Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Single Dad to the Rescue by Cari Lynn Webb

Posted August 5, 2019 by meezcarrie in Cari Lynn Webb, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 25 Comments

City By The Bay Stories #4

GENRE: Contemporary “Clean” Romance
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2019
PAGES: 368

He offered her help

And he found love

Her home destroyed by a wildfire, Brooke Ellis finds temporary shelter at the home of paramedic Dan Sawyer and his young son, Ben. With the addition of Brooke and her lively fur family, Dan finds his carefully planned routine delightfully turned upside down. And his carefully guarded heart daring to trust in love again.

When his ex-wife suddenly reappears, will it be Brooke to the rescue?

Other Books In This Series


I’ve enjoyed all the books so far in the City by the Bay Stories series but I think Single Dad to the Rescue is my favorite! Adorable little boy + adorable puppies (and yeah, some cats too lol) = my kind of book. Add in good-hearted paramedic Dan & wounded-but-courageous Brooke plus a delightful mix of supporting characters and I’m fully on board!

Brooke’s losses are staggering, and the forest fire that’s wiped out her safe haven is just one more hit. With her ragtag and endearing family of rescued pets, she herself is rescued and watching all of them (including that adorable boy and his wary dad) begin to thrive once again is truly heartwarming. The romance is just the right blend of friendship and attraction, and its progression is sweet and well-paced.

As we fall in love with Dan and Ben and Brooke, there are a few secondary characters whose stories I hope we get to watch unfold in the future as well. Valerie. Jason. Nichole. Even Rick. They tugged at my heart (except for Valerie… who I wanted to purse whomp for most of the book… she grows on you though) and each seems like they’ve got a compelling backstory to grip my attention as well.

Bottom Line: A Single Dad to the Rescue is – true to its imprint – heartwarming and sweet. It’s the kind of story that leaves you sighing contentedly after you turn the last page, the kind that shows you that good-hearted people who put others first do still exist, the kind that reminds you that second chances sometimes show up when – and with whom – we least expect. The characters are equal parts layered, real, and compelling, and you’ll enjoy revisiting friends from previous books in the series if you’ve read those. If not, it works just as well as a standalone. A great read for animal lovers, rescuers-at-heart, and fans of sweet romance.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Prism Book Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / love it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion


Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website!


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25 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Single Dad to the Rescue by Cari Lynn Webb

  1. Hi MeezCarrie – thanks for featuring Single Dad to the Rescue on your blog and for your kind review. I appreciate everything you do to support authors! Wishing you a wonderful week!

  2. Vivian Furbay

    Great giveaway and a great addition to my TBR pile. Hope these are print books as that’s all I can read.

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