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(Going to the Dogs #1)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  1,873 ratings  ·  221 reviews
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Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do!

That's right! Callie Lassiter's normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor's dog. It must be puppy love! It's doubly embarrassing since she's a professional dog trainer. Of course, the neighbor would have to be hot, hot nightclub owner bad boy
Kindle Edition, 86 pages
Published September 29th 2012 by Blue Moon Creative
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This had such potential with dogs and a cute, opposites attract couple, but the flat writing, too much tell-not-show, and a crew of the most irritating set of friends EVER just sabotaged it.

The H is a hold your horses, bad boy, that the h must be protected from by her posse of annoying, interfering alarmist friends. In actuality, he has slept around and shown some pretty poor judgment, the OW is an example of that, but he's cupcake when it comes to the h.

Dog bonus with an extra yippee for Great
Jesica Fico
Aug 14, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: don-t-care-for
Clearly people enjoyed the story as the rating is pretty darned high. I know when it comes to short stories you aren't supposed to be harsh and whatnot because obviously there's not enough time for a real plot to unfold but this was pretty bad regardless. Everything, particularly conversation, felt so stiff, uncomfortable and unnatural. A lot of it just didn't flow as a story should. It felt forced and, particularly towards the end, rushed like the author couldn't wait to be finished with the ...more
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a cute and funny story. I just loved the ending! Callie Lassiter and Owen McKay are neighbors who both own Great Danes. Callie has the male Jack and Owen has the female Jill. Isn't that cute Jack and Jill. I just love it. The two dogs run off together and are missing for about a hour. There is an attraction between Callie and Owen. Callie knows she should stay away from Owen's type (well the type she thinks he is). Owen knows he should stay away from Callie because he knows he will end up ...more
Laurie Buchanan
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Being owned by a dog myself, I thoroughly enjoyed reading LEASHED, a romantic comedy about two humans and two Great Danes who initially want nothing to do with each other (the humans, not the dogs).

Wit throughout (the name of the dog training facility is “Sit Happens” and the name of the dog grooming facility is “Pawlished”), this book made me want to “sit” and “stay” until the very last page had been turned!
Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
This book was quite well written and the core story is a pleasant little love story. I'm sorry I didn't enjoy it more. There were two reasons.

First, I thought it a great pity Ms Dawson didn't research more into the dog breeding world. I do realise that people outside the dog world don't know how much they don't know, but it is a writer's job to find these things out, and here this writer dropped the ball rather badly. However, the lack won't be apparent to readers who are also outside the dog
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks-own
This book was great. I am a huge fan of romances, but an even bigger fan of romances with pets as such a key figure. These adorable, loving, and occasionally mischievous creatures only serve to make a book better (as they so often do in life). This is a very sweet romance between Owen and Callie, neighbors who are originally connected via their unruly pooches. Owen is the classic bad boy and Callie is your typical girl-next-door (or at least that's the way Callie sees it). She's sworn off bad ...more
Ⓑookish Ⓞne
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: luv-it
Callie Lassiter and Owen McKay are neighbors. Callie has Jack, a male Great Dane. Owen has Jill, a female Great Dane. Sweet, charming Callie is attracted to Owen and knows from experience that she should be avoiding guys like him. Drool worthy, ladies' man Owen is attracted to Callie but knows he should stay away because he will only hurt her. Leave it to Jack + Jill and puppies on the way to get their humans together.

An adorable chic, a super sexy hunk, amazing friends, a love sick stud and a
Luzia Bielefeld *BookWhore BR*
Desde 19 dez 2013 no meu Kindle e ainda não tinha lido. Gostei da história e achei muito fofa! Cachorros de estimação sempre deixam a história mais leve e com boas cenas.
Since 19 December 2013 on my Kindle and I had not yet read. I liked the story and I thought it was really cute! Pet dogs always leave the story lighter and with good scenes.
~Mindy Lynn~
Jul 17, 2017 marked it as to-read
Free on Amazon 7/17/17
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
Leashed was such a sweet read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the first in the Going to the Dogs series so in addition to its storyline, it also introduces characters for the next books in the series. It is a short read but Ms. Dawson did an excellent job is fitting in a great story along with setting up the series.

The series revolves around a group of girlfriends who met at a dog park. All their lives involve dogs in some way. Leashed is Callie's story. Callie was raised in a family of dog
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This novella scores with all the right notes: characters to enjoy, funny scenes, and TWO steamy romances. So what if one of the romances is an inseparable connection between two Great Danes?

A cleverly crafted story, Dawson manages to integrate helpful doggie tidbits into the story, while making the dogs an integral element in the introduction of Callie and Owen. When 400 pounds of canine exuberance throws you together, you just have to go with it.

Callie is instantly likeable, with her warm and
Tracey Cramer-Kelly
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
OK, so I’m more of a cat person, but it didn’t matter; this book made me laugh out loud. The first meeting of these two characters (Owen and Callie) is a classic - reminded me of the movie 101 Dalmations (which I adored as a kid). The premise was hilarious (her dog “does the wild thing” and gets his dog pregnant) and yet he’s the one on the spot with her dog-breeding parents. Ha! And the dogs’ names - Jack and Jill - really?! It’s just so all-in-good-fun.

About the characters: pretty well done,
Sawyer Bennett
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was just great and I will be reading the rest of this series! Zoe Dawson brings a killer Sex in the City vibe to a sweet romance. The writing is engaging and kept me held the entire time. No skimming or skipping ahead, which is what I do the minute my interest starts waning. The characters were well developed and I felt a connection to them. Nothing will cause me to put a book down for good than a main character I cannot relate to or feel empathy for. I know a lot of people do not ...more
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
There is one type of pregnancy story that I enjoy: one that ends with puppies! Callie usually avoids her super sexy, playboy neighbor. She knows she’s attracted to him, but she’s sworn off bad boys for good. Then at the start of Leashed, she bumps into him while taking her Great Dane, Jack, for a walk. Owen happens to also be taking his Great Dane, Jill, for a walk. Needless to say, the two dogs hit it off immediately, and now Callie can’t avoid Owen anymore. Jill is going to have puppies and ...more
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had a blast reading this book! Well-written in a breezy, humorous way it was a perfect “pick me up” piece. There were some touching moments along with a bit of romance –canine and human! The pooches play a significant role; I laughed heartily at some of their shenanigans. I am an unapologetic crazy cat lady and have no plans to ever change that, but I have to say the frisky Great Danes managed to melt my feline-enamored heart. Callie and Owen also had their own sizzle happening. I also loved ...more
Larisa Edwards
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful story

A great and moving romance that has it all. Great characters you can't help but love, and situations that will melt your heart one minute and make you laugh out loud in another.
Callie is a dog trainer with a past of broken hearts by bad boys and owns a Great Dane named Jack. Owen is her neighbor, a club owner with a bad boy reputation, and his Great Dane is Jill. Jack knocks up Jill and the adventure begins. The chemistry between Callie and Owen is enough to steam up any room. I
annette colon
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Adventures Of Jack And Jill

Callie has sworn off bad boys, the only guy in her life is Jack her great dane. Then the worst happens. Jack has knocked up the dog next door and the owner is the bad boy of her dreams.
Owen is the owner of the hottest club in town. He's sworn off good girls and the only girl in his life right now is Jill, his great dane. Then the unexpected happens Jill gets knocked by the dog next door whose owner is the good girl of his dreams.
Callie and Owen are determined to
Princess Thuy
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a very sweet and funny story. Loved the cute story line and all the characters. Two dogs falling in love leads to their owners falling in love too. How is that not cute? Definitely will read the sequels I'm hoping all of Callie's friends will get. Can't believe a person can rate a story they haven't even read. So unfair to the author.
Laura Schrillo
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
It was free and it had Great Danes in the plot. What could be bad? Well...maybe not bad but not great. Quick read but no depth.
Trenna Harris
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I was skeptical at first. I wasn't sure if it was my cup of tea, but OMG, I couldn't put it down. So loved the story and the humor.
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am a sucker when it comes to books with pets in them. I think they add to the story a lot. This was a great love story. And I can't wait to start the next one..
Alicia Huxtable
Jan 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Leashed is a good first book of this series. Although at times it felt like it skipped parts of the story, it all still feel into place. Definitely a series to be read
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Such a lovely book, didn't even know that it was a series!! Definitely reading the rest :)
Carol Ward
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a fun romance. I loved Callie and Owen, and how they try to stay away from each other. Their dogs end up bringing them together with hilarious results.
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks-owned
A wonderfully written love story between Callie and Owen and the bonus love story between Jack and Jill!!
Katie O'Sullivan
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like dogs and cute meets with a side of sizzle, this may be the perfect series for your summer vacation.

The first in a series that seems to have a good reader following, the he said/she said alternating POVs work well together. Well written and well pace, it's a good easy romance read. The only caveat being: must love dogs. Because there's a lot about dogs.

Luckily I love dogs. The heroine is a dog trainer, and two of her best friends (also single women) are a dog groomer and a vet, so you
This got a fairly high rating and the endorsement of one favorite authors. The summary lead me to the finally-a-good-book-promise-land. I must have missed something here, because the last paragraph in the summary noted mature readers and fans of SATC would enjoy. I'm a SATC fan. Not at all a fan of Leashed. This is so vanilla and just plain prissy, I got to 48% and dumped it. Silly, sophomoric and seriously under developed characters, and the h needs her BBF's like she needs a hole in her head. ...more
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked Callie and her circle of friends; I also liked Owen. So the main characters were all fine. I was distracted by wondering how Callie and Owen ended up living across from each other. I understand she got a special rate from her brother, but still...there are only two apartments on that floor and she has one of them. You would think she would be in a less expensive apartment unless each floor only had two apartments. Who knows? Her girlfriends are a socialite, a veterinarian, and the owner ...more
R. Agresta
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great summer read!

I was first attracted to this book because of the humorous title, by the end of the first chapter I knew that I had found a treasure.
As the owner of a Great Dane I was impressed by the author's knowledge of how these gentle giants behave, and become part of
their families with their goofy charm, and big loving hearts.
I also liked the fact that the heroine was not afraid to be herself, casual and down to earth. The friendship between the four women
was also refreshing. The love
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very cute story. Anytime there is a dog in a book portrayed in a positive light, I am more than likely going to love it. This book was no exception, plus, it had 2 main dogs.
Callie is an obedience trainer in NYC with her dog, Jack. Across the hall is her very sexy neighbor, Owen, a nightclub owner and owner of Jill. One day, Jack gets out and "meets" Jill and now Owen and Callie and connected via the dogs.
The chemistry between Callie and Owen is hot. Plus, this is a fun read!
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Zoe Dawson, the author of 40+ books had always dreamed of becoming a full-time romance writer. Her other passions include traveling the world, owning a beach house (she believes she was a mermaid in another life), and seeing her books in movies. When she’s not writing, she’s painting or killing virtual MMORPG monsters in World of

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Going to the Dogs (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Collared (Going to the Dogs #4)
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  • Louder Than Words (Going to the Dogs #7)
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