Review: Puppy Love by Ana Vincent


3 stars


Read from November 01 to 02, 2014

Synopsis: Kirra Lane’s best friend is her dog Phil, so when he is kidnapped by “the devil” driving a classic car on a late night walk, she is devastated. Added to that, her neighbours are selling out one by one to Haigh International until she is the only person who stands in the way of development.

A head-strong nature lover with her own sanctuary protecting injured native animals, Kirra is determined to fight the cold, heartless Brock Haigh till the end. There is no way she is going to let her home be destroyed and her patients be moved out to make room for Melford Resort.

When Kirra discovers that the dog kidnapper and the greedy developer are one and the same, she sets out to get her dog back and make Brock’s life a misery. What she doesn’t count on is that Phil may not be the dog she thought he was or Brock “the devil” in disguise.
A wonderful romance about finding out the truth, not judging a book by its cover and the unconditional love of a dog.

Bookish Things: 182 pages. The cover is quite cute, but it has the feel of an indie published book. It’s not quite as professional looking as other Steam eReads books

Where to buy: From the Steam eReads store for $ or Amazon on kindle for $3.24

My Review:

Bbookshelves: blog-review-req, steamereads, 3-star-review, aussie-authors, aww2014, romance, november-challenge

Puppy Love is an interesting tale. Kirra is our female protagonist who took in stray dog, Phil 12 months prior. She’s living in a little country area in her parents old place and takes in injured wildlife. She’s a nature sprite type, independent and strong willed and repairing her heart after a bad relationship.

Enter, Brock, our male love interest. He plays two parts in this story – the amazingly handsome sex-god who Kirra wants to jump into bed with, and the villain.

He’s the head of the corporation who’s trying to buy her land and develop the local area for a hotel/resort. Brock was an interesting character, I liked the different look at what childhood can impart upon our adult ideals.

Brock was frustrating and pig-headed, cold and tactless, yet I liked him.

I could have done without the smoochy baby-talk to Phil, the dog, I felt it smacked of cheesiness and felt overdone. I had images of:


Which of course, is at odds to how we’re supposed to see Kirra as a character. It didn’t fit. Had this weird inconsistancy been rectified, I would have easily given this book a 4-4.5 star rating.

The sexy scenes were racy and steamy, certainly some of the best I’ve read in a while.


After a recent spate of books that needed a bit of editor TLC, this one was a welcome relief!

One thing I noticed:

80% – …you just blew you(r) pay…

**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book in return for an honest review**


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