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Monday, June 15, 2009

Dog Nanny by Ann Whitaker

Dog Nanny by Ann Whitaker
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Full (335 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Wild Plum

Doggy do-gooder Julie Shields has one month to save two delinquent poodles from becoming doggies of divorce. A self-proclaimed born-again virgin with a biological clock running out of juice, she also needs to find a husband.

When hunky pilot Nick Worthington arrives at the Abilene airport to fly her to Waco, he sends Julie into a tailspin. But he also may be a drug trafficker and smuggler of illegal aliens. Not only that, he’s involved with another woman.

Julie's quest for a suitable husband leads to several misfires. Only Nick leaves her panting for more. Will she have to put a choke chain on him before the month is out?
Julie is a veterinarian, whose boss is planning on closing the office for a month. Now she must help Mr. and Mrs. Esposito train their two poodles, if she doesn’t than their marriage will likely be over.

Nick is a pilot who flies to Abilene, Texas to pick up Julie to take her to Waco, Texas to help the Esposito’s and their poodles.

Nick is close to the Esposito’s and he doesn’t want to see their marriage fail. And he’s interested in Julie, who seems everything but interested in him. After much debate Julie begins to let her guard down to Nick, but just as quickly Nick’s woman comes strolling in. Not only does he have another woman but also it’s apparent he is smuggling drugs and illegal aliens to Texas. What could be worse?

This book is captivating from start to finish. It’s a cute and charming love story. Julie has been hurt once before and is afraid of trusting another man, but something about Nick pulls her to him. But just as soon as she believes he is different he proves her wrong. All of the characters of this book have a story of their own and I just love how Ms. Whitaker weaves them all together to make one incredible story.

If there was ever a story that made me want to visit Texas and see the old world mixed with the new world it would be this one. As I’m reading I can see the places so clearly as if I’ve seen them before. Ann Whitakers’ fans have an expectancy of her books and I promise you she hasn’t failed you yet. It’s a book that could be classified as the book of the summer.


Carolyn Matkowsky said...

Ann, congratulations on your great review. I just started reading Dog Nanny and I love it already.

lastnerve said...

OH MY GOSH! This looks like such a funny book! I would totally buy this book on the review alone!
Great job to both the author and reviewer!

Cheri2628 said...

This sounds like a fun read. Just the sort of book that I am looking for right now!

Cheryl (aka Cheri)

Kytaira said...

This sounds like a really fun book. I love when they are filled with misunderstandings. Thanks!

Ann Whitaker said...

Thanks, everyone, for responding. I agree, the interviewer did a great job. I hope it will bring you a few laughs.

And thank you, Carolyn, for loving it!


Misty Evans said...

Hi Ann! Fantastic review, congratulations! My copy of DOG NANNY is in the mail and I can't wait to get it. I'm running out to the mailman every day to see if he's got it. *grin*


Marilyn Patterson said...


If DOG NANNY is as funny and clever as your interview answers, I can't wait to read it. Good job!

Marilyn Patterson

Autumn Jordon said...

What a great interview! Ann, you're too funny. I can't wait to read this story. My copy is on the way. Hope you'll be at Nationals to sign it.

Ann Whitaker said...

Misty, Marilyn, and Autumn--thank you all for the wonderful comments! Autumn, I'd be honored to sign it at Nationals.

I hope the story will provide a few laughs and some escape from the real world of summer 2009. I may have to read it myself!

Mayra Calvani said...

Great review! I have a review copy of Doggy Nanny but haven't had the chance of reading it yet. I'm really looking forward to it! It sounds really cute. I love books with dogs in them.

Nancy said...

I'm thrilled about your review, Ann, and the interview is fabulous! You always crack me up!


Nancy Haddock

melissablue13 said...

Congrats! And, there will be more to come. This book sounds fabulous.

Ann Whitaker said...

Thanks, Mayra, Nancy, and Melissa. I had great fun writing it. I realized all my books have had dogs in them, but in this one, without the dogs, there would be no plot!

Mary Ricksen said...

I love books with dogs in them. I get a kick out of when an author actually uses the dog as a character, just love it!

Ann Whitaker said...

Noche and Blanco are definitely "characters" in every sense of the word. And of course, they're the good guys!

Thanks, Mary, for stopping by and leaving a comment!

GladysMP said...

I am intrigued! Falling for a guy who has such negatives seems a bit strange, but certainly there must be a good reason hidden some place there. You did an excellent job of causing my curiosity to rise sky high.

Ann Whitaker said...

Good point! Glad you're intriqued, Gladys. I hope it all becomes clear when you read the book. Thanks for dropping by!