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Hot Under the Collar (The Dogmothers Book 1) Kindle Edition
Book One (all stand-alone titles) of a Series for Dog Loving Romance Readers!
Firefighter Braden Mahoney is devastated when his beloved Weimarener, Jelly Bean, fails the canine arson investigator test. Faced with the challenge of raising the money for advanced training, it's Braden's sweet grandmother and her best friend who suggest he use the services of the new event planner in town. Not that he needs a push in Cassie Santorini's direction. Ever since she arrived in town, Braden has had his eye on the sassy Greek goddess...and can't stop thinking about getting the rest of him on her, too.
Cassie has spent years putting family first, even moving to Bitter Bark when her mother falls in love with the local veterinarian. Having a huge new extended "family" is fun, especially when one smokeshow of a firefighter attends the gatherings, but Cassie has no plans to remain in the small town. She's ready to pursue her big city dreams. But when Braden asks for an assist for his precious pup, Cassie agrees to help him set up a town-wide scavenger hunt. It isn't exactly a hardship to be around those blue eyes and brawny shoulders, especially since they both agree everything -- even the undeniable sparks that crackle between them -- is temporary.
But when temporary gets complicated by feelings that might lead to forever, Braden and Cassie start to question the direction they're headed. Should they follow their dreams...or their hearts? It'll take a dog with a bad nose and a good heart, two meddlesome grandmas, and some help from the clan that loves them to make sure Cassie and Braden follow the clues and find their way to each other's arms.
The Dogmothers - a new spinoff series from the popular "Dogfather" books
Just like The Dogfather books, the covers of The Dogmothers were all photographed at Alaqua Animal Refuge in Florida using rescue dogs from the shelter, and "local heroes" as models. A portion of book sales is donated to that amazing organization!
About the Author
Published since 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty romance and suspense novels. In addition to being a ten-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITATM Award for the best in romance writing, Roxanne's books have won the National Readers' Choice Award four times and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. A recent empty-nester, Roxanne lives in Florida with her husband and two dogs.
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Daniel Kilcannon, a widower with six unmarried kids, has notonly orchestrated wonderfully happy endings for all his offspring...he's foundone of his own. That leaves his grown nieces and nephews plus his adultstepkids all in need of their own magical romances. Is The Dogfather toopreoccupied with his new lady love to pull the strings and make the matches?Maybe. But never fear, fans, there's a new team in town and these two might bepolar opposites in life but they are lined up in love. One grandmother has the steel spine of a Greekwarrior, the other has the heart of an Irish poet. Together, along with two darling dachshunds, these Dogmotherswon't stop until all nine of theirgrandchildren are hooked, hitched, and happy.
When Agnes Santorini arrives in Bitter Bark, she hassomething to prove. The notoriously nasty Greek grandma seeks to show hergrowing family that she's an all new Yiayia, inside and out. At the same time,Finola Kilcannon, the beloved octogenarian Irish blogger, knows that her roleas the mistress of Waterford Farm is now in the hands of her son's fiancée,and it's time for Gramma Finnie to start the next chapter in her life. It doesn't take long for these ladies torealize that they are stronger, better, and way more powerful together thanapart, so they move into a Victorian that's aging as gracefully as they are, andget to work. It takes a wee bit ofmeddling, a dash of manipulation, and plenty of help from man's best friend, but the Dogmothers soon become as good astheir predecessor, the Dogfather, at orchestrating a happily ever after.
In this new spin-off series, there's laughter, love,heartache, hope, and happy endings in store for the Mahoney, Santorini, and, ofcourse, the Kilcannon clans. With nine full length novels planned, plus aholiday novella every year, readers are in for a treat that will take themthrough 2021! Fans of The Dogfather series will find the same level ofemotional intensity, familiar family connections and characters, and, ofcourse, an unforgettable dog at the very heart of every story. Just like The Dogfather, the covers of TheDogmothers were all photographed at Alaqua Animal Refuge in Florida usingrescue dogs and local heroes, and a portion of the first month's sales of everybook is donated to that amazing organization.
Watch for the first two books in 2019:
HOT UNDER THE COLLAR
THREE DOG NIGHT
And many, many more!
About the Author
In addition to being a ten-time nominee and one-time winnerof the prestigious RITA™ Award for the best in romance writing, Roxanne has wonthe National Reader's Choice Award for best romantic suspense four times, as wellas the Maggie, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, BooksellersBest, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others.
A mother of two but recent empty-nester, Roxanne lives in Florida with her husband. She loves dogs, books, chocolate, and wine, especially all at the same time.
- ASIN : B07R8H3R7V
- Publisher : South Street Publishing (May 31, 2019)
- Publication date : May 31, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1120 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 374 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #49,931 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2019
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Dreams can change, and you can still be happy.
Cassie and Braden had sparks flying when they met, but neither does permanent..... Or do they?
5 stars and I recommend this book to all.
This would make a good movie. 😁😍😇🤔
Cassie is the only daughter in her family and daddy's girl. When her father passed away she was devastated but she stayed strong for her mother and her brothers. Now that everyone is settled in jobs and partners it is her turn to have the life she wants. She is a hard working, ambitious young woman. She is also in love with the sexy fireman.. Cassie has always looked out for her family but now she wants to move to the big city and start her life.
When they met a few years ago they knew the attraction was strong but Cassie has always dreamed of moving to the big city, any big city, and getting out of Bitter Bark. However, there is a big problem. She wants to live in the big city and he wants to stay in Bitter Bark. Long distance doesn't work for either of them. If either one gives up their dream, there will come a time when they will resent the other one.
There is even a problem with their dogs. One dog acts like he hates Cassie and the other dog can't stay because he can't work two dogs at one time. This is a great read. I couldn't imagine how the author was going to leave this story with everyone being happy but she does it. You don't have to read the Dogfather series to understand this book but it makes for a better background if you do. This series starts with 3 big families being joined through marriage. Of course dogs play a big part in this story so it is best if you love dogs!! You will also get some lessons in training dogs and clues about their personalities. Of course they all are winners and makes you want to get a dog - even if you have 5 already. I highly recommend this story. I can't wait for the next book. Guaranteed a good read.
I was not paid for this review. I am not a writer nor do I know one. I am not kin to this author. I am a reader and this is my opinion, nothing more, nothing less. 6/2/19