A Dog Called Valentine

· Tule Publishing
10 reviews

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No good deed goes unpunished.
When an unwanted Valentine’s Day present is dumped at the shelter, volunteer Lily decides to foster the poor dog herself. A little attention is all he needs to blossom into a loving pet, ready for his forever home. Plus, helping a poor, rejected animal will distract her from her own problems. Win, win. Right? Wrong. Valentine needs more than a makeover if he’s going to be adopted. He destroys her home, hates to be groomed and when he behaves better for a perfect stranger than he does her, Lily swallows her pride and begs the good looking but quiet stranger for help
After losing his canine partner in a horrific moment that upended his future, sexy and stoic Shane turns to books, walks in the park and remodeling his grandmother’s home. No more intense K9 officer career, no more dogs, no more risks. But it’s hard to ignore the misunderstood mutt at the park and his well-intentioned, but clueless, handler. Shane reluctantly agrees to give her a few tips and tricks, but that’s all. He won’t care. He won’t get invested. And once Valentine finds his new home, his life can go back to normal.
But Shane doesn’t bargain on a new normal in town and, suddenly, Valentine’s Day will never be the same.

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10 reviews
Cathy Geha
January 31, 2019
A Dog Called Valentine by Roxanne Snopek Neither lily nor Shane are in the market for a relationship though their friends and relatives seem dedicated to finding them the perfect person to make their lives complete. Shane is dealing with the probably loss of being an active duty policeman after being injured on the job and losing his K-9 partner as he rehab’s his grandmother’s home and gets on with his life. Lily is enmeshed in her mother’s NGO even though she would much rather be doing interior design and her new focus is to give back by taking in a foster dog. Well, the foster dog is a handful and a half that has her chasing Valentine hither and yon and right into the arms of Shane who knows more about dogs and training them than anyone knew. The two come to an agreement to get Valentine trained in time for an event that will find him a new forever home and while they work together they will pretend to have a relationship to keep their families and friends off their backs. This was a sweet feel-good story that had two worthy wonderful characters find their HEA. It was somewhat predictable but a fun way to spend the afternoon. Thank you to NetGalley and Tule Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3-4 Stars
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Yvonne Cruz
January 27, 2019
I had never read any books by this author and had no idea what to expect. Little did I know I was going to find a rare pearl in a vast ocean of authors. While others will give you the plot, I will go a different way. The story of Lilly, Shane and the dog named Valentine was touching, and at times heartbreaking , but also heartwarming. With Lilly’s , we are reminded that the experiences we have as children and how parents behalf towards us, does in fact affect us as adults. Insecurities and feelings of not being good enough can be a heavy load to carry. Shane, is recovering physically and mentally after an incident that changed his life foreve , and one in which he suffered a great loss. Since then, he has closed himself off from others, love and trusting someone else. Valentine, now in an animal shelter, is a dog that has suffered a great deal as well. When Lilly decides to foster the rambunctious dog, little did she know that the lives of these three would be clanged forever. A lovely story of about losses, hope , new beginnings , trust, letting go and love. One you will surely fall in love with. I was entrusted a copy of this book by Netgalley and Tule Publishing. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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Sandi Ramirez
February 5, 2019
What a wonderful, funny and yes even sweet and even at time teary read this book was. Author Roxanne Snopek penned the perfect well rounded book that had the perfect amount of every bit of of each bit of the ingredients that make a wonderful read story. This is one that had the right ones mixed into the pot and left to bake for the perfect Valentine and any time read. Lily works at an animal shelter and while on "break" she decides to foster a dog. That dog ends up being central to this story. And his name is Valentine or Val. Val introduces Lily to Shane by way of running away. The way these 3 work together is unbelievable enjoyable and so much fun to read. I love Shane's grandma and think and hope that our author will give his her story as well some time in the future.
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