Tuesday, May 23, 2017

REVIEW: "Tracking You" by Kelly Moran (Contemporary Romance)

by Kelly Moran

Publisher: Kensington Books: Lyrical
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 23rd 2017

Series: Redwood Ridge, #2
Standalone: Yes

Best Friends to Lovers, Non-traditional Protagonist (deaf hero), Animal lovers (vet/vet tech), Slow burn
Other Books by Kelly Moran

Redwood Ridge #1 Goodreads

Redwood Ridge #3 Goodreads
TBR 9/26/2017

Description from Publisher:
Love isn't always loud. Sometimes it's silent.

Gabby Cosette has always been dubbed the good girl of quaint Redwood Ridge, Oregon, and being permanently put in the friend zone has left her dating life stagnant. With no prospects in sight, she clings to her friends and resolves to not let loneliness drag her under. So when the town Battleaxes set their matchmaking sights on her, she figures it can't hurt. Yet the guy they think is perfect for her just happens to be not only her boss at the veterinarian clinic, but her best friend. Sure, Flynn O'Grady is attractive and the nicest guy around, but going there with him would topple both of their carefully constructed worlds and there would be no going back. Even if he is starting to make her girly parts zing.

Having been born deaf, Flynn has already felt like an outsider most of his life. Aside from his brothers, Gabby is about the only person who's gone out of her way to treat him as more than a handicap. Which is exactly why he's banked his secret attraction for his sweet, beautiful vet tech. Except his meddling family is trying to play Cupid and ruin the best thing to ever happen to him. Without Gabby, his work as a veterinarian, never mind his personal life, wouldn't flow. Determined to ignore the antics, he's secure in the knowledge she's not interested in him romantically. But then a kiss changes everything . . . and he's wondering if taking the ultimate shot at love might be worth the risk.

My Rating:
Heat Rating:

Aww, I seriously loved these two! Gabby was a sweetheart (who "burped sunshine and farted rainbows", haha) and I loved her heart. Flynn was also adorable. Caring, sexy, and kind. Their relationship, from the friendship they share at the beginning to the romantic love they eventually allow themselves to embrace, is such a deep and loving one it was truly swoonworthy.

The relationship with the O'Grady brothers was also really wonderful and there were so many really sweet moments that brought a smile to my face.

The sign-language aspect and things from Flynn's point of view as a deaf person was really fantastic and I felt that it was really, very well-done. The issues Flynn had felt very realistic and I applaud the effort and skill that made it so enjoyable! It was a big part of the story while also feeling very normal. That us to say, Flynn wasn't portrayed as a "deaf guy," but a guy who happened to be deaf.

The chemistry between these two was off the charts, and felt very natural as well. The slow burn was perfect.

As an animal lover, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the animals in my review. Flynn's dog and Gabby's cat were adorable additions. And the discovery on the new client's farm was heartbreaking, but appreciated none-the-less as it deepened the story and the characters that much more.

This was the first book by Kelly Moran that I have read, but will certainly not be my last! The characters were rich, the romance and friendships deep, and there were just so many "feels"!

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Kelly Moran
Kelly Moran is a bestselling romance author of enchanting ever-afters. She is a Catherine Award-Winner, Readers' Choice Finalist, Holt Medallion Finalist, and a 2014 Award of Excellence Finalist through RWA, plus she's landed on the 10 Best Reads & Must Read lists by USA TODAY's HEA.

Kelly's been known to say that she gets her ideas from everyone and everything around her and there's always a book playing out in her head. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself. Her interests include: sappy movies, MLB, NFL, driving others insane, and sleeping when she can. She is a closet caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but don't tell anyone. She resides in Wisconsin with her husband, three sons, and two dogs. Most of her family lives in the Carolinas, so she spends a lot of time there as well.

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