You Lucky Dog
Carly’s life is falling apart. She lost her job and is struggling to afford her rent by freelancing as a publicist for two difficult clients. Her newly divorced parents have a more rocking love life than she does. And she ended up with a depressed basset hound. When the dog walker mixes up Carly’s basset with another, hijinks and romance ensue.
This book took a little time to get into. For a rom-com, I was expecting a faster-paced book, but this had a lot of expository passages including descriptions of places that I wasn’t expecting. For example, in one scene, Carly looks around her house and describes some of her furniture.
But after a few chapters, I became accustomed to the writing style and got sucked into the plot. The leading man, Max, is a “brain scientist” who studies similarities in dogs and human brain function. He got into it because of his autistic brother, Jamie.
The basset hounds, Baxter and Hazel are delightful characters and provide a lot of great moments in the story. The attraction between Carly and Max is cute and it was easy to root for these two to work everything out.
If you like a rom-com that has a little more heft to it, You Lucky Dog is a solid choice.
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