Double Dog Dare
Book 7, The Dogfather
Roxanne St. Claire
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The Dogfather has one more child to marry off…but Darcy Kilcannon has no interest in her father’s matchmaking shenanigans. The youngest Kilcannon is seeking one thing only, and it’s not a husband. Darcy is ready to launch her own business in town, move into her own apartment, and become her own woman. But when she walks into the gorgeous brownstone that her father just “happened” to help her find, Darcy takes one look at the hot landlord and she knows the Dogfather has been up to his old tricks. Sure the landlord’s a hunk and a half, but his “no pets” policy is a huge turnoff to a dog groomer who won’t dream of living without her beloved Kookie.
Joshua Ranier moved to Bitter Bark to get out of the shadow of his overbearing stepfamily and keep his shattered heart securely on ice. His only focus is his construction business, and the brownstone he’s renting and renovating…until he meets the sexy, sassy blonde tenant sneaking a fuzzy white dog even though he’s banned pets because of construction dangers. Then Josh starts thinking about things he shouldn’t. And it isn’t when the rent’s due.
But when a blind dog lands on Josh’s doorstep, he needs Darcy’s help. As they race to restore little Stella’s vision and solve a mystery that’s tearing his family apart, Josh and Darcy begin to see the light, too. It will take one double dog dare, two precious puppers, and the full power of the Kilcannon clan for this couple to find their happy ever after.
Note to animal lovers: Every dog on the covers of The Dogfather books is a rescue from the Alaqua Animal Refuge in the author’s home state of Florida, where the covers were photographed. A portion of proceeds from every book in the series is donated to this amazing shelter. So you don’t just get a great book, you help a deserving animal find a forever home!
Love, love, love
The Dog Father is at it again...maybe? Darcy Kilcannon, the baby of the Kilcannon clan, decides she wants to be an independent woman. She wants to move out of her dad’s house and open up her own dog grooming business. She needs a place to live and , of course, Her dad recommends just the place. Josh Ranier has sworn off committed relationships after catching his girlfriend and his step brother together. Darcy, the free spirit and Josh, the rule follower makes for a great romance. Roxanne has a way to make these dogs such a fun and integral part of the story. You catch up with the whole Kilcannon clan in this amazing story. I absolutely love this series!
Double Dog Dare. Is it a coincidence that Darcy and Josh met, or is Dogfather, Daniel matchmaking again? Does it really matter? Darcy wants independence from her family; badly burned Josh has promised himself he will never fall in love again. If readers are expecting a standard boy meets girl story filled with angst and pining they should look elsewhere. What readers get in this excellent read is humor, excitement, hope, good guys, bad guys, and okay, a little heat all wrapped up in a mystery and what could be a medical miracle. The story is impossible to put down once started. Series readers have grown to love these characters and each purchase supports our four legged friends. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book. Most highly recommend.
AMAZING! I LOVED DOUBLE DOG DARE
WOW! Roxanne St. Claire once again delivered an AMAZING new book! She leaves you questioning - Did he or didn't he? Did Daniel "The Dogfather" Kilcannon once again work his magic in Double Dog Dare, Darcy Kilcannon's story? Darcy is the baby of the Killcannon family, and is ready to move out on her own and become independent, after moving back home to Waterford Farms four years ago following the sudden death of her Mom, Annie. Darcy's moving out is a bittersweet moment for Daniel, which is why he insists that he has no plans of playing matchmaker. When Darcy approaches Daniel about her plans, to move out and start her own pet grooming business in Bitter Bark, Daniel recommends an apartment complex whose landlord is Joshua Ranier, a "rule follower" that he met at a Bitter Bark meeting. Daniel doesn't know that Joshua has sworn off of committed relationships, his late relationship did not end well for Joshua. Darcy takes one look at Josh and thinks her Dad is trying to play matchmaker with her, and nicknames Josh "Hot Landlord". Darcy wants no part of Daniel's plans and wants Josh to play along with pretend dating, but Josh won't lie about that. Unexpected events happen, causing Darcy and Josh to get closer and become "friends with dogs". Darcy and Josh both share the loss of a beloved parent and reminisce about their cherished memories of the great times they shared. Josh falls in love with the Kilcannon family, because his family life does not compare. His father died suddenly in an accident when he was a boy and his mother remarried a wealthy man with two children of his own. Josh has never felt like he belongs with the Bucking family and calls their home "Buckingsham Manor". While the Kilcannon family believes that Daniel is doing his matchmaking magic on Darcy and Josh, they are all trying to find eligible women to date their Dad. But are they really ready for Daniel to marry again? Like all Roxanne St. Claire books, there come the bittersweet moments, and surprising plot twists with things not always as they appear. Rocki again delivers real characters, who are more like friends than beloved characters in a book. I sometimes feel like I am a distant cousin to the Kilcannon family and always want to know what is going on with the family. One of my favorite parts is that ach book in the series gives you a glimpse as to what is going on in the lives in the other Kilcannon children. There are lots of beautiful, heartwarming moments in this book that you might need a Kleenex or two. After everything is sorted out and the truth comes, the Kilcannon's gather to celebrate Josh's birthday, where Josh receives a surprise bittersweet birthday gift from his Mom. Josh then delivers the BEST proposal EVER to Darcy, after Christian blows out the candles on his birthday cake. Cannot wait to see who the "happy" Kilcannon children plan to matchmake with their Dad, so he can join in with them and their happiness. I loved this book and catching up with all the beloved Kilcannon family members! I was given an ARC of Double Dog Dare for an honest review.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Aug 09, 2018
- Publisher: South Street Publishing
- Seller: Roxanne St. Claire
- Print Length: 377 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 7, The Dogfather