Forever Comes in Threes by D. Jackson Leigh is a romance that will tug at your heartstrings for several reasons. Three of them have four paws, waggely (It’s a word at our house!) tails, eyes that will melt your heart and furry bodies full of love. The human characters in the story, especially the main characters, Perry Chandler and Dr. Ming Lee, are pretty spectacular as well.
Perry is an efficiency expert with not only a thriving corporate business, she is also internationally known for a podcast she does on making every moment in life more efficient. She lives what she preaches as well, with every second of her day planned out. That is, until she suddenly finds herself fostering three rescue dogs. Molly, JT, and Tucker are adorable, but they’re all energetic, have special needs and their ages make it hard to find forever homes for them. When Perry calls a number she is given for help with the dogs, she meets Ming. Ming not only helps with rescue animals, she is also a medical doctor as well as a holistic naturopathic physician. Ming also runs a popular podcast on how to have a healthier life that is in direct competition with Perry’s podcast.
This is obviously a character driven tale which is my favorite kind and the characters in this story, both human and animal grabbed me by the heart the moment I met them. The story captivated me from the first page to the last. This book had me laughing out loud at the antics of these furry babies and shedding tears for the angst that happens in the story. Perry and Ming’s love story is equally emotional and heart-melting.
I almost didn’t ask for this book because just a month or so ago we lost our furry rescue son Harley who crossed the Rainbow Bridge unexpectedly, and I wondered how I would handle reading a book that had three rescue dogs as fairly main characters. I’m happy to say this book actually helped, especially reading the HEA they all have in the tale. I recommend this novel to all lovers of animals as well as those who love romance.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.