Doctor Megan Rose relocates to Fredericksburg, Virginia and
takes over the family veterarian business for her retiring
father. What should be a thriving clinic has instead fallen
on to financial hardship. Although her father is endearing
with his generosity and flirtatious behavior, he is also a
severe alcoholic who has run the business into near bankruptcy.
Before she can begin rebuilding a reputable, business-like
clinic, drawing in both old and new clientele, she is
wakened with by the slobbering kisses of a stray puppy.
Indignant that the owner could allow the pup to run loose
and concerned that the owner was frantically checking the
neighborhood, she returns the wayward dog to Sutter Folley.
As the local celebrity, the suddenly wealthy and sought
after business entrepreneur is also rude. He adamantly
claims the dog isn't his. Is he so cold hearted that he will
sentence the dog to the humane society and possible death?
The dog is saved, but not by an act of kindness or a sense
of responsibility. Rather, Folley is attracted to Megan. So,
for now, and on a temporary basis, but only until a new
owner can be found, he agrees to take in the pup. Of course,
he'll have many questions about care and training, and of
course, he'll have to ask the beautiful and spirited Megan
Rose for her advice. The perfect excuse to worm his way
unobtrusively into her life. Unobtrusively because the only
thing that drives him harder than his workaholic mannerisms,
is his need to protect his privacy from the paparazzi.
Although he likes the wealth and success he has achieved,
the notoriety caused the dissolving of his first marriage.
Folley is handsome, but even that wouldn't have been enough
to catch Megan's interest, but catch it, he has. Against her
new friends' sound advice, she continues to see him and date
him on a biblical basis. Is getting great sex enough reason
to give her heart to somebody determined to keep her at an
emotional arm's length distance?
The foreseeable nightmare happens, and Folley's fears are
confirmed. The paparazzi leach on to them, infiltrating not
just his life, but also Megan's. There is one in particular
who likes nothing better than to find dirt on his victims,
and then twist it, making it appear worse than it is. Can
their new relationship survive the public's scrutiny when
the photos and stories start flying?
Ms. Fox wrote GUYS & DOGS with a memorable plot. It stayed
with this reader long after I finished reading it. I read
this book more than two weeks ago and have read others
since. I thought that the story and in the style of 'and
then this happened' staged. But if that's the case, then why
has the novel storyline stayed with me? I found myself
rooting for Megan Rose and Sutter Folley to get past their
pain and issues and to find the 'happily ever after.'
One of them is affectionate, loving, and eternally
loyal -- a companion for life who lives only to make you
Small-town veterinarian Megan Rose doesn't usually wake up
next to strangers. But this morning she finds one sleeping
in her bed. Unfortunately, "Baywatch" a stray puppy,
doesn't belong at the address on her tags, either: the
mansion of Sutter Foley, millionaire software mogul and
six fabulous feet of gorgeous, eligible male.
Sutter doesn't even like dogs. He does, however, like the
sexy, spunky vet who's trying to saddle him with a pooch.
The animal magnetism they share is intense, but so is the
spotlight in which Sutter lives. Can Megan stand the heat?
Though her outspoken ways make a lot of waves in Sutter's
goldfish-bowl world, he's never enjoyed life so much.
Could she be the trustworthy companion he's been looking
for . . . or should he stick with the dog?
It's the old story: girl meets dog . . . girl and dog meet
guy . . . guy loses girl, gets dog . . . Or will there be
a frisky new twist to this puppy's tale?