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Monday, May 6, 2013

Good Guys Love Dogs by Inglath Cooper Blog Tour

Desperate father Ian McKinley moves his delinquent teenage son to the small Virginia town of Keeling Creek, a place very unlike the New York City life he has been leading. Love takes him by surprise when he falls for Colby Williams, a woman unlike anyone he has ever been drawn to, a small town vet with a heart for animals and a fierce love for a teenage daughter she is also struggling to raise.

But Colby has a secret in her past, a secret she's not sure her daughter will ever forgive her for. And as for Ian McKinley, he seems too good to be true. If she had learned anything from the one time she had thrown her heart fully into love, it was that it didn't last.


Ian McKinley feels like he finally has a handle on his life.  His son has become a responsible young man, his career is flourishing, and he is engaged to a woman who he feels comfortable with and has the same ambitions.  When the rug is pulled from underneath him, he realizes that his role as a father has been on the back burner for too long and now he needs a chance to try and fix the mistakes he has made with his son, moving them from New York to Virginia is just the first step.

Vet Colby Williams has always prided herself with being able to carve out a happy life for her and her daughter who has reached the teen years.  Colby kept a secret regarding her daughter’s father, but with her daughter discovering what she did they are hitting a rocky path that Colby doesn’t know how to fix.  When she meets Ian there is an instant easiness between them, they share their feelings about parenthood and quickly lean on one another for advice.  Colby is afraid to lose her heart again, but everything about Ian feels so right.

There is a lot to be said about a book that you can relate to.  I thought Colby and Ian were a wonderful couple and embraced that they were not perfect and trying to come to terms with their feelings.  The reactions of the teenagers was spot on, I thought this story was written with an emotional flare that brought a very realistic approach to everyone within the story.  Wonderful read.

RITA Award-winning author Inglath Cooper has written 9 published novels and 2 novellas. She fell in

That love for books translated into a natural love for writing and a desire to create stories that other readers could get lost in, just as she had gotten lost in her favorite books. Her stories focus on the dynamics of relationships, those between a man and a woman, mother and daughter, sisters, friends. They most often take place in small Virginia towns very much like the one where she grew up and are peopled with characters who reflect those values and traditions.

“There’s something about small-town life that’s just part of who I am. I’ve had the desire to live in other places, wondered what it would be like to be a true Manhattanite, but the thing I know I would miss is the familiarity of faces everywhere I go. There’s a lot to be said for going in the grocery store and seeing ten people you know!”

Her passion for writing has most recently translated into songwriting which she considers a natural extension of her love of storytelling.
love with books as soon as she learned how to read. “When I was a little girl, we had a black-and-white TV with rabbit ears. Needless to say, it didn’t pick up a lot! I spent a good deal of time with my nose in a book. I think I read most of the books in my elementary school library.”

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