The Unexpected Shelter: An Applebottom Small Town Dog Lovers Romance

· Applebottom Books Book 4 · Casey Shay Press
5 reviews

About this ebook

She saved the town’s abandoned animals. He saved her.

Savannah Perkins has always loved the animal shelter her father started in memory of her mother. It’s been her life’s work and a peaceful place for her to care for him.

But it’s a hard living, and volunteers have gotten difficult to come by.

Until Luke.

No one was more surprised by Luke Southard’s arrival in Applebottom than his father. Mayor T-bone had no idea he had a son.

While Luke waits on the local veterinary school to accept his transfer, the town suggests he help out at the shelter.

But some of the local boys take issue with his closeness to Savannah, blaming him for vandalism around town. When the new vet school refuses him, Luke figures he’s overstayed his welcome.

It will take some quick thinking by the town to help Luke and Savannah realize that in each other, they’ve found their perfect shelter.


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Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
Buttons Mom2003
May 10, 2019
I loved all of the animals! Abby Tyler has crafted another sweet romance sure to tug at your heart strings. Why? Because no one can resist puppies and kittens, especially if they are combined with a great love story like The Unexpected Shelter. Applebottom's mayor, T-Bone, got an unexpected visitor recently – a son that he didn't know existed. Luke wants to get to know his father so he decides to hang around Applebottom for a while even though it means putting veterinary school on hold. Savannah runs the animal shelter her father started in memory of her mother who died when Savannah was very young. She likes working with all of the animals but her father's slide into dementia is making an already difficult task even harder. When Luke steps in and begins volunteering she wonders how she made it without him for so long. I love the way this love story developed slowly and turned Luke and Savannah's friendship into something more. They both care deeply for the animals in the shelter and it shows in the words that Abby has written. You won't find any steamy love scenes in this book but you will get an entertaining story filled with love and sweet animals.
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Linda Dossett
May 3, 2019
This one is tied for first place in my Applebottom society favorites. The story is fun and sweet, filled with dog fun and mayhem, then there is the life experience of dealing with the growing and overwhelming problem of dementia. All these books are easy reads, this one hits home for those of us who have lost someone to this heartbreaking disease. The romance and HEA are there along with our furry friends. Don’t miss this one.
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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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