Four little words, uttered by her husband…
‘Oh my god,’ he gasped into her shoulder. ‘Shannon!’
There’s just one problem: her name isn’t Shannon.
Rewind six months and Scarlett and Rufus aren’t in the honeymoon stage anymore so much as the honey-should-we-bother phase. Desperate to get their sparkle back, Scarlett has plotted, planned and waxed more than any woman should have to, but none of it is working. Which makes it very hard to start the family they want.
At least her business is going strong, even if her marriage isn’t. She and her best friend spend their days tangled up in dog leads and covered in fur. Scarlett/ is the fairy dogmother, training hopeless pets like compulsive eater Barkley, impulsive Romeo Murphy and bossy Biscuit. Meanwhile, her best friend walks the dogs and pines for the man who doesn’t know she exists. Thank goodness the women have each other.
If only Scarlett could work out how to get her marriage back on track. But Rufus isn’t sharing his feelings with her. He is, though, sharing with her best friend. Her best friend, Shannon.
Well this was my first time reading a book by Lilly Bartlett, but it certainly won’t be my last. The Truth About Love and Dogs has been an absolute delight to read.
I absolutely enjoyed and loved this story, it was wonderfully written, there was joyful moments as well as a couple of sad moments thrown in. I found it to be a fast paced story and a real page turner.
If you love dogs, then you really should read this book. It didn’t take long to fall in love with all of the dogs that have a part to play in this story, they all had such unique characters and some of the things that they did had me in right giggles. My favorites were definitely Fred and Ginger the two Westies terriers, I just wanted to cuddle them and take them home with me, which is odd coming from me as I’m more of a cat person than a dog person.
As for the characters, the humans, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Scarlett/Rufus and their best friend Shannon, seeing how close they all were to each other and how each of their stories developed and the difficulties they each encountered from time to time throughout the story. Although there were a couple of times that I wanted to slap Rufus for his stupidity and lack of sensitivity, but thankfully he came to his senses and managed to redeem himself. If you want to know what I’m referring to, you’ll just have to read the book so as to find out.
Lilly certainly has a wonderful way with words, setting the scene and location perfectly, felt like I could just step straight into the story and become involved. I really didn’t want the story to end or say bye bye to the characters or the dogs.
I will definitely be looking forward to reading more books by this author in the future.
About the Author:-
Michele writes books packed with heart and humour, best friends and girl power. Call them beach books, summer reads, romantic comedy or chick lit… readers and reviewers call them “feel good”, “thought-provoking” and “laugh out loud”. She is both a Sunday Times and a USA Today bestselling author, raised in the US and living in London with her husband. She is very fond of naps, ice cream and Richard Curtis films.
Michele also writes cosy chick lit under the pen-name Lilly Bartlett. Lilly’s books are full of warmth, romance, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters.
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