Gabby Cosette has always been dubbed the good girl of quaint Redwood Ridge, Oregon, and being permanently put in the friend zone has left her dating life stagnant. With no prospects in sight, she clings to her friends and resolves to not let loneliness drag her under. So when the town Battleaxes set their matchmaking sights on her, she figures it can't hurt. Yet the guy they think is perfect for her just happens to be not only her boss at the veterinarian clinic, but her best friend. Sure, Flynn O'Grady is attractive and the nicest guy around, but going there with him would topple both of their carefully constructed worlds and there would be no going back. Even if he is starting to make her girly parts zing.
Having been born deaf, Flynn has already felt like an outsider most of his life. Aside from his brothers, Gabby is about the only person who's gone out of her way to treat him as more than a handicap. Which is exactly why he's banked his secret attraction for his sweet, beautiful vet tech. Except his meddling family is trying to play Cupid and ruin the best thing to ever happen to him. Without Gabby, his work as a veterinarian, never mind his personal life, wouldn't flow. Determined to ignore the antics, he's secure in the knowledge she's not interested in him romantically. But then a kiss changes everything . . . and he's wondering if taking the ultimate shot at love might be worth the risk.
To say I loved this book would be a massive understatement. Flynn, a Vet and Gabby, his Vet tech, are the perfect base for a friends to lovers romance. The story drew me in with the first page! I relate to Gabby more than most leading ladies having always been "one of the guys" most of my life. She's everyone's rock and always there for Flynn since Kindergarten. Flynn is a leading man who made me want to jump right in the book! He defeated the odds and got through Veterinarian school with his being deaf it wasn't easy but he persevered. He loves those he cares for and is a protector by nature. His insecurities are endearing at times and frustrating at times.
It's hard to explain why I love this story so much without giving so much away. Flynn and Gabby wrapped themselves around my heart and still haven't let got. I loved the humor with the town busy bodies getting involved, they're lovingly called the battle axes. I would recommend anyone who loves romance and dogs to check out this story!