This is the first novel by Alice Clayton that I’ve read. I have been avoiding reading her, because I’m getting tired of New Adult in general, but when I saw in the blurb that protagonist Chloe runs a pit bull rescue, I couldn’t start reading this fast enough. I was expecting a spicier romp, but Mai Tai’d Up turned out to be a sweet friends to lovers story, with a great sense of humor, a heroine who won’t settle for the easy way out, and a lot of dogs. Oh, there’s also a couple of very hot smexy times near the end of the book.
I took one look at Unleashed and was smitten. How could I resist that cute cover? It’s like the dog is forcing his human companions into close quarters, because he knows what’s best for them. I envy a dog’s view of the world; everything is better with company, there is never a time when play isn’t appropriate, and there is nothing to bring contentment like a cuddle and a hug. If humans acted more like dogs, methinks the world would be a much happier place.
Now that the weather is finally improving, I have been taking the dogs to the park, either separately or together. Here are some pictures from a recent walk with Poppy. There isn’t much green yet, but there are hints of growing things everywhere. There are also dried up leaves from the fall everywhere, which are really, really fun to crunch along on.
Oh, dear, where to start? I loved this book! I received a surprise copy in the mail, and I was chomping at the bit to read it. I had posted previously about Ice Dogs, because I think the cover is so striking, but I was worried that something bad was going to happen to one of the animals. What if one of them died?? That would have ruined the reading experience for me. I am STILL traumatized by Where the Red Fern Grows, and I read it when I was, what, 13. While I can’t remember the death of every human character in A Game of Thrones, I still get upset over the death of Lady. Ugh! Reading stories with animals can be so trying for me!
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
I’m kind of scared to read Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson because I will be worried that something bad happens to the dogs, but I am fascinated by the premise. Long wait on this one!
Hits stores February 2014
Victoria Secord, a 14-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods, is entirely up to her. Author Terry Lynn Johnson is a musher herself and her crackling writing puts readers at the reins as Victoria and Chris experience setbacks, mistakes, and small triumphs in their wilderness adventure.