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This is an alternate cover edition for B00AUBKOX2 Can a dog have a bad hair day?Brooke Palmer owns Pawlish, an exclusive doggie spa and grooming business in upper Manhattan, but when a client’s champion poodle gets a bad poodle cut and has to undergo therapy to recover, the client sues. The lawyer they send is drop dead gorgeous, but Brooke won't be wooed by a corporate shThis is an alternate cover edition for B00AUBKOX2 Can a dog have a bad hair day?Brooke Palmer owns Pawlish, an exclusive doggie spa and grooming business in upper Manhattan, but when a client’s champion poodle gets a bad poodle cut and has to undergo therapy to recover, the client sues. The lawyer they send is drop dead gorgeous, but Brooke won't be wooed by a corporate shark in a sharp suit.Corporate lawyer Drew Hudson has better things to do then take on this ridiculous lawsuit, but since he works for the client’s husband, he has no choice. After meeting the beautiful, sweet-tempered owner, he can’t keep his mind on the silly case. But when the client turns up dog gone dead, Brooke may be a conflict of interest when she’s charged with the murder. All Drew wants to do is prove that this sexy entrepreneur is not dangerous, except to his heart.Can she take a chance on him?...

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Number of Pages : 191 Pages
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Groomed Reviews

  • Yodamom
    2018-09-10 16:10

    Great characters, cute animals, a mystery and just the right amount of chuckles. I found this author/book when I picked up Must Love Pets Romance Set (deal !) I loved her style and can't wait to read more.

  • Diane ~Firefly~
    2018-09-19 14:10

    Cute book, but everything seemed rushed. Brooke was unbelievable too good of a person to exist. Drew falls for her and re-examines his life, although has a few bumps in the road. I enjoyed the friendship between the four women and the dog antics. But a lot of this just seemed unbelievable and there is a really sad moment.(view spoiler)[Roscoe dies, which is not unexpected, but very sad. The whole murder was an accident (which wasn't surprising with high heels and stairs) and the whole trial seemed too fast.(hide spoiler)]

  • Jo
    2018-08-28 11:20

    I read this book as part of the anthology Must Love Pets: A Romance Box Set.The second book in Zoe Dawson's Going to the Dogs series, this one tells the story of Brooke, her dog Roscoe, and Drew. While Roscoe wasn't as central as Max was in the previous book, he still played a central role in the book. This book had more sex than it's predecessor, Leashed, but nothing raunchy. Brooke, a dog salon owner, is kind-hearted and giving. She thrives when helping others and is all give and no take, caring more for everyone else than she does for herself. While she's a strong woman, she fears abandonment. Drew is the lawyer sicked on her by a disgruntled, irrational, overly self-important customer with an equally irritating (and vicious) dog. His main task is to get her to settle out of court. Drew's plan goes completely awry, however, when he starts to fall for Brooke. One thing I have loved so far about this series is the closeness of Brooke's group of friends. The books have put a lot of emphasis on relationships, whether those be friendly, familial, or romantic. I find Poe in particular hilarious and cannot wait to read her story next in Hounded. This book absolutely has a HEA ending with no cliffhanger.

  • Judy
    2018-09-18 10:06

    Groomed For Murder by Zoe DawsonGoing to the Dogs Series Book 2Brooke Palmer has worked hard to establish her dog spa, Pawlish. Now one spoiled rich woman with a spoiled poodle wants to ruin her because of her uncontrolled dog. When threatened by a lawsuit and the hunky lawyer who is trying to settle out of court, she still refuses to give in. To the court case that is, it’s hard not to give in to those stunning green eyes and silky blond waves. Just when she thinks things can’t get any worse, they do.Drew Hudson has worked hard since his parents death. He has his sister to take care of and even if it means working at something that he don’t enjoy, tough. He’ll do anything to become a partner in the law firm. Even take a case for the bosses wife, getting some woman to settle the case of a bad dog haircut out of court. He is going to use all his charm to manipulate this woman. Or so he thought. A kind hearted woman and her dog remind Drew who he use to be. But can he ever go back to that person?The first book in this series is Leashed. The books are about four friends who have met at the local dog park. They are all unique with special dogs ranging from a Great Dane to a prized poodle with a bulldog and two very mischievous Jack Russell’s in between. They are filled with humor and friendship with a added dose of sensual heat and you may even need a few tissues handy. **Sexual content and language**Received through NetGalley for reviewhttp://justjudysjumbles.blogspot.com/...

  • Che-che
    2018-09-11 14:26

    I received this book in exchange for my review.I feel in love with this super funny super cute and very interesting book. It reminds you of a grown up version of Babysitters club mixed with Nancy Drew. I loved it.In this book you meet Brooke who owns a dog spa named Pawlish and she has a customer named Kristen and her mini poodle MiMi. O Yeah and then you get to meet Drew(the swoon worthy lawyer)I loved, I even cried and I was so taken by this story I didnt want it to end. I could keep going on and on about this book but I dont want to ruin it and it was such a cute read. Well worth the time.I LOVED IT!!!!

  • Lora J.
    2018-08-30 14:07

    Loved it! Going to next book thx good read for me

  • Katym521
    2018-08-25 12:09

    Love this series. I read the first book as part of a free book. I loved it so much that i bought the rest of the series to read.

  • Heli - So Many Books - So Little Time
    2018-09-04 12:15

    3.5 stars

  • RoloPoloBookBlog
    2018-09-02 13:25

    Groomed for Murder by Zoe Dawson(Book #2: Going to the Dogs series)Source: PurchaseRating: 5/5 starsGroomed for Murder is the second installment (and first full-length installment) of Zoe Dawson’s Going to the Dogs series and man, oh man is this read a good one. Groomed is Brooke’s story, the girl who is by far the kindest, gentlest, and most caring of the dog park four.Brooke, like her friends is dog lover and has parlayed her love of canines into a lucrative yet time consuming career. Brooke is the owner of Pawlish, a high-end grooming shop that caters to the wealthy and their precious pups. Brooke has invested everything into Pawlish and has worked hard to make it a successful establishment with a good reputation. Everything is going well – an expansion is in the works! – until Kristin Wright-Davis decides to throw a fit and sue Brooke for everything she’s got.Kristin Wright-Davis is a super bitch with far too much money and far too little common sense. After her hyperactive yappy little dog Mimi (that Brooke has repeatedly asked be sedated before coming in) receives a sub-par grooming, Kristin demands Brooke fire the groomer or else. Brooke is fiercely loyal and refuses to give in to the big brat’s demands. And this would be where Drew makes his entrance. Drew is a beautiful and skilled attorney who has spent his life supporting himself and his younger sister following the death of their parents. In order to ensure his younger sister has everything she needs and gets through college, Drew has become a crack lawyer with an unrivaled instinct for winning. All Drew has to do to finally earn his partnership is convince Brooke to settle out of court. Drew’s first meeting with Brooke is spectacular! Finding the door open and no answer, Drew decides to walk on into Brooke’s apartment where he meets Roscoe, Brooke’s aged yet fearless bulldog. Roscoe takes the seat out of Drew’s $500 suit, Brooke sews up the pants and sternly and stubbornly refuses Drew’s offer to settle out of court, Drew steals Brooke’s calendar and, Brooke sends Drew on his way with one of her homemade muffins. To say that Drew is completely confused wouldn’t even come close  Drew is desperate for the promotion and so he begins to conveniently show up everywhere Brooke is in order to sway her to his way of thinking. The thing Drew doesn’t count on is how involved in Brooke’s life he becomes and how absolutely taken with her that he is. It doesn’t take Drew long to figure out that he is way in over his head where Brooke is concerned.In the meantime, Brooke firmly believes all conflicts can be resolved through the fine art of negotiation and so she goes to see Kristin Wright-Davis. After a lengthy conversation, Brooke and Kristin come to an agreement and Brooke leaves only to find herself arrested on murder charges shortly thereafter. Huh? Of course, the girls immediately circle to wagons in an attempt to comfort Brooke and help her out of this abysmal situation. The only thing the girls can’t quite understand is why Brooke keeps associating (that’s code for sexing up) with Drew. To be fair, even Brooke isn’t entirely sure about her connection to Drew but she does know she is undeniably attracted to him. Of course, even the naughty bits and the fledgling feelings won’t be enough to save Drew once Brooke finds out about his unscrupulous plan to weasel his way into her life. Stupid boy!! After some very tense, very sad and, ultimately very happy moments, Brooke gets exactly what she deserves. The Bottom Line: I fell a little more deeply in love with this series after reading Groomed for Murder! To be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure about Brooke in the beginning (she seemed a bit naïve) but Brooke’s attitude and actions really changed my mind. She is a sweet and well-intentioned woman who will do anything within her power to help others but she is no one’s fool. Brooke has principles she lives by and compromising those principles is simply not going to happen. As for Drew, for being such a smart guy, he is also a serious dumbass from time to time yet in the end, he proved himself and won me over. At its core, Groomed is all about the characters and Dawson has a real knack for creating believable, relatable and, endearing characters of both the canine and human persuasion. Though the plot is not incredibly deep or complicated (this is not a criticism) it is totally engrossing and fits nicely with the characters. Overall, Groomed for Murder is a very good follow-up to Leashed and immediately after I finished this read I went right on over to Amazon for book three in the series! If you haven’t started this series, what in the world are you waiting for?

  • Claudia
    2018-08-30 09:31

    Brooke is a dog spa owner and in her spare time she volunteers at a homeless shelter, runs errands for her next door neighbor. She a kind, generous, person who gives to everyone except herself. When she started her business she didn't receive the help she needed from her parents as they had no faith in her and was sure the business would fail. Drew at the age of 18 was forced to be both brother and parent to his sister when their parents were killed. He thought taking the path he took was the right thing for him and his sister. Having an apartment on Park Avenue, a expensive car and money in the bank that allowed him to take care of her. She never wanted for anything and was also able to attend Princeton which he knew would make his parents proud. His boss gives him this lawsuit he wants him to settle out of court. When he meets the woman involved in the lawsuit it was love at first sight for both. What started out as a game to manipulate her to settle became something more. They give into the attraction but realize it was a mistake. Soon the lawsuit is finally settled (or so they thought) and they decide to move forward with the relationship. When she goes into work she is arrested for murder. Drew then takes the case to protect her and unbeknownst to everyone he puts up the million dollar bail. Through the challenge of the trial Drew and Brooke fall in love. It wasnt planned it was just fated to happen. They found home in each other. Brooke realized it was okay to be selfish sometimes and Drew realized he no longer needed to provide his sister that security now that she was getting married and opening her art gallery. Brooke made him realize everything he hated about his job and himself and he knew it was time to make a change. Once the truth behind Kirsten's murder is revealed lots of changes happened. Her dog spa got investors (which she happy her employees would keep their jobs) and business picked up for her dog treat business as well. Drew got a job where he chooses his own cases and allows him to be home every night for dinner with her. Sometimes you have to make time for yourself and enjoy the life you helped yourself build.

  • Brandee Price
    2018-09-13 11:11

    We met Brooke in Leashed, of course. And Groomed for Murder is a fantastic sequel. I liked getting to know Brooke better as well as seeing Callie's wedding plans proceed. And I'm really excited for Poe and Harper to have their stories as well...but I'm getting ahead of myself.Brooke Palmer has had a challenging childhood. Her parents were more the absentee type and after completing college (earning a degree they chose), she rebels and choses her own career path. Her parents respond by cutting her off. Her only consolation is her English Bulldog, Roscoe. She now owns a posh dog salon called Pawlish. As you might imagine, the clientele can be difficult sometimes. But Brooke can always handle those customers. However, one day a particular customer goes too far and Brooke won't give in to her demands. So the customer swears to ruin Brooke's business.Enter Drew Hudson. Drew has endured tragedy in his life but has worked hard and long to earn his place in his law firm in order to provide for his little sister. He is wrangled into his boss' wife's lawsuit over her dog's bad haircut. And that's where he meets Brooke. Both Brooke and Drew know it's a bad idea to become involved when there's the lawsuit to contend with. But neither one can ignore the feelings that develop between them - even though their interactions begin under nefarious circumstances. And then, the client who was suing Brooke is found dead, and Brooke is accused of murdering her!Groomed for Murder is a deeper story - one where we get a bit more detail on Brooke and Drew and we get to see their relationship develop a bit more. There's more drama with the threat of prison for Brooke. And it's also very poignant...because Roscoe, oh he stole Drew's heart and mine! (I can hear him snoring now.) I really liked this book, not only for Brooke and Drew's story, but also getting a closer look at the other girlfriends in the group. Groomed for Murder deals with the transience of life, how people change and rearrange, but those deep rooted connections with great friends...those bonds last! And the dogs...*sigh* Yeah, they're some of our best friends too. :)

  • Pat aka Tygyr
    2018-09-10 16:26

    Drew is an attorney. He has raised his sister Emma, but lately work seems to be his main focus. He and another attorney are playing racquet ball for who gets a big case. Drew wins. But then he learns it is a case of his boss's wife wanting to sue a dog groomer over a bad grooming. His boss wants him to settle out of court. This is the big case? He can't believe how easy this should be. But then he hasn't met the owner of the dog groomer business - Brook. She has strong ethics. She will not fire the young single mother who gave the bad cut, especially when the dog's owner had been told repeatedly to bring her dog in tranquilized before a cut. Brook lives with her best friend a 14 year old bulldog named Roscoe. Her human best friends are a pet trainer and a vet. Brook is Maid of Honor for the trainer's upcoming wedding. She is glad but she also feels like she will be abandoned by this friend once she is married, the same way her own parents abandoned her when she refused to do what they expected of her. But she is also a very driven and optimistic person. She is convinced that if she can just talk to the woman suing her they can straighten things out. Drew finds himself attracted to Brook. His sister Emma is getting married and he uses this to make wedding appointments for flowers, etc at the same places Brook will be with her friend. Even Roscoe, after a bad 1st impression, grows on him. He begins to see that he is so wrong for Brook. She is trustworthy and loyal and he'll do any dirty thing to win a case. When Brook finally meets with the owner of the badly behaved dog who is suing her. They do work it out. One problem. After Brook leaves the maid finds the woman dead at the bottom of the stairs. Brook is the chief suspect and Drew is told he is to prove her guilty. Emma is ready to give up on her brother, he never has time for her any more. Brook's friends want to protect her from her jerk of a boyfriend - Drew who, to keep his job has to prove her guilty. He wants Brook in his life. How can he make everything right?

  • Gaele
    2018-09-10 08:07

    Continuing in the tradition of Leashed, Zoe Dawson has created another story to engage and entertain, that had me reading it in one sitting, picking up shortly after finishing the first in this Going to the Dogs series. Picking up where Leashed left off, nearly literally, this book focuses on Brooke, one of the four women we will follow in this series that met and bonded over Saturday mornings at the dog park. Brooke is a business owner, non-stop volunteer with a penchant for caring for others: from her elderly neighbors to her friends and even the homeless. Characterizations in this story bring Brooke to life to the reader, despite her own abandonment issues; she is tenacious about her attention to the little details that make everyone feel special, often to the detriment of her own well-being.Drew is a lawyer assigned to manage the lawsuit against Brooke’s business that were a result of an owner‘s irascibility and vindictiveness. His near obsessive need to succeed and provide have narrowed his world to work and money, until he meets Brooke.What ensues is a cleverly plotted, well defined romance that highlights Dawson’s trademarked humor and pithy conversation. In a quick and fun read that made me smile on nearly every page, this book spoke to both the romantic and dog lover in me. This is a series to read on those “bleh” days, as it will leave you feeling happy and curious about the next in the series.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.

  • Melissa
    2018-09-02 11:34

    I received an ARC in return for an honest review of this book. "Groomed for Murder" begins with Brooke Palmer, the owner of Pawlish, trying to placate an unhappy customer. Normally Brooke can soothe over situations like this, but in the event of this one, the customer is simply asking for too much. Brooke is a kind, gentle and giving woman who is constantly helping other people. Enter Drew Hudson, the lawyer assigned to the lawsuit by the unhappy customer. He is immediately taken with Brooke. Things aren't easy when the customer suing Brooke turns up dead, with Brooke being the prime suspect.Zoe Dawson simply has a great way of telling a story. Her book drew me in from the beginning and sunk its hook into me. I couldn't put it down until I was finished. Brooke's character will warm your heart while Drew's character will make you beg for more. Dawson's description of the chemistry between the two of them is definitely one that will warm your heart - it can only be described as lust/love at first sight. Brooke's friends care about her and it definitely shows in their actions. "Groomed for Murder" will leave you begging for more from the author of the Going to the Dogs series. Of course, I have to go back and read "Leashed" Book #1; however, the book can be read as a standalone and the reader not get completely lost. That is definitely the best part about this series. When reading most book series, if you miss a book, you can get lost but Dawson definitely keeps you going and wanting more.

  • Cathy Brockman
    2018-09-15 14:16

    Brooke is the type that does for everyone instead of herself, she helps her neighbors, volunteers a lot and protects those she cares for. She is spread thins with renovations in her business, baking dog treats, and helping plan Callies wedding while she is feeling low about Maybe loosing Callie to Owen and her bulldog Roscoe is over the age most bulldog live and she has had him since she was a young girl. When one of her clients isn’t happy with a groomer and o wants her fired Brooke stands ground even when the woman’s Charming lawyer tries to woo her and change her mind.I absolutely loved this story. I thought the first one was good but this one even topped that. I loved how the relationship with Drew and Brooke didn’t just fall in to place fast and it was a hard win love with lots of ups and downs. I loved the real life issues between Callie and Brooke and the other girls in their friend group. The mystery in this one was a real shocker and a cute twist. What a great way to spend an evening on the edge of your seat and chuckling as well as sighing. What girl doesn’t like a good, hot, sexy, romance and toss n a dog and a little mystery? Yeah great story and I can’t wait for the next book to see who Poe’s romance will be!Recommendations: If you like bulldogs, best friends, down to earth main character, dog groomers, lawyers, Weddings, and some sweet hot romance with mystery and intrigue presented in a cute and charming way this is definitely for you!

  • JoAn
    2018-09-03 14:25

    Groomed For Murder by Zoe Dawson is the second book in her Going to the Dogs series. I enjoyed reading Brooke and Drew's story but this isn't a cozy mystery. It's a contemporary love story. There is a death that, at first seems to be murder, but it turned out to be only a slight bump in the relationship road that was resolved late in the story.Brooke owns Pawlish, an upscale dog grooming establishment. She's independent and has worked very hard to make Pawlish a success. She also does so much for others to fill her life that she exhausted me just reading about her.Drew Hudson is an upscale lawyer that has been working for one goal - the corner office in the prestigious law firm where he is currently employed. He has been supporting himself and his sister since their parents were killed. He has his eyes strictly on his goals until he meets Brooke.There are the usual ups and downs betweeen them because their first meeting is about a lawsuit against Brooke and his firm is the one prosecuting her. A rocky start for any couple but they begin to know each other and Drew begins to remember the important things in life are not always about the money. One of the best parts in this book is the way both Brooke and Drew grew and began to understand themselves so much better because of their relationship.All in all and enjoyable read.

  • Julie
    2018-09-01 13:34

    This murder mystery/love story is a ‘must read’ for dog lovers. Zoe Dawson treats her fans to another quick read that leave her fans with a smile on their face throughout the story. Groomed for Murder picks up where Leased ended. Both books are part of the Going to the Dogs series. This book follows Brooke….the owner of a dog grooming business. She is a faithful volunteer that enjoys helping everyone…from neighbors, to friends, to business associates. The ‘man’ in her life is her bulldog - Roscoe. Brooke’s attention to details and the ability to make everyone feel special makes her character lovable to all. Brooke finds herself in the center of a media firestorm after a client ‘declares war’ on the grooming business. After a ‘botched’ shave for a unruly pooch, the owner demands that Brooke fire the employee responsible for the atrocity. When Brooke refuses, the clients seeks retribution in all forms, including bringing a lawsuit. Enter Drew….the attorney who is assigned the job of ‘destroying’ Brooke and her business. Drew is determined to get the case settled out of court. What he does not expect, is the way he is mesmerized by Brooke. Both fight the attraction they have to one another. When a murder takes place, the couple finds themselves in the middle of the controversy. Both find themselves faced with decisions that will affect their futures. Great short read!!

  • Lea
    2018-09-08 10:13

    I really enjoyed this book. It is a well written love story with just a little bit of mystery/suspense thrown in. We first met Brooke and got a peek at her doggie spa Pawlish back in Leashed (Callie & Owen’s story) but this book stands alone just fine and you do not have to read Leashed to enjoy this book (though it was very good too and I recommend it). Brooke and Pawlish are being sued for a bad grooming job on a spoiled pup (with an even more spoiled owner). Drew is sent to get Brooke to settle out of court, but he finds himself attracted to her. Brooke and Drew both have some very deep emotional scars and it was heart wrenching at times watching them try to work through them. When Brooke is accused of murdering the woman out to destroy her business, who happens to be Drew’s boss’s wife, it looks like their fledgling relationship may be over before it even gets off the ground. They both learn what is really important in life, what is worth fighting for and that just because things change doesn’t mean the people you love won’t be there for you anymore. I would recommend this book to any fan of the romance genre. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Christina M Condy
    2018-09-03 16:04

    Zoe Dawson does it again! I give this book 5 Big 'ole Paw Prints! She has created a series that is a true winner. A completely unique storyline and the characters are truly enjoyable.In this book we get Brooke's story. We first met her in book 1 while Callie and the 3 other girls all meet at the doggie park. And this story picks up with Brooke preparing for a wedding, sorry guys can't say whose because it would be a spoiler. This book is a murder mystery. The mayhem and plot twists will definitely make your head spin. Add in a hunky lawyer and you have the beginnings of a fabulous love story. My only complaint... nope can't tell you because its not really a complaint so much as Zoe Dawson made me cry. No I won't spill the beans on why. But suffice it to say you will cry for a couple seconds as well. But in the end everything works out as it is meant to with you the reader laughing again.I applaud the author on this series, and I can't wait to see more from her Going to the Dogs series in the near future. Woof! Woof! Woof! Keep up the good work!Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

  • annette colon
    2018-09-17 09:12

    The Groomer And The LawyerBrooke is a Jack of all trades. She runs her grooming parlor, makes organic treats for pets and people, and last but not least planning one of her best friends wedding including making all the bridesmaids dresses. With all of that going on its a miracle that she has some time for herself. The only man she has in her life is Roscoe, her bull dog.Things get ugly at the parlor when Kristen, a rich and mean dog owner comes in with her psychotic poodle (think Cujo trapped in a poodles body).Kristen wants one of Brookes' groomers to be fired for ruining her "baby's" look. Brooke refuses to fire her and is being sued for everything she owns.Drew is a lawyer that works for Kristens' husband. He's been assigned to the case and thinks it's an easy one until he meets Brooke. He realizes that Brooke is innocent and the case is stupid. Drew wants to get to know her and Brooke won't give him the time of day.Things go from bad to worse when Kristen is found dead and Brooke is the prime suspect. Can Drew and her friends save her from going to prison for a crime she didn't commit? The only way to find out is to read the book.

  • Jasmyn
    2018-09-05 16:13

    This book was a bit of a disappointment for me. I had a difficult time believing a person like Brooke could exist. She was one of those overly perfect characters that's just far too good to be true. Drew was much more believable, and I actually enjoyed his part of the story. The torn feeling he had between following his work or following his heart and inner moral compass. Brooke's client that ends up suing her was quite a hoot - until she ends up dead. Now this event takes awhile to happen so we get to see a few very memorable scenes with the snooty woman that had me chuckling. I wish there had been more about this whole part of the story. There seemed to be no real investigation or reason to think Brooke did it - it was just handy to have that happen for the story. I would have liked to see Roscoe, the bulldog, more involved as well. When I see a book that invovles pets, I expect them to have more of a role than just the pet that happens to be in a lot of scenes. - See more at: http://www.bittenbyromance.com/#sthas...

  • Donna
    2018-09-01 15:23

    We first met Brooke in Leashed (Going to the Dogs #1). Brooke owns Pawlish an upscale dog grooming establishment. When Mimi a bad tempered show poodle with an even worse tempered owner gets a bad cut things start to go wrong for Brooke. Mimi’s owner is now suing Brooke for therapy for Mimi and is doing everything she can to destroy Brookes business. Enter Drew. He is an ambitious young lawyer who is promised a corner office if he can convince Brooke to settle out of court. Once he meets her his plans change. He has never met anyone like Brooke and she reminds him of the man he wanted to be before life interrupted. When Brooke is accused of killing Mimi’s owner Drew is forced to choose sides.I bow in appreciation to the author. It takes a lot to make a good girl like Brooke both real and likable. Usually I want to gag when introduced to the sweet giving type Brooke is. But the author made her real and somebody I wouldn't mind hanging out with. I had a harder time with the oh so lick-able Drew but he was real too. I look forward to the next installment.

  • Lady Entropy
    2018-09-14 12:18

    I love cozy murder mysteries. I love dogs.This should be perfect for me.It wasn't.It was a Did Not Finish book, which warrants immediately a 1 star for me. Between the "omg that lawyer is so hot" subplot that ended up taking more space than it should, and the confusing set up (so, her groomer DID pretty much destroy the poodle's fur, making it into a mess, but the MC acts as the owner is overrecting? I mean, sure, I can guess it would not be a reason to fire a poor groomer, but the MC acts through the entire thing as if it wasn't the girl's fault. I can understand the dog being hard to work with would cause one or two snips to go wrong, but when in her own words, the poor dog was a disaster, I think she should actually consider it to have been due to incompetence, too.)So I got bored, dropped the book and went to read better things.

  • Danny Jeffery
    2018-09-20 15:12

    This is the second book in the Going to The Dogs series but can be read as a S/A. Groomed for Murder was a really sweet and warm and fuzzy read. As with the first book, it really does leave you happy and with a smile. This book also had a nice dose of mystery and a gentle dash of angst and drama towards the end. The romance element of the story for me, needed a little more development as I didn't connect to Brooke and Drew as a couple but that said, I did enjoy the fact that they are both normal characters with normal flaws and personalities.Overall, this was a sweet romance that I for one liked.

  • Lisa Deckert
    2018-09-10 13:31

    I enjoyed the characters in this book, Brooke and her dog-loving friends, Drew the lawyer that had lost his way, and of course Roscoe, the elderly bulldog. It's a cute story and well told. I wish that the couple had gotten to know each other a lot better before they jumped into bed (or in their case, the foyer, since they didn't even make it to the bedroom) but that's my personal preference. There were one or two points that stretched belief, such as Drew's perfectly muscled body, somehow maintained while working sixty hour weeks in an office, and the sudden uncharacteristic behavior of his boss at one point (it felt rushed and contrived) but overall it was a nice little story.

  • Cheryl
    2018-09-16 16:07

    This was not at all what I was expecting. I found it predictable, boring at times and couldn't wait to finish it. The "murder" doesn't happen until half-way through and is treated as an afterthought for the rest of the story. Although Brooke is a sympathetic character I wish her character was more defined. I would have liked more information on her background and who her parents were. I didn't feel connected to the characters or the city, which was a disappointment. There are several graphic sex scenes which I skipped past and when the cursing and swearing appeared about 3/4 though, I was done caring about anybody. The touching scenes at the end were too late for me to be touched.

  • Janet
    2018-09-13 10:23

    This book in the Going To The Dogs series really held my attention. The storyline was intriguing, the mystery well-plotted and the characters compelling. It was easy to become emotionally involved in the characters lives and the story outcome. The sex scenes were passionate but not salacious. I enjoyed the addition of the secondary characters and Roscoe the bulldog will steal your heart. The book stands well alone, but Ms. Dawson has written a series worth investing both your time and money.*I received my copy from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest review

  • Stacy
    2018-09-15 16:32

    Brooke Palmer owns Pawlish, an exclusive doggie spa and grooming business in upper Manhattan, but when a client’s champion poodle gets a bad poodle cut and has to undergo therapy to recover, the client sues. The lawyer they send is drop dead gorgeous, but Brooke won't be wooed by a corporate shark in a sharp suit.

  • Chana
    2018-08-23 12:19

    This is a romance with an oh-by-the-way brief mystery mentioned a very few times. While it was a good story with some good characters, there was much more detail in the numerous sex scenes than in the whole of the mystery. Not what I was looking for, but it was well written and engaging if that's what you're interested in.

  • Olivia
    2018-08-23 08:05

    EhhAlthough I like Zoe Dawson first book Unleashed, this book did not hold my attention. The character for some reason just did not seem realistic to me. Nothing in this book held my attention and let's be honest this book is predictable, it is a cheesy girly romance with a plot that different but typical.