Give me humor and dogs and I’m in, particularly with some oft-juvenile innuendo in the story or title. Casey Griffin is on the blog today with the first book in A Rescue Dog Romance series. Please read on for
Must Love Wieners
A plot driven story leads the way as we meet veterinary student Piper and her rescue doxie Colin. Hard working with multiple pulls at her time, Piper works three jobs to keep up with school, rent and food, and she’s got a determination and good humor that makes her fun to know. Having multiple jobs that are vastly divergent in tone, she has a singing telegram to deliver that devolves spectacularly into a lap dance. Running from that failed experience, she is followed out the door and into her taxi by the recipient, one CEO named Aiden. And the fun begins.
Aiden is a buttoned-up rather stiff CEO, and he just adopted a dachshund from the shelter that brought Piper her Colin, and where she volunteers. When he spots her again, after not being able to forget her, he’s determined that she will work for him, walking his new adopted doxie Sophia.
Together these two are a series of missteps – Aiden isn’t particularly socially aware, Piper tends to shoot for entendre when she’s nervous or unsettled. Let’s face it: a story about wiener dogs is just the fertile ground for innuendo galore. With a touch of danger to Piper and her Colin, plenty of laughs and development of both Piper and Aiden throughout the story, the twists and turns just add to the fun.
Told in Piper’s point of view, we see her struggles with the buttoned up Aiden, and her clinging, almost desperately to her own self-reliant edge that doesn’t allow her to admit weakness or fear. Fine and I’m fine are frequent utterances, to distraction at times, especially when things are most decidedly NOT fine. With the twists and turns and a culprit in the wings… but who….the story keeps you reading, punctuated with giggles and moments to appreciate. Light, fun and full of doggie love moments, this is a wonderful summer read.
Title: Must Love Wieners
Author: Casey Griffin
Series: A Rescue Dog Romance #1
Also in this series: Beauty and the Wiener, A Wedding Tail
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humor elements, Mystery Elements
Published by: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published on: 2 August, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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LOVE—UNLEASHED. . .
First in a wickedly funny new series brimming with mystery and romance!
Piper Summers works like a dog juggling three jobs to put herself through veterinary school—driving taxis, delivering pizzas, and singing telegrams. Thankfully, Piper has her devoted dachshund Colin to help her keep things in line. That is, until she gets fired...and someone throws her a bone that is too good to resist.
Aiden Caldwell is an Armani ad come to life—a billionaire CEO who’s just adopted a dachshund from the rescue center where Piper volunteers. He’s hot on Piper’s tail to be his personal dog walker...but he may be after more than a walker for his wiener. The gorgeous, spirited Piper is everything he’s ever wanted from a woman—and more. But can Piper ever love, and trust, a man who has never learned to open his heart—or has she bitten off more than she can chew?
Must Love Wieners is the first book in Casey Griffin's Rescue Dog Romance series!
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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