Hope rescues intensive farming animals from slaughter among many others in her growing animal sanctuary, but finds herself struggling to make ends meet. Compounded by frequent flooding, a constant drain on her resources, as well as the risk it poses to her animals, Hope puts out a desperate plea on national television for help.
Grant Marshall comes to her rescue, but there’s a catch. He’s a farmer – and Hope loathes farmers.
Grant offers Hope everything she could ever desire for her sanctuary, leaving her with a dilemma – does she go against her morals and beliefs to accept his charity or will she accept his challenge that he can convince her that he is a compassionate man – in more ways than one?
Neet has been a big fan of romance novels since she was a teen, borrowing books from her mother’s bookcase. Her love of reading laid the foundation for an interest in writing short stories, poems, songs, screenplays, stage plays and novels. Her background in nursing, lecturing and research has been invaluable when establishing a sound knowledge base for her writing, while her emotions are the driving force behind her work. Her love for animals is her greatest passion.
My thoughts: I love animals and one day would like to have enough space to house lots of rescue animals, but at the moment we just have one cat, who was abandoned as a kitten. So I really liked Hope and her sanctuary. Rescuing animals and giving them a safe and happy home to live out their natural lives in is a great thing to do.
I can also understand her ambivalence with Grant – I have family members who farm. But Hope’s passion and commitment to her animals help to change Grant’s mind about livestock farming, it helps that he falls in love and lust hard from the first moment. And that his sister Fi is on board too, since she co-owns the farm and their ready meals business.
But the path of true love doesn’t run smoothly and both Grant and Hope get things wrong and misread situations – they just need to sit down and properly talk to each other. Instead they just keep falling apart. Thankfully Fi is straight talking and gets them to sort themselves out. Otherwise there wouldn’t be a happy ending and the cats and dogs would be very confused after all the moving back and forth that goes on!
The royalties from sales of Hope and Sanctuary are being donated to Glendrick Roost Animal Welfare Centre.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own