7 Fun Reads That Pet Owners Will Love
by Karen Green
If you’re the kind of reader that thinks a leading man (or woman!) is made even more irresistible when they make room in their life and their heart for a pet as well as a romance, then you’ll love these seven books that include a furry sidekick.
From daring dogs to a charismatic cat, each of these stories is enhanced by the inclusion of a charming, dutiful animal, making them the purrfect read over the holiday season or at the end of a ruff day.
A New Leash on Love (Furever Yours) by Melissa Senate
Army vet Matt Fielding is back—for good—and finding a puppy for his niece. He’s also avoiding Claire Asher, his high school ex—spotted at the local animal shelter! He can’t refuse her offer of puppy training, but soon their friendly reunion brings back memories of their teenage love, and sparks fly. Will their rekindled affair lead Matt to put a ring on it?
Military K-9 Unit Christmas (Military K-9 Unit) by Valerie Hansen and Laura Scott
In Christmas Escape by Valerie Hansen, veterinary assistant Rachel Fielding and her niece spend the holidays hiding from a killer with her boss, Kyle Roarke, and a capable K-9. And in Yuletide Target by Laura Scott, someone’s gunning for Senior Airman Jacey Burke and her trusty K-9. But Staff Sergeant Sean Morris will do anything to keep her safe for Christmas.
A Daddy by Christmas (Wilde Hearts) by Teri Wilson
Without a bride by his side, billionaire Anders Kent will lose his chance to be a father to his five-year-old niece. So when a gorgeous down-on-her luck dancer is claiming the same puppy as him, she might be the answer to his problems! Chloe Wilde’s not looking for a marriage of convenience, even to someone as captivating as Anders. But sometimes Christmas gifts come in unusual packages.
Missing in Conard County by Rachel Lee
A stray dog just dropped a bone at animal control officer Allan Carstairs’s feet—a human bone. K-9 cop Kelly Noveno is certain it’s connected to a recent disappearance, but with a snowstorm bearing down on Conard County, the two must hunker down in Allan’s cabin to continue the search. But their long-held feelings are rushing to the surface, making this search more complicated than ever.
Christmas at Prescott Inn by Cathryn Parry
Emilie O’Shea and her figure-skating troupe find themselves homeless…until a Christmas miracle lands them at a quaint inn in New Hampshire. Emilie is excited—then she discovers the inn’s scrooge-like owner is her ex-fiancé, Nathan Prescott. With assistance from a little boy, an adorable cat and her skaters, Emilie helps Nathan find hope in the season…and hope in their future.
A Texas Christmas (Must Love Dogs) by Cathy Gillen Thacker and Linda Warren
In A Cowboy Under the Mistletoe by Cathy Gillen Thacker, Ally Garrett is returning home to sell the family ranch, not fall for the sexy cowboy living there—or care for a litter of adorable golden retriever pups! And in The Christmas Cradle by Linda Warren, Marisa Preston has found her first love Colter Kincaid again—and his adorable seven-year-old daughter, Ellie wants a mommy. And more than anything, Marisa wants a child. But she’s been keeping a secret about the past that she has to tell Colter.
How to Rescue a Family (Furever Yours) by Teri Wilson
Single father Ryan Carter wants just one thing: a new beginning for his grieving son. That means decamping for small-town North Carolina, adopting a rescue dog… even proposing to the gorgeous restaurant manager he can’t stop thinking about! Amanda Sylvester knows what it’s like to need a mom in your life. But she sure isn’t the type to play pretend with her heart.
Are you a cat person? Dog lover? Let us know your thoughts on books featuring leading pets!