Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

CommanderStrikeher’s #CBR 4 Review #29: The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service by Beth Kendrick

I read this book in one sitting.  I haven’t done that in years.  I finished it in about three and a half hours.  Not that this book was the best book ever written, but I was off work the next day, and I felt like staying up till 3:00 AM to finish it.

The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service is a light and fluffy novel that feels like it was written specifically for me.  The main character, Lara, is a dog trainer(check) who also rescues dogs(check) and her long-term live-in boyfriend has dumped her because he can’t handle the chaos of all of the dogs(check plus).  Lara moves in with her successful workaholic mother and becomes the “dog doyenne” to the rich people in the neighborhood.

I feel that this book has a very specific audience.  Dog trainers and/or dog rescuers.  I’m not sure if anybody else would appreciate the realities of some of the situations that Lara is placed in.  Although this is a very light-hearted novel, I’m not sure if anyone outside of rescue would believe that once people found out where Lara lived that they would throw a litter of Pit Bull puppies into her yard, or that puppies from pet stores come from puppy mills and are often sickly or have behavior problems.

4/5 Stars for me, 3/5 for anybody else.

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