Having just got a puppy myself I was quite intrigued by the idea of a romantic comedy from the dog’s point of view. You do have to wonder just how many male pugs get called Doug? Back in the mists of time when I worked in an office one of the neighbouring buildings was a little more relaxed and allowed dogs in the office. I used to regularly see Doug the Pug out for his lunchtime amble round the lake.
In our tale Doug is a rescue dog and the only thing in the world that he wants is to see Julie, his rescuer, be happy and loved herself. Unfortunately she has thrown her lot in with her married boss Luke and Doug knows exactly what kind of man he is. Convinced that she can never be happy with Luke and that she might end up as a crazy cat lady Doug starts actively matchmaking to find Julie someone who will help her to forget the selfish and obnoxious Luke.
When Julie is introduced to her friend’s son Tom sparks fly but not in a good way. Doug, however, is prepared to persevere even though Tom is a V-E-T.
Pug Actually is a sweet summery escape and a nice easy read curled up in your back garden.
Supplied by Net Galley and HQ in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication date: 29 June 2021. 249 pages.
Categories: 4 Stars
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.