There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to read Sit, Stay, Love by Karis Walsh. The moment I saw that gorgeous furry face with the sad eyes, floppy ears, button nose, and cute little red eyebrows on the cover, I was hooked. Then I saw the author’s name, and I was even more hooked. I didn’t even read the blurb that went with the cover. This could have been a book of Ms. Walsh’s grocery lists for the past year, and I would have gotten it. I can’t help it. I’m a sucker for a cute furry face.
Thankfully, this is way better than a compendium of grocery lists. It’s actually a lovely, feel-good romance that will leave you smiling long after you close the cover. The main characters, Alana and Tegan, are likeable and well-developed, as are the secondary characters around them. The setting is beautiful and perfect for the story. And the animals…oh those adorable animals. We have horses, a cat named Charley, and lots of puppies with a poor, long suffering but attentive mama dog. The puppies and their mama play a major role in the
tail…oops…tale since they help to bring Tegan and Alana together.
This is a sweet romance about two lovely people growing together and falling in love as they help the people and animals around them. There is very little angst, but a lot of friendship and love. If you are feeling down or having a bad day, this is a good story to read. If you are having a good day, this novel will make you feel even better. No matter what kind of day you are having, you should read this book…just buy the book. Trust me.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.