Cute! Service! Puppies! (and a romance!) | Puppy Love by Lucy Gilmore [ spoiler-free book review ]

“You’re going to be the death of me. You know that, right?”

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Puppy Love

Author: Lucy Gilmore

Genre: Adult > Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Published: May 28, 2019

Format Read: eARC on Kindle

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Book Blurb

No matter the job, no matter the need
These service dogs in training will always fall in love at first bark.

When Sophie Vasquez and her sisters dreamed up Puppy Promise—their service puppy training school—it was supposed to be her chance to bring some good into the world. But how can she expect to do anything when no one will take her seriously?

Enter Harrison Parks: a rough, gruff, take-no-bull wildlife firefighter in need of a diabetic service dog. He couldn’t be a more unlikely fit for Sophie or Bubbles—the sweet Pomeranian she knows will be his perfect partner—but when Sophie insists he give them both a shot, something unexpected happens: he listens. Even better, he keeps on listening, even as Sophie and Bubbles turn his lonely, uber-masculine world upside-down.

As it turns out, they all have something to prove…and more than enough room in their hearts for a little puppy love.

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About The Author

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Lucy Gilmore is a contemporary romance author with a love of puppies, rainbows, and happily ever afters. She began her reading (and writing) career as an English literature major and ended as a die-hard fan of romance in all forms. When she’s not rolling around with her two Akitas, she can be found hiking, biking, or with her nose buried in a book. She also writes under the penname Tamara Morgan.New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff is a lover of vampires, dragons, and all things that go bump in the night. A onetime English professor, she now devotes all her time to writing dark and romantic stories with tortured heroes and kick-butt heroines. She has written all her sixty-plus novels from her home in Austin, Texas, which she shares with her family.

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Cute! Service! Puppies! (and a romance!)

📚 Series? Yes. But Can be read as a standalone.
📚 Genre? Contemporary Romance.
📚 Cliffhanger? No.

As you may have probably expected, I jumped into reading this book, because PUPPIES! The concept of a wildlife firefighter asking help from a petite dog trainer to get a service dog sounded so amusing that I couldn’t resist picking this book up.

This book just exudes cuteness, and if you’re looking for a read that will plaster a smile on your face, then this book is definitely it! I had so much fun learning about the backstories of each character and seeing them falling in love with each other. The grumpy/friendly pairing is so adorable, but this book also gave us endearing and heartwarming stories when you need them.

I appreciate the representation of diabetes and leukemia in this book, as well as the way the author dealt with the parent relationships of the main characters in this book.

All in all, Puppy Love was a strong way to start the series. I am so excited for more books using furry friends as a way to connect and bond two characters. A sweet and slightly spicy delight!

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My Book Rating Breakdown

🌼 Synopsis:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Significant Other: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Romance: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Pacing: ⭐☆☆☆☆
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

Final Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ | 3.36/5

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♡ , Yna the Mood Reader

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