Mistletoe Summer: A Small Town Military Romance

· Applebottom Books Book 5 · Casey Shay Press
81 reviews

About this ebook

It was love at first sight. For their dogs.

Cody Jones didn't expect to ever return to Applebottom, planning a long life of military service and world travel.

But a devastating injury in Iraq narrows his options, so he begrudgingly helps his mother expand her doggy bakery until he figures out what’s next.

And in walks Melody Hopkins.

Melody is dead broke and takes a summer job painting the new pet store to pay the bills. She's new to Applebottom and has never encountered the moody, brutally handsome Cody Jones. She isn’t sure she can work around him, but then her tiny Pomeranian Mistletoe refuses to leave Cody’s service dog, a gorgeous Golden Retriever named Tyrus.

The town notices their reluctant friendship and puts them in charge of a grand opening celebration sure to draw visitors to the new store -- a Christmas in July pet parade.

Cody doesn't want to show off his injury to the whole town, but Melody's infectious optimism convinces him to try. Besides, his service dog Tyrus can't seem to live without Melody’s little fluff ball. What's a veteran and a dog dad to do?


Don't miss the other standalone small town books by Abby Tyler:

  -- The Sweetest Match: Sweet Small Town Second Chance

  -- The Perfect Disaster: Small Town Dog Lover Sports Romance

  -- The Irresistible Spark: Sweet Small Town Firefighter Romance

-- Mistletoe Summer: Sweet Small Town Grumpy Sunshine Military Romance

  -- The Unexpected Shelter: Sweet Stranger in a Small Town Romance

  -- The Special Delivery: Sweet Small Town Single Dad and Nanny Romance

-- Belated Kiss: Sweet Late in Life Mature Romance (over sixty)

-- Runaway Cove: Small Town Family Saga on the New England Coast

Ratings and reviews

81 reviews
DJ Sakata
July 13, 2019
While sweet and wholesome is not my typical fare, I am gleefully enjoying Abby Tyler’s delightful small-town romances, this entire series has been sweet enough to cause dental issues. This quick installment covered a lot of ground with a wide range of characters including a seriously wounded and recovering and vet suffering from PTSD, senior citizens, a cancer survivor, teachers, small-town matchmaking busybodies, service dogs, parades, Christmas out of season, and a Manic Pixie Dream Girl – a moniker which required the unlimited resources of Mr. Google to fully appreciate. The storylines are thoughtfully written, easy to follow, and pleasantly entertaining while observantly insightful and wryly amusing and host a lively and enticing cast of uniquely quirky characters. I’m already eagerly awaiting the next volume.
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Linda Dossett
July 6, 2019
Just like Christmas in July, this is the best read of this series. Heart warming, HEA. This is definitely your feel good read this summer. Love revolves around trauma and end of life decisions, wrapped in a sweet, puppy loving package. Put his on your “must read” list.
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Christi Cooper
May 7, 2023
As funny and as fun as this book was I cried in the end. Really a happy story.
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About the author

Abby Tyler loves puppy dogs, pie, and small towns (she grew up in one!) Her Applebottom Matchmaker Society books combine the sweet and wholesome style of romance she loves with the funny, sometimes a-little-too-truthful characters she remembers from growing up in a place where everyone knew everybody's business.

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