Dogs and Goddesses
Abby has just arrived in Summerville, Ohio, with her placid Newfoundland, Bowser. She’s reluctantly inherited her grandmother’s coffee shop, but it’s not long before she’s brewing up trouble in the form of magical baked goods and steaming up her life with an exasperating college professor.
And then there’s Daisy, a web code writer, and her hyperactive Jack Russell, Bailey....more
Great book. Classic Crusie dialogue. Excellent sexual tension. This book is very funny with a unique plot. A Mesopotamian goddess who has been "asleep" for thousands of years re-appears on a college campus in Ohio and tries to convert followers through a goddess dog training class.
It was a little hard to keep the characters straight at first. (Three talking dogs with three heroines, three heros ((one who is a god))and a creepy villian equ...more
The basic plot is an ancient Mesopotamian goddess is accidentally called back to life. She uses her magic to find the ancestors of her handmaidens and begins her plot to...wait for it....more
But, I still enjoyed the plot. This includes the raising of a Mesopotamian goddess, her attempts at gathering modern day worshipers, and...more
Dogs and Goddesses by Jennifer Cruise, Anne Stuart and Lani Diane Rich is the story about three woman, and their awesome dogs, meeting, becoming and battling ancient Mesopotamian goddesses; oh and their dogs start talking :D
When I had a twelve-hour drive I went over to the library and grabbed at any audio-books that looked fun and easy. Dogs and Goddesses looked exactly like the book I was thinking of and it was! If you like audio-books, this is a great one for audio, because...more
Dogs and Goddesses initially took me a moment to get my head around. Given the three different authors and a blurb that seemed to refer to three separate although vaguely intertwined stories, I was expecting to sit...more
At times funny and at times choppy. I liked some of the characters and disliked others. Some of the dialog was believable and some just fodder for groans. I guess that is what happens when you have three authors working on the same storyline.
As the story goes, in 1929, an archeologist dug up a Mesopotamian temple and woke up the seven...more
The story starts with Abby moving into town with her dog, a Newfoundland. She's there to check in on her inheritance, left by her grandmother. As soon as she rolls into town, she's waylaid by an exasperating college professor who demands that she fulfill her grandmother's contract to bake cookies for his math department reception. Daisy is a web programmer with...more
And why would you call the magic potion, goddess-power-enhancing-drink, "tonic?" That's like what Aunt Bea gives Opie. The last real life person who took a tonic probably died one hundred years ago. And why would three intelligent women in this skeptical, drug-aware age drink vast quantities of some unidentifiable liquid, called a "...more
I'm sure the book is humorous in print, but as an audiobook it was a hoot. Narrator Renée Raudman's presentation of the characters added immensely to my enjoyment of the book.
The writing was fine. There were a couple of places that it was a bit choppy, but nothing was memorably jarring. I don't know any of the co-authors well enough to know when one stopped and another began, and it wasn't obvious that there were three authors.
There's some graphic(ish) sex, but if that...more
I couldn't finish this one. I tried, I really did, but I just couldn't get around the ridiculousness of the premise, and I really love fantasy novels so I'm no stranger to ridiculous premises.
(I mean, hell, my favorite moment in the Dresden Files I Harry tear-assing his way around Chicago on the back of a recently revive T-Rex. Tell me that's not ridiculous.)
The other thing I had problem with was the way the individual writers voices' failed to blend in a way that isn't jarr...more
Abby is a short of stature with a large Newfoundland dog. She returns to Summerville after inheriting her grandmother's cafe. Daisy ius a web developer with a feisty Jack Russell terrier. Shar is a nearly-fifty colllege professor with a dachshund. In their to...more
The part that doesn’t really hold together is the mythology, from the overall goal of the anci...more
Abby arrives in town with her dog, Bowser, to see wha...more
Something else I enjoyed was seeing how the women all came together with their men (again- the Girl Power! mojo- sha...more
It was an okay premise to bring all the people together because of their dogs (dogs are a trademark Crusie thing), but when they got into the whole goddess thing, I couldn't follow the logic and it was just too odd to stay with it....more
I love that the heroines are not typical. Shar is in her late 40's and stands up to her unappreciative boyfriend. While yes, she gets the super-hot former god, she does it on pretty much on her own terms. Only one of the three is not confident and sure of herself. The female seconda...more
I felt like she stole a story plot from a Nora Roberts file and then failed to develop the plot in the same gripping way that Nora Roberts is known for.
Story was about 3 women thrown into a mysterious, magical situation who had to bond quickly (between themselves and each with a significant other) in order to defeat the antagonist.
Jenny lives on the Ohio River where she often stares at the ceiling and counts her blessings.
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Because you're all I can think about, day and night. I don't know what the hell is going on with us; I only know I can't get rid of it. I don't care if you're batshit insane and think you're the reincarnation of Cleopatra. I hear voices; you hear dogs. We'll work it out. Maybe get a discount on therapy.”