Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review: It's a Dogs Life by Dale Mayer

Title: It's a Dog's Life
Author: Dale Mayer
Source: Self-Purchased
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Release Date: October 24, 2011
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 4
Sexual - 1

It's the first day of Ninna's job in the local animal shelter...and a dog is talking to her.
Not just any dog...a fat, old, smart-alecky Basset Hound who says his name is Mosey.

She can't quit, she needs this job. And then there's the yummy vet who turns out to live across the street from her. He has a house big enough to hold a few animals - including the mouthy Mosey. With all this going on, she doesn't have time to worry about the rash of break-ins and the sense of being watched. She's too busy worrying that she's nuts.

When Ninna agrees to dog sit for the cute vet from work, she sees it as a trial at being a pet owner and a way to build on her budding relationship with the vet. For Mosey, this weekend means time to get to know each other.

For the stalker who's tracking Ninna's movements, it means...opportunity.
 I am a big fan of Dale Mayer's Psychic Visions series, and while this one is definitely something different, her amazing writing style still brings the story to life.  Ninna is a big of a mess.  She's an unusual one that has had a problem with hearing things.  When she starts her new job at the animal clinic she thinks this is going to be a fresh start - until the voices begin again.

This is an incredibly sweet romance.  Ninna and Stuart are brought together by a very unusual force - a Basset Hound named Mosey.  He's a rather particular creature that is quite excited to find out that Ninna can hear him and communicate with him.  He sets off to give her life advice and try to convince her she isn't really crazy.  In fact, when a stalker comes calling, he and his friends are an important part in saving the day - in a very humorous fashion.

The addition of the stalker adds a nice little dash of danger to the story and keeps it from being overly sweet.  Mosey and the other animals add a nice dose of humor and fun as well.  This book was so much fun to read.  The only downside was that I wanted it to keep going!

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