I was sent this book by the publisher since I quite enjoy their books and regularly request them on NetGalley. This particular title was 50-50 for me.
About The Book:
Title: Must Love Wieners: A Rescue Dog Romance
Author: Casey Griffin
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Published: August 2016
Rating: 3/5 stars
LOVE—UNLEASHED. . .
First in a wickedly funny new series brimming with mystery and romance!
Piper Summers works like a dog juggling three jobs to put herself through veterinary school—driving taxis, delivering pizzas, and singing telegrams. Thankfully, Piper has her devoted dachshund Colin to help her keep things in line. That is, until she gets fired…and someone throws her a bone that is too good to resist.
Aiden Caldwell is an Armani ad come to life—a billionaire CEO who’s just adopted a dachshund from the rescue center where Piper volunteers. He’s hot on Piper’s tail to be his personal dog walker…but he may be after more than a walker for his wiener. The gorgeous, spirited Piper is everything he’s ever wanted from a woman—and more. But can Piper ever love, and trust, a man who has never learned to open his heart—or has she bitten off more than she can chew?
Must Love Wieners is the first book in Casey Griffin’s Rescue Dog Romance series!
Main characters profession: Millionaire, entrepreneur and Veterinarian Student
I was quite happy with the Blurb and decided to give it a go, stories involving Dogs are usually light, happy reads. In that way it was a good read with the Dogs being quite the characters in their own right. The story revolves around Piper who owns a Dachshund, works at the local dachshunds rescue centre and is studying to be a vet all the while being almost broke and juggling more jobs than she can handle. While being on one of her many jobs, a singing telegram on this occasion she literally falls in the way of the handsome, millionaire Aiden. The chance meeting brings them together and Piper ends up walking Aiden’s newly acquired dachshund which happens to be Piper’s dog’s bestie. While keeping the best mates together, there is chemistry brewing between the dog owners and soon they are nuts for each other, but not without a few laugh out loud antics on Piper’s part.
Mishaps and things keep happening around her, all of which she handles quite ok and sometimes with the help of Aiden, who comes in riding like a knight in shining armor. As a dog owner, walker and juggler of different jobs Piper is quite lovable and hilarious but something about her keeps nagging at me. While she is broke and swears off taking handouts from her rich brother, parts of her life style don’t seem like that of a broke person. Also, the instant attraction and yes-no way in which she falls for Aiden was all a bit hasty and did not make sense at times. Aiden, too felt hot cold and not completely honest with his feelings in general.
What I enjoyed reading about the story was the parts where dogs were involved, Piper and her job juggling, the ending where the dogs get a new house. The good parts of the story made it a fun read but left me wishing more for the human’s love story. The Dachshunds were adorable who had quite the fun personalities, now if only their owners made me laugh and adore them equally well as a couple, it would have been a great read.
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About the Author:
Casey Griffin can often be found at comic conventions on her days off from her day job, driving 400 ton dump trucks in Northern Alberta, Canada. As a jack of all trades with a resume boasting registered nurse, English teacher, and photographer, books are her true passion. Casey is a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel finalist, and is currently busy writing every moment she can.
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Reviewed by Bharti