Posted in Contemporary Romance

Atticus: A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog by S. Bennett @BennettBooks @TheRealBahniT #AudiobookReview

Atticus

Atticus: A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog by S. Bennett

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Mans Best Friend Stars

Synopsis

This is a love story between…
A woman and a man
A woman and her family
A woman and her friends
A woman and a very special dog that led her to her happily ever after.

Through the haze of vodka and self-loathing, Hazel Roundtree saw the poor creature lying in a ditch.

One brown eye. One blue.
Covered in mud and crying from pain, the puppy was desperately trying to free itself from a hopeless situation.

She almost kept walking by. She had her own problems and besides… no one had ever stopped to help her.

Who we’re ultimately meant to be is a journey without end, but there’s always a defined start…

Hazel had no idea the dog would be her beginning, her second chance, the miracle she never saw coming. She named him Atticus. He grew up to be a very bad—and completely awesome—dog. He took Hazel on a life-changing journey filled with mischievous adventure to find her happily ever after. In the end, Hazel grew up to be completely awesome, too.

Review

Anyone that has ever owned a dog should read this book, even if you haven’t you should read this book!!

This book has FEELS guys, lots and lots of feels!

Told from 2 POV’s, this story was expertly written by Sawyer Bennett.

POV 1 is Hazel, she has had a rough time, she was a high school dropout, has a crappy job, and is feeling pretty crappy about her life.
She was married young, and for a time she was happy, until her husband decided to see if the grass was greener in someone elses garden, and subsequently kicks her out leaving her homeless.

Her best friend takes her in and lets her stay with her and her boyfriend on her couch, and she’s happy there too……..for a while.

While walking home one day in the rain, nursing a hangover from the bar she works at, and after spending her last bit of money on cigarettes she hears a noise, and looks into a ditch by the side of the road, seeing a muddy mound moving, but caught in some barbed wire.

Walking down to help out what she thinks is a raccoon she soon realises it’s a puppy!

After getting the wire off of him she see’s that he’s hurt, so she wraps him up and takes him to the nearest vet.

This is where we meet Dr Peele, and he will eventually become a huge part in Hazels life, but for now he is a cranky old man.
He helps fix up the puppy, and gives him back to Hazel, who can’t even look after herself, let alone a dog!
So they come to an understanding, because Hazel has no money to pay for the dogs treatment, she will work for Dr Peele as payment!

POV 2 is from the dog himself, Atticus!

Atticus is a Bernese Mountain dog, and he is naughty!!

Of course he’s not called Atticus at the beginning, but we hear from him when he escaped, when he got stuck in the ditch, and when he was rescued by Hazel.

We hear about how he feels about certain people, about smells, about his little puppy family, but most of all we hear of his love for Hazel

The story is how they both saved each other, and mix that in with a few other characters like Bernard the homeless guy, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a perfect book 😇

You will also hear in the book the Atticus has his own Instagram page, this is a real thing, yes i looked it up, yes i am now a follower.

🎧🎧 Narrated by the incredibly talented Bahnni Turpin, this book was a double whammy for me, one because it is SAWYER FREAKING BENNETT and two, Bahni Turpin!
If she narrated a grocery list, i would buy it!

I would have picked this book up anyway because of the 2 things above, but i was kindly gifted this audiobook by Sawyer herself, thank you so much 😍😘

For those who are not sure what a Bernese Mountain do looks like……..voila!
This one also has one blue eye, and one brown eye, just like Atticus 😍

Give your fluffy friends a hug

Vicci

Posted in Contemporary Romance

Cottage By The Sea by Debbie Macomber @debbiemacomber @randomhouse #BookReview

Happy weekend everybody!

Excited to bring you my review for this delightful book! The perfect summer read🏖

Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber

My Thoughts

4.5 heart Warming Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Debbie Macomber! We’re not on Blossom Street anymore! This book had all the feels… it touched on every single emotion you have! Wow… just wow!

I picked up this book expecting a sweet fluffy love story and what I got was so much more… this was a book about loss, heartbreak, friendship, family, second chances, and so much more… at times during this book I was reaching for a tissue and at other times I couldn’t get the big smile off my face… what a beautiful story about resilience and peoples need for one another…

Annie has suffered a major tragedy… so to heal her wounded heart she returns to a favorite vacation spot from when she was a kid…Annie was a tremendously likable character and you really felt for her and wanted her heart to heal…Keaton was a big strong insecure man who made you want to reach through the pages to give him a big hug and tell him he is a good person! The relationship between these two was so lovely and so much more than a simple romance… it was a healing love… The secondary characters in the story added even more emotion to this book…. The book touched on some pretty serious subject matter, but it handled it with grace and thought….

I think this is Debbie Macomber’s best book yet! So if you are a fan of this author I cannot encourage you enough to pick this one up and if you have not read anything from her yet… what are you waiting for? This is a book about the power of love, but it is so much more than a romance! The love in this book is not only romantic love, but the love between friends… so as much as I adored the romance between Keaton and Annie, I loved the friendship that bloomed between all these characters in this book!

Absolutely recommend… you will want to find your own cottage by the sea💕

*** many thanks to Valentine Books for my copy of this delightful book ***

About the Book

A seaside town helps one young woman rediscover hope and healing in a brand-new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

After tragedy strikes, Annie moves in to the summer cottage where her family vacationed when she was a child. Soon Annie finds herself making new friends, even developing a romance with a quiet and mysterious painter. And as she becomes part of the community, Annie learns that the surest way to heal is by making a difference in the lives of those around her.

Have a lovely weekend filled with books! Berit☀️✨