Synopses & Reviews
From Beth Kendrick comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about bad dogs and the women who love them… Lara Madigan has a gift. She can help you find your soulmate--your canine soul mate, that is. As a dog trainer with a soft spot for strays, she’s found the perfect home for sulky Shih Tzus, broken-down Border Collies, and diabolical Dalmatians. But while she’ll always make room for one more rescue mutt, she’s not sure she’s ready to commit to another human being--especially after her long-term boyfriend drops the bomb: He’s not a dog person. Horrified and temporarily homeless, Lara and her furry pack move in with her mother, a wealthy fashionista who forbids even a single drop of drool. As word gets around the exclusive gated community, Lara is overwhelmed with demands for her services. A model wants personal training for her overweight “flabrador”; an aging socialite preps her pedigreed puppy for dog show domination.... If Lara can survive the breakup, the outrageous requests of her high-maintenance clientele, and her dogs' systematic destruction of her mother’s McMansion, she might finally find the rescue dog who rescues her in return--by leading her straight to the guy who could be her perfect match.
“Kendrick writes with a wicked sense of humor and great wisdom.”
“Graced with a stellar cast of captivating characters (including an adorable pack of scene-stealing canines) and written with both sharp wit and genuine wisdom, Kendrick’s latest effervescent novel is a hopelessly, hopefully romantic treat.”
"Kendrick not only shines in portraying the subtleties of female friendships, but also at rendering the unbreakable bond between man (or woman) and dog….Kendrick has a…talent for matchmaking: pairing her winsome heroine and her delightful group of canines in the service of a tale of nurturing one’s true calling and rekindling relationships."
Raves for Sue Margoliss Novels
“Sexy [and] furiously funny.”—USA Today
“Fresh and original.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“[An] irreverent, sharp-witted look at love and dating.”—Houston Chronicle
“[Margolis] keeps turning out fun and witty novels that readers will grab off the shelves.”—Booklist
"Delightful.”—Midwest Book Review
“Delightfully funny, deliciously naughty and compulsively readable. Ill never wear the wrong size bra again!”—Susie Essman, actress, Curb Your Enthusiasm
, and author of What Would Susie Say?
Sue Margoliss Novels Are...
“Fresh and original.”—Chicago Sun-Times
A novel about a jilted bride who's about to discover that not marrying the wrong man can sometimes lead you to the right one.
When Tallulah gets jilted at the altar, she gets very drunk and starts making passes at the male wedding guests. She even propositions the caterer. But in the next few weeks, reality comes crashing down around her. Her difficult mother becomes more impossible than ever. Her lesbian sister starts trying to have a baby. Nana Ida gets busy matchmaking. What Tallulah is about to discover is that happiness doesn't always come in the form of the perfect doctor- and that sometimes real love doesn't require a catered affair.
From the author of Here Today, Gone to Maui, the story of a woman who finally got a life...some else's.
Ever since Veronica's husband found the love of his life-not her-she's been a walking zombie with runny mascara. It doesn't help that she keeps getting mistaken for Haley Rush-the Hollywood starlet whose dazzling life is plastered on every magazine.
When Haley's manager offers Veronica a job as a celebrity double, it only takes a moment before she says yes. Veronica gets to drive Haley's car, wear her phenomenal clothes-and have fun with her hot celebrity boyfriend, Brady Ellis. Too bad the job's only part-time, and at the end of the day she has to return to her life as a cash-strapped substitute teacher and cub scout mom.
But when real sparks fly with Brady, is it a fantasy come true or a disaster in disguise?
Sue Margoliss wickedly funny”* novels have broken new ground in the fiction of love and marriage. Now she tells the story of a woman trying to iron out the problems in her life.
Eleven years ago, Sophie and Greg couldnt get enough of each other. A pair of full-time jobs and two kids later, theyre in therapy asking themselves where all the sexy times went. Sophie thinks she knows: Theyre buried under Gregs mess. And even though her slob of a husband tries to make up for his shortcomings by cooking the occasional meal, Sophie is left to clean umpteen dirty dishes.
The last straw is when Greg uses some inheritance money to buy a World War II Sherman tank, which starts World War III in their marriage.
Sophie doesnt so much surrender as retreatright out of the relationship. While Greg almost immediately shacks up with someone else, Sophie finds herself facing even more uncertainty due to a job reorganization. And even though she begins to lose her heart to a high school crush, Sophie starts to realize that a shiny new relationship doesnt always offer the softest place to fall
and she may find self-acceptance and love in the place she least expects it.
Sue Margoliss sexy British romp[s]” (USA Today) have captivated readers who enjoy an irreverent, sharp-witted look at love and dating” (Houston Chronicle). Now she returns with a novel about a suddenly single mom whose life needs a lift.
When her gambling addict husband died, Sarah Green was left pennilessand with two children to raise. Since then, shes been desperate to keep her professional and personal lives on firm financial footing. And what could be safer than dating an accountant and working at a non-emergency crime help line?
But then Sarahs aunt dies, leaving Sarah her once famousnow flailinglingerie shop. With her fashion background, Sarah reluctantly decides to make a go of it, even if that means breaking up with her too-prudent boyfriend over the risk.
Suddenly Sarah finds herself falling for Hugh, the handsome struggling actor she hired to renovate her new boutique, and entering a prestigious lingerie competition. Taking chances has never been her forte, but the built-in support of family and friends could give her the boost shes been looking for....
About the Author
After growing up with a purebred Bernese mountain dog, Beth Kendrick fell in love with a scruffy stray terrier named Murphy and has been a sucker for rescue dogs ever since. She lives in Arizona with her family and two rambunctious red mutts. Despite owning three vacuum cleaners, she is constantly covered in dog hair.