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Puppy Love: An Adorable Contemporary Romance (Forever Home, 1) Mass Market Paperback – May 28, 2019
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"This is a romance which makes your heart feel good." - Harlequin Junkie
"Puppy Love is as adorable as all get out...Sweet with a hint of spice." - Delighted Reader
"The most uplifting, romantic and heartwarming novel I've read in a long while...Run, don't walk, to get your own copy of Puppy Love." - Long and Short Reviews
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- Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca (May 28, 2019)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1492671657
- ISBN-13 : 978-1492671657
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 0.96 x 6.88 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,119,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With an unconventional premise, Puppy Love features a bit of a love triangle between three main characters, one of which is a Pomeranian named Bubbles. Along with her two sisters, Sadie Vasquez is a dog trainer with Puppy Promise who agrees to do a favor for an old friend, Oscar. Harrison Parks is a diabetic firefighter and his boss, the aforementioned Oscar, puts Harrison on temporary leave until he has a service dog to alert him when his blood sugar gets in the danger zone.
Now, to understand how wonderful this story is, you need to know more about both Sophie and Harrison. Harrison is a tough nut to crack, and he's been known to make grown men cry during firefighter training. His heart isn’t simply guarded. It's wrapped in barbed wire with mile-wide walls around it. He would hate for you to feel sorry for him, because he's doing just fine all by his lonesome, but when Sadie and Bubbles invade his life, he doesn’t know what hit him. He also doesn’t stand a chance.
Sophie has been protected and coddled all her life, leaving her to feel inferior to her beautiful, accomplished sisters. But Sophie knows canines and is confident Bubbles is the perfect pup for Harrison. Despite any perceived shortcomings, Sophie is nothing if not determined, and she’s not afraid to push Harrison. The first crack of Harrison's heart happens in less than twenty-four hours, and Bubbles wags her way past the wall and through the barbed wire. The next crack is due to the machinations of Sadie, who innately knows just how far to push to draw out that soft marshmallow center Harrison has worked so hard to keep locked down.
I loved everything about this book, but especially the relationships between these two females and Harrison. Adorable little Bubbles overcomes fear, rises to the occasion and becomes the perfect companion, and both she and Sophie bring out the best in Harrison. At its heart, this is a story about overcoming adversity and fear, healing old hurts, finding the best in yourself and bringing out the best in someone else. It’s sweet and funny, poignant and inspiring, and uplifting and satisfying. Give this new author a chance and read Puppy Love. You won't be sorry you did.
*I reviewed an advance copy of this book freely and voluntarily, having made no commitment to provide a review and receiving no compensation of any kind from any source for this review.
That being said, this book has a few errors. Maybe not errors, because I cannot swear by the accuracy of my research, but my info comes from the leading dogs-for-diabetic agencies in the US as of 2019.
I've been taught, the best dogs to truly smell BG fluctuations are larger dogs - specifically labs and retrievers. Also, the book says the dog was sleeping on a pillow on the protagonist's bed and/or chest. Ah, no. Scent travels like pouring water. So diabetic dogs have to sleep on the floor next to the diabetic. Otherwise nightime BG changes are less likely to be detected. It doesn't matter how much the dog wants to sleep with or near you, you CANNOT acquiesce. It's your life on the line. Literally.
I'm not trying to nitpick over details, but since I'm applying for a dog I want to know every tidbit of info I can. Many families pay over 30K for a dog, because that is how much it costs to train one.
I needed an emergency glucagon shot less than 4 hours ago, which saved my life. If I had a dog, my life would be so different. I'm reviewing 4 stars because I so much appreciate the author for shining light on a real problem!!! And I enjoyed the book :)
And make no mistake--this is a romance. The premise itself was interesting enough; a service dog training facility run by three sisters. The youngest one finds romance when the hero comes to get a diabetic service animal to help him detect when his sugar levels are off. That is the only way his Boss will allow him to return to his job fighting forest fires. So in theory, it's a decent idea for a romance series.
However, I found the Heroine to be more irritating than the self-described grouchy Hero. The sub plot of his parents' reconciliation made absolutely no sense to me, and I didn't like them at all. I found it hard to believe that a service dog training facility was operated as portrayed in this story. And finally, the entire town of characters was too good to be true. At least the sex started about half way through to help relieve my aggravation.
But I admit that I'm not the best judge of romance stories....so I'll cut this book and Author some slack. And say that if you want a 'Feel good' romance with some sex and profanity and a cute puppy...this may be the book for you.