I am an unabashed dog-lover, and dogs make frequent appearances in my books. Are dogs romantic? They can be! Here are the roles that dogs have played in some of my books:
In A Bond of the Heart, single mom Dani Cooper lives across the street from an animal rescue. When disabled veteran Shane MacQuaid rents her garage apartment and starts helping out around the house, one of the shelter dogs tags along and contributes comfort and laughs to the story.
Engaged to the Single Mom and His Secret Child both take place at A Dog’s Last Chance, an animal rescue farm in Ohio. Working with a bunch of cute pooches together—or getting snowed in on the farm—definitely makes for some romantic moments!
The Nanny’s Texas Christmas (available for preorder) features Cowboy, ranch foreman Flint Rawlings’ dog. Cowboy gets a starring role when Flint’s son Logan runs away. It’s Cowboy who keeps the little boy safe and then helps Flint and Logan’s nanny, Lana, find the frightened child as darkness falls.
Why yes, I have a dog! If you visit my author page on Facebook, you’ll see my ten-pound Maltese mix, Porter, frequently featured. Maybe too frequently! Although he’s eleven years old, Porter is one of those permanent puppies. He provides all kind of fun for me and my daughter, cheers me up when I’m feeling blue, and keeps me company when I write.
Let’s share dog stories! Tell me about the dog(s) in your life (sometime today), and I’ll send one commenter a signed copy of Small-Town Nanny… which also features a dog!