Author: Casey Griffin
Series: A Rescue Dog Romance, #1
Genre: M/F Romance
Publisher: St. Martin's
Publication Date: August 2nd 2016
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LOVE—UNLEASHED. . .
First in a wickedly funny new series brimming with mystery and romance!
Piper Summers works like a dog juggling three jobs to put herself through veterinary school—driving taxis, delivering pizzas, and singing telegrams. Thankfully, Piper has her devoted dachshund Colin to help her keep things in line. That is, until she gets fired...and someone throws her a bone that is too good to resist.
Aiden Caldwell is an Armani ad come to life—a billionaire CEO who’s just adopted a dachshund from the rescue center where Piper volunteers. He’s hot on Piper’s tail to be his personal dog walker...but he may be after more than a walker for his wiener. The gorgeous, spirited Piper is everything he’s ever wanted from a woman—and more. But can Piper ever love, and trust, a man who has never learned to open his heart—or has she bitten off more than she can chew?
3.5 rounded up to 4 stars
I have to admit, the first thing that caught my attention was the title of the book. When I saw it and actually looked at the cover I knew I wanted it. Not only do I love books that include stories that include animals, but I loved the humor in the title. This is the first time that I've heard of Casey Griffin, but I am excited to pick up her next book in this series. This is the first book in a new series and can be read as a standalone.
Piper is an extremely hard worker that is trying to put herself through school to be a veterinarian. She is working 3 jobs at the beginning of this story: taxi driver, pizza delivery driver, and singing telegram person. She also volunteers at a dachshund rescue in her spare time, with plans to be the vet for them when she finishes school. After being fired from 2 of her jobs in one day, Aiden hires her as his dog walker. Piper likes her independence and has trouble accepting help from others.
Aiden was a little tougher of a character to figure out. At first he is very closed off and ran hot and cold for a good part of the book. He was a very serious business man, but when he was around Piper she had a way of getting him to lighten up and have fun. He's a very caring and sweet guy.
The mystery aspect of this story keeps the story moving really well, but the ending seemed a little unbelievable to me. That's probably my biggest gripe about this book. Other than that, I really loved the light-hearted humor and innuendo throughout the story. Add in the fact that there were Pride & Prejudice, Pretty Woman, and The Notebook references and I'm a pretty happy girl.
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