Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Beauty and the Wiener: A Rescue Dog Romance by Casey Griffin

Addison has the opportunity of a lifetime in front of her:  She's been invited to show off her dog costumes and grooming talents before a dog show.  She's so excited and really anxious to do a good job and get her business off the ground and running successfully.  She does have enough time to get a drink and maybe dance one dance.  She even finds Mr. Perfect near the dance floor.  The night is off to a good start until she goes back to do the show and finds several dogs missing.  Seven to be exact.  How could that happen?  Where did they go?

St. Martin's Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 7th.

This is a bit like a cozy mystery.  Addison's reputation is shot, no one will even keep their pampering appointments for their dogs, and everybody thinks she's stolen the dogs.  The police don't give dog kidnappings high priority, so she'll have to solve it herself if she's going to save her business.

There's a lot of humor in this tale.  Addison is sure she's going to have a fairy tale romance.  She's even picked out her Prince Charming.  But Felix the bartender is pretty hot and he's interested in her, too.  Addison manages to misunderstand every relationship Felix has which is a hoot to read.  She finds out Mr. Perfect isn't all that charming.  And before the end of the story, everything has been turned upside down in her life.  Even her dog shows her a side she hasn't seen before.

With dogs everywhere, odd dog owners, and a thief, it's an interesting look at the dog world and people in general.  I think Addison is going to do well in life and she picked the right fella to do it with, too.

This is a funny well told tale that was a joy to read.

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