Saturday, September 22, 2018

Life on the Leash by Victoria Schade

Cora Bellamy is a woman who thrives on organization. She’s successfully run her own dog training business for years, perfectly content with her beloved rescue pitbull as the main man in her life. She’s given everything to her business, and her lack of social life (or slobber-free clothes) has been completely worth it.

But all that changes when she meets Charlie Gill, the hottest client she’s ever had. The only problem? Charlie’s taken. Luckily, Cora has a new friend—the sweet, lovably geeky Eli Crawford. More loyal than a retriever, he’s always there to help Cora with her problems, including her love life. That’s why she’s shocked to realize that even as things start heating up with Charlie, there might just be a more-than-friends spark between her and Eli, too.

As Cora’s life gets more tangled up than a dogwalker’s leashes—and as she prepares to audition for a dog-training TV show that may irrevocably change her entire life—she has to figure things out before it all goes straight to the dogs.

4 Stars

There are a couple of things that I love about Life of the Leash, right off the bat: 1. It's about dogs/pets (cause I love animals) and 2. It's set in the D.C. area (cause I live here).This book is the perfect blend of humor and romance!

Cora Bellamy runs a successful dog training business and blog. So between juggling her dog training, a client helps her prepare for an audition for an upcoming tv show--about dog training. So her life is a bit in shambles, preparing for that and juggling between all her clients. 

There is one client, Charlie Gill, in particular, she starts to have a crush on. But Charlie is not who she thinks he is. He may be sexy on the outside, but this character was the worse! And then Cora meets a new friend, Eli Crawford. He's quirky and cute and ends up helping Cora in many of her binds. So spending more time with Eli, she finds herself falling in the 'more than friends' category. But does Eli feel the same? And what about Charlie. 

Life on the Leash is a charming and humorous read that will delight all pet owners. It will have you routing for Cora and her happily ever after and also have you routing for all the dogs she cares for!

About the Author

Victoria Schade is an author, speaker and dog trainer known for her upbeat approach to living and working with dogs. She’s published two books, “Bonding With Your Dog; A Trainer’s Secrets for Building a Better Relationship” and “Secrets of a Dog Trainer: Positive Problem Solving for a Well-Behaved Dog.” LIFE ON THE LEASH is her first novel.

She’s a frequent resource for the media, including the CBS Early ShowThe ViewWEtv, and FOX. Victoria has been featured in The Washington PostMartha Stewart LivingReal Simple MagazineReader’s DigestThe Bark, and many dog-specific publications. She currently serves as a pet expert for petMD and PawCulture, writing training and behavior content and appearing in educational videos.

1 comment:

  1. I don't read very many books featuring pets now that I think about it. This seems like a sweet story with just the perfect amount of romance. I love that Schade's author photo is her with her pups as well!