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#17: The Love Dog - Elsa Watson (With Giveaway)

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Fired from her job as a paralegal, Samantha Novak is in trouble. When Telltale, a Hollywood tabloid, asks her to write an expose on the reality television dating show, The Love Dog, Samantha is thrilled. She’s always dreamed of being a writer, and the fat paycheck won’t hurt. After being recently left at the altar, she’s not too keen on love either.  
Hired as the canine star’s handler, Samantha finds that digging up dirt on set is harder then she thought. Apollo, the show’s star, is a sweet golden retriever who takes his job as the “love dog” very seriously. He only wants to help couples fall in love and make everyone on set happy. Mason Hall, the show’s producer and leading man, is down to earth, charming, and... very attractive.
If Samantha doesn’t reveal to the world that the reality show isn’t exactly “real,” her new career will be over before it starts. But when she falls in love with Apollo and Mason, will she still have the heart to expose The Love Dog’s dirty secrets?
Elsa Watson returns with another charming "tail"!


  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (January 29, 2013)
  • ISBN: 9780765368096
  • AMAZON  US


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 review for Dog Days


Review:
I liked this book better than the first only because the story had more of the dogs' viewpoint than the previous book. That is what I loved most, Appollos' viewpoint. Appollo is the beautiful Golden Retriever on the cover, and he is the sweetest dog ever. Well, after my Bella and Ewok, of course.
I really liked the other two viewpoints, Sam, the female love interest and Mason, the male love interest. They were both interesting characters for their own reasons, and I liked the sweet romance that blossomed between them.
The other parts of the story were fun to read and I appreciate that I didn't feel like I had read anything like it before. With the amount of books I read, that is saying something...
So for all you romance fans out there who have  a soft spot for the canine companion, give this book a try. It's going to warm your cockles. 


4/5


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DISCLAIMER: I was gifted a copy. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. I love the cover! Such a pretty dog!

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  2. I'd love to read a book written from a dog's standpoint. Ewok and Bella should write one, too!

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  3. Falling in love always causes some kind of trouble!

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  4. Sounds like a great read. I have 2 dogs and so this appeals...

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