Cora Bellamy is a woman who thrives on organization. She’s successfully run her own dog training business for years, perfectly content with her beloved rescue pitbull as the main man in her life. She’s given everything to her business, and her lack of social life (or slobber-free clothes) has been completely worth it.
But all that changes when she meets Charlie Gill, the hottest client she’s ever had. The only problem? Charlie’s taken. Luckily, Cora has a new friend—the sweet, lovably geeky Eli Crawford. More loyal than a retriever, he’s always there to help Cora with her problems, including her love life. That’s why she’s shocked to realize that even as things start heating up with Charlie, there might just be a more-than-friends spark between her and Eli, too.
As Cora’s life gets more tangled up than a dogwalker’s leashes—and as she prepares to audition for a dog-training TV show that may irrevocably change her entire life—she has to figure things out before it all goes straight to the dogs.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 4 Stars
When the news about this particular book hit my inbox, I took one look at the cover and knew that I HAD to have it. This cover is everything – AND it has a dog on it! I have a weakness for books with romance, comedy and dogs, so this one really checked all of my boxes.
Things between Cora and her romantic interests were fun and really sweet, and I loved all of her fantastic training tips (I’ll be keeping this book on hand for when I get a pup). The TV Show aspect of the novel was really well done and kept me interested. I also just really loved the messages in the book: the importance of rescuing dogs, following your own passions (even if they aren’t in corporate America, and the overall emphasis on friendships.
My Takeaway: The book flowed so smoothly and overall was just the light and easy read I was looking for. Cora was just so relatable and easy to connect to, I felt as though she were one of my own friends by the end of the book. Victoria Schade has definitely put herself on my radar – I can’t wait to read more books by her!
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