One dog. Two strangers. An unfurgettable romance.
Wanted: someone nice, normal and trustworthy to housesit a beautiful cottage in the Lake District while the owner is away on a business trip. Must like dogs.
Wanting to escape from crap bosses and useless boyfriends, Becky jumps at the chance of being a dog sitter and the perfect escape – rest, relaxation and a very cute pooch called Bella.
But looking after Bella comes with a catch, namely gorgeous, brooding, Chris Hemsworth-worthy Ash James, who claims Bella is his dog and will stop at nothing to get her back!
Becky’s not about to hand over lovely Bella to any Tom, Dick or Ash. She’s determined to watch every move Ash James makes…even if it gets her very hot under the collar.
I received a copy of this book from One More Chapter via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Becky is looking to escape from her life and a dog and house sitting opportunity in the iconic Lake District make her step out of her comfort zone and into Bella, the dog’s crazy world. Becky and Bella strike up a great relationship, but she didn’t expect to be the referee in a canine custody battle. There are lots of humorous moments in this likeable story. Becky tries to keep Ash away from Bella as instructed by her employer, but she’s attracted to him and can see the connection between him and the dog.
The romance moves from physical attraction to emotional commitment in a believable way, as both Ash and Becky are easy to empathise. The dog is a catalyst for the romance and an instigator of much of the humour. Vivid descriptions of the walks and scenery bring the Lake District to life.
Zara Stoneley is the USA Today bestselling author of ‘The Wedding Date’.
She lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.
Born in a small village in the UK, Zara wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. After many (many) years and many different jobs, her dream of writing a bestseller came true. She now writes about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hopes that her tales make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’.
Zara’s bestselling novels include ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘No One Cancels Christmas’, ‘The Wedding Date’, ‘The Holiday Swap’, ‘Summer with the Country Village Vet’, ‘Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage’ and the popular Tippermere series – ‘Stable Mates’, ‘Country Affairs’ and ‘Country Rivals’.