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Book Review: The Truth about Love and Dogs

The Truth About Love and Dogs

Book Blurb From Goodreads:

Four little words, uttered by her husband…
‘Oh my god,’ he gasped into her shoulder. ‘Shannon!’
There’s just one problem: her name isn’t Shannon.

Rewind six months and Scarlett and Rufus aren’t in the honeymoon stage anymore so much as the honey-should-we-bother phase. Desperate to get their sparkle back, Scarlett has plotted, planned and waxed more than any woman should have to, but none of it is working. Which makes it very hard to start the family they want. 

At least her business is going strong, even if her marriage isn’t. She and her best friend spend their days tangled up in dog leads and covered in fur. Scarlett is the fairy dogmother, training hopeless pets like compulsive eater Barkley, impulsive Romeo Murphy and bossy Biscuit. Meanwhile, her best friend walks the dogs and pines for the man who doesn’t know she exists. Thank goodness the women have each other. 

If only Scarlett could work out how to get her marriage back on track. But Rufus isn’t sharing his feelings with her. He is, though, sharing with her best friend. Her best friend, Shannon.

Book Review:


Michele Gorman had approached me to read her story on Twitter. After reading the blurb, I just had to. A rom-com with dogs, how could Tank and I pass this up. 

This is definitely a 5 paw read. It has all the feels it made me laugh and cry as I flipped through the pages. The characters were approachable and realistic. How hasn't had relationship problems with their friends or significant other? When Rufus and Scarlett, couldn't get pregnant, the author covered a heatbreaking subject with tack and feeling. The writitng beautifully caused me to feel deeply for these people and I teared up several times as they negotiated the landmines of hurt feelings.

I really appreciate the amount of effort the author put into  accurrately described the dog training scenes,  dog owner interactions, and dog behavior. It was spot on. I could relate in several scenes as I have had those same interactions with dog owners on a daily basis.

This story was sweet, funny, and had everything to make a great book.


  1. "Honey-should-we-bother-phase" made me laugh more than it probably should have... I think I need to get my hands on this book. :)

  2. Not really my type of book, but I'm glad you liked it!! Great review!

  3. I reviewed this book last year when it had a different title. I enjoyed it too. Great review.


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