Dog Days of Love by Rachelle Ayala
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love the Have A Hart series by Rachelle Ayala. Each time I read a book in this series it is like meeting up with old friends and spending time catching up. The stories in the series are connected and most can be read out of order. This one, though, I would suggest you read Summer Love Puppy first. You will meet one of the main characters in it. This story also has a minor background story that continues from Summer Love Puppy.
One of the things I have come to look forward to with Rachelle Ayala books is the reflection of an issue in today’s world. Ms Ayala has a tremendous talent for shining a light on a contemporary issue using care, intelligence and respect. She educates with a story that is fun to read. In Dog Days of Love she writes of interracial dating and of doing what is expected of us or doing what we want. How often do we get stuck in doing what is expected of us even if it stresses us out or is making us unhappy? How do we make the change, without disappointing people we care about, to doing what makes us happy? What if we don’t even realize what is expected, is what is holding us back? These are the questions that Nessa and Dale need to find the answers to. Will they be able to find their happiness? Will their happiness hurt the ones they love? How do you make that choice and live with it?
This story is a sweet romance which means no graphic language, sex or extreme violence. I would recommend it to teens and up. This book does contain references to faith, though, in my opinion, it is not heavy handed and is relevant to the story.
I received an ARC electronic edition of this book, from the author, for review consideration. The edition I reviewed may be slightly different from the actual book. Upon release I may edit this review if any changes are significant and/or relevant to my review.
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