A sunny dog trainer. A grieving New Orleans photographer. The unruly pup that brings them together.
Ashley’s never owned a dog, much less trained one. But she’s not about to let that little detail stop her—especially during the holiday season—from applying for this dog training job. Her new gig is the perfect way to survive the recession while strolling the festive streets of New Orleans with a cute pooch. The biggest challenge? Heeling a growing attraction to her stunning shut-in of a boss.
When her girlfriend died a year ago, Madison found herself overwhelmed by grief and her girlfriend’s rambunctious puppy. Now the dog is an unmanageable, attention-starved reminder of everything Madison has lost. She’s still afraid to face the world, but her vibrant new dog trainer—with the help of a furry sidekick—is determined to bring light, laughter, and Christmas cheer back into Madison’s life.
I read this book in two sittings, but only because I had to pry myself away to go to bed at a reasonable hour last night. It’s charming, delightful, and full of healing and holiday cheer. I loved every minute of this book.
Both main characters were lovable and fun to read about. I was rooting for them the whole time, and even though happy endings are guaranteed in romances, it never gets old waiting for them to realize they’re perfect for each other.
The book deals with some heavy topics (the death of a former partner, being laid off, near death experience), but that only added to the book’s appeal to me. I love it when romances reflect real life, and I got plenty of that in this one.
This is the queer Hallmark story my queer heart has been longing for. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
COLLIE JOLLY will be available for purchase on December 1st, and is available for pre-order now!