Thursday, September 30, 2010

Review and Blog Tour: Stay by Allie Larkin

Let me start off by saying that this cover totally caught my attention but then the summary decided it for me.

I loved Allie Larkin's light and witty dialogue. It kept me breezing through the book. While there were some serious topics in the book, the author's light-heartedness shone through.

The characters were fantastic! It was a diverse bunch of people with their own sets of issues that kept the story hopping but you always knew what was going on. The author managed to put a smaller story within the story without confusing the reader. I found that to be really enjoyable.

I really adored the plot line in this one and if you're a dog lover then I think you'll enjoy this one. The romance is there but not overpowering which was nice. I'd say that it's along the line of women's fiction/romantic comedy. There was a great balance that made for a great read.

About The Author:
(Is she not adorable!?)

Allie Larkin lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband, Jeremy, their two German Shepherds, Argo and Stella, and a three-legged cat.

She is the co-founder of, a site dedicated to helping readers take simple steps toward going green.

STAY is her first novel.

You can visit Allie’s website at

About The Book:

Savannah “Van” Leone has loved Peter since the day they met. The problem is, Peter has loved Van’s best friend, Janie, since the moment they met. And now they’re walking down the aisle, with Van standing nearby in a Halloween orange bridesmaid dress, her smile as hollow as a jack-o-lantern. After the wedding, Van drowns her sorrows in Kool Aid-vodka cocktails and reruns of Rin-Tin-Tin, and does what any woman in her situation would do: She buys a German Shepherd over the internet.

The pocket-sized puppy Van is expecting turns out to be a clumsy, hundred-pound beast that only responds to Slovakian. Van is at the end of her rope—until she realizes that this quirky giant may be the only living being who will always be loyal to her, no matter what. And thus begins a friendship that will alter Van’s life in ways she never imagined.

Joe leads Van to Dr. Alex Brandt, a rugged vet with floppy blond hair and winning smile. But just as things are starting to heat up, the newlyweds return from their honeymoon, forcing Van to decide just how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to have everything she ever wanted.

**Review copy provided by publisher. All opinions are my own.

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