Hound Dog and Bean
by B. G. Thomas
There’s been little love in H.D. “Hound Dog” Fisher’s life since the death of his beloved mom when he was a boy. Bounced around the foster care system, he ran away as soon as he could… and took the foster dog with him. As far as he’s concerned, only dogs have no ulterior motive, never hold a grudge, and offer unconditional love. Now he helps run a no-kill shelter and leaves relationships where they belong: in the back room.
“Bean” Alexander settled in Kansas City to open his coffee shop after years of traveling. He never expected to open his heart too. When a man with a grudge takes a swing at H.D. while in line at Bean’s shop, Bean jumps to intervene.
So taking a hit for H.D. gets Bean noticed, and H.D. feels obligated to pay a debt. But then the unexpected happens. A series of misadventures causes H.D. to open up—but falling in love makes him turn tail and run. Trust is a tough road to travel. Will good friends, a dog named Sarah Jane, and a bit of folk magic be enough to bring Hound Dog and Bean a happy ending?
Available from Dreamspinner from Monday 20th January.
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Fans of B G Thomas’s romances won’t be disappointed with this tale of love amongst the coffee houses and kennels of Kansas City. There are misunderstandings and disappointments along the way, but when did the course of true love ever run smooth? But if you are a fan of men who need to let their pride and misconceptions go, miniscule dogs and coffee you’ll love this book.
I read the story for beta and it appealed to me because there were some action scenes and some rather grittier content than normal but romance readers need not fear. It all turns out right in the end.