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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

stay by allie larkin

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by Jason Johnson
PLUME
Published by the Penguin Group
Paperback Release Date:
July 26, 2011
ISBN-10: 0452297125
ISBN-13: 978-0452297128

Janie is Savannah's (Van's) best friend since childhood.  Peter is the man she literally fell for her first day of college.  Her biggest mistake was introducing them to each other.  That is why as this book starts she is dressed up looking like a satin orange pumpkin as maid of honor at their wedding. 

After the wedding hoopla she decides to drown her sorrows with a little Vodka and a Rin-Tin-Tin movie marathon.  During the night she drunk orders a puppy off the internet. When the puppy arrives she finds out he is 200 pounds and has been trained with only Slovak commands.  

Savannah Leone's life will never be he same.

I would call this a great summer read with one caveat, it takes place in the fall and winter.  It is still a great "escape" novel.  

I like this author's writing style, it is very mature for a debut novel.  I love the characters, Joe was in a class all his own. Filled with humor and heartbreak and doggy kisses, I was almost sorry to see the story end. 

It is a light fun read that animal lovers will enjoy and appreciate. It is amazing how quickly we become attached to our pets and the magically way they understand, love us unconditionally, and even save us from ourselves. All this for a little scratch behind the ears and doggy treats.  

I hope to see more from this author soon!!! Check out her blog to find out more about this new author.


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Plume, a division of The Penguin Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

4 comments:

Carol M said...

I love puppies and kitties! This sounds like a book I would really enjoy!

holdenj said...

I loved this book and can't wait to see what Larkin has planned next!

MarthaE said...

This sounds fun. Thanks for the review.

Yvonne said...

This sounds like a good one! Congrats on completing the animal reading challenge and thank you for participating!