Friday, May 28, 2021

Mini Review & Giveaway: Once Upon a Puppy by Lizzie Shane


Once Upon a Puppy (Pine Hollow #2) by Lizzie Shane
Publication Date: May 25th 2021 by Forever
Pages: 335
Source: Publisher
Rating: ½
Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Goodreads 

My Thoughts:
Deenie and Connor couldn't be more mismatched, but bonding over dog training and fake dating to impress her parents shows that opposites really do attract! Deenie is the free-spirited, never wants-to-be-tied-down kind of girl, and Connor is the uptight straight-laced, plan-everything-kind-of-guy.  Heads butt and sparks fly in this fun, cute romance! 

3.5 Stars

Book Description:

Opposites attract when a straitlaced lawyer and whimsical party planner must fake-date as co-parents of a rambunctious Irish wolfhound in the second book of this im-paw-ssibly charming small-town romance series.

Connor Wyeth has a plan for everything. But when he adopts Maximus, an unruly Irish wolfhound mix, he gets more than he bargained for. If he doesn't act fast, the big dopey mutt is going to destroy his house. The only person Max ever listens to is the volunteer who used to walk him at the shelter—a perennially upbeat woman whose day job is planning princess parties for little kids. Connor couldn't ever imagine that she'd be able to tame such a beast as Max, but he's desperate enough to try anything.

Deenie Mitchell isn't looking forward to spending more time with uptight, rules-oriented Connor—no matter how attractive he is. But when her sister announces her engagement, Deenie realizes he's the perfect person to impress her type-A family. When she learns he needs a plus-one for his law firm's work events, an unlikely alliance is formed. But as they play the perfect couple, the friendship—and the feelings—that are forming start to feel all too real. Opposites may attract, but can the man with a plan for everything and the misfit who makes her own rules ever find common ground?

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  1. Huge fan of pets in books! This sounds adorable!

  2. This does sound like a cute romance.

  3. This looks like a fun and enjoyable read.

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  4. Fake dating is one of my favorite tropes! Add a dog and yes, please!!

    1. It is a fun troupe, and yes I always love animals in books. :)

  5. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  6. Sounds good, love the pretty cover.

  7. I love dogs in books and fake dating, so this sounds like it will be a fun read.

  8. I love romances that include dogs. Opposites attract can be a lot of fun.