Sunday, August 12, 2018

eARC Book review: Double Dog Dare (The Dogfather #6) by Roxanne St. Claire


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The Dogfather has one more child to marry off…but Darcy Kilcannon has no interest in her father’s matchmaking shenanigans. The youngest Kilcannon is seeking one thing only, and it’s not a husband. Darcy is ready to launch her own business in town, move into her own apartment, and become her own woman. But when she walks into the gorgeous brownstone that her father just “happened” to help her find, Darcy takes one look at the hot landlord and she knows the Dogfather has been up to his old tricks. Sure he’s a hunk and a half, but his “no pets” policy is a huge turnoff to a dog groomer who won’t dream of living without her beloved Kookie.

Joshua Ranier moved to Bitter Bark to get out of the shadow of his overbearing stepfamily and keep his shattered heart securely on ice. His only focus is his construction business, and the brownstone he’s renting and renovating…until he meets the sexy, sassy blonde tenant sneaking a fuzzy white dog even though he’s banned them because of construction dangers. Then Josh starts thinking about things he shouldn’t. And it isn’t when the rent’s due.

But when a blind dog lands on Josh’s doorstep, he needs Darcy’s help. As they race to restore little Stella’s vision and solve a mystery that’s tearing his family apart, Josh and Darcy begin to see the light, too. It will take one double dog dare, two precious puppers, and the full power of the Kilcannon clan for this couple to find their happy ever after.

Darcy Kilcannon is the last single child of the family. So far she's avoided any matchmaking by her dad affectionately called the Dogfather be her family. He's known for his supposed matchmaking skills, but Darcy has sworn that she is not ready to settle down. As the youngest she's never really been taken seriously and she's determined to strike out on her own and and set up her new dog grooming business with no help from her family. Josh on the other hand has not had the same kind of family life as Darcy. His family might be rich but it doesn't mean they are loving. When he catches his step brother in bed with his almost fiance he's put off relationships for good. Darcy moves into the apartment building he's renovating and when they clash over his no dogs allowed policy they end up uniting in helping another dog whose blind and needs help. I have enjoyed this series right along and each time a new book has come out i thought it might be my favorite but i think that honor belongs to Darcy and Josh. They just clicked even when they clashed at the beginning. Both had set ideas on relationships and independence and didn't think they needed someone to share their lives with on a permanent basis. I'm loving the Kilcannon family. They aren't perfect but the are definitely there for each other. Looking forward to the Christmas novella and the Dogfather's book coming soon.

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