Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Home is Where the Bark Is" Book Review...

...I'm telling you all, I've been a reading machine lately! I've made an effort to spend at least an hour a day reading because honestly, that hour would probably be spent watching tv or on the computer so it's been an easy hour to spare. The latest book that I finished was "Home is Where the Bark Is" by Kandy Shepherd. In you remember correctly, Kandy also wrote "Love is a Four-Legged Word." I did a post book review on it last June and Kandy commented ON MY BLOG! I'm also friends with her on Good Reads, she seems like a really sweet person. Okay, back to the review....

This is kind of like a sequel to "Love is a Four-Legged Word." The main character, Serena, was introduced in the first book as Maddy's best friend. Now Serena, ex-model, has opened up a doggy day-care. PI Nick has noticed that quite a few of Serena's clients have had identity theft issues which leads him to the doggy day-care to check out the owner, his number one suspect. Right away there's tons of fireworks between Nick and Serena that they both deny and the book follows them, a sweet doggy Mack and the hunt for the identity thief.

I liked this book because it had romance, mystery and dogs! I did find the first half of the book moved a little slow and focused too much on Serena's and Nick's suppressed feelings for each other. I would have rather cut that out and had more time with them together! Kandy did use one of my most favorite words ever-towhead (it was a word of the day in 5th grade, the only one that I remember!). I love the puppies in the story and the puppy love. I wouldn't say it was a page turner (until the last couple chapters) but it was a sweet, easy and fun read. So...what are you all reading these days?

3 comments :

Christy said...

Always happy to read your reviews! I just finished The Help (I know, I'm two years behind) and I loved it. Pat Conroy's latest collection of essays, My Reading Life, is currently on my nightstand.

Faith said...

I just started the Hunger Games series and I LOVE it. I can't put it down sometimes.

Kandy Shepherd said...

Hey, Alyssa, thanks so much for your lovely review of HOME IS WHERE THE BARK IS. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I've only just swung by your blog, having been in New York City for the Romance Writers of America convention. It was lots of fun.

BTW, may I say I am in awe of your running prowess!

See you on Goodreads...

Kandy