How to Love a Dog's Best Friend by Cami Checketts
Kindle Edition, 178 pages
Published March 1st 2017 by Birch River Publishing
Attacked as a child, Brikelle Manwaring is terrified of dogs. When Colt Jepson's huge Great Dane chases her up a canyon, she tells him off and prays she'll never see either of them again.
When Colt and Brikelle are forced to pretend they are married, Colt discovers there’s more to Brikelle than a feisty beauty who likes to tell him off.
Their deception grows until neither of them are sure what is reality and what is fiction. The only thing they know is if they don’t tell the truth soon, they might lose their careers and any chance to be together.
Can Brikelle ever learn to love a beastly dog, or his owner?
My Review: 5 Stars
Who would ever think that a dog could bring two people together? In this story of pretending and forgiveness, that's just what happens. There were a few things said that made me feel like this is a modern Cinderella story. I absolutely loved this book!!
I love that this author writes so many of her characters as runners. I've picked it up in the last two years and I've been chased down by dogs before too. Brikelle's fear is realistic, especially since she has a very good reason for it. I love Ike (the dog) and how he knows a good thing when he sees it.
The first meeting after the dog incident immediately had me smiling and swooning. And it didn't stop there. This story is full of palpable chemistry that had me longing for the days when my husband and I were first dating. Every girl wants to be loved and loved well and Colt does a fantastic job of making Brikelle feel his passion and desire. Of course, true to her style, Ms. Checketts keeps the romance spicy, yet clean--no moral boundaries are crossed.
There are so many situations that had me laughing--from boating with the brothers, to fighting at work, to a weekend house party. A twist took me off guard, but gave the story a depth that led the characters to probe their inner feelings.
Content: mild violence (talk of dog attack); mild-moderate romance (spicy clean kissing, some innuendo, talk of desire but wanting to wait for marriage).