Review - Pug, Actually by Matt Dunn
Loyal rescue pug Doug wants his adoring owner Julie to find unconditional love and happiness – and he knows she won’t find either in the arms of Luke, her married boss.
Doug is terrified that Julie will become a lonely cat-lover if she stays single too long, but he can’t let her fall for any more of Luke’s empty promises. Julie needs to move on – and Doug is convinced that Tom, a newly divorced V-E-T, is perfect for her (despite his questionable occupation).
There’s just one problem: Julie and Tom can’t stand each other.
Doug doesn’t quite understand the quirks and complexities of human relationships, but he won’t let that get in the way of his mission to bring Tom and Julie together. After all, being a ‘rescue’ works both ways…
Although the conclusion was a foregone one (it IS a romance, after all) some of the twists in this book were unexpected.
Luke though was an utter cad, and the fact that Julie was oblivious to his smarmy nastiness for the greater part of the story made me want to shake her.
Doug was a sweetie and I'd love to think that dogs have all this going through their heads.
However, this was a fun read, so suspend belief for a couple of hours and immerse yourself in some lightheaded romance.
About the Author
Matt Dunn is the author of numerous romantic comedy novels, including the bestselling The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook (which was shortlisted for both the Romantic Novel of the Year Award and the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance) and A Day at the Office (one of Amazon's Top Editor Picks for 2013, and a #1 bestseller across several categories). He's also written about life, love, and relationships for various publications including The Times, Guardian, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Company, Elle, and The Sun.
Previously, he's worked as a professional lifeguard, fitness-equipment salesman, and most recently, an I.T. head-hunter (where his success in re-writing other people's CVs made him think he might have a talent for fiction), but he prefers writing novels for a living, so please keep buying his books!
Visit the author at www.mattdunn.co.uk, or follow him on twitter at @mattdunnwrites
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