I've been adding way too many ebook freebies from Amazon and Kobo to my TBR pile thanks to Bookbub lately. One of them was Make It a Double, by Sawyer Bennett. The second book in a series, it works perfectly well as a standalone read. In fact, I haven't read the first, although I think I may need to go back and do so.
The story is about a man named Brody and a woman named Alyssa. He is an ex-con who was convicted of vehicular homicide and she runs a no-kill animal shelter. He ends up volunteering there to settle his community service requirements. There is, of course, external drama, but part of the conflict of the story is of a man adjusting back to life outside of prison. I liked how the routines established in prison life are both subtly and not-so-subtly touched upon.
My only problem with the story is the person. I fairly loathe first-person stories, and this one was written not just in first person, but in alternating POV, as well. It was well done, though, so I was able to get past that. I can definitely recommend this book.