Happy Tuesday y’all! Thank you so much to MIRA Books for having me as a part of this blog tour for Rescue You by Elysia Whisler (and to Netgalley for giving me access to the eARC). I love dogs so much and I hate to think about them being neglected in any way at all, so I definitely resonated with that aspect of this book, and the romance in the book was adorable. All in all, I really enjoyed it!
Rescue You 4/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:
After a year of heartbreak and loss, the only thing keeping Constance afloat is the dog rescue she works at with her sister, Sunny. Desperate for a change, Constance impulsively joins a new gym, even though it seems impossibly hard, and despite the gym’s prickly owner.
Rhett Santos keeps his gym as a refuge for his former-military brothers and to sweat out his own issues. He’s ready to let the funny redhead join, but unprepared for the way she wiggles past his hard-won defenses.
When their dog rescue is threatened, the sisters fight to protect it. And they need all the help they can get. As Rhett and Constance slowly open up to each other, they’ll find that no one is past rescuing; what they need is the right person—or dog—to save them.
I really enjoyed this book! Constance was such a great main character and I really liked Sunny as a secondary main character too. And I loved Rhett and Pete too! The dog rescue was a great backdrop for the book and it really shined a light on how terrible puppy mills are- I’ve read lots about them in the past, but I know not everyone reads about how terrible puppy mills are. I loved Rhett’s gym and how he used working out as a coping mechanism and how Constance was able to get her confidence back by getting back into a gym (which is something I have definitely felt- shout out to the Sweat Lab! I freaking love my gym). Overall, I liked the plot of the story and I liked the characters- I thought there were some times where it dragged just the slightest amount and the “problems” didn’t feel like they were big, climactic moments in the book, so those fell just a little flat (except for one, but to me, it felt like that one was just rushed through and it didn’t seem like it impacted Constance as much as it should have since she was technically our main character). Overall though, this was a super solid book and I really enjoyed it!