Sunday, December 31, 2017


Publisher:     Berkley
Published:     January 2, 2018
ISBN:        978-0399584763
Genre:      Contemporary Romance
Format:     Print
Obtained via:  Publisher
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina


Proverbial bachelor and town flirt Zack Caine has no intention of settling down—ever.  He’s been perfectly happy moving from woman to woman and never making a commitment.  His brewery is not only successful, he has his friends and really, that’s all he needs.  Aside from his love em and leave em public image, he’s basically a good guy.  He provides scholarships for his brewery girls, is fostering another friend’s poodle, Rufus and when his neighbor’s two little girls show up asking for help to get their kitten off his roof, he’s more than ready to help. Just don’t ask him to get involved.

Jessie Connolly spent most of her life not being liked by a good part of Bluff Point, Maine.  People were quick enough to cozy up to her for her money, but not much else.  So when Seth Connolly swept her off her feet and asked her to pick him up from the church on the day of his wedding to Mackenzie (Mac) Harris, she was flattered.  After all, Seth had chosen her over Mackenzie, the woman he had planned to marry.  But life with Seth wasn’t happy, not by any means.  When she had enough Jessie walked away.  Now she’s doing her best to give her daughters a stable and happy home and rebuild her life.  She is delightfully surprised when Mac and her Maine crew accept her into their midst.  Jessie is more than aware of Zack’s reputation, but she doesn’t quite know what to do with the man he really is.  When she and the girls are snowed in and Zack comes to check on them she quickly finds herself rethinking her handsome, blond-haired hunk of a neighbor. 

Both Zack and Jessie have pasts—secrets from their pasts that can’t help but come out as the couple become closer to each other.  Will those secrets and dark stories of their pasts keep them apart or bring them even closer?

I’ve been totally enjoying Jenn McKinlay’s Bluff Point series and I have to say while I thought BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE was the best, McKinlay has outdone herself with her latest, EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY.  I liked Zack when I read his character in earlier books and had a feeling his story was going to be memorable and indeed it was.  McKinlay started developing both his and Jessie’s characters in books 1 and 2 so by time you read their story in book 3, EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY, you feel like you know them and quickly come to root for them and their relationship.  While they fall in love quickly, it’s believable.  There is no rush to put the characters between the sheets, but the reader is teased through the story wanting Jessie and Zack to culminate their relationship.  His care and compassion for Jessie and her girls makes him all the more lovable. 

Each book can be read as a standalone because McKinlay individualizes the stories.  There is enough back story into each of the prior couples and secondary characters to catch readers up to their roles in the story.  Jenn McKinlay’s Bluff Point series has quickly become one of my all-time favorites.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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