|Brooks and Kelly love The Love Dog.|
And I have the perfect first post...a book review of The Love Dog by Elsa Watson.
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Brooks here: You might not think I'd be into books about mushy, gushy stuff like love, being I'm a manly man. But I've got to tell you, the main character of The Love Dog, a golden retriever named Apollo, is my hero! I always enjoy books told in the voice of a dog (this book is also told in the voice of a woman, but I guess I'll let that slide.) If only Apollo wasn't a fictional character, we'd be best bros. I highly recommend this book to all dogs, dog lovers, and dog parents. I could relate to so many of Apollo's thoughts, such as his fondness for treats, and how he wants to make people happy. Now, here's Mom with the review.
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Peggy: The human main character of The Love Dog, Samantha, is a writer and blogger who believes that love is just a fairy tale, and the reality TV show The Love Dog is a scripted sham. Will she change her mind by the end of the book?
The Love Dog is a delightful read, with well-developed characters who made me care. I especially liked Samantha as she struggled to find answers and set right past mistakes. The real fun, however, was reading the thoughts of golden retriever Apollo, who is no ordinary dog. I have to admit to getting misty eyed several times, when Apollo showed sacrificial devotion to those who didn't treat him the way he deserved.
And then there was Apollo's special talent. The show's host, Mason, tells Apollo, "You are the Love Dog. Your mission is to help people find love. You'll have the power to change their lives. Can you do that?" Sweet Apollo takes his job seriously. And the moments when he closes his eyes, concentrates, focuses and sends his love to others are especially touching.
Throughout the book I was rooting for Apollo. I was rooting for Samantha, and Mason, I was rooting for them all to find love and to find their own happy endings.
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Elsa Watson’s novel Dog Days (Tor, 2012) took readers on a hilarious and heartwarming journey inside the mind of (wo)man’s best friend. This winter, Tor will release Watson’s THE LOVE DOG (A Tor MM Original; $7.99; On-sale January 29, 2013)—a fresh and delightful standalone romance in the vein of Dog Days that is sure to appeal to readers of women’s fiction and dog lovers. Publishers Weekly calls it “[an] adorable story,” and included it in their Best Romance Books of 2012 list.
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