Goodreads / ARC via NetGalley
Published April 28, 2015
For Rylan Cates, the gloriously sunny beachside town of Barefoot William may be home, but the pro baseball player needs to focus on spring training. Hiring a personal assistant to keep him and his four dogs organized for the next eight weeks is the first step--and Beth Avery is the perfect pinch hitter.
Beth is still looking for her place in the world, and a couple months caring for Rylan's two dachshunds, his golden retriever, and a Great Dane named Atlas should shore up her finances before she moves on. Except it's Atlas who won't budge, pushing her toward tanned, scruffy, sexy Rylan every chance he gets. One more strike and she's calling the dog out--unless she and Rylan admit that the attraction they're feeling is a game-winning grand slam. . .
Come one! Come all! Not to the circus- no, no, no. Come to the beach where the sun is shining, baseball season is in and the dogs are even more perfect than the guys! Though, dogs do tend to be better than people. But, that is beside the point? And, dear reader, what is the point? Great question! The point, is that NO ONE LIKE YOU is the perfect beach read and, for goodness sake, it’s almost summer. That means beach time. And that also means that I expect you to have this one in your beach bag. Now, I’m not picky- physical copy or ecopy are both just fine.
Why, you ask? Another great question! Well, aren’t you just on a roll today!
First, the backstory was woven perfectly into the reality. The painting and the picture. Stops on the beaches and nostalgia. Running away in a healthy way. I do wish it was delved into a tiny bit more, but I do also realize I might not like the story as much as I do had it been done like that. So, thanks? I’m actually not sure if it has ever been done as flawlessly as it has been done in NO ONE LIKE YOU. Like, darling, give yourself a round of applause. And while you're at it, have a bowl of ice cream. You deserve it.
Next, have I ever mentioned how much I love animals and pets and specifically dogs. I love them. The dogs always add to the story. I mean, the guy likes dogs. And the dogs like the guy. And that just makes everything better. There was this one book where the main guy didn’t want the dog and didn’t like the dogs and I just couldn’t get past it. It lowered my rating two stars. This one bumped it up a star. I MEAN THEY ARE JUST SO CUUUTE.
The dogs become the main girl’s family, as do the players on the team. And this girl needs a family. ASAP. Because the one she got stuck with sucks. Like they really, really suck. She should try to trade them in. OH WAIT. SHE DID. AND SHE GOT DOGS AND A NICE HOME AND A BASEBALL PLAYER. IN YOUR FACE. Heyyyy, batter batter.
This book is super cute, super sweet and it's a total Summer Read.