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The Love Dog

Elsa Watson

Tor Books

Fired from her job as a paralegal, Samantha Novak is in trouble. When Telltale, a Hollywood tabloid, asks her to write an expose on the reality television dating show, The Love Dog, Samantha is thrilled. She’s always dreamed of being a writer, and the fat paycheck won’t hurt. After being recently left at the altar, she’s not too keen on love either.  

Hired as the canine star’s handler, Samantha finds that digging up dirt on set is harder then she thought. Apollo, the show’s star, is a sweet golden retriever who takes his job as the “love dog” very seriously. He only wants to help couples fall in love and make everyone on set happy. Mason Hall, the show’s producer and leading man, is down to earth, charming, and... very attractive.

If Samantha doesn’t reveal to the world that the reality show isn’t exactly “real,” her new career will be over before it starts. But when she falls in love with Apollo and Mason, will she still have the heart to expose The Love Dog’s dirty secrets?

Elsa Watson returns with another charming "tail"!

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Samantha
Popcorn?
Check.
Fuzzy slippers?
Check.
Skeptical attitude?
Double check.
I plopped down next to my sister, Cassie, and clicked on the TV just in time to see a graphic of a giant pink heart—made out of tiny paw prints—materialize on the screen. Schmaltzy music poured out of the speakers. The screen flashed with a close-up of a beautiful golden dog, while over its head formed the words we’d been expecting: The Love Dog.
Cassie gave a heartfelt sigh.
“Give me a break,” I grumbled. My cat, Zephyr, walked
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Praise for Dog Days, One of Publishers Weekly's Best Romance Novels of 2012!

“For anyone who has ever wondered what their beloved pets would say if they could talk, this adorable love story provides a sweetly imagined answer, with smart poetic justice in the end.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Dog Days

Dog Days is everything I love in a book funny, tender, beautifully crafted and cleverly plotted, with a perfect twist of an ending I didn't see coming. The touching tale of two lost souls finding each other has been given fresh life by the talents of the very gifted Elsa Watson.”
—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

 “An unforgettable and unique take on the buddies by accident story…drop everything and read this book!”
—Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog, on Dog Days

  “A delightful story that readers should relax with and just enjoy. Anyone who loves animals, and has ever imagined what they might be thinking, will find this to be a wholly amusing tale. Those who haven't may see the world from a different point of view.”
RT BookReviews (4 stars)

Praise for Dog Days, One of Publishers Weekly's Best Romance Novels of 2012!

“For anyone who has ever wondered what their beloved pets would say if they could talk, this adorable love story provides a sweetly imagined answer, with smart poetic justice in the end.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Dog Days

Dog Days is everything I love in a book funny, tender, beautifully crafted and cleverly plotted, with a perfect twist of an ending I didn't see coming. The touching tale of two lost souls finding each other has been given fresh life by the talents of the very gifted Elsa Watson.”
—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

 “An unforgettable and unique take on the buddies by accident story…drop everything and read this book!”
—Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog, on Dog Days

  “A delightful story that readers should relax with and just enjoy. Anyone who loves animals, and has ever imagined what they might be thinking, will find this to be a wholly amusing tale. Those who haven't may see the world from a different point of view.”
RT BookReviews (4 stars)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Elsa Watson

  • From 1996 to 1998, Elsa Watson served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, where she began writing novels, all in longhand. She now lives on an island in Washington State with her husband, cat, and two dogs. Her short work has appeared in the Writers Journal, Snowy Egret, and Renaissance Magazine.  Elsa is proud to live by the motto: any day on which you pet a dog is a good day.
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