• Rescued Heart

  • A Puppy Love Romance
  • By: Georgia Beers
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,291 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Junebug Farms, a successful, well-known animal shelter in upstate New York, where every day brings something new - love, stress, heartbreak, warmth - and not just from the animals. Lisa Drakemore is in charge of intake and adoption at Junebug. She excels at her job, in large part because of her ability to keep her emotions in check. Her past has given her many years of practice and she's become a pro. But once she meets dog-walking volunteer Ashley Stiles, a distractingly attractive, perpetually late, emotions-on-her-sleeve young woman who smells like cupcakes, all bets are off for Lisa. The first of the Puppy Love Romances by award-winning author Georgia Beers.

©2016 Georgia Beers (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Cute Romance

If you could sum up Rescued Heart in three words, what would they be?

Sweet, innocent, positive.

What other book might you compare Rescued Heart to and why?

Difficult to answer.
I guess something like Apples Should be Red by Penny Watson...or maybe Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon.

What about Abby Craden’s performance did you like?

The best narrators disappear into the story. I don't think she's that good but it was a competent performance and importantly not annoying.

Any additional comments?

In a perfect world I wouldn't have to say this but sadly our world isn't perfect.
This book is LGBT...yes it's a lesbian romance....it's also sweet, generous and indefatigably positive.
I don't think it matters if you're not a lesbian. I'm heterosexual and male and I loved this book. A great story moves beyond definitions.

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Classic Georgia

A nice Georgia Beers lesbian romance with one woman who is in a power position and is so emotionally cut off she's way more like a guy than a lot of guys you know. Lisa Drakemore, like Rachel Hart in 'Mine' is scarred by the divorce of her parents when she was a teenager and as a result has little or no contact with one of her parents. She has inherited a no kill shelter from her grandmother and despite most of her staff being volunteers she runs a tight ship. One of those volunteers is the very pretty Ashley Stiles who works in a bake shop and comes across as one of those people who find their niche early and stay right there. Then there is the mutual attraction that both women constantly try to minimize if not deny altogether, a staple of most of this author's works. Clark Breckenridge is the stereotypical sleazy rich contributor with an overblown sense of entitlement and at one point his overtures go way over the line provoking a confrontation with Lisa; who for a moment comes off as heroic; then blows it when she opens her mouth..
Lisa is in fact a difficult character to ever get behind; she comes off as totally self centered, self involved, and carrying a large of bucket of anger mixed with an unwillingness to forgive or even listen to an explanation. In short if you walk on two legs, she's not very nice to you. Ashley on the other hand is terribly sweet, accommodating, and has a willingness to help everyone. If there is a line between nice lady and pushover Ashley doesn't step across that line; she backs up gets a running start and leaps across it. Finally it wasn't a surprise to see more than one Junebug Farms book because there were about twenty characters introduced in this book so there had to be some reason for that.
The positive thing about the author's works is that despite creating lead characters that aren't all that likable, and some strange takes on who to blame and who to excuse she is a very good writer. Though you wonder why the hell Ashley would want to hook up with Lisa, you really want it to happen. Listening to this story on my I-Pod was a nice way to distract myself from all the yard work I was doing one weekend. Good escapist listening; it was fun.

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Excited for the Second Book in the Series

If you could sum up Rescued Heart in three words, what would they be?

fun, entertaining, cute

What did you like best about this story?

I like the idea of a animal rescue, most of us are suckers for our pets.

Any additional comments?

Abby Craden is my favorite narrator. I could listen to her all day.

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Editors: Please pay attention

If you could sum up Rescued Heart in three words, what would they be?

Cute and perfect for animal lovers

What other book might you compare Rescued Heart to and why?

George Beers seems to love dogs, specially Australian Sheppards. Can't blame her at all. :)
Mine was great too

What three words best describe Abby Craden’s voice?

WOW, Wow and wow :)

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Puppy love is catchy enough

Any additional comments?

I’m not through listening this book yet but I chose it because these are 2 of my favorites: Author Georgia Beers and Narrator Abby Craden but please audio editors: Can you review this book? End of track 6, narrator says: "I seen to be missing page 56…
Just hope this doesn’t happen often "through the book…

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Nope. I felt silly even listening to this story

All felt contrived and inane. Narrator droned monotonously. Abby has done better work. My first listen for this author. I only tried it cuz setting of dog rescue center. I'm not sure the author understands that the place she described would be a multi million place and non profit business.

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Sweet, but with surprising depth

I expected this book to be a lot lighter than it turned out to be. It had more real-life drama and internal trauma than I had thought but it made me like it more. A few parts were cringy (what romance novel isn’t?) but overall I really enjoyed it. The steamy parts were on fire and the quiet moments were perfectly pensive.

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Fantastic!

loved everything about this....except for how you're left hanging at the end. I was so invested in the story, the characters, everything. That's my only criticism. I WANT MORRREEEE

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GREAT BOOK

another great story. funny, serious and charming. shows the true ins and outs of shelter life for animals.

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It was an ok story

It was an ok read. I woulnt go out of my way to recommend. Thought there could have been much more. It wasn't horrible.

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Abby Craden!!

Absolutely adore this series!! Abby Craden melts me! Can't wait to hear more of this

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-20-22

Good listen

This is the first book in the series, but I accidentally listened to the third book, dare to stay first.

As a whole I enjoyed this book but I didn’t find the characters as likeable and well described as they are in the other books in the series.

The narration was excellent. Defo worth a listen, but don’t quit after the first book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-22

Very slow paced

Very little story packed out with hours of white noise, wouldn’t bother with this one

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  • Cindy E.
  • 08-16-22

Love her work

I really enjoy listening to Georgia Beers writings and Abby narrating ( brilliant! as usual..)

I have now listened to the 3 stories all centered around the rescue centre and have loved every minute with all these characters. Adored Lisa and Ashleigh... what lovely complex characters ... I had it finished in 2 days!

Thank you Georgia... you left me wanting for more...

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  • becky
  • 08-08-22

Love it!

Loved the story, didn't want it to end. I am sucker for a happy ending, and chuck in some dogs too then I am sold!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-06-22

another good book read wonderfully

loved it.well read! similar to other books but still good.I will read other books by her! not just free ones great ide but also paid books!

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  • Lindsay Thompson
  • 05-18-22

Sorry honey but your boring and hard going .

I love Georgia's books but I found this one hard going .
The story was almost repetitive. I didn't feel the romance .
I felt like had been listening for days , for a ending that sucked .
Good luck brave listener .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-05-22

Sweet

It was good, but there were a few immature moments from both main characters which is fair enough they are only 30ish, but just felt irritated a few times. The ending annoyed me, a major part of one of the characters stories was that her mum left the family when Lisa was 18 and she had to take on a lot of adult roles, finally after the entire book having this as a huge part of Lisa's issues they are about to sit down for a chat and we don't get to hear the chat....

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  • Szilvia
  • 02-27-22

Rescued heart

Cute story, I listened it last from the series and not my favourite, but I enjoyed it tho. But Jessica's and Catherine's stories was even better, so if you read this first, keep goin!

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  • angela cooper
  • 02-24-22

Loved it- a warm love story, with some depth, well read

Set in an animal sanctuary , well recreated. I enjoyed the insight into animal rescue, being an animal lover who has just fostered a dog, it resonated with me.
Emotionally withdrawn but confident Lisa, meets happy but too passive, in her life, Ashley. To make it work between them, they each have to change and grow, emotionally. This process was shown with emotional intelligence, and I really related to the difficulties of one of them…..

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-18-21

Rescued Heart

Georgia Beers has written a great story where she had two flawed characters who grew together stronger than they could imagine themselves ever being. Throw in some cute and cuddly animals and you have another hit from Georgia.

Off to read the next adventure in this trilogy…

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  • Pensive
  • 09-18-22

not great

I felt frustrated and bored for most of the book. The character of Lisa was not likeable, why Ashleigh wld chose Lisa instead of a caring, warm & kind woman is bonkers. Lisa's character was rude stuborn, emotionally damaged & refuses to get help or even acknowledging she's a mental mess. This R/S can only end is disaster. Nothing really happened in the whole book..so painfully slow. Also Lisa victim shamed a sexual harassment victim!! WTF

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-31-22

A good desctiption of navigating unequal relations

Not as punchy, surprising or enjoyable as Beers other brilliant dialogues of intimate relationships between women. The few surprises are not well explained or founded in the suspence Beers normally portrays. The poetry of her usual prose lacks lustre.

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