Things in Whynot, NC have gone to the dogs, and that's just the way the town's only veterinarian, Laken Mancinkus, likes it. No matter if she's up when the rooster crows or working until the cows come home, Laken never leaves an animal in need. So when a gorgeous Yankee comes begging for help herding some wily goats, Laken is up to the task.
Jake McDaniel is looking for a tax break, and what better way than to take up...farming? This ex-football player turned businessman turned unwitting goat farmer is up to his knees in goat drama. Runaway goats, dehydrated goats, and a baby goat that wants no one other than him, Jake needs more help than he cares to admit. Good thing the sexy veterinarian is right there to coach him on how to be a farmer. The only problem is, Laken's not looking for anything more than a good time, while Jake is looking for his forever girl.
Will the baby goat, and Laken, be enough to get Jake to stay? Or will he take his tax break and hoof it back to Chicago?
One thing is for certain...what happens on the farm doesn't always stay on the farm.
About the Author
When Juliette isn't delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she's teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sweet and sexy with loads of feels. Barking up the Wrong Tree is the kind of story that charms, coaxing smiles and warm gooey feelings with its impeccable blend of fun banter, and sweet, sexy love. What happens when a city boy shows up in the middle of the day at Laken Mancinkus’ favorite hangout asking for help to wrangle wayward goats? As the town’s only vet and utter animal lover, Laken goes to the rescue while ogling the handsome stranger never intending to get her heart caught up in his sexy city slicker pull. Ex-football player now businessman, Jake McDaniel only wanted a tax break. He never expected he’d have emergency goat drama that required him to fly from Chicago to small-town Whynot to feed a baby goat that latched on to him. And he certainly didn’t expect to fall for the very attractive veterinarian who’s only interested in a fling while he’s looking to settle down... in the big city. Can these two seemingly opposites find a middle ground for their happily ever after? I just loved everything about this story. So many moments that were utterly sweet and sexy (yes, I know I’ve mentioned this before but it’s true), the completely loveable characters from the grandpa to the hero and heroine to the dog! Oh how I loved the entries with Herman’s POV! From the moment the laid eyes on each other Jake and Laken knew there were sparks between them and didn’t dilly-dally in acting on it. When a man like Jake wants something, he takes action and when he needs to go back to Whynot, he takes advantage and pursues Laken slyly and relentlessly, even though he never pushed a label. I really liked that they were both very communicative and open to see where their growing feelings led them. For his part, Jake is going directly to my book boyfriend list. He was absolutely charismatic to begin with, add the fact that he put his life on hold for a baby goat (how cute is that?!) and then add stuff like selfless, witty, understanding, a wonderful wooer, observant and yes, very very sexy. And Laken was a perfect fit for him, with a tough exterior that presented a challenge and big heart that gave Jake exactly what he was looking for. Barking up the Wrong Tree is book #3 in the Sex and Sweet Tea series by Juliette Poe. It is a positively feel good contemporary romance bursting with fun and swoonyness. Told from various points of view, including Herman the dog and Pap’s. It ends with a happy ending.