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This is an alternate cover edition for B009JVSCO2 Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do!That's right! Callie Lassiter's normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor's dog. It must be puppy love! It's doubly embarrassing since she's a professional dog trainer. Of course, the neighbor would have to be hot, hot nightclub owner bad boy OThis is an alternate cover edition for B009JVSCO2 Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do!That's right! Callie Lassiter's normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor's dog. It must be puppy love! It's doubly embarrassing since she's a professional dog trainer. Of course, the neighbor would have to be hot, hot nightclub owner bad boy Owen McKay, just the kind of man Callie is determined to avoid.Owen’s comfortable with his playboy status and the hype in the media. But the ground moves beneath his feet when he gets an eyeful of the girl next door. The Dog Whisperer never looked this good! How can he convince this wholesome honey that his player days are behind him? Maybe Jill, his Great Dane can help him with this dilemma now that she’s pregnant and Callie’s dog is to blame.Is this bad boy a bad bet?Beware of dogs, romance and deep belly laughs!Going to the Dogs is a romp through the urban jungle of New York City to find true love, the perfect cocktail, and expensive heels. Dog is a man’s best friend, but sometimes a woman just needs a hot man in the city. This series will appeal to a mature crowd, especially fans of Sex in The City....

Title : Leashed
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ISBN : 34797990
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 86 Pages
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Leashed Reviews

  • Vintage
    2018-09-09 07:24

    This had such potential with dogs and a cute, opposites attract couple, but the flat writing, too much tell-not-show, and a crew of the most irritating set of friends EVER just sabotaged it.The H is a hold your horses, bad boy, that the h must be protected from by her posse of annoying, interfering alarmist friends. In actuality, he has slept around and shown some pretty poor judgment, the OW is an example of that, but he's cupcake when it comes to the h.Dog bonus with an extra yippee for Great Danes and a meet cute a la The Hundred and One Dalmatians. And an extra tiny bonus for an evil OW comeuppance.You know what, just read The Hundred and One Dalmatians. It's not as much of a kid's book as you would think and infinitely better.

  • Jesica Fico
    2018-09-02 13:37

    Clearly people enjoyed the story as the rating is pretty darned high. I know when it comes to short stories you aren't supposed to be harsh and whatnot because obviously there's not enough time for a real plot to unfold but this was pretty bad regardless. Everything, particularly conversation, felt so stiff, uncomfortable and unnatural. A lot of it just didn't flow as a story should. It felt forced and, particularly towards the end, rushed like the author couldn't wait to be finished with the story. I wouldn't recommend this book.

  • Gail
    2018-09-07 08:20

    What a cute and funny story. I just loved the ending! Callie Lassiter and Owen McKay are neighbors who both own Great Danes. Callie has the male Jack and Owen has the female Jill. Isn't that cute Jack and Jill. I just love it. The two dogs run off together and are missing for about a hour. There is an attraction between Callie and Owen. Callie knows she should stay away from Owen's type (well the type she thinks he is). Owen knows he should stay away from Callie because he knows he will end up breaking her heart. Well Jack get Jill pregnant and so Callie and Owen end up spending more time together since Owen knows almost nothing about dogs and Callie owns a dog training place. So will Jack, Jill and the puppies bring the two of them together? Read the book today to find out. You will not be disappointed.

  • Laurie Buchanan
    2018-09-09 14:33

    Being owned by a dog myself, I thoroughly enjoyed reading LEASHED, a romantic comedy about two humans and two Great Danes who initially want nothing to do with each other (the humans, not the dogs). Wit throughout (the name of the dog training facility is “Sit Happens” and the name of the dog grooming facility is “Pawlished”), this book made me want to “sit” and “stay” until the very last page had been turned!

  • Jo
    2018-09-15 12:16

    This book was great. I am a huge fan of romances, but an even bigger fan of romances with pets as such a key figure. These adorable, loving, and occasionally mischievous creatures only serve to make a book better (as they so often do in life). This is a very sweet romance between Owen and Callie, neighbors who are originally connected via their unruly pooches. Owen is the classic bad boy and Callie is your typical girl-next-door (or at least that's the way Callie sees it). She's sworn off bad boys and he thinks Callie isn't his type. This is a fun, lighthearted story where we watch their Great Danes bring them together first literally with their leashes and then more figuratively with the result of their hour of freedom from their owners. As they get to know one another, their feelings get harder and harder to deny. Overall, excellent story with some vibrant characters. This book has a HEA ending with no cliffhanger. Regardless, I cannot wait to read Brooke's story next in Groomed for Murder!

  • Ⓑookish Ⓞne
    2018-09-06 12:27

    Callie Lassiter and Owen McKay are neighbors. Callie has Jack, a male Great Dane. Owen has Jill, a female Great Dane. Sweet, charming Callie is attracted to Owen and knows from experience that she should be avoiding guys like him. Drool worthy, ladies' man Owen is attracted to Callie but knows he should stay away because he will only hurt her. Leave it to Jack + Jill and puppies on the way to get their humans together.An adorable chic, a super sexy hunk, amazing friends, a love sick stud and a smitten bitch! This was a delightful short read that I enjoyed a lot!

  • Lu Bielefeld **
    2018-09-04 10:15

    Desde 19 dez 2013 no meu Kindle e ainda não tinha lido. Gostei da história e achei muito fofa! Cachorros de estimação sempre deixam a história mais leve e com boas cenas.-----------Since 19 December 2013 on my Kindle and I had not yet read. I liked the story and I thought it was really cute! Pet dogs always leave the story lighter and with good scenes.

  • ~Mindy Lynn~
    2018-09-20 15:10

    Free on Amazon 7/17/17

  • Brandee Price
    2018-09-07 11:22

    Leashed was such a sweet read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the first in the Going to the Dogs series so in addition to its storyline, it also introduces characters for the next books in the series. It is a short read but Ms. Dawson did an excellent job is fitting in a great story along with setting up the series.The series revolves around a group of girlfriends who met at a dog park. All their lives involve dogs in some way. Leashed is Callie's story. Callie was raised in a family of dog breeders (Great Dane). She now owns Sit Happens, a dog obedience school. Callie has had some bad luck with bad boys so the only good guys in her life are her dad, her brother, and her Great Dane, Jack. Of course, there's this gorgeous guy living across the hall from her whom she knows is the epitome of a bad boy womanizer. However, once Jack meets said guy's dog, Jill, things get interesting.Owen McKay owns an exclusive club in New York, suffered a difficult childhood (which serves as the reason behind his commitment phobia), and has recently endured the loss of his beloved Great Aunt Tilly. Tilly took him in and gave him a home as well as love. Owen inherited Jill from his great aunt, who didn't want him to be lonely.Neither Callie nor Owen want to be involved with the other. But they have this physical chemistry that they can't deny. Their dogs do as well! :) But what made this story so adorable was that Callie and Owen fight their attraction and develop a friendship first. They bond over their dogs. And the dogs...well, that was another element that I loved. It was so much fun!Leashed is well written and also entails a bit of a mystery. The only negative for me was it's length. I would have liked to have seen more of the relationship development between Callie and Owen. But as I said, Ms. Dawson does a great job of creating a tight storyline despite the length. I'm looking forward to seeing the continuation of this series.

  • Gaele
    2018-08-29 08:16

    This novella scores with all the right notes: characters to enjoy, funny scenes, and TWO steamy romances. So what if one of the romances is an inseparable connection between two Great Danes?A cleverly crafted story, Dawson manages to integrate helpful doggie tidbits into the story, while making the dogs an integral element in the introduction of Callie and Owen. When 400 pounds of canine exuberance throws you together, you just have to go with it. Callie is instantly likeable, with her warm and caring personality and a touch of insecurity that is all the more endearing when contrasted to her business acumen. Owen has fallen into the fame and fortune trap, keeping everyone at arm’s length all the better to protect himself. Denying the attraction that sets sparks flying with every contact, Callie and Owen have a heat that is palpable and tangible, despite both being unwilling to acknowledge their personal connection; instead relying on their dogs and their past baggage to keep themselves at arm’s length. A few twists, turns and a suspicious series of nicked items throughout the building all comes neatly to a close at the end of the story, leaving the reader smiling and the potential of a new favorite romantic duo that never ceases to provide enjoyment and laughter. I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review as part of the Indie Authors Rock promotion on I am, Indeed. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

  • Tracey Cramer-Kelly
    2018-08-31 11:31

    OK, so I’m more of a cat person, but it didn’t matter; this book made me laugh out loud. The first meeting of these two characters (Owen and Callie) is a classic - reminded me of the movie 101 Dalmations (which I adored as a kid). The premise was hilarious (her dog “does the wild thing” and gets his dog pregnant) and yet he’s the one on the spot with her dog-breeding parents. Ha! And the dogs’ names - Jack and Jill - really?! It’s just so all-in-good-fun.About the characters: pretty well done, if a tiny bit cliché. Callie is the girl-next-door type who is looking for something solid and lasting, but who has her own business and can handle herself (thank you very much). Owen is the misunderstood hunk with the tragic past, a fear of commitment and an eccentric aunt who’s left her this dog (which he’s clueless about at first but ends up loving).Having said that, there were a couple things I wish were different. The antagonist (the “other woman” if you will) is way too nice and too quick to take the blame. And when Callie is thoroughly hurt and pissed, the way Dawson sets up the “make up” scene (hint: it has to do with the dogs) should have been ideal, but for some reason it felt rushed, like Owen should have had to work harder to get her back.But maybe that was just me wishing the book would go on a bit longer. It was the perfect break from a stressful week!

  • Sawyer Bennett
    2018-09-19 15:32

    This book was just great and I will be reading the rest of this series! Zoe Dawson brings a killer Sex in the City vibe to a sweet romance. The writing is engaging and kept me held the entire time. No skimming or skipping ahead, which is what I do the minute my interest starts waning. The characters were well developed and I felt a connection to them. Nothing will cause me to put a book down for good than a main character I cannot relate to or feel empathy for. I know a lot of people do not enjoy the shorter length book but I actually do. I like being able to fit it into a free afternoon, or ability to finish in a few nights. As long as you can fit the story easily into the length, without feeling like anything is lacking, a shorter novel doesn't bother me. In fact, it can be preferred sometimes!! Overall, just a fantastic job by Zoe Dawson. Oh, and I promise this review is not biased just because I had a Great Dane. It was why I bought the book in the first place because of the Dane on the cover, but the story itself is why I'm giving this review. Mine was a Brindle named Savannah and I loved her so much. Loved hearing about Jack and Jill's antics as much as I did about Callie and Owen. This same review is on Amazon but under my real name, just so it's clear my review wasn't hijacked!!! :)

  • Angie
    2018-08-30 10:29

    There is one type of pregnancy story that I enjoy: one that ends with puppies! Callie usually avoids her super sexy, playboy neighbor. She knows she’s attracted to him, but she’s sworn off bad boys for good. Then at the start of Leashed, she bumps into him while taking her Great Dane, Jack, for a walk. Owen happens to also be taking his Great Dane, Jill, for a walk. Needless to say, the two dogs hit it off immediately, and now Callie can’t avoid Owen anymore. Jill is going to have puppies and she also needs some training, which Callie has offered to take care of.Leashed was super cute! I love dogs! Jack and Jill are simply adorable together! I loved learning more about the breed, as well as breeding and showing in general. Of course, I was also into the romance between the humans. I liked how there was no big drama between them. They make it clear that they shouldn’t get involved, which is easier said than done. Then they don’t tip toe around each other when the tension gets to be too much, they just go for it! I suppose they aren’t too different from their canine companions.Read more of my reviews at Pinkindle Reads & Reviews.

  • Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
    2018-08-25 15:15

    This book was quite well written and the core story is a pleasant little love story. I'm sorry I didn't enjoy it more. There were two reasons. First, I thought it a great pity Ms Dawson didn't research more into the dog breeding world. I do realise that people outside the dog world don't know how much they don't know, but it is a writer's job to find these things out, and here this writer dropped the ball rather badly. However, the lack won't be apparent to readers who are also outside the dog world.The other thing I didn't like was the large amounts of pornography. I do realise that porn is a regular occurrence in romance books nowadays, but the blurb, cover and the book's whole presentation had led me to expect something a great deal more clean and wholesome than what was there. I found the combination of porn and a dog story rather sick - like combining porn with small children, just something that, I feel, ought not to be done.As I say, the writing itself was smooth and well executed, but a little more work and thought put into the preliminaries could have turned an okay book into an excellent one.

  • Laurie
    2018-09-13 10:29

    I had a blast reading this book! Well-written in a breezy, humorous way it was a perfect “pick me up” piece. There were some touching moments along with a bit of romance –canine and human! The pooches play a significant role; I laughed heartily at some of their shenanigans. I am an unapologetic crazy cat lady and have no plans to ever change that, but I have to say the frisky Great Danes managed to melt my feline-enamored heart. Callie and Owen also had their own sizzle happening. I also loved that Callie is blessed to have a close, loving relationship with her parents and that they had active lives that did not center solely on their beloved daughter. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. Reviewed by Laurie-J

  • Larisa Edwards
    2018-08-28 11:21

    Beautiful storyA great and moving romance that has it all. Great characters you can't help but love, and situations that will melt your heart one minute and make you laugh out loud in another.Callie is a dog trainer with a past of broken hearts by bad boys and owns a Great Dane named Jack. Owen is her neighbor, a club owner with a bad boy reputation, and his Great Dane is Jill. Jack knocks up Jill and the adventure begins. The chemistry between Callie and Owen is enough to steam up any room. I throughly enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. Now I'm dying to get my hands on the next one.

  • annette colon
    2018-09-19 07:29

    The Adventures Of Jack And JillCallie has sworn off bad boys, the only guy in her life is Jack her great dane. Then the worst happens. Jack has knocked up the dog next door and the owner is the bad boy of her dreams.Owen is the owner of the hottest club in town. He's sworn off good girls and the only girl in his life right now is Jill, his great dane. Then the unexpected happens Jill gets knocked by the dog next door whose owner is the good girl of his dreams.Callie and Owen are determined to stay away from each other. Not if Jack and Jill can help it.This book has a nice HEA and it never would have happened if it weren't for the adventures of Jack and Jill.

  • Princess Thuy
    2018-09-13 08:14

    This was a very sweet and funny story. Loved the cute story line and all the characters. Two dogs falling in love leads to their owners falling in love too. How is that not cute? Definitely will read the sequels I'm hoping all of Callie's friends will get. Can't believe a person can rate a story they haven't even read. So unfair to the author.

  • Trenna Harris
    2018-08-27 13:33

    OMG!I was skeptical at first. I wasn't sure if it was my cup of tea, but OMG, I couldn't put it down. So loved the story and the humor.

  • Alicia Huxtable
    2018-09-21 08:15

    Leashed is a good first book of this series. Although at times it felt like it skipped parts of the story, it all still feel into place. Definitely a series to be read

  • Laura Schrillo
    2018-09-15 11:32

    It was free and it had Great Danes in the plot. What could be bad? Well...maybe not bad but not great. Quick read but no depth.

  • Karen
    2018-09-14 11:23

    I am a sucker when it comes to books with pets in them. I think they add to the story a lot. This was a great love story. And I can't wait to start the next one..

  • Amanda
    2018-08-27 14:22

    Such a lovely book, didn't even know that it was a series!! Definitely reading the rest :)

  • Sherri
    2018-09-09 13:19

    A wonderfully written love story between Callie and Owen and the bonus love story between Jack and Jill!!

  • Carol Ward
    2018-09-12 13:31

    This was a fun romance. I loved Callie and Owen, and how they try to stay away from each other. Their dogs end up bringing them together with hilarious results.

  • Katie O'Sullivan
    2018-09-15 15:19

    If you like dogs and cute meets with a side of sizzle, this may be the perfect series for your summer vacation.The first in a series that seems to have a good reader following, the he said/she said alternating POVs work well together. Well written and well pace, it's a good easy romance read. The only caveat being: must love dogs. Because there's a lot about dogs.Luckily I love dogs. The heroine is a dog trainer, and two of her best friends (also single women) are a dog groomer and a vet, so you know right away there's lots of potential to keep this theme going. The hero of this story is the bad boy next door, a rich playboy nightclub owner who inherits a Great Dane from his great aunt. Her dog is Jack, his is Jill, and guess who runs off and gets pregnant? Even my young niece went "awww" at the sweet cute-meet setup. (No, I didn't let her read this book! I just gave her a verbal outline of the plot. I'm a good aunt! just not a great aunt - ha! humor!)The comparison to Sex in the City is slightly exaggerated, at least for this first book. Situation-wise and humor-wise it fits, but don't expect Samantha getting it on in a sex swing or crazy monkey sex... our heroine Callie is pretty much a girl-next-door, despite her apparent history with bad boys that's alluded to but never explored.A thoroughly enjoyable read, I'd give this a solid 4.5 out of 5 and recommend it for the beach bag!

  • Stevie
    2018-08-28 12:36

    This got a fairly high rating and the endorsement of one favorite authors. The summary lead me to the finally-a-good-book-promise-land. I must have missed something here, because the last paragraph in the summary noted mature readers and fans of SATC would enjoy. I'm a SATC fan. Not at all a fan of Leashed. This is so vanilla and just plain prissy, I got to 48% and dumped it. Silly, sophomoric and seriously under developed characters, and the h needs her BBF's like she needs a hole in her head. Up to about 40% the author has both main characters redundantly telling themselves how much bad the other person is for them or how they are so far from their typical type. JEE-ZUS - that is not sexual tension, that is a replacement for Ambien. The writing is pretty flat in comparison to what I enjoy and fluff has never been my thing. A lot of reviewers found this book enjoyable, so take my opinion with a grain of salt, and take your chances if you're still interested. Unless, like me, you like stories with strong characters, plots with meat and a little grit, and chemistry that is between humans, not canines.

  • Debra
    2018-09-03 12:34

    I liked Callie and her circle of friends; I also liked Owen. So the main characters were all fine. I was distracted by wondering how Callie and Owen ended up living across from each other. I understand she got a special rate from her brother, but still...there are only two apartments on that floor and she has one of them. You would think she would be in a less expensive apartment unless each floor only had two apartments. Who knows? Her girlfriends are a socialite, a veterinarian, and the owner of a pet grooming shop. Callie owns a dog training facility. Yet they all seem to have plenty of money while living in an expensive city. And I know this is being picky, but I used to show dogs and the one dog's registered name was ridiculously long. So while I enjoyed the basic story and the characters, I kept being distracted and feeling like something was missing.Overall it was fun to read and the dogs added comedy.

  • R. Agresta
    2018-09-04 15:12

    Great summer read! I was first attracted to this book because of the humorous title, by the end of the first chapter I knew that I had found a treasure.As the owner of a Great Dane I was impressed by the author's knowledge of how these gentle giants behave, and become part oftheir families with their goofy charm, and big loving hearts.I also liked the fact that the heroine was not afraid to be herself, casual and down to earth. The friendship between the four women was also refreshing. The love story was sweet and sassy at the same time, and the ending was perfect.I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves dogs and romance.

  • Barbi
    2018-09-14 13:11

    This was a very cute story. Anytime there is a dog in a book portrayed in a positive light, I am more than likely going to love it. This book was no exception, plus, it had 2 main dogs.Callie is an obedience trainer in NYC with her dog, Jack. Across the hall is her very sexy neighbor, Owen, a nightclub owner and owner of Jill. One day, Jack gets out and "meets" Jill and now Owen and Callie and connected via the dogs.The chemistry between Callie and Owen is hot. Plus, this is a fun read!