Rescue Me, Maybe
by Jackie Bouchard
If you lost both your husband and your dog to cancer within weeks of each other, but you were sadder about the dog, would you tell anyone? Maybe your closest friends. Unfortunately, Jane Bailey’s closest friends are on the other side of the country. That’s where Jane plans to go now that she’s free to leave Philadelphia, the too cold, beachless, street taco-deficient city her husband dragged her to six years ago. But with no job prospects in her hometown of San Diego, Jane is roped into helping out temporarily at her uncle’s southwestern small-town B&B. En route to her new role as innkeeper and breakfast chef, she finds a stray at a rest stop. With her heart in pieces from the loss of her dog, she’s determined not to let this mutt worm its way into her affections. She’s also determined to have next-to-no interaction with the B&B’s irritating guests, and the even more annoying handyman who lives next door. Can Jane keep her sanity—and her secret that she’s not really a grieving widow—while trying to achieve her dream of getting back to the place she thinks is home?
Let's be honest here, I chose this book because of the dog.
I did not like Jane at all. I'm surprised she had any family or friends who tolerated her. She is extremely judgmental about everyone she meets and is defensive, stubborn, and rude.
It probably would have been a good book with a character I could relate to, but as it is I couldn't read more than a chapter or two without wanting to toss the book aside in frustration.
Even the dog didn't save things for me.
**Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for sending me a free review copy.**