- Author Lizzie Shane
- Release Date May 25, 2021
- Publisher Forever
- ISBN/ASIN 9781538735909
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
ONCE UPON A PUPPY is the second book in the PINE HOLLOW series, and I’m looking forward to reading more. This is Deenie and Connor’s romance, and I love how their story is fleshed out. We met them previously in THE TWELVE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS, and I love how we reconnected with the many characters we’ve met before plus new ones.
Deenie and Connor should have nothing in common except that she’s the only one who can calm and train his dog. He’s an uptight lawyer with his life planned out, and she’s a Princess Party Planner for small children, makes princess dresses, and helps her friend at her dog shelter. When Deenie and Connor get more involved with each other’s lives and hang out with the same friends, they click. They both have ideas of where their lives should be headed but somehow they both seem to change their perspective when they spend more time together. From there we’re on a roller coaster ride as their feelings for each other blossom and take off even if they have a hard time communicating that.
The story is filled with family, friends, dogs, and plenty of miscommunication. Both heartwarming and at times heartbreaking, ONCE UPON A PUPPY has a wonderful romance with more to come from this fun series. I’m looking forward to reading the third book, TO ALL THE DOGS I’VE LOVED BEFORE.