I am really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Pug Actually by Matt Dunn. I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to MIRA and Matt Dunn for letting me be a part of this cute tour!
Author: Matt Dunn
Published by: MIRA
Released: June 29, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy through Netgalley from Publisher
Synopsis: Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear collars.
A Dog’s Purpose meets The Happy Ever After Playlist in this charming, pitch-perfect take on relationships as seen through the eyes of a wise pug named Doug, who is determined to play cupid to fix his owner’s love life with his own four paws.
Doug wants his rescuer, Julie, to be happy. He is loyal and loves her unconditionally—two things that can’t be said about Julie’s married boss and lover, Luke. Yet Julie is reluctant to break up, afraid to end up like her eccentric cat-owning neighbor. It’s a prospect that horrifies Doug, too.
Newly divorced Tom, on the other hand, is perfect for Julie. Everyone can see it—except for Julie and Tom. Doug is confident that with his help they will get over their initial animosity toward each other.
As Doug humorously navigates the quirks of human relationships, he knows he can’t give up on Julie—after all, being a “rescue” works both ways. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I'm a sucker for a book with a dog, so as soon as I saw that pug on the cover, I knew I had to read it. This was a cute story. Cute, cute, cute! It's written from the point of view of Doug the Dog, who is determined to give his owner Julie a happily ever after. Doug does his best to steer his owner to an ideal match. It's definitely a unique story, because I don't think I've ever read something entirely from the point of view of an animal.
This book is very sweet and fun. Julie hasn't made the best decisions when it comes to her love life. She's hooking up with her married boss, which isn't smart on any level. It does take Julie a little bit to smarten up and look for someone more suitable. She's scared of being alone for the rest of her life, but I don't know why she thinks a married man who has power over her is a good choice. She definitely needs a lot of help from Doug.
I do like Tom, and it was fun to see how Doug plays Cupid. This story is very cute, very fun. It has an adorable little dog. It's a great read if you're wanting something sweet. I'd definitely say pick it up.
Matt Dunn's romantic comedy novels include The Ex-Boyfriend’s Handbook (shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award and the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance), A Day at the Office (an Amazon #1 bestseller across several categories), Thirteen Dates (shortlisted for the Romantic Comedy of the Year Award), and Kindle #1 Bestseller At The Wedding. He’s also written about life and love for The Times, Guardian, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Company, Elle, and The Sun.
Thank you for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Pug Actually by Matt Dunn. Thanks so much to MIRA and Matt Dunn for giving me the opportunity to read and review this cute little book. If it sounds good to you, I'd definitely grab it. Just look at that cute puppy!