I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Puppy Christmas by Lucy Gilmore
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 24, 2019
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Also by this author: Puppy Love
Lila Vasquez might not be the "fun one" at Puppy Promise―the service puppy training school she runs with her sisters―but she can always be counted on to gets things done. So when her latest client shows an interest in princess gowns over power suits, Lila puts aside her scruples, straps on the glittery heels, and gets to work.
If only the adorable six-year-old's father wasn't such an appealing Prince Charming.
Ford's whole life revolves around his daughter...until he meets Lila. Smart, capable, and amazing at helping Emily gain confidence with her new service puppy at her side, Lila is everything he ever wanted―but she's way out of his league. Good thing Emily and her new pup are up to the matchmaking task. This Christmas, it's all hands (and paws) on deck!
Here is what I thought
I really loved the first book in this series that I read earlier in the year so I was excited to get to the second one.
Lila is one of my favorites of the sisters because she is so straight laced and practical and so it was nice to see her in a different element and how it brought out her fun side.
She is the oldest and for some reason she went from fun loving to serious the minute she because a big sister and that is just how she grew up. Then with her youngest sister sick as a child it probably made her even more serious. The last man that she dated told her she was to perfect and to straight laced, so pretty much no fun.
Lila works with her sisters and they have a service puppy company where they pair up puppies to those who need them. It’s Christmas time and they are giving away a puppy and training time for a charity event. Lila shows up in a fluffy princess looking dress and wants to shoot her sisters when everyone else is not dressed the same away. She does gain the attention of a young girl who is crying and thinks she is a princess. She also has a very handsome and charming father who caters to his daughters every whim even dancing with a princess.
When she finds out that the winner of the dog is the young girl she knows she is in for some trouble. The father is to charming for his own good but he also uses it as a way to keep all the single ladies at bay, but he really seems to like Lila. The thing is when you have been building up a barrier of charm and flirty wit, it’s hard to shut off and show your true self. Lila doesn’t take him serious but he has also helped her see her fun side, a side she didn’t think she had.
I thought this was a very sweet and charming romance with lots of flirty sexual tension but not a lot of actual heat. There is some sexy time but not till close to the end, so definitely one that is kind of a flirty slow burn. I really liked all the MC’s in this story as it was fun watching Lila find her fun side being a princess for a young girl. Ford was so sweet with his young daughter and concentrated so much on her and her needs that he put his own on the back burner. A little afraid to let his guard down so it was great seeing him get closer and closer to Lila and of course the young girl Emily was so cute! Also the dog was adorable and she gave it a really long name and I can’t remember what it was but it was very funny.
This is a great read whether read during the holiday season or not and if you’re looking for a make you laugh, sweet fluffy romance then this would be it. I also highly recommend the first book as well.