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You Lucky Dog (Lucky Dog, 1) Library Binding – Large Print, April 7, 2021
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- Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print; Large type / Large print edition (April 7, 2021)
- Language : English
- Library Binding : 568 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1432883720
- ISBN-13 : 978-1432883720
- Item Weight : 1.55 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,628,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I loved this book.
Carly Kennedy’s life is going no where. She is a publicist who has lost her job and is trying to make it on her own 2 with very difficult clients. Her family is just one basket case. Her parents have recently divorced and her mother, much to Carly dismay, has announced a sexual awakening and loves to share the details with her daughter. Her sister Mia, is always having a crisis, she has 3 small children and her husband is away for work a lot. So she is constantly calling on Carly. And Carly has a new basset hound named Baxter. Well originally her mother had rescued him for her sister Mia, but with 3 small children there is no way Mia could keep the dog, So Carly inherited him. And she loves him. But she is a by the book dog owner. No getting on the furniture, only organic food. But poor Baxter is so depressed.
Max Sheffington’s is a professor of neurology. He is up for tenure. He also has a basset hound named, Hazel. Hazel eats mac and cheese and loves to lay on the couch and watch dog tv. Max also helps is dad take care of his brother Jamie, who has autism.
Max and Carly meet when their dogs are mixed up. You see their dog walker was arrested so he had a friend return the dogs and this friend mixed up the bassets. Carly came home to find her favorite couch pillow torn to shreds by Hazel. And Max comes home to a very depressed dog who will not eat, so he gives him mac and cheese LOL
After an awkward first encounter they realize that their dogs really like each other so they set up a couple of play dates, and Carly and Max realize not only do their dogs like each other, but they like each other as well.
I loved both Max and Carly. Max is such a sweet guy. I loved watching him with his brother Jamie. He was so good with him. Even when he did get a bit aggravated at times, he always felt bad after. It brought a tear to my eyes a couple of times. And Carly with her dysfunctional family and crazy clients, she just kept pushing on no matter what got in her way. And I just loved Max and Carly together. They made me laugh, from their different dog parenting styles, to Max having to help Carly out of a crazy skirt one of her clients made. I was team Max and Carly all the way. As well as team Baxter and Hazel lol
Between chapters 4 and 7, 32 pages had not printed - there was just blank paper.
I have NEVER encountered this in any of the hundreds of books I've read over the years. I am returning it because I didn't really feel like I was a "lucky dog"!!
I loved how the two characters and their dogs bond so quickly and yet it seems like the world is working against them. The ending provides the most satisfying Happily Ever After you could want.
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This was the first Julia London book I’ve read, I thought it was very well written, with a great plot! Overall I really loved this book. Dogs and romance, what more could you want? I would absolutely recommend this book. I hope Julia writes more just like this
As I chuckled my way through this book I couldn’t help but admire Julia London for her superb observational skills. This is a lady who clearly knows her dogs and her portrayal of their antics is one of the things that made the story so special for me. I chuckled when Max was forced to take Baxter, whom he called Dog at this point in the story, into a lecture he was delivering. “Dog had wandered around as Max tried to instruct the students on the nervous system, plunging his nose into backpacks and crotches at will.”
Laugh-out-loud humour aside, this story also has plenty of emotional pull as Max, a combination of horny, oversexed male and scientist nerd feels his way around his relationship with Carly. I loved his inner thoughts, always scientifically phrased, “Max looked into her eyes. He wanted to speak, but words drifted out of his mind, almost as if he had frontotemporal degeneration. Which he did not.”
This is a book to keep and to read over and over whenever you want something to smile about or need a hearty laugh. I absolutely loved it.