The Summer of Falling in Love written and self-published by Liz Davies is available NOW in ebook, kindlunlimited and paperback format.
The thought of having a dog hasn’t crossed Theo Martin’s mind. It’s not that he doesn’t like dogs – he does – but the idea has simply never occurred to him.
It has occurred to his mother though, and when she decides to buy him a puppy because she thinks it will “liven him up a bit”, his life is turned completely upside down and not for the better as far as he’s concerned. But when he discovers that having a cute dog on the end of a lead attracts a great deal of female attention, he soon changes his mind. All kinds of women stop to pet the pup and while they coo over Poppy, they talk to him. A lot. And for Theo, it looks like his love life is taking a very welcome turn for the better.
But what about Josie Wilde, his dog sitter?
Forced to employ someone to walk his dog when he’s in work, he finds himself increasingly attracted to her, but unfortunately Josie’s interest in him appears to be purely professional. As the summer unfolds and he falls head over heels in love with the sweet and vulnerable pup, he finds himself falling for Josie.
For Theo, it’s not so much ‘love me, love my dog’, but more like ‘love my dog, love me, too’. Please…?
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Liz Davies’ latest novel: The Summer of Falling in Love.
In times of uncertainty you want to open a book knowing it’s going to put a smile on your face and wrap you up in a cosy hug. This is just what I’ve learned to love from Liz Davies novels; the guarantee of feelgood satisfaction.
Theo Martin’s life has become a little samey, he’s been teaching at the same school now for a good few years, his social life is pretty much non existent and he’s got a routine of work and then home with a ready meal and a boxset. So when his parents surprise him one night with a new house mate he’s a little taken aback by this intrusion into his normality. You see Theo thought his life was ‘alright’ he was doing ok at work and was happy in his personal life and didn’t feel like he needed more. However, mum’s know best and gifting Theo a puppy was just the push he needed to make changes in his life.
Theo refuses to believe his mum knows best and is adamant about finding a more suitable home for the little dog. However, the little puppy, Poppy, has other ideas and day by day she proves to Theo that the love of a dog, or any pet, can bring so many benefits to the owner.
This romcom by Liz Davies was so adorable and I loved every page of it. I feel like it opened your heart and eyes to new possibilities and left you feeling hopeful for better days to come. I was charmed by the honesty of friendship between a man and his best-friend (aka dog) and I appreciated that animals soften people’s characters and personalities. Animals have proven they are beneficial in helping people through times of illness, stress and learning difficulties and Poppy the adorable puppy in this novel had many other skills under her collar. Adorable feelgood fiction aplenty!
Author Bio – Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.
She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat – she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.
She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper van and travel the world in it.
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