Monday, January 21, 2019

Review: In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick

In Dog We Trust
by Beth Kendrick

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:   When everything has gone to the dogs . . .

When Jocelyn Hillier is named legal guardian for the late Mr. Allardyce's pack of pedigreed Labrador retrievers, her world is flipped upside down. She's spent her entire life toiling in the tourism industry in Black Dog Bay and never expected to be living the pampered life of a seasonal resident in an ocean side mansion, complete with a generous stipend. But her new role isn't without its challenges: The dogs (although lovable) are more high-maintenance than any Hollywood diva, the man she wants to marry breaks her heart, and she's confronted at every turn by her late benefactor's estranged son, Liam, who thinks he's entitled to the inheritance left to the dogs.

Jocelyn has worked too hard to back down without a fight, and she's determined to keep her new fur family together. As she strives to uphold the "Best in Show" standards her pack requires, Jocelyn finds love, family, and forgiveness in the most unexpected places.

Kritters Thoughts:  The fifth book in a series and this is one of those series where you can read them out of order because each book focuses on a different character in the town, but I always advise to start at the beginning and enjoy them from start to finish.  

This one centers around Jocelyn who lives in town and has a business with her mother.  The leading man is Liam who comes to town due to the death of his father and he wants some of what Jocelyn has.  They start on a completely bad foot and the reader has to wonder if they could ever see eye to eye and end up together.

This book felt very different from the others in the series.  I couldn't put my finger on it and still can't, but this one just felt like a departure, not a bad thing, just a little different from the rest.  The reason for this couple to come together was an inheritance and drama and just seemed different from the previous books in the series.  

I love Beth Kendrick and her writing.  I don't know how to categorize her writing because it has a little romance, but has a lot of heart and soul.  The characters in her books are always entertaining and it easy to root for them.  These are the type of "romance" books that I like to read throughout the year.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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