Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review: Vets in Love by Cathy Woodman

Vets in Love by Cathy Woodman
December 2012
Format: Paperback, 400 pages

First line: It's just before nine on Monday morning, and the rush has already begun.

From the back cover: Love is in the air in Talyton St. George, Devon's most romantic town.

Glamorous GP Nicci (aka the galloping doctor) and Matt, the very handsome equine vet, have caught each other's eye. On paper it looks like a match made in heaven.

There are problems, however: Matt's jealous ex-girlfriend being one of them. But the main trouble is Nicci's determination to qualify for the Badminton Horse Trials. Because although Matt treats horses for a living, a tragedy in his past makes him terrified every time Nicci competes.

So when Nicci has a terrible accident, a devastated Matt gives her an ultimatum: it's either him or the riding. Nicci can't believe he means it. But can she risk putting him to rest?

My thoughts: This is the first book I've read by Cathy Woodman and I found it to be a cute, quick read. Apparently she has a few other books about the vets in Talyton St. George and after enjoying this one, I will definitely be looking into them.

Vets in Love is a love story about Nicci and Matt. They meet when Matt shows up in Nicci's office after hurting his shoulder. Right away there's attraction, but of course things don't go smoothly for them. First, he's her patient and that's not allowed. At the same time, Nicci's ex shows up and not wanting to let him think she's alone, she leads him to believe that Matt is her boyfriend. That's Matt's cue that it's not just him that feels something, so they decide to see where things will go. Then, Matt's ex-girlfriend makes it known that things aren't quite as over as he has led Nicci to believe. Can Nicci and Matt make their way through all the obstacles that seem to be standing in their way?

While this was a bit predictable at times, I did enjoy the love story. There are some other story lines that round out the book, including one involving Nicci's estranged sister. Having two sisters myself, I can appreciate that they do not always get along, however I did have a problem with Nicci not standing up to her sister. Every time they started to get into things, Cheska always seems to say something that has Nicci backing down. In my opinion, what Cheska needed was a swift kick in the behind...but that's just me!

I enjoyed my first taste of Cathy Woodman, with the British sayings and all, and am looking forward to trying out her other books. Have you read anything by her?

Thanks to Sarah at Random House Group Ltd, in the UK for sending me this book for review.


1 comment

  1. This sounds like a fun book/series. I haven't yet read anything by Cathy Woodman.


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