The Dog Sitter by Zara Stoneley. #BlogTour

The Dog Sitter

One dog. Two strangers. An unfurgettable romance.

Wanted: someone nice, normal and trustworthy to housesit a beautiful cottage in the Lake District while the owner is away on a business trip. Must like dogs.

Wanting to escape from crap bosses and useless boyfriends, Becky jumps at the chance of being a dog sitter and the perfect escape – rest, relaxation and a very cute pooch called Bella.

But looking after Bella comes with a catch, namely gorgeous, brooding, Chris Hemsworth-worthy Ash James, who claims Bella is his dog and will stop at nothing to get her back! Becky’s not about to hand over lovely Bella to any Tom, Dick or Ash.  She’s determined to watch every move Ash James makes…even if it gets her very hot under the collar

My Thoughts

Becky, who has recently ended an unhealthy relationship is feeling rather lost. Deciding that she needs a fresh start she accepts a job dog/house sitting in the Lake District.

This almost seems too good to be true. A beautiful house in the countryside, and all she had to do was look after the occupants dog. She couldn’t have been more wrong. It turns out that the dog she will be looking after is Georgina’s – a well known social influencer, and she has every last detail of her dog Bella’s social calendar mapped out for Becky.

This in itself is a shock to Becky, because she was under the impression it was a dog she would be taking care of, not an influencer!. Deciding to take it all in her stride, she takes in the beautiful surroundings and begins to feel inspired. This is something she desperately needed in order to get her artistic juices flowing once more – and finally, when everything seems to be running smoothly and Becky has adapted to her new routine, in walks Ash.

Ash is Georgina’s ex boyfriend, and he arrives claiming that Bella is in fact his. And this is the part of the book where it really takes off for me! As Becky and Ash lock horns and try to work out who is Bella’s rightful owner, they end up spending a lot of time together. So when Becky starts to develop feelings for Ash, nobody is more shocked than her.

This is an incredibly beautiful story full of humour and of course romance. The way in which Zara has written this book really pulls you in and you feel well and truly immersed in the story along with the characters lives.

Becky was such a fun, loveable character. From the start you feel yourself rooting for her and wanting her to find her happiness. I loved following her story as she began to see her own self worth once more, and in turn her confidence returning. And then of course there is Ash, who is equally lovable from the off. The love he shows for his four legged friend is incredible, and the reason in which Bella is still living with his ex at this point. It was impossible to not feel yourself swooning after him a little!.

This book was perfection. The characters were wonderful, the storyline was refreshingly unique, and the world in which Zara creates with her words is truly enchanting. I adored this book and will most definitely be recommending it to others!.

You can purchase your own copy of this book via this link

*I received an ARC of this book in return for my honest review.*

Zara Stoneley is the USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Date.

Born in a small village in the UK, she wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. After many (many) years, and many different jobs, her dream of writing a bestseller came true.

She writes about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hopes that her tales make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’.

Zara now lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.

Zara’s bestselling novels include ‘The First Date’, ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘No One Cancels Christmas’, ‘The Wedding Date’, ‘The Holiday Swap’, ‘Summer with the Country Village Vet’, ‘Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage’ and the popular Tippermere series – ‘Stable Mates’, ‘Country Affairs’ and ‘Country Rivals’.

Social Media Links –

Twitter: @ZaraStoneley

Instagram: zarastoneley (and Harry has his own! Harrys_pawprints)



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