Must Love Dogs by K. Lynn ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

MustLoveDogsLGTitle: Must Love Dogs

Author: K. Lynn

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/22/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance

Blurb:

Since a mugging a year ago, Ben’s lived with blindness. Despite an art career on hold and a deadbeat boyfriend who left him because of his disability, he’s finally getting his life back on track. Ben is gaining a new sense of independence thanks to his guide dog, Colt.

But Ben’s carefully balanced life is thrown into chaos when veterinarian Dr. Jay Connor hits Colt with his car. While Colt is on the mend and recovering nicely, Ben finds that Jay is not only fond of Colt, but also quite interested in Ben.

However, one overheard conversation might put a stop to their romance before it can grow into something more. Maybe Ben’s destined to go it alone in the dark. Or can Jay help him see there’s still a chance for happily ever after?

My View:

I will admit, I was a bit skeptical of Must Love Dogs by K. Lynn. First of all there is a fairly popular mainstream novel (and associated movie) by the same name. Second, I am always leery of pets being part of the main storyline. Pets are kind of like kids in that way. They can be done well or not. When they are an integral part of the storyline, you have to be sure they act like they “should”. Of course, as I have no pets, I am not the best judge of that particular aspect of the story. The other reason I was skeptical is that I have read the “seeing eye dog brings the main characters together” storyline more than once.

So going into this story, I was trying not to have too many expectations as K. Lynn is a new-to-me author. What I got was a sweet hurt-comfort story about a man coming back to the world from a horrific attack with the help of a stranger turned lover. They meet and initially bond over the injury to Ben’s seeing eye dog.

There were a few times in the story that I had to wonder if the relationship was healthy. However, as fast as the relationship developed, I managed to suspend my disbelief long enough to enjoy the story for the sweet sentiment that it was.

I will certainly give this author another chance.

Links

Must Love Dogs on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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