In the Dog House
Rating: 4 stars
Written by: Traci Hall
Print Length: 201 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Publication Date: February 11, 2019
Sold by: Macmillan
Genre: Military Contemporary Romance
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Ten years ago, Jackson Hardy joined the Marines, leaving behind a woman he still dreams about. When he's called home to care for his ten-year-old nephew, no one is more shocked than he to run into Emma again. Or to still have those same feelings. But Jackson isn't looking for love, and neither is Emma, especially not with him. His precocious nephew, though, and a retriever named Bandit, are about to change that.
So what if Emma Mercer is an overachiever? She has plans to get her doctorate in psychology and create a no-kill shelter for the EST dogs she trains. Which leaves absolutely no time for romance. She's fine with a furry family—dogs don't teach you to love and then rip your heart to shreds. But young Matty's situation tugs at her heartstrings and there's no way she can't help him…and Jackson.
She may have hotter-than-ever chemistry with the soldier, but forgetting the past isn't easy.
In the Dog House by Traci Hall
Cute, feel-good romances tackling the difficult topic of PTSD.
Take one broody, sexy, marine called home to care for his young nephew because his sister has been in a tragic accident leaving her in a coma.
Then stir in an old flame that has a heart of gold, loves animals and is passionate about her unconventional approach to treating PTSD and other mental issues.
Top is off with an adorable nephew, who just wants to make his uncle better and get his mom back home. But, then Hall takes it one more step and adds in the rescue dogs...
In other words, In The Dog House was an endearing, heartfelt, and utterly enjoyable read. The chemistry is strong, the story telling great and the novel is just what I look for in a contemporary romance book-cation.
I received this ARC copy of In the Dog House from Entangled Publishing, LLC - Bliss. This is my honest and voluntary review. In the Dog House is set for publication Feb. 11, 2019.