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ARC Book Review- Accidentally in Love: A Talyton St George Novel by Cathy Woodman

ARC Book Review- Accidentally in Love: A Talyton St George Novel by Cathy WoodmanAccidentally in Love: A Talyton St George Novel by Cathy Woodman
Published by Pegasus Books on November 8th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback
Source: Author

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Accidentally in Love is the latest in the Talyton St George series, and change is underway at Otter House clinic when a new vet moves in. Motorbike-riding, leather-clad Ross looks like a bad boy, but underneath the leathers he's a good-looking charmer, and he soon wins the hearts of everyone in the village.
Even vet nurse Shannon warms to him. So when she needs a place to live, it makes sense to move in with Ross. Just as a friend, of course. As they grapple with escaped snakes and feral cats, their friendship deepens, until they can't deny their feelings for each other any longer.
But when a terrible accident leave Shannon's life in tatters, it changes their relationship forever. Because how will she ever know whether Ross is staying with her out of love or out of pity?

Shannon is a vet nurse for the Otter house in Talyton St. George. She mistakes the new vet for a currier and is embarrassed. Little does she know that is the beginning of her friendship with Ross. They tackle vet problems together like feral cats and loose snakes. They end up moving in together as roommates. Just as they are getting somewhere in their relationship a terrible accident happens. Will their relationship survive?

In ” an Oyster Shell – A beautiful romance with lots of animals, great if your an animal lover like me.

The Pearls – The title was appropriate for the book. The cover is beautiful. The concept of a vet nurse and a vet striking an unlikely friendship worked really well.

The characters were really great. They were distinctive and well-defined. This was very much a character driven novel and the characters were amazing. They were easy to empathize with and they had plenty of adventures you could follow.

The story ended up being easy to follow. The author made it so you felt like you were in the story. You really got that small town feel and the passion that Shannon and Ross had fo the animals.

The Sand –  It took me a little bit to get into the book. The author took a lot of time to setting the foundation of the story.

4 Pearls!

4 Stars

About Cathy Woodman

I began my working life as a small-animal vet. Like turning the pages in a book, I was never quite sure what was going to happen at the surgery next. From the sausage dog who swallowed a sewing needle to the telly addict of a rabbit who lost an eye to infection, there was never a dull moment.

I have always loved to read, escaping into all kinds of novels during those long nights on call, but I didn’t have much time to pursue writing until after my children were born and I gave up full-time work to look after them. I joined a creative writing group and entered all the writing competitions I could find.

My break into becoming a published author came in 2002 when I was joint winner of the Harry Bowling First Novel Award. At the award ceremony, I met Laura Longrigg of MBA Literary Agents who signed me up on delivery of a finished manuscript.

In April 2003, Laura rang to say that Headline were offering me a two book deal. I had to dial 1471 to check she really had called me and I wasn’t dreaming.

My first novel, Under The Bonnet, was published in November 2004. My second, Our House, was published in 2005, the third, Family Matters in 2006, and the fourth, The Boy Next Door in 2007.

Since then, I’ve been working on an exciting new project, a series of novels about The Otter House Vets, a fictional practice set in a quiet Devonshire market town. Trust Me, I’m a Vet, which will be published in paperback by Arrow Books in April 2010, closely followed by the second book in September 2010.

Since I last updated my website, my menagerie of animals has grown, much to my family’s delight. We now share our lives with two cats, three mad Border Terriers, two ponies and two pet rats which we found abandoned to starve in a cage in the woods nearby. You should have heard my husband’s sigh of resignation when I told him we were bringing them home!

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