Saturday, April 8, 2017
Beck & Call by Jennifer Peel
What happens when a dashing Englishman and an almost famous pianist collide? Sparks. And lots of them. Call's life always seems to be on the cusp of working out, only to unravel at the last moment. For instance, when she meets the guy. The man she's been fantasizing about from afar. The one who walks his beautiful Siberian husky around her neighborhood. Their first meeting is nothing like she hoped; in fact, she wishes she never met him.
Charles Beckett is in need of a good dog-sitter, but he gets more than he bargained for when a cheeky American bartender shows up at his house fifteen minutes late. The job interview quickly turns into a sparring match and Call leaves vowing to run him over with her truck the next time she sees him. It's up to their dogs now to bring the pair together.
Will Call finally have one of her dreams come true? Or will the Englishman be another check mark in her long list of unrealized promises?
Call is trying to make ends meet while taking care of her teenage brother. She works at the gym, at a bar and possibly taking care of a dog. She went to meet with the dog's owner, who happens to be the guy she passes walking her dog and that she fantasizes about but... it wasn't a success. Their paths cross again later and she isn't too thrilled but they begin a friendship. I liked how they started out as friends and getting to know each other instead of jumping right in to something. She is a very hard worker and example to those around her. He is very nice and wants to help her out but she wants to do it all on her own. She is very sassy and he is an "Englishman" with an accent so it makes for some funny dialogue. It's a fun, light, clean read but does have some mild language and drinking (she does work at a bar). I enjoyed the development of the story... It's another great read from Jennifer.