Puppily Ever After
By Tani Hanes
Puppily Ever After is categorised as New Adult and set in a pet shop, there is lots of fluffy cuteness and a blossoming romance. Thanks to Cherry Publishing for contacting me to request a review through my Contact Me form and for gifting me the book. Find out more about Puppily Love in the blurb and the rest of my thoughts in the review.
This was supposed to be Robin’s summer of fun before heading off to pursue her lifelong ambition of becoming a veterinarian at the prestigious Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Instead, she finds herself nursing a broken heart after her boyfriend of three years ends their relationship. As if things couldn’t get any worse, he’s now dating a cute summer hire at PetWorld, where they all work, and she has to watch them make googly eyes at each other every day.
She doesn’t want to go to work, she doesn’t want to go to vet school, she doesn’t even want to get out of bed. She just wants everything to be the way it was before. A handsome, if annoying, new arrival named Remington Picasso may be just what she needs to get out of her funk.
Will Robin be able to enjoy her last summer in her hometown? And more importantly, will she manage to overcome her heartache to follow her dreams?
Set in Pet World, there is nothing more adorable that little critters and nothing quite so original for a setting. This book has humour from the start, involving a human and a hamster in Pet World, where Robin, the main character, works to gain experience to study Vetinary Medicine at the prestigious Cornell University.
It’s a coming-of-age story with intrigue, especially when it comes to men (especially Remi), keeping social interactions online in private settings. It makes it easy to become quite curious to find out more…
There’s also slight tension and a bit of jealousy at play as more is known about the characters connections to each other. The tensions and the burgeoning romance that grows and becomes more intense, on the cute backdrop of the petshop creates a good atmosphere throughout the book.
The book also explores strong themes of moving onwards and staying true to yourself, your values and dreams.