Saturday, October 14, 2017

Review ~ BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE by Jenn McKinlay

Barking Up the Wrong Tree (Bluff Point Romance, #2)
by: Jenn McKinlay
Series: Bluff Point Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Publisher: Berkley

New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay returns to Bluff Point, Maine, where one woman finds love with the help of an adorable golden retriever.


Carly DeCusati returned home to Bluff Point, Maine, with her tail between her legs. But she’s determined to get her life back on track—and that means finding new homes for the elderly golden retriever and overly talkative parrot she inherited before her old life fell apart.

Enter physical therapist and hot one-night stand James Sinclair. James doesn’t care that Carly doesn’t do relationships. He is determined to win her heart, promising to help her with the pets if she’ll just give him the time of day.

Carly agrees to date the irresistible James, and, for the first time in years, she’s dreaming of a happily ever after. But James has secrets, and if he can’t open up to Carly, their future could go to the dogs...

Barking Up the Wrong Tree is the second book in Jenn McKinlay’s Bluff Point Romance series.  The story is a standalone, with characters from the first book, About a Dog, making appearances.

I’m going to make this review short and sweet.  I LOVED Barking Up the Wrong Tree.  From the beginning, the story had me laughing and that laughter continued throughout.  I loved the characters of Carly DeCusati and James Sinclair immensely.  I loved the way they interacted and talked to each other.  I loved that they’re so passionate.  The secondary characters of Ike the parrot, Saul the elderly golden retriever, and Hot Wheels the Basset Hound, round out this romantic comedy and definitely helped with the laughter.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree is the perfect pick me up with a couple of surprises thrown in.  It is one of my favorite reads of the year and one that I will remember for years to come.

**Received a copy of the book from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed.**

Rating: 5

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About a Dog ~ Review

Every Dog Has His Day, the third book in the series, releases January 2, 2018

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  1. I really liked the first one and can't wait to hang out with these characters again!

  2. Hi Julia,

    I LOVED this book a LOT more than the first book. When I say this is funny, it really is funny.


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