Friday, March 29, 2013

VBT: Giveaway & Review ~ Puppy Love by Sylvie Fox


There are only two things Sophie Reid doesn’t do: lawyers and sex. When sexy, lawyer Ryan Becker stumbles into her life, her first two thoughts are “no,” and “definitely no.” After Sophie and Ryan rescue a dog from certain death on the Hollywood Freeway, they share one smoldering kiss. Sophie knows a potential train wreck when she sees it and leaves the dog and Ryan at the pound knowing she’ll never see either of them again.

Poor kid turned corporate attorney, Ryan vowed he’d get an education, succeed, and be welcomed in the front door of the most stately homes in Beverly Hills. Now that his career is on an upward trajectory, he is ready to settle down. Unfortunately, the women he has been meeting haven’t set his heart racing. Enter: Sophie.

A master of persuasion by profession, Ryan convinces Sophie to pursue their undeniable mutual attraction. But Ryan’s quest to be a success at the very occupation she reviles rankles her.

When a Hollywood union strikes, Ryan and Sophie find themselves on opposite sides of the bargaining table. Can their sparks in the bedroom overcome their standoff in the boardroom?

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Here's an excerpt:

Sophie turned and looked directly into his dark blue eyes, sizing him up.

“Mmmm . . . a big, strong guy like you can surely handle him while I check in,” she said, handing him the dog before he could protest.

As soon as he gathered the distressed dog on his lap and made a space for himself on the bench, it promptly urinated on his very neatly pressed dress pants. One of the clinic staff people rushed over with paper towels and a spray bottle of disinfectant, and Sophie unsuccessfully hid her laugh behind her hand at the way the man was holding the dog under its front legs like it was a smelly baby, his arms outstretched as far as they would go.

Though she wanted nothing more than to snatch up the wiggling dog and send the nerve-jarring hunk on his way, Sophie held her ground. It was far more interesting to see what he would do next. She predicted he would make up a bogus excuse and be out of the clinic in a heartbeat – Sophie was one hundred percent sure this man did not get urinated on too often.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:  

I write the kinds of books I love to read. The quirky characters in my romance novels experience angst, conflict, mostly great sex, and always get their "happily ever after." In my mainstream fiction, ordinary woman experience angst, conflict, and occasional great sex, but they also get embroiled in struggles against extraordinary odds, and I don't promise a happy ending. I also love thrillers, but I don't write those. I live in Los Angeles with my husband, son, and a whole lot of pets. When I'm not hanging out in Hollywood, I'm eating my way through Budapest.

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*Sylvie will be awarding winner's choice of a basic Amazon Kindle or a $69 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.*

Here is the Tour Schedule.

My Thoughts:

Puppy Love had my rapt attention from the beginning.  Dogs are my favorite type of pet.

This book was fun to read. I read it pretty quickly. 

I Loved, Loved, Loved Ryan and his family! For me, they made the story. :D

The romance in this book was both sweet and Hot in parts.

I would definitely recommend this book to all adults who like romance with some sizzle. ;-)

I received a copy of this book from Goddess Fish in exchange for my honest opinion. I really liked it and I hope that there will be a sequel!

Do you like dogs?

I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!


  1. Thanks so much for hosting Puppy Love. I must say that I love cats and dogs equally, but I'd love to know what others think.

  2. I love dogs, i don't mind cats but you don't get to choose them either they adopt you or not and my siameese ( part of only thanks!!) can be so arrogant some day and just a little baby wanted to be cuddled the next it can drive anyone crazy... lmy dog is more reliable as soon i start getting sick he push me on teh bed or forcemy mother to check on me, if i start craying he comes running to try to help me... i love both of them but i do prefer dogs in general ( ^^ i need a pack and teh loyalty that comes with it^^)

    thank you a lot for this gret giveaway


  3. It is very interesting to see what people will do in different circumstances. Being urinated on for one.


    1. Ha! That would definitely help show a person's personality.

  4. I love animals and we have one rescue cat right now. The other one just passed on. We are also picking up my daughter's cats. My youngest is allergic to dogs but not cats. Weird.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  5. I'm a cat person. I love dogs but my hubby has not wanted to have one. He's a cat lover too.

    Through this tour, I have come to think of Ryan as a really great guy and this review just confirms that. He comes across as a straight up, hardworking, sweet guy.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  6. Great review, Sophie has an interesting way of testing men :)

    shadowrunner1987 at gmail dot com

  7. Well at least dogs will always be your friends, cats, well they like the ones how feed them.


  8. Sounds like a nice story. It's been a good tour, thank you.


  9. I prefer birds myself but dogs are better for meeting new people :)

    moonsurfer123 AT gmail DOT com

  10. It sounds really cute. Thanks for the tour, I've enjoyed following along

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  11. This book sounds great. I believe that is a Pomeranian on the cover which is my absolute favorite breed of dog. I own three of them and they are spoiled rotten. They are even the only ones I cook for. I believe in home cooking for them so they do not have the chemicals and biproducts that come from bagged food. I told you they were spoiled! I also volunteer for local rescues and foster. Okay, I may be a bit of a dog nut. Too bad when I am grabbing dogs off the street I haven't met a sexy lawyer!

    Thanks for the great giveaway,

  12. What a great review, sounds like a fun book.

  13. I love dogs! We had 4 in my house at one point in time. I have this one on my wishlist! It sounds really good! Thanks!

  14. Congratulations on the release of Puppy Love! I love dogs and this story looks really interesting. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  15. Thanks for sharing the blurb and excerpt with us! This sounds like an adorable story! It may sway me from cats to dogs...though not likely! lol

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  16. Wonderful thoughts! I like the sounds of this one! Thanks for the chance to win!


    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  17. Hey, Sylvie! Your blog tour has been tons of fun! I'm so glad I got to read about Puppy Love-- I'm so looking forward to picking it up!


  18. CONGRATULATIONS to Natasha D (made a comment on Teena in Toronto's Puppy Love post). She's the randomly drawn winner of a basic Amazon Kindle or $69 gift card.

  19. And yes there's a sequel. In the Nick of Time released in February. It's Sophie's friend Holly's story.

  20. +JMJ+

    Brenda, I love dogs, too! My family used to have pet dogs, when I was young, but we haven't been able to adopt another one recently. =( I long for the day when I can have a fuzzy, loyal friend again.

    1. I had a dog when I was growing up and then after we bought our home, my husband and I got a puppy. She was a handful but soon she became the best dog! I really miss her but with three boys who don't pick up after themselves I don't dare take on another dog. lol! :-( Hopefully in a few years when the boys move out.

  21. This books sounds really great. I love dogs - we have two SPCA specials now, a 1 yr old named Scarlett and a 10 yr old named Frosty. They've brought such joy to my life!
    steph 0828 at hotmail dot com

  22. Haha I`ve totally had a dog pee on me too. yuk! lol


    1. Ha! That is soooo not something I would brag about. lol!

  23. I saw the post for the 2nd book in this series. I definitely am adding them to my TBR list.

    evanlea at gmail dot com