Monday, August 10, 2015

Stepdog by Nicole Galland

4 Star

What's the difference between puppy love and dogged devotion?

When Sara Renault fired Rory O'Connor from his part-time job at a Boston art museum, and in response, Rory—Irishman, actor, musician, reformed party-boy— impulsively leaned over and kissed her . . . she kissed him back. Now, as Rory's visa runs out on the cusp of his big Hollywood break, Sara insists that he marry her to get a green card. In a matter of weeks they've gone from being friendly work colleagues to a live-in couple, and it's all grand . . . except for Cody, Sara's beloved dog from her troubled previous relationship. Sara's overattachment to her dog is the only thing she and Rory fight about.

When Rory scores both his green card and the lead role in an upcoming TV pilot, he and Sara (and Cody) prepare to move to Los Angeles. But just before their departure, Cody is kidnapped—and it is entirely Rory's fault. Desperate to get back into Sara's good graces, Rory tracks Cody and the sociopathic dognapper to North Carolina. Can Rory rescue Cody and convince Sara that they belong together—with Cody—as a family? First they'll need to survive a madcap adventure that takes them through the heart of America. 

Sabrina-Kate - 4 Star

I wasn't sure exactly what to expect when I read the synopsis of this book. It seemed interesting enough if a bit far fetched yet since I like dogs a lot, I thought I would give this book a try. The cover itself also appealed to me so I didn't hesitate to pick it up right away once I had received it.

At first I can say I remained a bit skeptical since the plot line seemed like something utterly impossible but I am so glad that I gave this book a chance. The story was pretty crazy but highly entertaining and was written in such a way that I couldn't help but believe that it was actually entirely possible. The plot was a little bit out there for sure but not once did I question anything after I had started reading.

I really liked the characters and how they interacted with each other and of course with Cory (the dog). The story was a rollicking tale with no time to waste as it sped along quite quickly much like Sara and Rory's very new relationship.

A highly enjoyable and utterly captivating story, Stepdog was the perfect summer read with a great escape into a story that pulled me in one hundred percent.

Thank you to Willliam Morrow for our review copy.  All opinions are our own.

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1 comment:

  1. I love when an author can really pull me into to an unbelievable story and make me just go along with everything. Getting immersed in a story like that is a ton of fun.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!



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