BOOK REVIEW: Rescue You by Elysia Whisler

Title: Rescue You
Author: Elysia Whisler
Publication: October 27, 2020
Publisher: Mira
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance
Pages: 319

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

She needs a fresh start. He’s got scars that haven’t healed. With the help of some rescue dogs, they’ll discover that everyone deserves a chance at happiness.

After a year of heartbreak and loss, the only thing keeping Constance afloat is the dog rescue she works at with her sister, Sunny. Desperate for a change, Constance impulsively joins a new gym, even though it seems impossibly hard, and despite the gym’s prickly owner.

Rhett Santos keeps his gym as a refuge for his former-military brothers and to sweat out his own issues. He’s ready to let the funny redhead join, but unprepared for the way she wiggles past his hard-won defenses.

When their dog rescue is threatened, the sisters fight to protect it. And they need all the help they can get. As Rhett and Constance slowly open up to each other, they’ll find that no one is past rescuing; what they need is the right person—or dog—to save them. 

REVIEW:

**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

This is the last book that I had to read from the fall selection that I got from Harlequin.  I am constantly looking for new authors.  Especially with romance.  I have plenty of authors that I love in other genres but I am kind of new to the romance genre so I am always looking for new authors.  Plus the description sounded sooo good.  

Constance has had it rough.  Her dad recently passed away and her boyfriend was cheating on her with someone else.  She found out when she went to surprise him with a run and saw him with another woman.  She is trying to find her groove in life again.  That all changes when she on a whim goes into a CrossFit gym. She finds the passion for something that she has lost along the way.  She may also find passion.  Guys… I stayed up until 1 AM one night reading this book and got 68% read in that time.  The next day I kept sneak reading it.  Although me hurting my back did help because I sat down more during the day but still.  

I loved the character of Constance.  It could have been any of us.  She was down to earth and smart.  She has a connection with people and can figure them out pretty quickly.  I loved that during the book she got the nickname Stanzi.  That isn’t the normal nickname that I would think of for a Constance.  Her sister does call her CiCi but that is it.  The character of Rhett (her love interest) is multilayer.  I wanted to smack him at times because of his stubbornness but at the same time felt bad for him for his issues.  He served in the military and has PTSD along with physical issues from a bomb blast.  I liked how Constance and Rhett’s relationship formed over the entire book.  They didn’t fall into bed.  They took that time and built it up.  They feel for each other slowly.  This is a fairly clean romance.  They do have sex but it isn’t overly descriptive and in my books rather clean.  I will certainly be checking out more books by this author and I HOPE that she writes a second book so I can find out what happens to Constance’s sister Sunny and her romance that began to blossom at the end of the book.  

STAR RATING: 5/5

Pick up your copy of Rescue You by Elysia Whisler on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and check your local bookstore on October 27th. Also make sure to add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished. Check out more from author Elysia Whisler HERE.

About Elizabeth Cole

Stay-at-home mom to two children and one toddler. I love to read, travel (haven't done it in a while), and cook. Born and raised in Three Rivers, Michigan and currently, reside in Northern Michigan. Can't wait to start sharing my book thoughts/ reviews with you!!

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