5 out of 5 Licks
Elli Morenelli has lived through a nightmare and now is working on getting her dream…
Her life could have been over with her breast cancer diagnosis, but Elli had fought and won. Now she is ready to fight for other women facing the same nightmare, but to do so she is going to need money. And she is going to need it fast.
Fortunately, Elli finds herself with half ownership of a Louisiana plantation. A twisted inheritance has set her up with an interesting future. Unfortunately, Elli no longer believes in planning a future, she just wants to take the money and run.
Ben Bienvenu wants nothing to do with the woman from California who is certain to turn his world upside down. But the conditions of the will that left the property to both of them doesn’t give him much choice. Not if he wants to keep the property that’s been in his family for generations.
A snobby diva rental dog, an impossible will, a nosy Bienvenu family, a distracting Mardi Gras season and a man who thinks he is protecting his son by standing his ground against her… Elli knows that trying to find common ground with this man known as the Cajun Dog Whisperer is going to be an uphill battle.
Two broken people.
Both in need of a Second Chance….
*big happy reader sigh* From the moment I picked up this book until I read the last sentence I didn’t want to put this book down. It grabbed me right from the start with the heart wrenching journey through Elli’s journey with breast cancer. The journey only lasts about 6 pages but it felt like I was right there with Elli. Ben hates Elli before he even meets her and after meeting him the feeling is mutual for Elli too. The journey they take through this book was fun, sad, and scary all rolled into one. Ms. DeSalvo had me laughing out loud, bursting with anger, and almost in tears more times than I can count. I managed to hold my tears at bay until I finished and then I couldn’t stop crying. It almost felt cathartic to let them fall after it was over. The fight against breast cancer is certainly not an easy one and the author manages to tell a beautiful story full of hope and promise without it being sad all the time. This author has definitely been added to my buy list. I can’t wait for the next book in this series to come out! The best part about this book? Tina DeSalvo is donating all the proceeds to the fight against breast cancer!
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