cover image Dog Sitters: A Man, a Woman and a Schnoodle

Dog Sitters: A Man, a Woman and a Schnoodle

Rozsa Gaston. Renaissance Editions, $2.99 e-book (288p) ISBN 978-1-4792-2145-5

Gaston’s endearing contemporary gets off to a slow start, but readers who stick with it will be rewarded. Hint Daniels, a children’s book illustrator, has been dog-sitting her friends’ dog, Percy, for five days. She has an important appointment with a big publisher, so she’s supposed to turn Percy over to clueless but well-meaning Jack Whitby—who immediately loses the dog due to a leash malfunction. As Percy appears to intentionally elude them in hopes of kindling romance between them, the ensuing search takes them from New York’s suburbs to the city and back again, unfolding with just the right balance of human friction, mental anguish, danger to life and limb, and, of course, romantic tension. Hint and Jack blossom into fully relatable individuals who may be in search of a lost dog but find a whole lot more. This is a charming story that dog lovers and romance fans will enjoy. [em](BookLife) [/em]