Atticus: A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog
Sawyer Bennett writing as S. Bennett
Release Date: June 12, 2018
A heart-warming and deliciously funny story about the world’s worst behaved dog and how he trained his human how to love herself again.
Through the haze of vodka and self-loathing, Hazel Roundtree saw the poor creature lying in a ditch.
One brown eye. One blue.
Covered in mud and crying from pain, the puppy was desperately trying to free itself from a hopeless situation.
She almost kept walking by. She had her own problems and besides… no one had ever stopped to help her.
Who we’re ultimately meant to be is a journey without end, but there’s always a defined start…
Hazel had no idea the dog would be her beginning, her second chance, the miracle she never saw coming. She named him Atticus. He grew up to be a very bad—and completely awesome—dog. He took Hazel on a life-changing journey filled with mischievous adventure and painful heartbreak. In the end, Hazel grew up to be completely awesome, too.
Goodreads Link: http://bit.ly/Atticus_GR
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
ATTICUS: A WOMAN’S JOURNEY WITH THE WORLD’S WORST BEHAVED DOG is a contemporary standalone.
Hazel Roundtree is lost. She’s a woman who’s lost her sense of self, her confidence, her lust for life. But when she comes across a bruised and battered puppy, an amazing relationship emerges.
This is going to sound weird but this book is NOT a romance…however IT IS a love story! It’s unique (at least for me) in that the reader gets both Hazel’s point of view and also Atticus’ crazy, wonky, puppy perspective. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned after years of reading the romance genre, it’s that there are all kinds of love. This book is about finding that special bond between man (or in this case woman) and canine but also finding the love and respect for yourself. It’s about the beauty of friendship, all types of friendship and the gift that a true companion can offer…acceptance.
In complete Sawyer Bennett style, I found the story to be refreshing and funny, sad at times yet delightful and insightful. What starts out as one woman’s solo journey becomes the backdrop for a whole slew of fantastic characters! I loved, ADORED Hazel and Atticus and their spectacular odyssey. Hazel was in so much pain, not physically but spiritually, emotionally. It was just simply beautiful to watch her bloom. And of course Atticus…sweet, hilarious, wonderful Atti with his propensity for trouble. If I could, I’d give him a squeeze!
As I mentioned earlier, this one’s not your average romance but it is a fantastic love story! It’s definitely one for my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! Told from dual POVs with a happy ever after. I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book.
About the Author:
S. Bennett is the pen name for New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Sawyer Bennett.
Under the name S. Bennett, Sawyer writes general, young adult and women’s fiction stories that deal with the realities we face on a daily basis such as love, loss, personal growth and all things in between. She tackles difficult issues with grace, while adding her signature humor along the way. Because Sawyer is a romance writer at heart, you’re likely to find a love story within each of her books, though it’s not always a guarantee.
When she isn’t writing as S. Bennett, she’s writing contemporary romance as Sawyer Bennett, and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.
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