Thursday, April 24, 2014

Rescue My Heart - Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56

Some of the most delightful books I've read lately have featured dogs in their plots, including RESCUE MY HEART by Jean C. Joachim. As you can guess from the cover, her story features an adorable pug. His name is Baxter, he's a rescue dog, and he plays an important part in this story. 

With New York City as the setting and a hunky, bicycle-riding veterinarian as the hero, this first book in the "Manhattan Dinner Club" series is a great read. Ms. Joachim's sense of humor adds an extra element, too. The insulting nicknames she comes up with for the veterinarian's ultra-skinny girlfriend will keep you chuckling throughout the book.  

Book Beginning:
It came at her suddenly, out of nowhere. Rory Sampson leapt out of the way of the speeding bike and onto the grass, yanking her pug, Baxter, with her.

Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
I wish I could put the pillow over my head, take it off, and have it be May, have Alfred well, and Miss Cardboard shipped off to Alaska. Time to face reality. Rory picked up the phone.
(FYI: Miss Cardboard is one of those insults I mentioned. *Giggle*)

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 206 Pages
Amazon Link: Rescue My Heart
Other Books by This Author: Jean Joachim Books

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Juli Rahel said...

I have recently been infected by a ridiculous love of pugs. Their face just looks like they ran into a wall and are now constantly confused at everything. They are adorable. Also, Miss Cardboard is an amazing nickname, might have to steal that! I hope you enjoy the rest of the book! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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Juli @ Universe in Words

kathleen ball said...

Love Jean Joachim's books and Sandy somehow I missed Bluebonnets for Lily- looks good

Lianne @ said...

Yikes, sounds like a sudden and rather frightful moment there! Thanks for sharing this, happy reading :)

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have enjoyed a series of books featuring pugs and set in Manhattan...and what fun! This one also sounds delightful, including the insult to Miss Cardboard...LOL.

Thanks for sharing, and enjoy! Here's mine: “AND THEN I FOUND YOU”

Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate said...

Rescue My Heart sounds like a fun read! Also, I love the idea of a pet playing an important role in the story. I will have to check this one out. Thanks for visiting me @ The Key to the Gate!
Happy Reading,

jacquie said...

Sounds like another good one!!!

JC Jones said...

Sounds like a fun read. My Post

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Pugs sure seem to be full of personality! The one in this book is a major character.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for your interest in my latest book. Actually, it's titled Bluebonnets for ELLY.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

You've piqued my curiosity with this one. I must check out the series.

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Elizabeth said...

A runaway bike...sounds interesting.

THANKS for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

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Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree. Dogs, cats, and other pets add so much to a story. You can learn a lot about characters by the way they interact with their furry family members.

Amanda Rutherford said...

Sounds like a fun read. I just love Pugs, they are so adorable!!
Thanks for sharing, & stopping by my blog.
-Amanda @ Escaping Reality Within Pages

LadyD Piano said...

Great cover art on this one, especially the dog in the background. What a fun #56 to read. Happy weekend!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

All the characters feel like people you know, and the dogs are lovable additions to the plot.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It was a fun story.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It seems that the herds of bicyclists in Central Park can get pretty aggressive. Jean does an excellent job of making this scene come to life.

Yvonne said...

I like the sounds of this one and love the cover. Have a great weekend!

fredamans said...

I LOVE the pug on the cover!! I have one of those!

Happy weekend!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree. That's an adorable dog, and he has a great part in the story.
Thank you, Freda, for hosting The Friday 56 every week.

Sheri said...

This book sounds like a lot of fun! We have a Pug, and he's the sweetest dog ever! Thanks for stopping by Shut Up & Read, and happy reading!

Bea said...

This looks cute and pugs are sweet dogs.

guiltless reader said...

It seems that pets are a huge Friday topic... why is that??

Page said...

Oh no! Don't run over the dog (... or the human). Gorgeous cover. The book sounds interesting.