The Truth About Love and Dogs written by Lilly Bartlett, publisher Notting Hill Press, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.
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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.
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The Truth About Love and Dogs was such a fun, romantic comedy from Lilly Barlett but amongst all the lovable dogs with their misbehaving antics there is a serious side to this story. Lilly Bartlett has dealt with this side of the storyline with such sensitivity and empathy. My heart ached for Scarlett and Rufus and I wanted so much to make life work out for them, but not everything runs smoothly in anyone’s journey.
We follow the journey of Scarlett and Rufus taking the next step in their married life and their wish to become parents. However, fate was to play a cruel hand to them leaving emotions that would be tested to the limit.
On a lighter note Scarlett’s Dog Behavioural Business was going well and her new group of clients were proving a much needed distraction for her. I loved this side of the story; animals come in all shapes and sizes with their own personalities and boy was Scarlett in for a challenge with her new class of dog delinquents?!
Lilly Bartlett has created a warm-hearted, romantic comedy filled with crazy antics from both our four legged friends and their owners. One page the author will have you crying with laughter witnessing the scenes mapped out in the story and another your heart will be ripped in two with the struggles facing our leading couple.
I completely fell in love with this story, animals bring out a certain charm and warmth within stories, they are very unpredictable and Lilly Bartlett has shown how the love of a dog can change the personalities of their owners and those around them.
Heart-warming, full of fun but with a poignant story to tell.
About the Author
Lilly Bartlett’s cosy romcoms are full of laugh out loud moments, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters.
Lilly is the pen-name of Sunday Times and USA Today best-selling author, Michele Gorman, who writes best friend-girl power chick lit under her own name.