Sometimes you just need a romance that will melt your heart, bring a tear to your eyes at least once or twice, and leave you with a warm, happy feeling at the end. Add a couple of the cutest dogs, and you have a wonderful story. That is exactly what I found in Can’t Leave Love by Kimberly Cooper Griffin.
Besides being a beautiful love story, this book deals with some serious issues which is where the occasional teary eyes may happen. This is a tale of two women (Sophia McGovern and Pru Glynn) who meet in small town Ft. Devlin, Colorado. Pru has lived here all her life. Sophia moves to town to work as a mechanic. Sophia is very upfront to everyone about her wandering ways. She never stays anywhere for long, and Pru has no desire to live anywhere else. Both realize they should not try to be a couple, but the attraction they have can’t be denied.
This is a well-written romance with well-developed characters (both human and canine), set in a lovely small town, with just the right amount of angst to make the story interesting. It is exactly the type of romantic tale that I love to read. In fact, I think I’ve found a new author to add to my list of favorite romance writers. I will definitely be looking for more from this author. I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.