Reunited on Dragonfly Lane
Includes a Bonus Novella
by Annie Rains
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 26 Jan 2021 | Archive Date 26 Jul 2021
In this romantic adventure, anything is paws-ible when a single shop owner makes a connection with her new vet.
Boutique owner Sophie Daniels certainly isn't looking to adopt a dog the day veterinarian Chase Lewis convinces her to take in Comet. A rambunctious puppy with a broken leg may not be the best choice for a first-time pet owner. And house calls from the handsome doctor -- her high school sweetheart who's just moved back to Sweetwater Springs -- may not be the best choice for her heart either.
Chase has come home to help his nephew but finds that he's forgotten just how much he enjoys small-town life. However, sooner or later, he's going to have to face the past and his unresolved feelings for Sophie. Now that Comet needs both their help, Chase is going to let the four-legged matchmaker work his canine magic. Then Chase will prove to Sophie that first love is even better the second time around.
Includes the bonus novella A Wedding on Lavender Hill!
Average rating from 94 members
I miss so glad I discovered Annie Rains. She has a way of writing CHarming stories that can lift a glum mood, cause stark reality to fade, and characters that find each other. Chase and Sophie were once inseparable. But a tragic accident caused Sophie to shove Chase away. Now he's back in Sweetwater Springs and sparks flare. But will Sophie walk away from him again? One of the cutest characters was puppy Comet. I wanted to take the little dog home. I grew impatient with Sophie as she kept pushing Chase away and I thought how much cam one man take. The story was engaging and the cover super cute. A book like this makes reading it a pleasure.
As usual, I’m pleased to read a book by Annie Rains. All the characters are well developed and likable, and the scenery sounds like somewhere I’d love to visit. While this is first a love story, it’s also about letting go of inhibitions that are keeping you from doing the things you want to do. Comet, the little dog, was also a fun part of the storyline. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to spend a day with a fantastic romance without explicit sex scenes. I received an arc of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.
I am going to admit that I have been a little cranky about this being the final book in Sweetwater Springs. I have truly enjoyed the characters and the town and watching the other stories overlap as the series progresses. I waited so long for Granger and Joy that I wasn't sure about Sophie and Chase, but once again, Annie pulled me in and made me happy. Chase and Sophie's second chance at love is the best mix of growth through overcoming fears and their past as well as a fast paced reunion. Their story was warm and comforting when I needed it and was just the right one to close out Sweetwater Springs and open the door to Somerset Lake. I feel excited and have some closure and can't wait for what's next. Thank you, Annie and Forever, for letting me read.
This book is a delightful way to end the Sweetwater Springs series. Sophie and Chase are really great characters. It's fun to get to see more of Sophie after seeing her pop up in the other books in the series. It's also great to see Chase returning to town after being away for a while. Sophie makes great progress working on some issues and coming to be more sure of herself while Chase is so supportive and encouraging of her all while working through some issues of his own. It's so great to see them come together. And any book with a dog is a good book and Comet adds so much to this story.
Sweetwater Springs is always such a wonderful place to visit! Reunited on Dragonfly Lane is no different, as this was such a wonderful second-chance romance. Chase Lewis and Sophie Daniels used to be the "it" couple and completely inseparable back when they were in their late teens, but a climbing accident badly injured Sophie and in the aftermath, she pushed Chase away effectively ending their relationship. Now many years on, Chase has returned to town as the sole veterinarian and to help his ex-sister-in-law and nephew after his brother found himself in trouble and subsequently in jail. He's always missed Sophie, but figured that ship had sailed. Sophie now owns her own clothing boutique and as much as she wishes she didn't still have feelings for her former flame, she definitely does. When she accidentally bumps a puppy with her car, Chase comes to the rescue when he happens to stop and help her. As the two spend more and more time together because of little Comet, their connection is obvious and no less strong than it was years before. Can they both reflect on where they are and where they have been in order to make a relationship work? I enjoyed these two so much. I always enjoy second-chance romances and this was no exception. Both characters were flawed and that made it that much more real for me. They both had to look deep inside themselves in order to get to where they needed to be both personally and professionally. I highly recommend this book and any of Annie Rains other titles! **I voluntarily read an early copy of this title courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
Thank you Forever Publishing for my review copy. . Is there anything to add to one of my favorite series? Nope. Not really. I still love this town. I still love the characters in this town. It's always a heartwarming experience to go back to Sweet Water Springs. I enjoyed the characters. I do have to say....I'm still hung up on another couple I read a few months ago. What do you do? I will continue to read this series everytime Annie drops a new book. I love it that much.
Every book Annie Rains writes is a work of art, and if you haven't picked up a book in the series yet, this might be a great place to start! A tale of second chance romance is exactly what this world needs right now, when we may feel all is lost and there's no going back to getting what we had before. I'm not always a fan of these due to the general angst involved, but Annie Rains did an amazing job telling the story with believable characters and a compelling backstory to make us all end up in tears at the end of the book. If you're on the fence about love when you start the book, you'll believe in love again by the end. Sophie Daniels is in a rush to get to a friend's wedding when a dog runs into the road right in front of her car. Not knowing how badly he is injured, Sophie can only think of one person to take him to and it's the one person she least wants to see - Chase Lewis. Chase used to be her boyfriend, before a bad fall while climbing resulted in her leg being crushed and her plans for college being put on the backburner. In an effort to protect him from dealing with her suddenly stilted future, she pushed him away, and now that he's returned, it's painful to see him at all. Chase never forgot about Sophie, and when she asks him to care for the dog, he immediately wants to help. As the dog is healing and they spend more time together, they realize their feelings for each other never truly went away. But their past is full of pain and hurt feelings, and even love may not be enough to mend the wounds. It was so easy to fall in love with this couple! From the first time the reader meets each of them, they immediately feel relatable and warm. Sophie was a sweetheart, with a kind soul but wounded spirit, and as soon as I realized she had lost her true love long ago, I immediately wanted her to get it back. Chase was an easy guy to like, with his veterinary practice and obvious care for animals, as well as his genuine affection for Sophie, in spite of all that happened between them. He had his own problems on the side, with a brother in jail and a nephew looking to him as a role model, and I could feel the pressure that was put on him. He needed Sophie, and Sophie needed him, they just both weren't sure of that right away. It was a slow burn romance at first, as they were hesitant to start anything, but it became clear quickly that one kiss would not be enough. I was rooting for them the whole way, and the book ended perfectly, exactly how I would have liked it to end. There were some bumps in the road getting there, but that was necessary for them both to heal enough to see their love for each other. As always, brava to Annie Rains! Another enjoyable read and one to share with family and friends whenever they come asking for a recommendation.