About a Dog – Jenn McKinlay

Fall in love with a little help from man’s best friend in New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay’s contemporary romance debut.

Mackenzie “Mac” Harris fled her hometown of Bluff Point, Maine, after being left at the altar—and seeking solace in the arms of her best friend’s off-limits brother. Now, seven years later, she’s back to attend her best friend’s wedding—safe, or so she thinks, from the mistakes of her youth.

But Gavin Tolliver has never forgotten the woman who has always held his heart. And when Mac rescues a stray puppy named Tulip, only Gavin, the town’s veterinarian, can help. With a little assistance from Tulip, Gavin vows to make Mac realize that their feelings are more than just puppy love…

My review

About a Dog is the first of a new series A Bluff Point Romance. We meet Mackanzie, who is coming home to Bluff Point to attend the wedding of Emma, her BFF-turned-Bridezilla. It is hard for Mac to go back to the place where she grew up, and was left at the altar by Seth, who sped away with awful stuck up girl Jessie.

Fortunately Emma, Jillian and Carly try to help to cheer up Mac, especially since she didn’t bring her he-is-no-good-for-you boyfriend Trevor. And with all the chores to do before the wedding, Mac certainly stays busy. It also puts her directly in the vicinity of Gavin, Emma’s baby brother. But Gavin is certainly no baby boy any longer. No, he turned out to be a pretty hot and yummie veterinarian. And Gavin makes it very clear that he isn’t going to let Mac walk out on him (again).

So, what is a girl to do? Mac certainly gets no useful help from her two aunts, Charlotte and Sarah, who are trying to relive their youth at seventy. They are an hilarious pair (hooking up with older guys in leather pants, dying their hair purple and buying a monstrous car, to drive around their ‘hood’…).

Enter Tulip, a cute stray dog, who gets rescued by Mac. As the town’s vet, Gavin is needed to check her out and see if she’s okay. When the owner resurfaces after a few days, something fishy is going on. But with the aunts going crazy, the wedding drawing nearer, Mac’s nemesis Jessie coming to town and boyfriend Trevor acting stranger than ever, Mac has her hands full. Fortunately, Gavin is there to give her a hand. But is it puppy-love? Or can Mac and Gavin figure it out?

It is funny, it is hart warming and the aunts are a hoot. Four out of five stars from me and looking forward to read further about Carly in Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

Publisher: Berkley Books

Published: May 2017

ISBN: 9780399584718


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