Love is a Four-Legged Word by Kandy Shepherd
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Modern Day, San Francisco
Tom O’Brien is very close to realizing his dream of becoming a partner in one of the biggest law firms in San Francisco. Though to finally get his dream he has to make sure his latest client doesn’t destroy it all before it is his. Brutus is not the best of clients. He is spoiled, craves attention and drools. The only upside to all this is the fact that Brutus is a dog. Now Tom just has to figure out the truth about Brutus’s new guardian and if she is what she appears to be. Tom is finding out that Brutus’s eccentric owner thought of Maddy as his surrogate granddaughter and she also thought of him has the grandfather she didn’t have. Tom is going to have to reassess his opinion of her and quickly if he hopes to have any chance with Maddy.
Madeline Cartwright, known to her friends as Maddy is determined to keep her promise to Brutus’s owner when he asked her to take care of Brutus if anything should happen to him. What she never knew was that Brutus’s former owner was a multimillionaire and now Brutus has inherited that money.
Now Tom is checking out this professional chef to see what her motives are concerning Brutus and making sure that both Maddy and Brutus stay happy. If he can accomplish that then he will have his partnership. What he doesn’t expect is having to fight his attraction for Maddy or have his life turned upside down now that both Maddy and Brutus is in it. Now he is having to rethink the type of partnership he really wants and if he has a chance to have that with Maddy.
This is a wonderfully light-hearted romance that is sure to be a hit with any animal lover. The dog plays as big a part in the book as the two main characters and adds a lot of humor to the book. This is one book not to miss. This will have the reader laughing out loud at the antics of Brutus and will have the reader so emotionally involved in this story that they will hate to see it end.
I give this one 5 red roses