovan. But when Lance meets Oliver, he’s determined to connect with the son he didn’t know he had, and the love he thought he’d lost.
Title: A Tail for Two
Series: Fur Haven Dog Park #2
Author: Mara Wells
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 29, 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4 stars
A Tail for Two is the second title in the Fur Haven Dog Park series and quite a second chance romance as well as an instant (hidden baby) fatherhood moment for Lance.
Once Carrie and Lance were married but issues developed, neither wanted to confront the other about what was now missing from their marriage and they separated to go their own ways – but not before one last night, and a pregnancy that neither expected.
Years later both have moved on in their chosen careers but neither has found that special someone to spend their lives with. A chance encounter at a dog park will bring them back into each other’s lives… and expose a secret that Carrie kept for far too long from her former husband and Oliver’s father.
I enjoyed A Tail for Two, adored little Oliver and the pups, liked even understood Lance, but I couldn’t wrap my mind around Carrie’s inability to commit to Lance again. Their marriage suffered from neglect, yes, but neither were abusive, neither cheated, they simply let other things become more important and didn’t do anything about it. So, Carrie was (and continues to be) the puzzle piece in this story for me. Being afraid of losing her son should Lance make that play might have been a reason I could understand. But they’ve both grown up in the years in between and Lance has shown his true colors and his devotion to their son… so I guess I’ll simply have to accept that Carrie will always be a puzzle for me but that I adored and liked the men in her life.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca 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, audio, or your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.