In Dog We Trust (Black Dog Bay #5)
From the author of Once Upon a Wine, a new novel set in the charming seashore town of Black Dog Bay, Delaware.When everything has gone to the dogs . . .When Jocelyn Hillier is named legal guardian for the late Mr. Allardyce's pack of pedigreed Labrador retrievers, her world is flipped upside down. She's spent her entire life toiling in the tourism industry in Black Dog Bay and never expected to be living the pampered life of a seasonal resident in an ocean side mansion, complete with a generous stipend. But her new role isn't without its challenges: The dogs (although lovable) are more high-maintenance than any Hollywood diva, the man she wants to marry breaks her heart, and she's confronted at every turn by her late benefactor's estranged son, Liam, who thinks he's entitled to the inheritance left to the dogs.Jocelyn has worked too hard to back down without a fight, and she's determined to keep her new fur family together. As she strives to uphold the "Best in Show" standards her pack requires, Jocelyn finds love, family, and forgiveness in the most unexpected places.

In Dog We Trust (Black Dog Bay #5) Details

TitleIn Dog We Trust (Black Dog Bay #5)
Author
ReleaseJan 8th, 2019
PublisherBerkley Books
ISBN-139780399584251
Rating
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction, Contemporary

In Dog We Trust (Black Dog Bay #5) Review

  • Berit☀️✨
    January 1, 1970
    A fun and fluffy tale full of love, friendship, and sloppy dog kisses!🐶This adorable story was comfort food for my heart and soul... sometimes you just need a lovely story that will put a smile on your face and a wag in your tail... this is the fifth book in Beth Kendrick’s Black Dog Bay series and can absolutely without a doubt be read as a standalone.... this was my first book in the series, but I have every intention to go back and read the previous books... A perfect palate cleanser to thro A fun and fluffy tale full of love, friendship, and sloppy dog kisses!🐶This adorable story was comfort food for my heart and soul... sometimes you just need a lovely story that will put a smile on your face and a wag in your tail... this is the fifth book in Beth Kendrick’s Black Dog Bay series and can absolutely without a doubt be read as a standalone.... this was my first book in the series, but I have every intention to go back and read the previous books... A perfect palate cleanser to throw in between all those dark and twisty reads...Joslin was out running one day saves the life of a purebred show dog, and before she knows it she’s become a dogsitter.... it’s a good thing Joslin adores dogs, even though her mom didn’t let her have one as a child.... before she knows it the three dogs that she is sitting have completely captured her heart... and Curtis, Carmen, and Hester completely captured mine as well!There was a lovely romance in the story but it was a realistic slow burn that was kind of in the background... I really love that, because it allowed this book to explore some other really wonderful relationships.... my favorite of those being the friendship between Joslyn and Bri.... these girls had such a strong friendship the ultimate besties, everyone needs a Bri in their life, or a Joslin... The relationship between Joslyn and her mother was also charming, complicated, but charming.... The romance was sweet and satisfying even though it was understated...This book is guaranteed to make you feel good about all creatures big and small, two legged and four! The next time you need a book pick me up, pick this one up! Absolutely recommend!🐾*** many thanks to Berkley for my copy of this book ***
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  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars! 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 I’ve always wanted to read Beth Kendrick’s books, specifically those from the Black Dog Bay series, like this one, In Dog We Trust. This book did not disappoint. It’s a book for every animal lover, and especially every dog lover. Set in Black Dog Bay, Delaware, in Dog We Trust is Jocelyn’s story. She is the legal guardian for the late Mr. Allardyce’s group of Labrador retrievers. With that comes a pampered new life she never expected. The dogs are charming and lovable but super 4 stars! 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 I’ve always wanted to read Beth Kendrick’s books, specifically those from the Black Dog Bay series, like this one, In Dog We Trust. This book did not disappoint. It’s a book for every animal lover, and especially every dog lover. Set in Black Dog Bay, Delaware, in Dog We Trust is Jocelyn’s story. She is the legal guardian for the late Mr. Allardyce’s group of Labrador retrievers. With that comes a pampered new life she never expected. The dogs are charming and lovable but super high needs. They are pedigreed, after all. On top of that, the man Jocelyn is supposed to marry leaves her with a broken heart, and Liam, the son of Mr. Allardyce, believes he should be the recipient of the inheritance. Jocelyn is a fighter, and she has every intention of keeping the dogs and winning at life again. Jocelyn is a character to champion. She is strong and fiercely independent. If you are an animal and/or dog lover, you will be drawn in immediately to this sweet story with a side of easy romance. Whether you are an established fan of the series, or a new reader like me, you can jump right in to Black Dog Bay and experience the fun and delightful story for yourself. Everything about this book and setting is warmhearted, quaint, and endearing. Thanks to Berkley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions are my own. My reviews can also be found on my blog: www.jennifertarheelreader.com
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  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    January 1, 1970
    Cute emergency!!! In Dog We Trust is adorable, uplifting, and magnetic—I care so much for Jocelyn and those sweet labs that I wish I could have another book so I don’t have to leave them behind on those pages! When I read In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick, I wasn’t sure what to think. A dog romance book? But no—this is a book about a woman finding herself, learning about love and heart ache, and saving some pretty adorable pups along the way. This is a must-read for anyone who wants a feel-good r Cute emergency!!! In Dog We Trust is adorable, uplifting, and magnetic—I care so much for Jocelyn and those sweet labs that I wish I could have another book so I don’t have to leave them behind on those pages! When I read In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick, I wasn’t sure what to think. A dog romance book? But no—this is a book about a woman finding herself, learning about love and heart ache, and saving some pretty adorable pups along the way. This is a must-read for anyone who wants a feel-good romance with some laugh-out-loud moments!My full review can be found on PhDiva.blog!ReflectionSince this is part of a series, I worried that I’d be spoiled on other books, or lost, but I didn’t need to worry! The series is actually focused on the town of Black Dog Bay—a town renowned for healing broken hearts. Each book in the series focuses on a different resident of the town. I took a peak and there are a few characters from previous books that pop up as side characters here, but it didn’t spoil ANY of their stories, so I’m already looking forward to reading the rest of this series!Jocelyn is so fantastic—I loved her! She is vulnerable, a bit naive at times, but when it comes to her values she won’t compromise an inch. She is all heart, and because of that, she believes the best in everyone—even those who might not deserve it.The dogs! I loved the contrast between the rigid training of show dogs, and the loving care that Jocelyn provides. As curmudgeon-y as her boss seems, he is the one who hired her. He knows what she offers to those dogs and he wants that for them. I found it incredibly sweet!And then there is the whole heartbreak to contend with. I won’t say much, but you’ll be infuriated like I was, I’m sure! But I thought it was wonderful how Kendrick didn’t let the story turn depressing. Jocelyn has other passions in life, and the dogs need her. Jocelyn is a strong woman and I really enjoyed reading about her so much! Many thanks to Berkley for my copy of this book. I can’t wait to hear what others think! I read it as a book club read with the book besties, and we all found it adorable and charming and uplifting.
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick is the fifth book in the contemporary romance Black Dog Bay series. Each book in the series has a different lead couple so they seem to be fine to read as standalone novels if choosing to do.With this being my first of the series I did a little lookup and ran across an earlier description of Black Dog Bay…“Welcome to Black Dog Bay, a tiny seaside town in Delaware known as “the best place in America to bounce back from your breakup.” Home to Better Off Bed-and-Bre In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick is the fifth book in the contemporary romance Black Dog Bay series. Each book in the series has a different lead couple so they seem to be fine to read as standalone novels if choosing to do.With this being my first of the series I did a little lookup and ran across an earlier description of Black Dog Bay…“Welcome to Black Dog Bay, a tiny seaside town in Delaware known as “the best place in America to bounce back from your breakup.” Home to Better Off Bed-and-Breakfast, the Eat Your Heart Out bakery, and the Whinery bar, Black Dog Bay offers a haven for the suddenly single.” As one might guess from that description there’s a bit of humor in these stories and after reading this installment I definitely would like to make it back to the earlier books. In Dog We Trust didn’t take long at all to settle in and begin enjoying the story and the characters so I can imagine each read would be just as fun.This one centers around Jocelyn Hillier who is a Black Dog Bay native who happens to be in the right place/right time to save a millionaire’s pedigree pup from being ran over. The encounter lands Jocelyn the job of doggy sitter to the spoiled pooches and when the owner passes away she finds herself the trustee of the dogs who inherited the wealth. This leads Jocelyn to a battle with the disinherited son which turns into so much more between the pair.Jocelyn was quickly established as a strong independent lead and I liked her from the start. The story is definitely one for animal/dog lovers as they play a huge part of the story and the romance takes a while to build with plenty of other things going on in the meantime. Just a fun story from start to finish that I’d definitely recommend whether you’ve read the others in the series or not.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/
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  • Holly B
    January 1, 1970
    An enjoyable women's literature novel set in the small town of Black Dog Bay. Although this is the fifth in the series, I read it as a stand-alone and it worked just fine. The character of Jocelyn was my favorite. She is a dog-lover and works part-time as a care giver to Mr. Allardyce's pampered show dogs. The three Labrador retrievers get her full attention and she is devoted to them.Things get interesting when the millionaire, Mr. Allardyce  dies and leaves Jocelyn  named the legal guardian of An enjoyable women's literature novel set in the small town of Black Dog Bay. Although this is the fifth in the series, I read it as a stand-alone and it worked just fine. The character of Jocelyn was my favorite. She is a dog-lover and works part-time as a care giver to Mr. Allardyce's pampered show dogs. The three Labrador retrievers get her full attention and she is devoted to them.Things get interesting when the millionaire, Mr. Allardyce  dies and leaves Jocelyn  named the legal guardian of his show dogs.  As guardian, she will live in his mansion and have control of his estate.Pretty soon Mr. Allardyce's son, Liam shows up and questions about why he has been left out of any inheritance comes up. Can you imagine? It has all gone to the dogs!I thought the first half was great and the second could have had better pacing, but overall, a a cute read filled with some humor, some puppy love, a dash of drama and a bit of a romantic interest.Recommend for a light escape read! 3.5 STARSThanks to NG/ Berkley pub. for my review copy. Out Jan.8, 2019
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  • Kendall
    January 1, 1970
    In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick is a cute and light fluffy read. I needed something uplifting and fun after the darker reads I've been reading. I adored Jocelyn and her best friend Bree! They had the sweetest relationship and had me cracking up with their friendship! Awesome bestie I'd love to have :).What I liked was that this story wasn't fully focused on a romance. It takes awhile for the pacing and story to build up into the romance. I struggled a little bit with the pacing of the book and In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick is a cute and light fluffy read. I needed something uplifting and fun after the darker reads I've been reading. I adored Jocelyn and her best friend Bree! They had the sweetest relationship and had me cracking up with their friendship! Awesome bestie I'd love to have :).What I liked was that this story wasn't fully focused on a romance. It takes awhile for the pacing and story to build up into the romance. I struggled a little bit with the pacing of the book and felt the story dragging a bit... but despite this the story was just plain darn fun and cute read! This is definitely one for animal/dog lovers! Thank you Beth... now I want to get another dog... when we just got one 3 months ago haha. Overall, this was a definite fun read. 3.5 stars! Thank you to Berkley and Netgalley for the arc in exchange for my honest review.Publication date: 1/8/19Published to GR: 12/26/18
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  • Robin Loves Reading
    January 1, 1970
    In this fifth book in the Black Dog Bay series, Jocelyn Hillier's life has just turned topsy turvy, and more than once in relatively short order. For starters, Jocelyn is jogging one day on "Rich Person Road", which is actually Shoreline Drive. Jocelyn runs a linen service along with her mother, so she is definitely glancing at the other side of things. During her run, Jocelyn manages to save a couple of dogs from being run over. She so impresses their owner, Mr. Allardyce, that he insists on hi In this fifth book in the Black Dog Bay series, Jocelyn Hillier's life has just turned topsy turvy, and more than once in relatively short order. For starters, Jocelyn is jogging one day on "Rich Person Road", which is actually Shoreline Drive. Jocelyn runs a linen service along with her mother, so she is definitely glancing at the other side of things. During her run, Jocelyn manages to save a couple of dogs from being run over. She so impresses their owner, Mr. Allardyce, that he insists on hiring her to care for all of his dogs, three Labrador Retrievers.Suddenly, Allardyce dies, and Jocelyn is named legal guardian to the dogs, as well as a huge inheritance that comes along with their care. This includes her living in his incredible mansion - correction - her mansion. When she learns this while at the reading of the will, she isn't the only one shocked. After all, she was a glorified dogsitter. Among the people outraged is Liam, who claims that Allardyce was his father and that he was robbed of his inheritance. Jocelyn has been fighting her entire life. Raised without a father, she is blessed with a very strong mother and has learned quite a lot in her life. One thing for certain is that she is not going to back down easily. If Liam wants a fight, he's got one. Meanwhile, Jocelyn has been dating Chris, who happens to be the same man that almost ran her and the dogs over. More than once, Jocelyn wonders if she is good enough for a rich man like Chris. What social faux pas does she chance making?Minor things that bothered me in the book. For example, Jocelyn was very comfortable riding with Chris, a perfect stranger, but not Liam, who she had been around much more. Minor inconsistencies like this offset my rating. Then, I wasn't too keen on certain issues she took her mother.Despite those concern, I found this to be an enjoyable read, and I loved the storyline. There were quite a few humorous moments in the story, especially when it came to the antics of the dogs. Although women's fiction, I am someone who enjoys happily ever after, and I do love how the author played this out. We got to see Jocelyn's growth throughout this entire process. And, needless to say, all of the dogs were a delight! I definitely want to grab this entire series to-date as well as any future titles. The series consists of Cure for the Common Breakup, New Uses for Old Boyfriends, Put a Ring On It and Once Upon a Wine. Despite the fact that I haven't yet had the chance to read them, In Dog We Trust did quite well as a standalone.Many thanks to Berkley and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.Please see all of my reviews on my blog at www.robinlovesreading.com.
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  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    January 1, 1970
    Funny cute rom-com. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~There’s nothing like a fun read to put you in a good mood. This new book by Beth Kendrick is written in perfect romcom style.Her characters are funny if not just a little bit crazy. Witty and decidedly likable, Jocelyn has an addictive personality that really makes the story fun especially when her and her best friend Bree hang around. Awesome bestie that I want to have!A secondary characters are all great too. I especially enjoyed Liam and the rest of the st Funny cute rom-com. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~There’s nothing like a fun read to put you in a good mood. This new book by Beth Kendrick is written in perfect romcom style.Her characters are funny if not just a little bit crazy. Witty and decidedly likable, Jocelyn has an addictive personality that really makes the story fun especially when her and her best friend Bree hang around. Awesome bestie that I want to have!A secondary characters are all great too. I especially enjoyed Liam and the rest of the story about his connection to the house. And we can’t forget about the dogs! The most important part of the entire theme. So funny.The author added loads of plot twists and unexpected surprises that really made this story stand out. The town of Black Dog Bay is quintessential small-town America, the quaint uniqueness that makes us all wish we could live there too.In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick is a heartwarming, feel good story that is sweetly addictive and just an overall wonderful read that will make you smile.* review copy receivedFull review - https://amidlifewife.com/in-dog-we-tr...
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  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    January 1, 1970
    This was my first Kendrick read and it certainly won't be my last.From the quirky lovable town right down to the likable and fun characters, this story was just so much fun.With a town every bit as lovable as the characters, it is definitely a place you wish you could visit if not live there too. A sweet lighthearted story that will grab your attention and leave you with a smile on your face, In Dog We Trust was just what I needed for a quick weekend read in front of the fireplace to warm me bot This was my first Kendrick read and it certainly won't be my last.From the quirky lovable town right down to the likable and fun characters, this story was just so much fun.With a town every bit as lovable as the characters, it is definitely a place you wish you could visit if not live there too. A sweet lighthearted story that will grab your attention and leave you with a smile on your face, In Dog We Trust was just what I needed for a quick weekend read in front of the fireplace to warm me both in body and spirit.*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
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  • LORI CASWELL
    January 1, 1970
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsJocelyn Hillier and her mom do tons of laundry each week for the guest houses rented out in Black Dog Bay. Due to a freak almost accident, she finds herself with a part-time job too. Dog sitter for a group of show dogs owned by Mr. Allardyce. She doesn’t care much for him but she loves his dogs. When Allardyce passes away Jocelyn is stunned to find he not only named her legal guardian for his dogs but entrusted her with the house they live in and plenty of cash to see to their Dollycas’s ThoughtsJocelyn Hillier and her mom do tons of laundry each week for the guest houses rented out in Black Dog Bay. Due to a freak almost accident, she finds herself with a part-time job too. Dog sitter for a group of show dogs owned by Mr. Allardyce. She doesn’t care much for him but she loves his dogs. When Allardyce passes away Jocelyn is stunned to find he not only named her legal guardian for his dogs but entrusted her with the house they live in and plenty of cash to see to their every need.Shortly after the reading of the will, her new boyfriend breaks up with her and Allardyce’s son files a lawsuit to overturn the will. He is not happy to lose his inheritance to a pack of dogs. Jocelyn also needs to deal with the dog’s trainer and their dog show schedule all while one of the dogs is due to deliver a litter of pups any day. With a lawyer trying to advise her of ways to make everyone happy, she decides to take them all on and do everything she can to keep the canines together and with her.I was thrilled to be back in Black Dog Bay – “the best place in America to bounce back from your breakup. Home to Better Off Bed-and-Breakfast, the Eat Your Heart Out bakery, and the Whinery bar, Black Dog Bay offers a haven for the suddenly single.” While the books in this series all take place in the same Delaware town, they can all be read as stand-alone and in any order. I really liked Jocelyn. She had her hands full not only with the dogs but with the laundry business as well, because her mother is recovering from back surgery. My husband had back surgery right before Christmas so I can totally relate to the care and recovery and the efforts of those helping with that recovery. At first, this character didn’t really show her strength by as the story continued the fight inside her really emerged. She fought for the dogs and she fought for herself. After a while, she even opened her heart to someone new. Her best friend Bree was there every step of the way, encouraging her on. Friends their whole lives and always there for each other.Like any great Romantic Comedy, there is a love interest for Jocelyn, in fact, there are two. I wanted to jump right into the pages and punch the first guy right in the nose. He put on a great front at first, but his true colors were soon out for all to see. The second guy was the complete reverse, a jerk to start with, but then he came to his senses.This is a wonderful lighthearted story. Life, family, romance, dogs, and humor fill these pages. It would make an excellent Hallmark Movie. The ending is a happily ever after as expected, but it is told in a delightful way. I really enjoy the way Ms. Kendrick tells a story.I loved this story. It was a fun read, a perfect escape for me!
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  • Linda Zagon
    January 1, 1970
    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "In Dog We Trust" by Beth Kendrick, Berkley Books, January 8, 2019Beth Kendrick, Author of "In Dog We Trust" has written an enjoyable, amusing, entertaining, lovable story. If you love animals, this book will definitely make you smile. The Genres for this book are Fiction, Women's Fiction, and Romance. The timeline for this story is in the present, and only goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The colorful characters in the st Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "In Dog We Trust" by Beth Kendrick, Berkley Books, January 8, 2019Beth Kendrick, Author of "In Dog We Trust" has written an enjoyable, amusing, entertaining, lovable story. If you love animals, this book will definitely make you smile. The Genres for this book are Fiction, Women's Fiction, and Romance. The timeline for this story is in the present, and only goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The colorful characters in the story each have their own personalities, and problems, including the dogs.Jocelyn Hillier is an ambitious, honest young women, who is extremely hardworking, and loves animals. Jocelyn helps her Mom do the laundry for the renters of the community. These would be the wealthy seasonable visitors that reside in the seaside community. Joscelyn's mother has warned her to stay away from any possible romantic entanglements with the wealthy visitors.Jocelyn finds herself helping wealthy and obnoxious Mr. Allardyce with his highly pedigreed dogs. She walks them and gives them love. When Mr. Allardyce dies, Jocelyn finds herself in the position of being legal guardian of his dogs, and living in his mansion with a tremendous amount of money that she is able to spend. Instead of being a seasonal resident, Jocelyn is now living in the wealthy tourist style, which she is not used to at all. Of course this new arrangement has irritated some people who believe that Jocelyn has no right to anything Mr. Allardyce's will stated. One of those who will fight her is Liam, Mr. Allardyce's son.In addition to possibly fighting the will, can it be possible that Liam is cute and a nice guy as well? Of course, Jocelyn takes note that her dogs require a tremendous amount of maintenance, and some of the most lovable moments center around the dogs. The most important stipulation of the will is that Jocelyn must be guardian of the dogs. Yet, there are some people who question that as well. What does one do? Is it love or money? Which is more important?I had a good time reading this book, and had some chuckles. This is a heartwarming story, and I highly recommend this to readers who love animal stories with romance. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review. Happy Reading!!
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2019/0...Giveaway included!
  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.After a couple of really heavy reads, I needed something light and uplifting and In Dog We Trust was just that. I really enjoyed visiting Black Dog Bay again. It’s such a cute, quirky little town that I wish was real so I could go there. I liked that there were some brief cameos of characters from previous books, but you definitely don’t have to have read any of them to be able to read this one.I thought the idea of this I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.After a couple of really heavy reads, I needed something light and uplifting and In Dog We Trust was just that. I really enjoyed visiting Black Dog Bay again. It’s such a cute, quirky little town that I wish was real so I could go there. I liked that there were some brief cameos of characters from previous books, but you definitely don’t have to have read any of them to be able to read this one.I thought the idea of this book was really fun. I’ve heard of eccentric, rich people leaving all their money to their pets, but never really understood how that worked. Jocelyn is named the guardian of three champion show dogs and that means she gets to move into their big, fancy beach house and controls all the money. Despite becoming rich overnight, Jocelyn never goes crazy with the money. She still works her previous job and only makes a couple small purchases that aren’t dog-related. I liked that she stayed so level-headed with all of that money. I also really enjoyed her relationship with the dogs. She is definitely a die-hard animal lover and while I may not entirely relate to it, I know there are lots of dog lovers out there that will really get it.I liked the romance, though it was not nearly as central to the plot as I expected it to be. Jocelyn and Liam’s relationship grew pretty organically without any big, sweeping romantic moments, but employed smaller sweet and subtle ones. There was a lot more focus between Jocelyn’s relationship with her best friend, Bree, and with her mother, Rachel. I loved seeing these three strong women interact and get stuff done.There were a few things I didn’t like, though. There are some legal things that happen towards the end of the book that I didn’t love how they turned out, but I also would’ve like a little more clarity on the whole thing. I also expected dog shows to be much more prevalent. We only see one show and none of the diva-like high maintenance upkeep that is described in the synopsis.Overall, I really enjoyed In Dog We Trust. It was light and fun and I never wanted to put it down. I’ve been looking forward to reading more from Beth Kendrick and she didn’t disappoint. I think Chick Lit fans and dog-lovers would really enjoy this one, as well.Overall Rating (out of 5): 3.5 Stars
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  • Barb (Boxermommyreads)
    January 1, 1970
    So this is the fifth installment in the Black Dog Bay series and unlike what I usually believe, I honestly think you can read this out of order with no real issues at all. Yes, there are some crossover characters but honestly, if you want to get a feel for this author and this series, it is quite easy to start with "In Dog We Trust."Black Dog Bay is a local spot in Deleware where people go to heal heartbreak and make new paths for themselves. Many of the inhabitants have been burned or dumped an So this is the fifth installment in the Black Dog Bay series and unlike what I usually believe, I honestly think you can read this out of order with no real issues at all. Yes, there are some crossover characters but honestly, if you want to get a feel for this author and this series, it is quite easy to start with "In Dog We Trust."Black Dog Bay is a local spot in Deleware where people go to heal heartbreak and make new paths for themselves. Many of the inhabitants have been burned or dumped and they come to the area looking for the elusive black labrador which signals their luck is about to change. However, Jocelyn has spent her whole life in town, working with her mother for a laundry services which caters to the many local businesses and hotels. One morning while jogging, she saves the show dog of a rich old man living on the beach and her luck changes. She ends up falling in love for the idiot driving the car and before she knows it, she is left as the executor for the dog's estate once their owner, Mr. Allardyce, suddenly dies.I really liked Jocelyn and her best friend Bree who realizes that her friend's future husband is not all he is cracked up to be. In addition, the reader is also introduced to Mr. Allardyce's estranged son, Liam, who shows up wanting his inheritance and despite loving dogs, can't believe his father left his estate to his four-legged children instead of him."In Dog We Trust" is a fun book and a great way to spend an afternoon. Jocelyn is such a dog lover and truly makes every move thinking about how it will effect the dogs in her care. There are even some adorable puppies born, including one which Jocelyn's mother names George Clooney. There is some romance, which is to be expected with this series, but friendship, family and pets are the main themes and everything else is just a side note.And on a side not of my own, there is a unique auto mechanic named Otter which makes a brief appearance in "In Dog We Trust" and I really hope Kendrick explores his character more in depth in a future installment. I would highly recommend this series to animal lovers or romance lovers or even those who prefer a mixture of both.
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  • Cristina (Girl in the Pages)
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*A HUGE thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an ARC for review!!*So in typical fashion, I found out that the Black Dog Bay series which I love dearly had a new installment thanks to Lauren @ Bookmark Lit who is probably responsible for a solid 25% of the books on my TBR shelf at any given moment. I hit that NetGalley request button SO FAST you don I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*A HUGE thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an ARC for review!!*So in typical fashion, I found out that the Black Dog Bay series which I love dearly had a new installment thanks to Lauren @ Bookmark Lit who is probably responsible for a solid 25% of the books on my TBR shelf at any given moment. I hit that NetGalley request button SO FAST you don't even know. So over Thanksgiving break I was spending yet another summer in my beloved East Coast seaside town of Black Dog Bay on another truly puppy filled adventure.The newest series installment follows Jocelyn, a local Black Dog Bay resident, who runs a cleaning and laundering service for all of the beach rentals in the town, which is quite a lot as Black Dog Bay is has a reputation of being one the tourist hot spot for the brokenhearted. Right away, a huge theme of the story is established- us vs. them, locals vs. seasonal tourists, working class vs. rich. I found this to be interesting because it never played a massive part in the other books, where many of the protagonists have either been outsiders or locals who left for a long while, and there were definitely rich local townsfolk (like Hattie from the first book in her ridiculous purple house). Jocelyn gets roped into a dog-sitting gig on the side for a mean, rich seasonal resident who dies and in a truly bizarre twist of fate leaves all of his assets to his dogs, and to Jocelyn as well as he names her their guardian.Now I'm not too sure how realistic the legal premise for the plot of the book is, but it was fun getting to glimpse into the absolutely insane world of show dogs (which I didn't even know labs were a part of). From their fancy filtered water, upscale food, crazy training schedules- it was a crazy yet fun way to read about the lifestyle of the rich in a different perspective than usual. The dogs were hilarious and truly felt like their own characters, and I am not a dog person but I would have loved to snap up one of the puppies that's born for myself (George Clooney the silver lab, LOL).Of course with a ridiculous will that leaves all assets to three lovable but honestly not that smart labrador retrievers, legal drama is bound to happen, which is also intrinsically tied in to the romance of the novel. Jocelyn is being sued by Liam, Jocelyn's benefactor's son, for what he believes is his rightful inheritance. Now of course the circumstances are far from cut and dry and as the story progresses you learn that he's really not ~that bad of a guy~ but I just felt like I couldn't connect to the romance. Perhaps I personally could not get over the extreme aversion I would have to dating someone who was trying to sue me (no matter how well intentioned they were). In fact I think Jocelyn and Liam would have made better friends than romantic love interests and the whole story could have still felt the same with the same resolution. In fact, I found myself much more attracted to Liam's badass, debutante mother who can rock a french manicure and wrangle cattle at the same time while still having time to weed your garden and make fresh squeezed orange juice. It was really fun to see a character in the story who had such a strong presence who did not have ties to Black Dog Bay and I could honestly use a whole book about her backstory!In terms of protagonists, Jocelyn was OK but not a standout compared to some of the other Black Dog Bay leading ladies in previous books. I also didn't get as many cameos as I wanted (there were a few with Lila and one with Cammie but I would have loved to see more!). However, the real stand out character in this story for me was Bree, Jocelyn's outspoken, palm-reading, aspiring lawyer best friend. Bree was hilarious in a way that you could probably imagine your real life BFF being, from very unsubtle "stake out" missions to helping you figure out how the heck to navigate a lawsuit when you barely feel like an adult yourself. I was super invested in her side storyline and I'm crossing my fingers that she'll get her own Black Dog Bay book in the future!Overall: I always love returning to Black Dog Bay and In Dog We Trust was no exception. While I wasn't a fan of the romance I enjoyed the overall story line and found several new favorite characters who I hope to see return in future installments!This review was originally posted on Girl in the Pages
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  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    January 1, 1970
    "In Dog We Trust" is a sweet story about Jocelyn, who has a job taking care of a crotchety old man's pampered show dogs. When he suddenly dies, he makes Jocelyn the guardian of the dogs, which gives her a lovely new place to stay and endless money. Jocelyn can only begin to imagine how things might change. This is the fifth book in Kendrick's Black Dog Bay series but you don't need to have read the other books in the series to be able to read this one (they are wonderfully sweet reads so you sho "In Dog We Trust" is a sweet story about Jocelyn, who has a job taking care of a crotchety old man's pampered show dogs. When he suddenly dies, he makes Jocelyn the guardian of the dogs, which gives her a lovely new place to stay and endless money. Jocelyn can only begin to imagine how things might change. This is the fifth book in Kendrick's Black Dog Bay series but you don't need to have read the other books in the series to be able to read this one (they are wonderfully sweet reads so you should eventually go back and read the other books). The cold weather months are the ones where I am craving cozy reads and between the sweet doggies in the book and an unexpected romance, this book certainly fits the bill as do the other books in the series.I loved Jocelyn. She is warm, sweet, and totally unassuming with a bit of a wild streak when her back is pressed against the wall. She makes for a perfect foil for Liam, a seemingly cold man with money on his mind and a lot of hidden secrets and passions. I loved watching the tug of war between them throughout the book. This book definitely goes to show that things are not always what they seem. This is a perfect book when you're looking for an unexpected but very happy ending!
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third book I have read in this series. Sadly, it is my least favorite. While, it had the humor I have started to come to really enjoy from reading these books; I struggled to find that instantly and close relationship with the "human" people. Both Jocelyn and Liam were cool. Although, I will admit that I did warm up to Jocelyn faster then I did Liam. Yet, under the circumstances, we did not have a great first impression. By the end of the book, I would call Liam a friend. The stars o This is the third book I have read in this series. Sadly, it is my least favorite. While, it had the humor I have started to come to really enjoy from reading these books; I struggled to find that instantly and close relationship with the "human" people. Both Jocelyn and Liam were cool. Although, I will admit that I did warm up to Jocelyn faster then I did Liam. Yet, under the circumstances, we did not have a great first impression. By the end of the book, I would call Liam a friend. The stars of the book of course are the dogs. I am a dog lover. They had so much personalities to help keep this book entertaining and funny. The romance between Jocelyn and Liam was there. However, I would call it more "sweet" than "spicy". There were times when I hit some speed bumps along my reading way but this was I stated had to do with the character connection. Overall, I would still read this book and if you have not checked out this series, do so now.
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  • Sarah Swann
    January 1, 1970
    This was cute! I loved the dogs and how they are described. The main character seemed a bit inconsistent with her behaviors. One minute she’s standing up for herself, but then when she really needs to, she lets people walk all over her. And the chemistry between Jocelyn and Liam was supposed to be there, but for some reason I didn’t feel it. Overall a cute read.
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  • Jan
    January 1, 1970
    Such a cute cover but the story was "just okay". I had a hard time getting into it and felt it was a little disjointed. I kept at it and did end up enjoying the last half of the book. But I'm giving it 2 stars because I almost gave up half way through. I received this from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • LynnDee (The Library Lush)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. Review to come.
  • Joan
    January 1, 1970
    This is a fun novel for lovers of chick lit and dogs. Jocelyn is a good character. It didn't take long for me to get interested in her. Her frustrating love life is a mess. I kept rooting for her to find the kind of nice guy she deserved. And Bree is a great companion for Jocelyn. I love their smart dialogue and quips.There is nothing really deep in this novel, just a light and funny romance. You will learn quite a bit about dog breeding and showing. You'll have a fun romp through two sides of s This is a fun novel for lovers of chick lit and dogs. Jocelyn is a good character. It didn't take long for me to get interested in her. Her frustrating love life is a mess. I kept rooting for her to find the kind of nice guy she deserved. And Bree is a great companion for Jocelyn. I love their smart dialogue and quips.There is nothing really deep in this novel, just a light and funny romance. You will learn quite a bit about dog breeding and showing. You'll have a fun romp through two sides of society in a Delaware beach resort town, the rich who spend the summer and the others who serve then drinks and wash their linens. You'll experience different situations of courtship and marriage. You'll read of faithful friends and money seeking enemies.I recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a lighthearted and humorous adventure through the love life of a sweet caretaker of a few rambunctious dogs. Discussion questions are included so this would be a fun novel for a ladies reading group.I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received via Netgalley for an honest reviewDogs are often the best people, and I would often trust my dog's instincts rather than my own. Plus, they are normally a lot nicer than people!This is my first Beth Kendrick read, and it was sweet and cute and fluffy. I needed something uplifting after some darker reads, and In Dog We Trust was just the ticket.It goes to show that one chance encounter can change your life, and that is what happens for Jocelyn.Is it for the good? Is it for the bad? F ARC received via Netgalley for an honest reviewDogs are often the best people, and I would often trust my dog's instincts rather than my own. Plus, they are normally a lot nicer than people!This is my first Beth Kendrick read, and it was sweet and cute and fluffy. I needed something uplifting after some darker reads, and In Dog We Trust was just the ticket.It goes to show that one chance encounter can change your life, and that is what happens for Jocelyn.Is it for the good? Is it for the bad? For that you will need to read for yourself.Wonderful characters that had me laughing, had my cursing, had me smiling to the end.I did kind of feel that the end was just... meh. There was all this build up and then... nothing - however this could just be me.
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  • Gary
    January 1, 1970
    I was immediately drawn to choose this book by its title. First, any story that includes a focus on dogs deserves my attention. Second, any book title that includes such subtile irony has great potential in my estimation. In Dog we Trust by Beth Kendrick is the story of Jocelyn Hillier and her role as guardian for several extremely wealthy Labrador Retrievers. Joss had always wanted a dog but since she was still living with her mother, the answer was always no. Then a set of unusual circumstance I was immediately drawn to choose this book by its title. First, any story that includes a focus on dogs deserves my attention. Second, any book title that includes such subtile irony has great potential in my estimation. In Dog we Trust by Beth Kendrick is the story of Jocelyn Hillier and her role as guardian for several extremely wealthy Labrador Retrievers. Joss had always wanted a dog but since she was still living with her mother, the answer was always no. Then a set of unusual circumstances led her to be chosen by the extremely wealthy Peter Allardyce to care for his prize winning show dogs. Things make an abrupt turn when Mr. Allardyce abruptly dies leaving his estate in trust to his dogs and Jocelyn was named guardian. Joss is immediately met by Mr. Allardyce's angry estranged son who believes he is the rightful owner of the estate. What follows is the slow transformation of Jocelyn Hillier from a working class permanent resident of this Delaware shore resort town to someone who lives in and upper class home living a considerably more luxurious lifestyle.I found that I was immediately drawn into this book because I share the author's love of dogs. Like Joss I have frequently found that the best and most honest people around are the dogs I meet. I also know what it must have been like to live in Black Dog Bay. I once lived in a waterfront resort community. Along the shore were a line of multimillion dollar homes with exquisite views. Like Jocelyn, her mother, and friend, I know the divide that can be felt between those who live in town permanently and those who come to the huge houses only for the summer. I have fantasized what it would be like to suddenly own one of those homes, to wake up and go to work and come home to the magnificent view and luxury of the "nice" home. Jocelyn suddenly finds herself in that exact situation and discovers that being rich isn't as easy as it had seemed. There is a lot more work--and lawsuits--that must be dealt with.I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and give it my hearty recommendation.I was given this book by First To Read in exchange for a free and honest review.
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  • Lis Carey
    January 1, 1970
    No dogs die in the telling of this story.Jocelyn Hillier and her mother live in an expensive, beachside summer vacation town in Delaware. They're not rich, though. They're locals, and run a laundry service for summer visitors.And one day, Jocelyn is out for a run, and winds up saving a Labrador from getting hit by a car and killed. In the process, she meets both Peter Allardyce, owner of Carmen whom she has just rescued, and three other very expensive Labs, all of whom have prestigious pedigrees No dogs die in the telling of this story.Jocelyn Hillier and her mother live in an expensive, beachside summer vacation town in Delaware. They're not rich, though. They're locals, and run a laundry service for summer visitors.And one day, Jocelyn is out for a run, and winds up saving a Labrador from getting hit by a car and killed. In the process, she meets both Peter Allardyce, owner of Carmen whom she has just rescued, and three other very expensive Labs, all of whom have prestigious pedigrees, and Christopher Cantor the Third, a young man both handsome and rich, as well as very charming.Despite her mother's warnings against having anything to do with summer people, or rich people generally, Jocelyn is soon exercising Allardyce's dogs, and dating Chris.Chris isn't the prize he seems, but on the other hand, elderly, misanthropic, and tightfisted, turns out to have a higher opinion of her than she had any basis for suspecting. She finds out when he dies suddenly.What follows is a wild summer of sudden wealth, a custody fight over the dogs, a struggle with Allardyce's estranged son over ownership of the beach house, and revelations about old friends, her own estranged father, and the stranger aspects of the dog show world. Frozen sperm! Unacceptable colors! The huge stakes for high-ranked dogs competing with other high-ranked dogs! Puppy contracts!Not to mention friends who turn out to have real fortune-telling gifts, and an "ugly" painting gifted to her from her estranged father that turns out to be something a great deal more.It's a lot of fun. The dogs are great, the people are likable and interesting, and the oddities of the dog show world and purebred dog breeding are displayed without being mocked.Did I mention the dogs are great? And that Jocelyn is a great dog owner?Oh, and there's a good romance included, though it isn't with Chris.Recommended.I received a free electronic galley of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.
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  • Somya Sahni
    January 1, 1970
    Twitter | Blog | InstagramI read this book because there was something about the synopsis but also because Berkley Publishing has published it and lets just say the last few books I have read by them have been added to my favorite’s list . Those books are The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory and The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang . Nowadays I have started liking books with cutesy dogs and babies . They just add to the swoon of the characters’ and the character’s affection towards them makes the re Twitter | Blog | InstagramI read this book because there was something about the synopsis but also because Berkley Publishing has published it and lets just say the last few books I have read by them have been added to my favorite’s list . Those books are The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory and The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang . Nowadays I have started liking books with cutesy dogs and babies . They just add to the swoon of the characters’ and the character’s affection towards them makes the relationship between the main couple more swoony and sexy !!!! So talking about this book , I absolutely loved it. It was such a sweet read . A perfect pick for when you are feeling low . It definitely did help me when I was super nervous.!!So this book revolves around Jocelyn Hillier who has a laundry business where she works with her MOM . They stay in a city which is a refuge for the rich also known as the breakup town. The story starts the day she saves a dog from being run over by a car (putting her own life on risk) and a rich old man happens to see this encounter . And hence he employs her to take care of his three squishy rich dogs who win prizes in dog competitions. Its just he wanted someone to love as much as he did.The story takes an actual turn when this old guy dies and leaves all his property to his dogs and makes Jocelyn there care giver/legal guardian which ultimately makes her the owner of everything. So this leads to many people coming out of the bushes , the first being the old guys son Liam and also a women who ensures that these richly pedigreed dogs win Dog-contests. Everyone is in a rush for her money leading to too many lawsuits. But slowly and slowly you realise why the old guy must have left her the dogs because she loved them so much.Now talking about the other side characters – there is a best friend who can see the future and her own love life is in the sides along with her dream of being a lawyer , her best friends amazing grand mom, Jocelyn’s mom which we all kids can relate to ( you will love her character) , Liam who is the main guy who goes from being hot and cold because he likes Jocelyn but at the same time he wants the property because he feels it rightfully belongs to his mom , then there’s Liam mom who is a peach. And lets just say the two moms end up making a good team. There is also a rich guy who Jocelyn dates in the beginning but lets say he was a dick.This book talks about how money changes people . But at the same time I felt the book wanted to say that it wont change every one around you. Its upon you to decide and understand whos for the money and whos there for you. I believe dog lovers would surely enjoy it and if you are not one you will surely fall in love with those friendly creatures who like kids love you no matter what . And coming to the main couple , I really liked that even if at points they bicker what should happen to the property they still stayed together , there was just an amazing charm to it. Its just you could feel there connection from their early meetings. A spark that you can feel through the pages.Thank you so much Penguin Random House International USA for providing a free e-copy through Netgalley .
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  • Lesa
    January 1, 1970
    When you're looking for a fun, dog-loving romantic novel, Beth Kendrick's Black Dog Bay books work. They're all loosely connected by the setting, Black Dog Bay, Delaware, "the best place in America to bounce back after your break up", but you don't have to have read any of the previous books to enjoy In Dog We Trust.Jocelyn Hillier has a job. She and her mother own a laundry business that rents linens, clean towels and sheets, to the summer residents of Black Dog Bay. When she saves a dog in dan When you're looking for a fun, dog-loving romantic novel, Beth Kendrick's Black Dog Bay books work. They're all loosely connected by the setting, Black Dog Bay, Delaware, "the best place in America to bounce back after your break up", but you don't have to have read any of the previous books to enjoy In Dog We Trust.Jocelyn Hillier has a job. She and her mother own a laundry business that rents linens, clean towels and sheets, to the summer residents of Black Dog Bay. When she saves a dog in danger of being hit by a car, though, she acquires a new job and a wealthy boyfriend. The boyfriend was driving the car. Jocelyn's new employer is Mr. Allardyce, owner of three pedigreed Labrador retrievers who need a dog walker. Neither situation turns out as Jocelyn expects. Mr. Allardyce dies, leaving his estate to the dogs, and leaving Jocelyn as guardian of the three dogs.Jocelyn is stunned by the news of the dogs' inheritance and her obligations. Mr. Allardyce's son, Liam, isn't happy, though. He's determined to get what he believes is rightfully his. However, Jocelyn never heard Mr. Allardyce talk about a son, and she isn't willing to let the dogs lose their inheritance. Will money change a working class young woman? Kendrick's latest romantic comedy combines issues of class and status, money and working class, dogs and family. It's another charming book in the Black Dog Bay series. Anyone who enjoys a few dogs mixed in with romance should appreciate the latest in this delightful series.
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  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advanced copy of this book from First to Read in exchange for a fair and honest review. I also read it as a stand-alone, not realizing it was part of a series, and it read well.Overall - so cute!Jocelyn is a dog-loving, warm-hearted person who is just trying to make a living doing laundry service in her tourist-trap hometown. In saving a dog’s life, she’s hired by a wealthy, elderly man who cares for only his dogs to make sure his three pure-bred, prize winning Labradors are well-l I received an advanced copy of this book from First to Read in exchange for a fair and honest review. I also read it as a stand-alone, not realizing it was part of a series, and it read well.Overall - so cute!Jocelyn is a dog-loving, warm-hearted person who is just trying to make a living doing laundry service in her tourist-trap hometown. In saving a dog’s life, she’s hired by a wealthy, elderly man who cares for only his dogs to make sure his three pure-bred, prize winning Labradors are well-loved and well-walked. This book is chock full of fun dog (and puppy!) moments, as well as great family and friend relationships. I really loved the best friend Bree, who is smart and funny with romantic troubles of her own, and she and Jocelyn support each other like the fantastic friends they are. While fun, this book also has on-point views about the locals having to mix (and trying to survive) the seasonal rich who drive up the price points in real estate, restaurants, and living conditions. Jocelyn tries to make her way and mix in this world, both for the dog’s sake and her own romantic notions, all while trying to believe that money would never change her. When she does get a glimpse of that type of money though… she discovers the problems and attention that can come along with it.Overall, very fun and well written. A very enjoyable read!
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  • Cris (The Biblio Blonde)
    January 1, 1970
    In Dog We Trust is a cute story. It's the 5th in a series, and I'm usually a stickler about reading books out of order, but I really thought this one worked fine as a standalone title. This women's fiction/chick-lit book is chock full of dogs, best friend shenanigans, locals vs. "summer people" in a resort town, legal headaches, mother-daughter issues, all wrapped up with a bit of romance! Having lived with a couple of labs myself over the years, I greatly enjoyed the descriptions of their goofy In Dog We Trust is a cute story. It's the 5th in a series, and I'm usually a stickler about reading books out of order, but I really thought this one worked fine as a standalone title. This women's fiction/chick-lit book is chock full of dogs, best friend shenanigans, locals vs. "summer people" in a resort town, legal headaches, mother-daughter issues, all wrapped up with a bit of romance! Having lived with a couple of labs myself over the years, I greatly enjoyed the descriptions of their goofy antics and sweet dispositions. And I loved Jocelyn's friendship with Bree... their interactions were a lot of fun.The romance part of this fell a little flat for me, though. I feel like I sort of missed the transitions in Jocelyn's relationship with Liam... it seemed like one moment they were mortal enemies and then all of a sudden letting people refer to them as boyfriend and girlfriend. Just didn't feel the chemistry between them. And it almost seemed like Bree's situation with her ex kind of overshadowed it. All in all it was a quick, sweet read... as a dog person, I found it enjoyable. 3.5 stars. Thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for a digital review copy of this title!
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  • Susan Beamon
    January 1, 1970
    I like dog stories. I don't have to walk the dogs or clean up after them, so the stories give me just enough of the enjoyment of dogs. It's kind of like being a grandmother; you can spoil the child and give her back to her parents when it's clean-up time. With this book I get three Labrador Retrievers, show dogs all, and their particularities without getting whipped by their very strong tails. Our hero, Jocelyn, inherits these dogs, a huge beach house and more money than she's ever imagined. A t I like dog stories. I don't have to walk the dogs or clean up after them, so the stories give me just enough of the enjoyment of dogs. It's kind of like being a grandmother; you can spoil the child and give her back to her parents when it's clean-up time. With this book I get three Labrador Retrievers, show dogs all, and their particularities without getting whipped by their very strong tails. Our hero, Jocelyn, inherits these dogs, a huge beach house and more money than she's ever imagined. A townie, she tried not to get involved with the summer people, but that didn't work. With the dogs, she has to deal with the original dog's owner's son, his mother, the dog trainer (remember these are show dogs), her BBF's drama, and her own mother. Then there is her own father, another rich summer person who gave her an unexpectedly expensive painting instead of a relationship. All of these things force Jocelyn to expand her world in new and interesting ways.There were points in the story that I was afraid it would turn into a romance. There are romantic elements, but they are sprinkled about and don't take over the book. This is Jocelyn's summer of growth and change, and it's a good one.I received the copy of this book that I read for this review from First to Read.
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  • Mindy Tysinger
    January 1, 1970
    I have read quite a few of Beth Kendrick books and have enjoyed them. This book was no exception all though I will say there were no surprises. From the beginning you knew exactly how the story was going to play out. Jocelyn inherits championship dogs and the millions of dollars that go with them after her employer dies. Liam, the dead mans estranged son, returns to fight the will. You can guess the rest. The book was fine for a non-thinking light read. Thank you Penguin Random House for the opp I have read quite a few of Beth Kendrick books and have enjoyed them. This book was no exception all though I will say there were no surprises. From the beginning you knew exactly how the story was going to play out. Jocelyn inherits championship dogs and the millions of dollars that go with them after her employer dies. Liam, the dead mans estranged son, returns to fight the will. You can guess the rest. The book was fine for a non-thinking light read. Thank you Penguin Random House for the opportunity to read this advanced copy.
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