Mutts and Mistletoe
Thirty-one-year-old Charlie isn't in the mood for Christmas cheer...Her boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, her mother has absconded with her latest husband for the holidays, and--adding insult to (literal) injury--her London apartment has just been destroyed by a gas leak. Single, mildly concussed and temporarily homeless, Charlie realizes there's only one place to go: Cozy Canine Cottages, where she'll spend the season looking after her cousin Jez's doggy day care center. And if she's not exactly a dog person, well, no one has to know...But her plans for a quiet Christmas in a quaint country village are quickly dashed. Peggy the pregnant beagle and Malcolm the anxious Great Dane seem determined to keep her up all night. A strange man has been casing her cousin's house. And where is Cal, the unbearably patronizing but disturbingly handsome local vet, when she needs him?As the days tick down to Christmas, Charlie's life has never felt so out of control--but with some help from her new four-legged friends, she just might learn a thing or two about living in the moment, embracing the unexpected and opening herself up to love...

Mutts and Mistletoe Details

TitleMutts and Mistletoe
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 9th, 2018
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN-139780525539193
Rating
GenreHoliday, Christmas, Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction

Mutts and Mistletoe Review

  • Mackey
    January 1, 1970
    If you are a dog lover, then Mutts and Mistletoe is must read book for you! Even if you aren't a dog lover, you will enjoy this delightful holiday book!The holidays - which for me begin on October 1 - are the only time of the year that I actually read and enjoy cozy mysteries and romance books. I think it has something to do with being raised on holiday classics which morphed into Hallmark Holiday movies. I like feeling nostalgic and magical and in love this time of year. If given the opportunit If you are a dog lover, then Mutts and Mistletoe is must read book for you! Even if you aren't a dog lover, you will enjoy this delightful holiday book!The holidays - which for me begin on October 1 - are the only time of the year that I actually read and enjoy cozy mysteries and romance books. I think it has something to do with being raised on holiday classics which morphed into Hallmark Holiday movies. I like feeling nostalgic and magical and in love this time of year. If given the opportunity to read a fun holiday story, I will jump at the chance. Mutts and Mistletoe was such an opportunity! Charlie's life has hit the rocks - her boyfriend just ran off with his trainer, her mother has fled to Australia with her new husband and, in a neighbor's freak explosion, her apartment ceiling caved in on her leaving her injured and homeless just in time for the holidays. She reluctantly agrees to spend time recuperating at her cousin's home in the middle of nowhere where her cousin runs an upscale doggy day-care. Charlie is not a dog fan and is even less of a fan of the country veterinarian with whom she gets off on the wrong foot. When Charlie's cousin makes the sudden decision to travel to the Arctic Circle to be with her online lover, Charlie is left in charge of the pooches, including her cousin's very pregnant, very spoiled pet, Peggy. Mayhem ensues as Charlie learns about dogs, their owners. There is a burglary gone wrong, holiday pet races that include a very well trained reindeer and a duck and so much more leading up the big event - Christmas Day. The beginning of the book was a close deal breaker for me. I'm not sure what it was about the first chapter or so, but I disliked Charlie and her lifestyle so immensely that I, quite nearly, stopped reading the book. However, once the dogs were introduced into the story, it all turned around. It is very obvious that the author, Natalie Cox, loves dogs and understands their non-verbal communication perfectly. The detail of their personalities, quirks, beauty and relationships was so spot on that I found myself laughing hysterically, crying and nodding my head in agreement throughout. Poor Peggy, the pregnant pooch, was the star of the book without a doubt! Just as they transformed Charlie into a completely different person, they won over my heart and mind regarding the book. By the end, it became one of my very favorite holiday reads of this season. I highly recommend Mutts and Mistletoes to all of those who have furbabies of their own, to those who love holiday tales and readers who enjoy light romance stories. This one is a winner! Thank you to #Edelweiss, #PenguinRandomHouse and Natalie Cox for the opportunity to read this heart-warming tale which now is on sale at your favorite retailer. 
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  • Nicola Clough
    January 1, 1970
    I had not heard to much about this author and certainly never read any of her books before but the cover and description sounded really good and didn't let me down at all. Full of laughs and romance and plenty about dogs and Christmas and shows how things can change in your life for the better. I have never laughed as much as when reading this book just so funny a very fantastic read with great countryside and loveable vets and plenty of dogs. Charlie hates Christmas and this year sets to be the I had not heard to much about this author and certainly never read any of her books before but the cover and description sounded really good and didn't let me down at all. Full of laughs and romance and plenty about dogs and Christmas and shows how things can change in your life for the better. I have never laughed as much as when reading this book just so funny a very fantastic read with great countryside and loveable vets and plenty of dogs. Charlie hates Christmas and this year sets to be the worst as her boyfriend has left her and then her flat is out of bounds as it's had a gas leak and can't go near and she's in hospital with concussion. Her mother speak with her and says her cousin is on her way to collect her and she will spend some time with Jez in Devon. Once she gets there she realises her cousin is going away and she wants Charlie to look after the dogs in the day care she runs. So with a pregnant and deaf dog about over Christmas how will she cope and when she notices a person casing the place where is the beautiful vet when you want him. Will she enjoy Christmas in the end or not and will she find romance or will it be a total disaster. If you love dogs and want a laugh this is the perfect book for you.
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  • Romancebooksandmore
    January 1, 1970
    Mutts and Mistletoe by Natalie Cox 4.5 stars I won this book in a good reads give away for a fair and honest review. A book about a woman who loses her boyfriend and then her apartment is destroyed so she has no place to go except to her cousin’s, a cousin who happens to own a dog Kennel. Only problem. Charlie hates Dogs. Oh well it’s off to the country side to spend Christmas meet new people and maybe fall in love with man and dog. This is a good book full of cute dogs, a little romance some mi Mutts and Mistletoe by Natalie Cox 4.5 stars I won this book in a good reads give away for a fair and honest review. A book about a woman who loses her boyfriend and then her apartment is destroyed so she has no place to go except to her cousin’s, a cousin who happens to own a dog Kennel. Only problem. Charlie hates Dogs. Oh well it’s off to the country side to spend Christmas meet new people and maybe fall in love with man and dog. This is a good book full of cute dogs, a little romance some misunderstanding and a healthy dose of laughter. I took half a star off because the ending was too open ended for me. There were to many lingering questions about the characters and I felt that many of the back stories could have been flushed out better. Especially Cals. Cal is her love interest kind of nothing really happens until the last twenty or so pages and it’s nothing steamy that’s for sure. But if you’re looking for a nice Christmas read to curl up with and get through easily this is a good book for you. There is also a slight LGBTQ+ storyline running in the back ground. Book comes out October 9th.
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  • Kathleen Gray
    January 1, 1970
    A delightful read! When Charlie's ceiling caves in, leaving her injured and temporarily injured, she decamps to her cousin Jez's place in Devon. It's Christmas and when Jez's love- who she's only communicated with via computer- invites her to the Arctic Circle, Jez leaves Charlie, who doesn't love dogs, in charge of her dog sitting business. There's Cal, a hot veterinarian and Hugo, a good looking lovelorn visitor to a neighbor to keep track of, as well as some other delightful people in the vil A delightful read! When Charlie's ceiling caves in, leaving her injured and temporarily injured, she decamps to her cousin Jez's place in Devon. It's Christmas and when Jez's love- who she's only communicated with via computer- invites her to the Arctic Circle, Jez leaves Charlie, who doesn't love dogs, in charge of her dog sitting business. There's Cal, a hot veterinarian and Hugo, a good looking lovelorn visitor to a neighbor to keep track of, as well as some other delightful people in the village. Best of all, though are the dogs and how Charlie begins to relate to them. It's funny, the dialogue is good, and all in all, it's a pleasure. Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC. Try this one for a good smile.
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    It was a funny story. Charlie hates Christmas and specially this year. She has lost her live-in Boyfriend and the ceiling in her flat falls down on her putting her in hospital. When her Mum finds out about all of this, she gets a hold of Charlie's Cousin who runs a B&B for dogs. Jez comes to London to fetch Charlie and brings her to the country to heal and she asks her to take care of the B&B over the Christmas holiday so she can visit her lover in Iceland. Charlie is not a dog lover, bu It was a funny story. Charlie hates Christmas and specially this year. She has lost her live-in Boyfriend and the ceiling in her flat falls down on her putting her in hospital. When her Mum finds out about all of this, she gets a hold of Charlie's Cousin who runs a B&B for dogs. Jez comes to London to fetch Charlie and brings her to the country to heal and she asks her to take care of the B&B over the Christmas holiday so she can visit her lover in Iceland. Charlie is not a dog lover, but says OK.There is a nice looking Vet named Cal that takes care of Jez's animals, who starts looking good to Charlie.Cal is not looking for a relationship because he just got out of one. But he invites Charlie to dinner on Christmas and starts to notice her.The book has a lot of ups and downs and to boot, it has another man interested in Charlie. Someone who is boarding his dog with Charlie.The story kept me interested and it does have a surprising ending that everyone should read. Well organized and interesting to the end.I will recommend it to my friends and family.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Charlie winds up at her cousin m’s dog kennel after an accident at her home. Her cousin offers to take care of her but quickly leaves Charlie behind by herself.Charlie isn’t a dog person, so she begrudgingly agrees to watch the dogs while her cousin is away.It’s partially motivated by money. And sometimes I didn’t like Charlie much in the beginning of the book for that reason. She agreed to an amount her cousin would pay her to watch the dogs, which included giving one of the dogs suppositories. Charlie winds up at her cousin m’s dog kennel after an accident at her home. Her cousin offers to take care of her but quickly leaves Charlie behind by herself.Charlie isn’t a dog person, so she begrudgingly agrees to watch the dogs while her cousin is away.It’s partially motivated by money. And sometimes I didn’t like Charlie much in the beginning of the book for that reason. She agreed to an amount her cousin would pay her to watch the dogs, which included giving one of the dogs suppositories. Of course no one would want to do that. But she told her cousin she would and then tried to pawn it off on a friendly neighbor, only after not doing it herself.So, I can’t help it, I know Charlie is written as someone who doesn’t like dogs...and I know she’s basically stuck caring for them...but she shouldn’t have told her cousin she would give the dog medicine if she wasn’t going to do it.All right...moving on...Gradually Charlie begins to take better care of the dogs and to start liking them too.She also finds herself in a bit of a love triangle between one of the dog’s owners and the local vet.I thought this was a nice light read. It’s definitely what I had in mind when I picked it up.The animals are adorable and the setting is cute too.Of course it’s a bonus that it’s set at Christmastime.A sweet read during the holidays, or any other time.I won a this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Thanks!
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  • Gretchen
    January 1, 1970
    Let it be known that I love Christmas stories, the Christmas season, all things Christmas, and animals too. However, Mutts and Mistletoe left me in a bah humbug mood. The only thing remotely interesting besides the London/British vocabulary was the last mini-mystery thrown in at the end.I found Charlie,the protagonist, to be a shallow character who would not be on my top ten friend list.The author seemed to have a check list that she diligently checked off: casual sex, LBGTQ, environment, serial Let it be known that I love Christmas stories, the Christmas season, all things Christmas, and animals too. However, Mutts and Mistletoe left me in a bah humbug mood. The only thing remotely interesting besides the London/British vocabulary was the last mini-mystery thrown in at the end.I found Charlie,the protagonist, to be a shallow character who would not be on my top ten friend list.The author seemed to have a check list that she diligently checked off: casual sex, LBGTQ, environment, serial marriages, a touch of mystery. I forced myself to read till the end of the book.I received this through a goodreads giveaway.
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  • Anneke
    January 1, 1970
    Book Review: Mutts and MistletoeAuthor: Natalie CoxPublisher: G. P. Putnam’s SonsPublication Date: October 9, 2018Review Date: August 24, 2018I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. After reading several pretty emotionally dense literary novels back to back, I decided it was time to look for some lighter fare in my NetGalley queue. I could use a break. I chose Mutts and Mistletoe because there are dogs in the title and I’m a dog person. And it sounded Book Review: Mutts and MistletoeAuthor: Natalie CoxPublisher: G. P. Putnam’s SonsPublication Date: October 9, 2018Review Date: August 24, 2018I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. After reading several pretty emotionally dense literary novels back to back, I decided it was time to look for some lighter fare in my NetGalley queue. I could use a break. I chose Mutts and Mistletoe because there are dogs in the title and I’m a dog person. And it sounded like a nice light story. Which it was. Totally delightful. “Here’s Amazon’s Description:Her boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, her mother has absconded with her latest husband for the holidays, and--adding insult to (literal) injury--her London apartment has just been destroyed by a gas leak. Single, mildly concussed and temporarily homeless, Charlie realizes there's only one place to go: Cozy Canine Cottages, where she'll spend the season looking after her cousin Jez's doggy day care center. And if she's not exactly a dog person, well, no one has to know... But her plans for a quiet Christmas in a quaint country village are quickly dashed. Peggy the pregnant beagle and Malcolm the anxious Great Dane seem determined to keep her up all night. A strange man has been casing her cousin's house. And where is Cal, the unbearably patronizing but disturbingly handsome local vet, when she needs him? As the days tick down to Christmas, Charlie's life has never felt so out of control--but with some help from her new four-legged friends, she just might learn a thing or two about living in the moment, embracing the unexpected and opening herself up to love...”This was an absolutely delightful, unusual, sweet story. It takes place in London and the British countryside. It is very much a British book. It was quite a bit of cultural discovery for me. I had to consult Google a good many times, because there were British words and phrases that would be completely clear to an English person, but I was stumped. For example bread sauce at the Christmas dinner. Bread sauce??? What is bread sauce? So I looked it up and thought, that sounds quite delicious. How did that never become a common custom in the United States? Perhaps it is in New England. Many things like that. The plot, while not heavy or dense, was well written. Part times multiple love stories, and part time thriller. The author’s description of dog behaviour and their general dogginess was amusing to me. The characters were well delineated. The book was stuffed full of gorgeous imagery and was very funny as well. Laugh out loud funny. All in all, it was a well written, delightful Christmas story. I give it 5 Stars! Highly, highly recommended if you’re looking for a light, sweet, humorous read!This review will be posted on NetGalley, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, and on Amazon and Barnes and Noble after publication date as they don’t allow reviews until publication.
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  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    5-starsIt's snowing Christmas, comedy, and dogs in this one!The author seems to be my age, which I'm happy to say, reflected in her writing. This was very refreshing! Nothing against my older authors, it was just way easier to relate to psychologically and behaviorally. The author is from London, so there was some slang that was incomprehensible for me simply because I grew up in America, but I just skipped over those words, it did not impact my understanding of the story any, but I was not abou 5-starsIt's snowing Christmas, comedy, and dogs in this one!The author seems to be my age, which I'm happy to say, reflected in her writing. This was very refreshing! Nothing against my older authors, it was just way easier to relate to psychologically and behaviorally. The author is from London, so there was some slang that was incomprehensible for me simply because I grew up in America, but I just skipped over those words, it did not impact my understanding of the story any, but I was not about to start googling words when I'm reading for leisure.The young voice in which this was written enriched the story deeply for me because the relationships were believable. The dialogue felt real. I didn't feel like I was trying to put myself into a character's shoes with the mindset of a 40-year-old. Those romances are always so matured in a way or just about the romance or sex. This book focuses on what is happening rather than scenery or sex. There is romance but sex is not focused upon. Don't get me wrong there is love, it was just done in a classy discreet way. This writing reflected so many young and fun qualities contained within a person, relatable is an understatement. Needless to say, I freaking loved these characters, humans and animals alike. The characters acted their age, and all the animals had their own unique personalities which were so fun and made the animals easy to remember by name. The main character is not big on Christmas vibes, while this story did include Christmas themes, it wasn't shoved down your throat.I truly loved this story. The plot was so clever and I loved how everything came together. No one was left behind and I loved how everything played out. I was laughing out loud like a crazy person in every single chapter. There are some seriously hilarious incidences that occur. I promise you will not be able to contain yourself. Here's an example...Decorating the Christmas tree with dog leashes, tennis balls, colorful poo bags, and a frisbee topper... There were so many hilarious scenes such as the one I just described for you. I was seriously laughing out loud at something in every chapter, those around me were giving me looks. I clearly enjoyed myself while reading this. It's not very often I have fun reading a book, I get absorbed yes, I put myself in their shoes, but this was a seriously fun read for me, it wasn't just emotions for once.If you like dogs, and light-hearted humor I promise you will not be disappointed. I cannot wait to read more by this author!T'was a fun read before Christmas.Much gratitude to Natalie Cox, G.P. Putnam's Sons, and the Goodreads giveaway Program for this ARC I won.All reviews are my own and voluntary.
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  • Didi
    January 1, 1970
    Once in a while I had such fun reading a book I’m more than willing to overlook a few salient details that felt questionable otherwise. “Mutts and Mistletoe” is that kind of read for me. Filled with sarcastic puns and ridiculous cracks, the story followed the life of our main character whose life went a drastic turn right after a bad break-up and explosion incident. This is not a regular Christmas read and only laced with tiny dash of romance. Through the single POV voiced in present tense by ou Once in a while I had such fun reading a book I’m more than willing to overlook a few salient details that felt questionable otherwise. “Mutts and Mistletoe” is that kind of read for me. Filled with sarcastic puns and ridiculous cracks, the story followed the life of our main character whose life went a drastic turn right after a bad break-up and explosion incident. This is not a regular Christmas read and only laced with tiny dash of romance. Through the single POV voiced in present tense by our MC, Charlie, readers learned the background story along with her thought and feeling. Her mockingly cheeky tones lifted-up the story, lending amusement on what should’ve been somber atmosphere. Given the circumstances. Perhaps, for someone who wasn’t predisposed to like dog in the first place, Charlie’s nimbly taking on responsibility of multiple dogs was rather questionable. Not to mention her being a city girl plopped in the middle of practically rustic countryside. But referring back to my note earlier: this book was such a ball of humor that I was actually tamping down my finicky tendency throughout the reading. And in case that cover and title haven’t implied enough: there were a motley crew of dogs present here. I mean, who doesn’t love dogs!?! In a nutshell, this book tells Charlie’s unexpected journey, the holidays moment that gradually changed her - making new (two-legged and four-legged) friends, starting new life. The ending felt rather rushed - what’s with several happenings ensuing one after another being lumped into the last few chapters. But all in all this is quite a lovely introduction to Natalie Cox’s writing for me. You could say “Mutts and Mistletoe” dropped into my lap at the right place and the right time. That arguably might work differently for others. Advanced copy of this book is kindly given by the author/publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice)
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley, G.P. Putnam’s Sons and Natalie Cox for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me.My actual rating is 3.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. What’s not to like about lots of dogs, their cute antics, and a very attractive local vet, while you’re on vacation for the holidays? Except the fact that the vacation is being forced to care for your cousin’s dog kenneling business when you have no idea how to care for a dog, much les Thank you to NetGalley, G.P. Putnam’s Sons and Natalie Cox for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me.My actual rating is 3.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. What’s not to like about lots of dogs, their cute antics, and a very attractive local vet, while you’re on vacation for the holidays? Except the fact that the vacation is being forced to care for your cousin’s dog kenneling business when you have no idea how to care for a dog, much less 7 of them including a very pregnant pooch. And that you’re forced to live here for the time being, because your apartment is completely uninhabitable at the moment. Needless to say Charlie isn’t in the mood for Christmas this year. So it’s your typical Hallmark over the top sappy holiday romance. In theory I liked that the characters and circumstances were more relatable. But in reality it became a bit annoying hearing the complaining after awhile. The cute antics and faux pas didn’t last long. I think my biggest issue is that I didn’t really connect with the main character. I was hoping for more of an escapism type holiday book, not a problem filled reality of the typical holidays. Over time the characters did grow on me. Also the last 50 pages almost completely made up for the negatives. I can’t say what happens, but it’s so cute and fun. Overall, a mix Christmas stocking of a book. A realistic version of the holidays that to which many people can probably relate.
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  • Pj Ausdenmore
    January 1, 1970
    I wasn't sure what to expect when I began reading this book but being a dog lover how could I not want to know more about Peggy the pregnant beagle and Malcolm the anxious Great Dane? Plus all their canine pals...as well as their wary, inexperienced and - okay, let's just say it - shell-shocked temporary caregiver. And if a broody veterinarian and charming stranger get thrown into the mix, well, who am I to not dive head first into the fun? The primary focus of the book is Charlie, a London girl I wasn't sure what to expect when I began reading this book but being a dog lover how could I not want to know more about Peggy the pregnant beagle and Malcolm the anxious Great Dane? Plus all their canine pals...as well as their wary, inexperienced and - okay, let's just say it - shell-shocked temporary caregiver. And if a broody veterinarian and charming stranger get thrown into the mix, well, who am I to not dive head first into the fun? The primary focus of the book is Charlie, a London girl through and through, and her evolution during her unplanned sojourn in rural England. I liked her and thoroughly enjoyed her journey. While there's somewhat of a romantic thread, fun flirting, a bit of kissing, and a happy ending, this is not a book that I would classify as a traditional romance but that didn't lessen my enjoyment of it one bit. The relationship that takes center stage for most of the book is that between Charlie, a Londoner more at ease in designer heels and trendy shops than flannel and boots, and the dogs that have been placed into her somewhat inept care. The journey for Charlie and her four-legged housemates is one that I found to be an absolute delight. Not surprisingly, the pups stole my heart. If you're in the mood for something a little different this Christmas, pick up a copy of Mutts and Mistletoe. It's a fast-paced story that's a bit chick lit, a bit romance, a bit mystery, and brimming with a whole lot of holiday fun.
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  • Paula
    January 1, 1970
    Mutts and Mistletoe is Christmas story of a different kind of Christmas story by Natalie Cox. Far from warm and cozy, it is amusing with biting wit. While there is romance in the story, it is not a romantic read, more of a funny satire. It had a contemporary urban English feel to it that made it difficult for this Southern US girl to always appreciate.Life has not been a piece of cake lately for Charlie so I could easily see her view of the world. However, the world does not necessarily agree wi Mutts and Mistletoe is Christmas story of a different kind of Christmas story by Natalie Cox. Far from warm and cozy, it is amusing with biting wit. While there is romance in the story, it is not a romantic read, more of a funny satire. It had a contemporary urban English feel to it that made it difficult for this Southern US girl to always appreciate.Life has not been a piece of cake lately for Charlie so I could easily see her view of the world. However, the world does not necessarily agree with her or make her life any easier. There are scenes that are laugh out loud funny, some that make you smile and some that make you cringe. I am grateful to be me and not Charlie. Still her story is entertaining. Loved the title of the book but found it to be more mutts than mistletoe. An ARC of the book was given to me by the publisher through Net Galley which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    ** I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. **This is a really cute, quick Christmas-time read!I appreciated how Charlie grew as a character from the beginning of the book to the end. She claimed to not be a dog person due to her 2nd stepfather's overweight, grumpy pugs that she dealt with as a child. I think her issue was that she just hadn't met the right dog yet. The setting of the cozy canine lodge in the English countryside was charming. The side characters were en ** I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. **This is a really cute, quick Christmas-time read!I appreciated how Charlie grew as a character from the beginning of the book to the end. She claimed to not be a dog person due to her 2nd stepfather's overweight, grumpy pugs that she dealt with as a child. I think her issue was that she just hadn't met the right dog yet. The setting of the cozy canine lodge in the English countryside was charming. The side characters were endearing, including Valko, Cal, and Hugo. I loved how all of the dogs had their own little personalities. There is a little bit of a Christmas romance towards the end, but the book is really more about Charlie and her antics with the dogs and her growing and moving on from her recent breakup, which I enjoyed.
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    Yes, it's October and I'm reading Xmas chick lit, I know, I know! And I've picked a very sweet one too! Mutts and Mistletoe has everything I want in a Xmas romance and above all, it has dogs! Lots of dogs, all sorts of dogs, very well written if you ask me. It's super cute without being disgustingly saccharine sweet and it even has a slight sense of believability (I mean, it's a Xmas story, not a Ken Loach movie, but you don't need to give your brain a strain by trying to pretend such events cou Yes, it's October and I'm reading Xmas chick lit, I know, I know! And I've picked a very sweet one too! Mutts and Mistletoe has everything I want in a Xmas romance and above all, it has dogs! Lots of dogs, all sorts of dogs, very well written if you ask me. It's super cute without being disgustingly saccharine sweet and it even has a slight sense of believability (I mean, it's a Xmas story, not a Ken Loach movie, but you don't need to give your brain a strain by trying to pretend such events could happen).All in all, I just want Natalie Cox to write more books like this one... possibly even a sequel, I'm very invested in Peggy and Malcolm's relationship (those are dogs in case you wonder).
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  • Sasha
    January 1, 1970
    First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. I really enjoy the authors writing style, the author pulls you into the book from the very beginning and makes it so you don't want to put the book down. It kept me on the edge of my seat reading from cover to cover. Thi First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. I really enjoy the authors writing style, the author pulls you into the book from the very beginning and makes it so you don't want to put the book down. It kept me on the edge of my seat reading from cover to cover. This book was a very interesting read. It quickly hooked me making it so I was wanting to read and find out more from this writer. I would recommend this book.
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  • Annarella
    January 1, 1970
    A cute and entertaining book, full of lovely canine characters and likeable humans.Escapism at high level, recommended if you want a light and well written bookRecommendedMany thanks to G.P. Putnam's Sons and Edelweiss for this ARC
  • Gerry Dee
    January 1, 1970
    I like a long slow build up to Christmas, so I begin to get in the holiday mood by reading light hearted cozy mysteries and romances with holiday themes as soon as the kids are back in school. Mutts And Mistltoe delivered exactly what I needed to remind me to relax and enjoy the season.
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  • Suzi
    January 1, 1970
    A delightful book. Christmas, love and dogs make for a funny, lighthearted read. A feel good book.
  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    Cute book. Since it is British, there were many words I didn’t know but easily looked them up. I enjoyed the characters including the dogs. The ending was weak.
  • Amber Machado
    January 1, 1970
    So excited to receive this!!
  • Eric
    January 1, 1970
    * My wife read this and just loved it. Charlie's a great character, and the author did a great job keeping my wife engaged.* I received a free copy of the book in a Goodreads giveaway.
  • Tanya
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars - full review to come
  • JoAnne
    January 1, 1970
    Read my review on RomanceJunkies.com by clicking on the link below:http://romancejunkies.com/reviews/mut...I rated the book 3.5 but rounded up for Goodreads.
  • Karen Miles
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Natalie Cox, the publisher, and NetGalley for an advanced reader's copy of "Mutts and Mistletoe" I really enjoyed this book. It was a light and funny read that is set around my favorite time of year, Christmas.Charlie, a 31 year old IT professional, lives in London and recently has gone through a break-up. Her pain over this recent breakup has created her lack of enthusiasm for the upcoming Christmas holiday and contributes to her feeling of avoiding all men. Due to an accident in h Thank you to Natalie Cox, the publisher, and NetGalley for an advanced reader's copy of "Mutts and Mistletoe" I really enjoyed this book. It was a light and funny read that is set around my favorite time of year, Christmas.Charlie, a 31 year old IT professional, lives in London and recently has gone through a break-up. Her pain over this recent breakup has created her lack of enthusiasm for the upcoming Christmas holiday and contributes to her feeling of avoiding all men. Due to an accident in her apartment building, Charlie is sent to the hospital and into the care of her cousin, Jez, in the country. Jez owns a high-end dog boarding facility. And oddly enough, Charlie is not a dog lover. Jez leaves Charlie on her own with the dogs to fly off to Finland to meet the love of her life for the first time in real life.Charlie, through many funny adventures, has to learn quickly how to take care of several dogs, including a pregnant Beagle, while interacting with the hot "Bovine Call" and Hugo, the handsome owner of deaf Malcolm. Soon Charlie starts to feel the spirit of Christmas and learns to let love back into her life through both the dogs and the men who want to be near her.I think many others who are looking for a light and funny read that involves adorable dogs will love this book.
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  • Sharyn Berg
    January 1, 1970
    This is a fun tale of the adventures and mishaps of Charlie, which took her from the busy city pace of London to life with the dogs at Cozy Canine Cottages and on a path much different than the one she dreamed her life would be. What could be more fun than dogs and Christmas? Absolutely anything and everything, according to Charlie, who is desperately trying to escape the holiday season and is not a fan of our four-footed friends. Throw in an explosion, a pregnant pup, a bit of a crime, and the This is a fun tale of the adventures and mishaps of Charlie, which took her from the busy city pace of London to life with the dogs at Cozy Canine Cottages and on a path much different than the one she dreamed her life would be. What could be more fun than dogs and Christmas? Absolutely anything and everything, according to Charlie, who is desperately trying to escape the holiday season and is not a fan of our four-footed friends. Throw in an explosion, a pregnant pup, a bit of a crime, and the beautiful blue eyes of the country vet and you have a story that provides a delightful escape. I enjoyed this light, quick-read of a book and would recommend it as a break from the hustle bustle of the holiday season and a reason to escape to your favorite reading place any time of the year. Thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy.
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  • JoAnn
    January 1, 1970
    Dog lovers will throughly enjoy this well written romance. Mutts and Mistletoe is well written with an engaging plot. A really good fast read. My thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for my digital arc this is my unbiased review.
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