A Rescue Dog Romance #3
by Casey Griffin
Published on August 1, 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Romance
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’TIL DEATH DO US BARK…
Wedding planner Zoe Plum has brides from all walks of life vying for her services. The only problem is: happily-single Zoe doesn’t actually enjoy weddings―but that might change when she meets the singer of a local band playing at one of her weddings. His name is Levi Dolson and he’s too gorgeous for his own good. And now he’s gone ahead and charmed her new dachshund. . .
It’s no secret that Zoe doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to make sweet music with Levi. While she’s convinced she doesn’t need a man, when someone starts setting one trap after the next to make sure she never plans a wedding ever again, she might need Levi in more ways than she could have imagined. But just how far is Zoe’s hidden enemy willing to go? The only thing Levi knows for sure is that he will do everything in his power to protect the woman who brings music to his soul. Maybe that will prove to Zoe, once and for all, that he is a man worthy of her heart. . .
As the third book in the Rescue Dog Romance and the second that I’ve read in the series, I’d have to say this was my favorite so far (though I might go back and read the first book now)! Beauty and the Wiener was alright and some of the characters came back in this book but the stars were Zoe and Levi. One, an event planner hoping to make her big break in weddings. The other, a musician trying to make his own break into the music business.
This is the book to read when you want to know how things could possibly get worse. It’s one thing after another as Zoe’s career is thrown into jeopardy while she fights her attraction to Levi that represents everything she’s fought again — that she doesn’t need a man to complete her. Of course, a romance isn’t complete without a happy ending though the twist was an interesting touch for the story. And I liked that it wasn’t about Zoe finding her other half, but someone who was her friend, her equal, who boosted her up and supported her.
Her no-man policy got on my nerves after a while. It seemed to define everything she did to the point that it felt like the author was throwing it in my face over and over “see THIS is why she acts like this.” I got it the first dozen times.
But I liked Zoe as a whole. She’s so used to being in control of her life and her career that when both spiral out of control, her true strength shows. Levi was kind of a sideline attraction, coming into her life and becoming a constant presence, but it wasn’t his story. It was hers.
One thing I found odd was the dachshund mentioned in the synopsis doesn’t actually come in until a while later, but it was a small thing. I love how the dachshunds are a running theme in this series. It’s a nice tie-in.
I also liked the mystery more this time around. Maybe it was just more exciting than the last book but I was actually interested to find out who was causing all the trouble with Zoe’s business.
I think A Wedding Tail will definitely be a hit for fans of the previous two books as those characters all come back with a marriage for one of them closing out the book and bringing this story to a close. It wasn’t an amazing read, but it was fun, light, and entertaining. You can definitely read it without reading the previous books though doing so will likely fill in some gaps for you. Perfect for contemporary romance fans!