“Man’s Best Friend” by Lori Foster
It’s a rainy, dark night and Erin needs
help with the puppy she saved. She reluctantly calls Gary
Rutledge. Gary has been waiting for an opportunity to get
close to Erin to tell her how he feels, so when fate steps
in, in the shape of a needy puppy, Gary jumps at the chance.
In “Man’s Best Friend” Erin and Gary
long for the same thing and a poor forgotten puppy pushes
them into each other’s arms. “Man’s Best Friend” is a quick
love story about finally getting what you want.
“A Knotty Tail” by Stella Cameron
Two dogs, who want to stay in the home
they’ve found with Rose Gibb, team up with a cat to get
their owners together. Can this unlikely trio make
everyone’s dreams come true?
“A Knotty Tail” is a cute story told
mostly from the animal’s perspective. While I would prefer
more human interaction, “A Knotty Tail” is a fun and
“Norah’s Arc” by Kate Angell
Houdini is one of the many animals in
Norah Archer’s petting zoo. Contractor Mike Kraft has had it
with the trouble-making goat. However, the more trouble
Houdini causes, the closer Mike gets to Norah.
“Norah’s Arc” is more about the goat’s
antics than Mike and Norah’s relationship. Mike is vey sexy
and I would love to read more about their ensuing
“The Pursuit of Happiness” by Dianne
Rex Barkley has a secret he’s sure will
drive his girlfriend Jane Louise Garrison away. But maybe
Jane does love him enough to see past his differences to
find the man behind the dog.
Pursuit of Happiness” is a southern tale with a paranormal
twist about a southern belle with an eccentric family and a
very unique boyfriend. The storyline is silly and a little
old fashioned, but Jane and Rex do get their happily ever
“Atticus Saves Lisa” by Ann
Since her brother Keegan’s devastating
accident, Lisa Evans has denied herself her own life in
order to care for him. Cruz Shaw is Keegan’s best friend and
he’s determined to give Lisa back her life…with him in it.
“Atticus Saves Lisa” is a heartwarming
and sweet story. Cruz is very sexy and very good to Lisa.
“Atticus Saves Lisa” has a lot of emotion and a funny little
“Rescue Me” Marcia James
Adam Baumgardner was young and stupid
when he gave his college girlfriend, Claire Mendelsohn, an
ultimatum: come with him when he goes off to play pro
football, or stay behind. Years later, a surprise meeting
proves to Adam that he made the biggest mistake of his life,
but has too much time gone by to win her back?
“Rescue Me” is a good title for a story
about a lost dog and a lost heart. Adam and his unique dog
get a second chance because of Claire’s big heart.
“Lord Hairy” by Donna MacMeans
A supposedly wicked hellhound turns
Hannah Waverly’s life around when his true owner appears and
takes her away from her wicked stepmother.
“Lord Hairy” is a good story, but too
short. Just as things are getting started between Ashton and
Hannah, it ends. Some stories are not meant to be short, and
“Lord Hairy” is a story I would love to read at length.
“Danny’s Dog” by Sarah McCarty
Kathy devotes herself to saving animals
that have no hope. She pours her heart and soul into each
rescue in an attempt to make up for not saving her son.
Kathy is close to losing her husband Walt as well, but
salivation may come from a dog that’s lost a lot as well.
“Danny’s Dog” is a heart-wrenching love
story about healing and love. It’s poignant and beautiful
and really showcases Sarah McCarty’s writing talent.
“Scaredy Cat” by Patricia Sargeant
Kendra’s boyfriend is jealous of her
cat Tom. So jealous in fact, he gives her an ultimatum: it’s
him or Tom. Now single, Kendra discovers that her neighbor
Paul is more than a good-looking guy, he’s good to her cat,
“Scaredy Cat” is told from Tom’s and
Kendra’s perspective. They both are stronger than they
thought they could be when put to the test. “Scaredy Cat” is
a quick and cute story.
“A Man, A Woman, and Haggis” By
Jilly Pepper has come to Scotland to
fulfill her late grandmother’s wishes. She didn’t expect to
have her own wishes fulfilled with the help of a ghost, a
dog, some haggis, and a handsome Scotsman
Kiernan’s sex appeal lies in his
Scottish bur and his instant attraction to Jilly. His dog
Haggis helps when he sends her his romantic note. “A Man, A
Woman, and Haggis” is a fast-paced story that has the
beginnings of love weaved in a romance from the past.
The group of talented authors in
Tails of Love has put together a compilation of
stories based on romance and their beloved animal friends.
Some of the stories have the pets playing a more subdued
role in the stories, which I prefer, while in others, the
pets seem to be the real focus. Tails of Love
is about people and their pets, and the compassion, healing,
love, and strength they can bring into one’s life.