3 Heads & a Tail
When nature lover Josie moves into a house share with two pals, dreamer Ben and model man David, she sees it as a short stop and doesn't bank on an attraction developing with one of them. Meanwhile, Ben's dog, Glen, has the hots for Miss Posh, the beautiful golden Lab in the park. When dog meets dog it's puppy love, but a complication leads to Glen taking matters into his own paws. In this comedy of errors, romance and walkies, it's anyone's guess who is going to win the girl/dog and live happily ever after.
I'm a sucker for cute dog stories, starring one of my favorite breeds--a Labrador Retriever. Throw in a love angle featuring two star-crossed canines, one being pimped out by his owner's nefarious roomie, and the other a coddled lass with eyes only for a certain handsome dude.
Glen, a six year old yellow Lab, is clearly the hero of the piece, and the author has captured the stream of consciousness that surely would describe a canine's view on life and doggy priorities (if only we were privy to that most delightful of circumstances), including rapid changes of opinion when certain opportunities present themselves. And also some pithy thoughts on how and why his owner is failing in the relationship sweepstakes.
Glen's owner is Ben, a bit of a daydreamer, somewhat shy and slow on the uptake. Their new roomie, Josie, is just his type. Unfortunately for Ben, their other roommate is a stunning bit of manflesh: David, the musician and ladykiller extraordinaire. And lest we forget, there's the really, really annoying BFF, Kay (mercy, she made my teeth hurt), who brings dating potential and a skewed perspective to just about everything in life.
Kay is deliciously raunchy and manages to pull Josie out of her comfort zone and into trouble. And in the best comedy of errors fashion, Josie gets carried away, `in the moment', with David which convinces Ben she's not interested, but of course he's wrong and since he's turned to stone when it comes to Josie, she decides being plain old roomies will have to do. David has one idea, Ben has another, Josie has her career, Kay wants to mix it up with some locals at a pub, and Glen gets his `walkies'. (Whew, hope you got all that.)
Things heat up when Glen gets pimped out to the love of his life, Mimi, but he's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am kinda guy.
There's the great escape, a potential complication with sweet Ayla capturing Ben's attention, and a chase scene with the humans and the media on a nationwide hunt to recover the lovesick runaways.
But all's well that ends well.
There are some very sweet moments, some laugh-out-loud situations and the redoubtable Glen to offer a unique perspective on the proceedings. It's cute chicklit/romcom entwined with a doggy tail, um tale, that makes this irresistible.
3 Heads & a Tail is a fast read, it's fun and it left me with a BIG smile. 5 stars for sheer entertainment value.