Lost and Found by Rick R. Reed

rick-r-reed-lost-and-found-cover-sTitle: Lost and Found

Author: Rick R. Reed

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (188 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 5, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  On a bright autumn day, Flynn Marlowe lost his best friend, a beagle named Barley, while out on a hike in Seattle’s Discovery Park.

On a cold winter day, Mac Bowersox found his best friend, a lost, scared, and emaciated beagle, on the streets of Seattle.

Two men. One dog. When Flynn and Mac meet by chance in a park the next summer, there’s a problem—who does Barley really belong to? Flynn wants him back, but he can see that Mac rescued him and loves him just as much as he does. Mac wants to keep the dog, and he can imagine how heartbreaking losing him would be—but that’s just what Flynn experienced.

A “shared custody” compromise might be just the way to work things out. But will the arrangement be successful? Mac and Flynn are willing to try it—and along the way, they just might fall in love. 

ISBN: 978-1-63477-884-8

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/lost-and-found-by-rick-r-reed-7849-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Flynn and Barley were out on an normal day just walking in the park.  Then Barley became lost.  Flynn looked for him for so long, but in the end he gave up I suppose.  That is until he sees a man walking him.

Mac was a scared young man in my mind, who had lost his parents at the age of 12.  So when he came across a beagle that was starving and so scared, that he knew he could help him.  And in a way Hamburger saves him.  All that ended in away when a strange man came up to him, and told him that the beagle was his.  He did what anyone would do, he ran.  Thanks to a dear old woman, they talked each other into sharing Barley.  Well let’s just say if you want to know the juicy details, pick up the book.  Because it does get not only hot, but it is also a very sweet story.

I have read a few books by this author, and I have to say that this one is probably the top one.  Dogs know who they want to be with, and it would seem Barley wants them both.  The story is very cute and sweet, if not a bit quirky also.  It is a very entertaining story and one that I could see happening in real life.  The cover with the pup is probably the best one I have come across, but mainly because of the dog.  Beagles are just so sweet.  Any how this book caught my attention and kept it to the end.  There was however a few dry spots that made it seem longer then it is, but not so much that it takes away from the story.

I enjoy reading stories with animals in them.  They just make it seem so real and much like life is as we know it.  If an animal trust a human, then more than likely you can too.  They are the best ones to choose.  Although I did enjoy reading the story, I felt that it was just a bit drawn out, but that was just me.  I had a lot of fun reading it and can guarantee that you will also.