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Passions of a Papillon

(Fuzzy Love #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  204 ratings  ·  65 reviews
After you’ve sold your soul to the devil, can you renegotiate with a dog?

Brilliant defense attorney, Finn Morgenstern, knows the worst guys pay best, so defending slimeball, Rance Franklin, becomes his path to senior partner and a whole lot of benefits. But then a walk home to his pricey townhouse brings him face-to-ears with a batshit-crazy little dog who just won’t leave
Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by Tara Lain Books
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Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
Audio 5 Stars Kale Williams is a Gem!

Story 3.5 Stars round up to 4 because I'm bat shit crazy for Bat Shit!

The absolute best parts of this story are all the scenes involving Bat Shit (aka Marisol) the adorably irresistible papillon dog. Thank goodness she plays a big part of the story. OMG...I laughed so hard and my heart melted for Bat Shit! 😂😂❤❤

The MCs are great, but to be completely honest, I felt no chemistry between them because there was little to no relationship development.

I think my d
Great, funny read!
Ah, I want a dog as crazy as Marisol Treadwell of Bristol aka Batshit!!
I'm so glad that I won a copy of this book in the MM Romance readers group because I probably wouldn't have picked it up myself.
With that said, I loved it. This is the perfect cozy mystery set in a world with over the top dogs. What's not to like? Ok, I admit it, I might be a little bit biased. I'm a sucker for book that describes dogs well and this did that and there was dog shows involved. It's like it's made for a five star rating from me. (Even though I would hate to show Papillons, gosh th
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Passions of a Papillon tells of the healing power of love. And if its instigated by a ball of fluff with big floppy ears well then so much the better. While some of the story is contrived the characters are so sweet you’ll let it slide. Who can resist a sweet little dog, a vet on the run and a lawyer who has lost his way. Take the journey with them and enjoy.
Jocelyn Whaley
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic story! It was fun and entertaining. I love the accidental connections that brought the MCs together. Great Job!
Bike Book Reviews
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is delightful from the get go, and I was not surprised given who it was written by! Every time I pick up a Tara Lain book I know I am in for a treat!

Finn is a lawyer with some questionable clients, but he justifies defending them by reasoning that the pay affords him the things his upbringing didn't. It takes eight pounds of furry fireball to start the ball rolling on changing Finn's outlook on life, and you will want to be along for that ride for sure!

Em is a Vet who is stunned by th
Gabbi Grey
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I want my own Papillon (an audio review)

First, let me say I’m a sucker for dogs. I had a Labrador retriever in my twenties and I swore I would only ever have big dogs. Until I met a rescue dog who stole my heart. My Ally is a chinpoo, so just a little bit bigger than a papillon. Now that I have a small dog, I can understand the appeal. I love both dogs equally, but there’s something about a dog curling up in your lap that makes cuddle times special. Something about being able to pick up your dog
Lena Grey
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Every once in a while a dog enters your life and changes everything.” ~ Unknown

Finn Morgenstern, of ‘Passions of a Papillon’ by Tara Lain, isn’t crazy about his job as a defense lawyer, especially since his clients are almost certainly guilty. But he needs the money to help support his parents who, as much as he adores them, are perennial hippies who never quite grasped the concept of being fiscally responsible. Other than his parents, he has never felt the desire to be accountable for anyone e
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
**4.5 Stars**
I adored Passions of a Papillon ! It has great characters, character growth, romance, suspense, AND it made me want a dog! A papillon specifically. ;)

I was immediately drawn into the story in large part because of a little ball of fluff. When Finn finds her - or maybe it was the other way around? - I knew Batshit was going to win over this non-dog-lover. Once Finn and Batshit meet Emerson, the vet, I knew this trio was fated. However, they had a few obstacles to negotiate before
Ruthie Taylor
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the first in a series - and I have to tell you that I was very happy that I had the second book lined up on my Kindle as I came to the end of this one. Because I couldn't wait to see how this little Papillon saves the day once again!

Undoubtedly a fun romantic story, this also harbours quite a complicated plot involving two brothers, one of which is seriously dim! The links and adventures which bring Finn and Em
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How a story can be cute and filled with suspense at the same time?

I don't know, and yet, this audiobook manages it *laughs*

The story is really entertaining, funny and with great characters. Finn is your usual lawyer, working very hard defending really shady characters in hope of getting his place at the top of the firm. He really, REALLY doesn't have the time for that crazy dog that he found at his door. There is a reason why he calls her 'Batsh*t'.

Cue to Emerson, the handsome veterinary who se
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Like a ripple effect,several lives are impacted when prized papillon Marisol took a liking to Finn. She might have looked like a batshit-crazy creature when they first met,but the hilarious thing is Finn named her precisely Batshit. And the name stuck. I mean,who does that? And seriously,I kept snickering all through the book, just imagining the cute,fluff doggie associated to such a nutty tag.

The cutie's name,the way she sauntered into Finn's life are only some of the reasons why 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolutely brilliant and funny read, with a crazy loveable dog and stereo typical bad guys, and of course the 2 heroes who fight for good. Tara has written a wonderful book that I know I will be rereading again and again. Warning - Batshit steals every scene as any princess should, and as a cat person it is really saying something that I neeeeeed to have this dog in my life :-)
It is a real one sitting read, a little bit of angst, lots of love, some great one liners and as mentioned a
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-vet, mm-dog-lovers
Loved it! Tara Lain never lets me down. Her characters are always so loveable, relatable, and endearing. This book is well laid out and the mystery builds with great foreshadowing. I admire how the characters overcome their hesitations and come together. The dog never fails to impress and totally lives up to her name. Animals are such a part of our families and it's beautiful how she brings them together. So looking forward to continuing the series! ...more
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was at different times funny, sad, sexy, and exciting. I loved Finn, Em, and Bat. The way Finn and Em fell for each other after being brought together by the precious pup was swoon-worthy. I enjoyed watching Finn change into the man he needed to be, and I appreciated Em trying to overcome his terrifying past. Batshit was an awesome dog, and she wasn't afraid to do what was needed in order to find happiness in her own life. These three made a wonderful loving, crime-fighting family. I w ...more
Lynn Stifle
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gah! This was such an fantastic read! This is my first book by this author and most definitely won't be my last! I totally loved Emerson (Em) and Finn together, and this book is a perfect mix of hot, funny, suspenseful and romantic, that kept me fascinated throughout and turning the pages. Let's not forget about the crazy dog (Batshit) that kept me chuckling and stealing the show! I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend you read it for yourself, you will be glad you did.
Joscelyn Smith
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A lawyer taking the easy way to success, a vet with secrets, and the crazy ass pooch (cute but oh so cray cray) that brought them together.

This was enjoyable from beginning to end, well-written characters and a highly entertaining storyline made for a story that was hard to put down, so I didn't and read it straight through in one sitting.

*I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book*
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I always know that I have a good story waiting for me when I start a Tara Lain book. Passions of a Papillon is no exception.
This is a wonderful mix of humor, a little angst, romance and a dog that steals the show!
I really loved Emerson (Em) and Finn together, their chemistry and connection jumps off the page.
I enjoyed this story from start to finish!
Yasmin Myrtveit
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As a pet owner i know for a fact that i would do anything to protect my pets and reading this book just made that fact stronger. When Finn an Attorney on the raise one night after work is going home he finds a Papillon on the street right outside his neighbors home. He fast learns that the dog didn't belong to the neighbor and he needs to find a way to help the dog back to its rightful owner. He calls the dog temporary "Batshit" and he never knew a dog could make him so attractive as he finds ou ...more
Jenny Saul-Avila
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-own-audio
First things first - this book is not necessarily realistic in some of the criminal & legal exploits; it's not a gritty criminal drama or an epic love story. It's a romantic comedy, with some serious bits for balance, and an adorable dog. It's also low to moderate on the heat scale, so if you're looking for frequent & lengthy erotic scenes, well, the characters were pretty busy in other activities, (like their careers, getting to know you kind of dating, & dealing with bad guys), so that's on th ...more
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Passions of a Papillon is a sweet love story with a side of mystery and the most awesome dog ever. Honestly, Bat is the best ever. Finn is a stressed out lawyer who owns all of the stuff he always dreamed of but now he thinks maybe he wants something different. One night he finds a dog. A batshit crazy dog! And he calls her Batshit! But he doesn't want a dog! And the dog has bad guys looking for her. Ugh! Em is a vet. He lives a quiet life. He has been hiding for 6 years because he once knew a b ...more
Leanne Davidson
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Pawsitively riviting

I thoroughly enjoyed this new tale. The love story is there but its so much more than that all the other threads that wind together made it a riveting read and I couldn’t put it down. It was entertaining and perfect for a lazy afternoon chilling in the sun.
The doggie mummy in me went on an emotional roller coaster from page 1 and didn’t really stop until the HEA that I knew I’d get in the end!
Recommended by me, quality reading all the way and once again I am grateful that T
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip!

Even though this plot is so far out there it's wound so tight that you have to believe it. And I would if I read about it in the news after the whole shebang comes to an end.

I don't laugh a lot out loud when reading, but I did a few times in this one, usually when it involved a woof-and-a-yip from the main character, Marisol the Papillon puppy (a.k.a you have to read the book to find out her new name).

Her new buddies Finn the lawyer and Em the veterinarian, are a bit wacko th
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Butterflied Earred Houdini Beauty

I love MM romances featuring dogs and this was just that sort of book.

It was full of humor, a dirty lost dirty pup, super sexy veterinarian, and owners & patients. A power-hungry law firm and an attorney seeking money, status & power. Crime fighting, action, segrets, danger, adventure, and abductions. Brothers, parents, good friends, and siblings. Small-time, but dangerous hoods in a beautiful expensive California tourist town.

Annoyance, frustration and fear. Pet
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story has a little bit of everything - mystery, danger, and an adorably cute little dog. Bat (aka Marisol) is the star of this show, but her co-stars Finn and Em (aka James) definitely hold their own. The three meet through chance encounters, and that seems to carry throughout the story as the rest of the cast gets connected in the same way. I was invested immediately and loved every page of this m/m love story with a dog in the middle of it.
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is such a funny and sweet story. I couldn't help but love this story. Finn and Em are perfect for each other and I do love them as characters. However of course I think that my favorite character is Batshit. She is just such a loveable little dog. This is such a great storyline and Tara Lain definitely pulled me into this story. ...more
Ivan A Sumblingo
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Funny, HEA, and a dog Oh My!!!

I love stories that involve dogs (and children). In this story, it’s the Papillon dog called Bat (no spoilers; you’ll find out why), Finn the lawyer, and Em the Veterinarian.

There’s also a crime boss, his brother, and a lot of other crazy things!

It was a perfectly, non-stressful read (phew)😂😁.

I highly recommend this book!
Finn is just your average criminal defense lawyer making big bucks by defending rich scumbags. He doesn’t particularly like his job, but he’s not ashamed of it and enjoys the money it brings in. Besides his mother’s nagging, life is going pretty good for Finn – he’s representing a major client and is on track to being the youngest senior partner in his law firm. Everything is going to plan until a fluffy ball of love and mischief yips into his life. With this unexpected development, Finn learns ...more
Passions of a Papillon is the story of Defense attorney, Finn Morgenstern and Emerson Fairweather, a veterinarian. The book is told in third person with dual pov, except for briefly in the beginning when it starts with a minor character’s pov.

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MMy Thoughts and Review:

MMy first exposure to Tara Lain's writing was over the 2019 Holiday Season when I took part in reviewing ARCs for an Advent Series of shorts done by several talented authors. Lain's writing style is so light and lyrical even when dealing with "baddies" or when an emotional or intense crisis pops up. Because of Lain's compassionate and whimsical writing style, much of the angst is removed or suppressed so the reader is left with having their emotions
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