So these two. I liked the hero--he's down to earth, cheeky and plays things close to the chest. He's more than he seems and was easy to like. The heroine a little less so. She's a bit of a dreamer, can go all emotional and could be a bit judgmental over social status which bothered me. She did love animals, though, and was a hard worker so I could get behind her on that part.
"You're a feisty one, aren't you?"One thing I found was that this one couldn't quite decide if it was a cozy mystery or a romance. Sort of straddled that line and suffered a bit because of it.
"I'll show you feisty," she said, stomping past him.
- The romance side. It was a little rough for me. They were fairly combative and were really good at annoying each other, having misunderstandings, getting feelings hurt. I really saw them more as an investigative team than I felt the romantic chemistry. Things do heat up just slightly but barely and overall felt like the startings of a romance instead of the actual romance.
- The mystery side. Well done. So many suspects, so many funny moments as they investigated and had some eye opening moments about the lives of the dog show competitors and their naughty shenanigans. Some things I figured out, some not so much. It was a good time and definitely a strength.
Overall, it was a fun read and I'd probably pick up another from the author.
When more dogs go missing—and Felix becomes a suspect—the two team up to clear their names. Although Felix and Addison fight like cats and dogs, there’s an undeniable spark between them. And as the trail to the missing dogs heats up, so does their red-hot chemistry. Can Addison be persuaded to throw away her script to find an ending that just might be better than she ever expected?
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