Tuesday, May 22, 2012

#53: Dog Days - Elsa Watson (With Giveaway)

In Elsa Watson's Dog Days, struggling café owner Jessica Sheldon volunteered to be the chairperson of Woofinstock, Madrona’s annual dog festival, to overcome her reputation as “number one dog hater” in her dog crazy Northwestern town. Determined to prove her dog-loving credentials, Jessica rescues Zoe, a stray white German shepherd— and in the process the two are struck by lightning.
Jessica wakes to discover paws where her feet should be, and watches in horror as her body staggers around the town square…. Zoe and Jessica have switched bodies. Learning to live as a dog is difficult enough, but Jessica’s real worry is saving her café from financial ruin. To complicate matters, she’s falling hard for Max, the town veterinarian.
It’s clear that Zoe is thrilled to live life on “human terms,” thoroughly relishing all of the fun and food Woofinstock has to offer. But Zoe is also anxious to use her new human skills to find her missing family—who may not want her back. And Jessica needs to confront a complicated figure from her past before she can move on with her life.
Jessica and Zoe will need to learn from each other to set things right, and possibly find acceptance and love in the bargain.

 
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (May 22, 2012)
  • ISBN: 9780765368089
Author Bio:
 Pacific Northwest native Elsa Watson has always loved animals. After raising chickens and inoculating goats in the Peace Corps in West Africa, she and her husband moved to an island near Seattle where they've filled their lives with dogs, more chickens, and the cat they brought home from their travels. She currently works at the West Sound Wildlife Shelter, a wildlife hospital and education center. Elsa is the author of MAID MARIAN (Crown, 2004; Three Rivers Press, 2005), a re-telling of the Robin Hood legend. Her novel DOG DAYS will be published by Tor-Forge in May 2012, followed by THE LOVE DOG in February 2013 and two e-novellas: A CHRISTMAS TAIL in October 2012 and THE PUPPY TRAP in January 2013. To learn more, visit www.elsawatson.net

My Opinion:
If you have seen the movie Freaky Friday, then you have basically read this book, with a slight canine difference. It was still fun, and being the dog lover that I am, I appreciated  the dog's viewpoint in the story. What pet owner hasn't wondered what they think, and this book is a fun play on that.
I don't think it will break shelf records, but it will be a delight for those who read it.

3/5

Recommend? Yes, to contemporary romance fans.


DISCLAIMER: I received a copy for review. I was no compensated for this post or my opinion.


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11 comments:

  1. I would switch with a bird. An eagle.
    Yay. I am flying!

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  2. An adorable tiny dog, and I will play with my (human) kids all day.

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  3. It would have to be a dog! Lovethem.

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  4. Oh definitely a cat. I could use a cat nap right now big time lol!

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  5. My puppy so cute and gets tlc all day.

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  6. I would like the run free with the horses!

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  7. A dog, definitely!
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  8. hmm... i would switch with a big cat. like a panther or leopard

    kmichellec87(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I would switch with a dolphin or a horse.

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  10. I would switch with a cat.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. I think I would be a big happy lab :) This book looks like a hoot. I thought it was something else I had heard of previously and almost did not hop over, but I am glad I did. Thank you for sharing and for the lovely giveaway opportunity.

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