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New Leash on Life
     

New Leash on Life

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by Roxanne St. Claire
 
The Dogfather isn't just one man...it's a brand new contemporary romance series from New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire celebrating what she loves most: hot guys, great dogs, big families...and true love. And a portion of the proceeds from every book in the series will be donated to the Alaqua Animal Refuge in the author's home state of Florida!

Overview

The Dogfather isn't just one man...it's a brand new contemporary romance series from New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire celebrating what she loves most: hot guys, great dogs, big families...and true love. And a portion of the proceeds from every book in the series will be donated to the Alaqua Animal Refuge in the author's home state of Florida!

New Leash on Life

When former attorney and current dog whisperer Shane Kilcannon messes up his chance with a beautiful stranger whose confident smile and quick wit intrigue him more than any woman he's ever met, he's ready to snarl like one of his beloved pit bulls. But Shane's work with the wildest and wariest of his family's rescue dogs has taught him patience and persistence. When his father hands him the opportunity to work alongside that very same woman who has come to town with groundbreaking tourism plans, he seizes it. He even offers to help her win over the locals, as long as she is willing to give a temporary home to one misunderstood dog...and spend plenty of time with Shane.

Chloe Somerset has built a reputation in the tourism industry as someone with big ideas that put little places on the map, and she's certain she can do the same for Bitter Bark, North Carolina. All she has to do is convince one small town to change its name, open her clean-freak heart to a dog with a penchant for face-licking, and avoid the landmines of local politics when her plans divide the townspeople. But none of that is as scary as the feeling of falling hard for a sexy charmer who whispers all the right things and tempts Chloe to forget a lifetime of hard lessons. Shane might know exactly how to get through to the creatures who need care the most, but he's met his match with Chloe, and it'll take every trick he knows to teach her to fall in love.


The Dogfather Series

Daniel Kilcannon is known as "The Dogfather" for a reason. It's not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world class dog training and rescue facility. Ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they'll tell you that their father's nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wants is for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie. This old dog has a few new tricks...and he'll use them all to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters!
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SIT...STAY...BEG (Book 1)
NEW LEASH ON LIFE (Book 2)
LEADER OF THE PACK (Book 3)
BAD TO THE BONE (Book 4)
RUFF AROUND THE EDGES (Book 5)
DOUBLE DOG DARE (Book 6)
OLD DOG NEW TRICKS (Book 7)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157339012
Publisher:
Roxanne St. Claire
Publication date:
05/19/2017
Series:
The Dogfather , #2
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,145
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Published since 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty romance and suspense novels. She has written several popular series, including Barefoot Bay, the Guardian Angelinos, and the Bullet Catchers.

In addition to being a nine-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITA™ Award for the best in romance writing, Roxanne’s novels have won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Maggie, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others.
She lives in Florida with her husband, and still attempts to run the lives of her teenage daughter and 20-something son. She loves dogs, books, chocolate, and wine, but not always in that order.

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New Leash on Life 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
luvluke6t6 4 days ago
Roxanne St. Clair delivers another amazing book in the Dogfather Series. I loved every minute of the book. The strong characters are so memorable they feel like family. WOW! Is all I can say about the changes in the main characters throughout the book. There are so many bittersweet and poignant moments in the book. The story is about Shane Kilcannon, the second oldest child. He is a lawyer turned dog trainer. Shane is left changed by the death of his mother, three years ago. Enter Chloe Somerset, tourism consultant extraordinaire, with enough personal baggage to fill a limousine. She is the niece of the mayor, who has asked her to help them find a way to improve tourism in Bitter Bark, NC. After she completes this favor, she plans to return to her "home" in Miami, traveling 300 days of the year. Her next assignment will have her heading to Roatán, the minute she gets notified of the approval of her budget. After a chance enchanter in the local bar, involving a mistaken identity that ends with a hot kiss, Shane looks all over Bitter Bark, for Chloe with no last name. Shane's dad, Daniel is looking for Liam to take his place at the special council meeting that's been assigned with the task to improve tourism, hoping that Liam will get him closer to Andi Rivers. The one that got away. Shane wants the task to get closer to Chloe, when he realizes, that she is the missing mysterious woman. Shane uses the council as a way to get closer to Chloe. At Shane's suggestion, Chloe cares for a pit bull that Shane was temporarily keeping at Waterford Farm for a friend. As the pages turn, Shane and Chloe grow closer, but can Dirty Shame break down all of Perfect Chloe's barriers so that she can have a normal life? Can Chloe help Shane with his own inner demons. Will the each discover on new Leash on Life. Love the plot twist at the end, that's always my favorite part of every Rocki book. Love the Waterford Farms setting and all the locations to discover. Cannot wait for Liam and Andi's story.
blonde_betty 8 days ago
Sometimes you have to let go to find the thing you really want in life. Chloe Somerset holds very tightly to her ordered world, too bad Shane Kilcannon with his laid-back ways and DOGS wants to do his best to mess it up. Working together on the tourism campaign for Bitter Bark, Shane and Chloe definitely mess things up. Add in a lovely Staffy named Daisy who charms the town and Chloe and things are definitely going to end up on the messy side. I loved Shane and Chloe. Both are trying very hard not to let their past control them. They are really only able to do that when they are both willing to let go. Join them for the best ride of all: love. If the cover doesn’t make you love them, the story inside the pages will. I voluntarily reviewed and ARC of this novel.
sbart84 9 days ago
A dog gone good romance that had me in love with Shane from the very first kiss. Chloe has arrived in town to make Bitter Bark a tour destination when she meets dog whisperer, Shane. A great idea is to make the town dog friendly. Little to be known, Chloe is not a dog lover and is a neat freak. Soon Shane will change her mind, with offering Daisy, a pitbull, a foster dog to Chloe. Chloe will soon have a new leash on life with Shane and Daisy. This is perfect story for all romance and dog lovers, it will have you laughing out loud at the one liners and pull at your heartstrings for the love of dogs. I highly recommend this story. I am loving the Kilcannon family!!
PennieM 10 days ago
This is Shane's story and full of all the feels you can handle and then some! Shane is a former corporate attorney who has returned to Bitter Bark to help run the family business. Chloe Somerset is new to town and has been brought as a tourism consultant to bring life to town. A chance encounter and some flirting and wham Chloe has her idea to change the name of the town. These two together are something special and add in a special dog and the chemistry oozes off the pages. I am truly enjoying this series and looking forward to getting to know more of this wonderful family! I highly recommend this book!
tsmb02 10 days ago
Chloe Somerset has come to Bitter Bark, NC at the request of her Aunt Blanche, who is the mayor of the town. She has asked Chloe to come up with something that would make Bitter Bark a fun and new travel destination. After Chloe's first meeting she walks around the town trying to get ideas and stops in at the Bitter Bark Bar. There she meets Shane, a dirty, attractive man that she ends up kissing and feeling more sparks than she thought she would! After the way Chloe's mom was, she does not like anything dirty! I just loved Chloe and Shane's banter back and forth. It made for some great humor and sizzling attraction. What Chloe didn't realize is that Shane is a Kilcannon, one of the family members that run Waterford Farm. After talking with Shane, Chloe has an idea to change the name of the town to Better Bark and make it the first dog friendly town that families could travel to where they are encouraged to bring their pet! Shane doesn't know what hit him, but he is interested in Chloe....problem is he doesn't know where she is from or where she lives. By a luck of fate, Shane figures it out and volunteers to take his dad's place on the committee who will vote on Chloe's idea. After meeting up with Chloe again, Shane realizes that she is not a fan of dogs....and that is a red flag in Shane's world. After some prodding, Shane gets Chloe to keep a friend's dog, Daisy, for a few weeks....but it's not just any dog...it's a pitbull which Chloe isn't too thrilled about, but ends up agreeing to it. Since Shane wants to spend time with Chloe, he agrees to help her with her plan to convince the town that they should change the name to Better Bark. Of course in true Roxanne St. Claire style, this is not an easy task. There are hurdles Chloe needs to overcome every step of the way, but Shane is there all to willing to help! When it becomes obvious that someone is sabotaging their efforts, Chloe and Shane have to really step up the battle. I just loved interactions with Chloe, Shane, Daisy and the rest of the town. It was fun seeing Chloe slowly change into actually liking a dog. The final confrontation was fun and interesting and really kept me guessing as to who the culprit was...and the happy ending between Shane and Chloe was just perfect! Loved it! Overall, I really enjoyed these characters and the path they went on to get to their happy ending. It was a fun ride all the way to the end!
BJ4 10 days ago
New Leash on Life is such a perfect title for this book. Not only does it shed light on what great animals Staffordshire Terriers can be and why they should be given a chance to find loving homes, it also shows two people growing and learning about themselves to the point that they are not only willing to give each other a chance, but more importantly give themselves a chance at a new life filled with love and happiness. It’s hard not to fall in love with Daisy, the dog that brings Shane and Chloe together, as well as unites a whole town. This is the second book in the Dogfather series and Roxanne St. Claire doesn’t fail to give us two characters that you’d love to meet in real life. Chloe’s career as a tourism developer fits in perfect with the town of Bitter Bark, North Carolina. The secondary characters are interesting and bring the town to life. A fun book to read.
JuliaAD 10 days ago
I am really liking this series. The Kilcannon family is so likeable and the dogs are great. Shane is having a hard time dealing with his mom's death. When he runs into Cloe, he is immediately intrigued. Cloe feels an instant attraction to Shane, but she doesn't stay in one place long enough for a relationship. As they get to know each other, they both are changing their minds on a few things. Will it be enough for her to stay in Bitter Bark?
JuliaAD 10 days ago
I am really liking this series. The Kilcannon family is so likeable and the dogs are great. Shane is having a hard time dealing with his mom's death. When he runs into Cloe, he is immediately intrigued. Cloe feels an instant attraction to Shane, but she doesn't stay in one place long enough for a relationship. As they get to know each other, they both are changing their minds on a few things. Will it be enough for her to stay in Bitter Bark?
Bette313 10 days ago
I am loving this series and this book is a great addition! Being an animal lover and owner of 3 rescues myself, this series hits me right in the heart. The stories are well written with incredible characters that having you cheering and sighing all the way through. I must admit that I myself had a lot of preconceived notions about pitbulls that this book shed new light on. This is Shane Kilcannon's story. Shane is a former attorney who has returned home to work in the family dog shelter. He's been asked to work with Chloe Somerset as she puts together a plan to ramp up the town's tourism draw. Too bad they get off to such a rocky start because the more time they spend together the more Shane wants. Could this uptight city girl ever grow to love his small town life? Definitely a book for everyone's must read list. I highly recommend it
mslizalou 10 days ago
New Leash on Life is the second book in Roxanne St. Claire's wonderful new Dogfather series. I loved that Shane Kilcannon was the second sibling to get his story. Shane Kilcannon and Chloe Somerset are pretty much as different as night and day. He works as a dog trainer, and doesn't care about getting dirty on the job. Chloe is a marketing expert who seriously hates to have a hair out of place. However, those differences made me absolutely love them as a couple long before they actually became one. Neither Shane nor Chloe are looking for anything more than a temporary arrangement, as Chloe is only in Bitter Bark to help her aunt, who is the mayor, find a great marketing plan to put Bitter Bark on the map. Shane isn't looking for more than a temporary arrangement because he doesn't believe in love lasting forever. Both Shane and Chloe have issues from their past that color their present. I have to say I found Chloe stepping outside of her comfort zone way faster than I expected when we first met her. I have to say I was pretty shocked when she agreed to dog sit Daisy, but loved watching her truly fall in love with a pet and get past her need to always be perfectly put together. Shane was very instrumental in getting Chloe to get past so many of her issues, and I loved the more time they spent together, the more they both wanted to be together. Shane and Chloe's chemistry was pretty obvious from their first kiss the day they met, and it only grew the more time they spent together. I fell in love with them as a couple right along with each of them. I also love that Shane's dad Daniel made an appearance once again. I love the wisdom he shares with his children when it comes to both life and love. I honestly love getting to spend time with the entire Kilcannon clan, but Daniel has wormed his way into a special place in my heart pretty quickly. Gramma Finnie and her humor add to each experience with the Kilcannon's, and honestly makes me want to spend time with this family. New Leash On Life was a wonderful addition to the Dogfather series. It was filled with all the emotions one expects from a romance but to the next level. Rocki gives her readers a story filled with love and laughter that makes you want to read this story over and over again. Rating: 5 Stars (A)
Lashea677 10 days ago
Ms. St. Claire has a triple threat on her hands. Sexy hero, feisty heroine and adorable scene stealing cuddlers make for a tasty and endearing treasure. A mischievous dog and a sleepy little town have a bit of matchmaking on the agenda. New Leash On Life is a combination of cute and tempting. Shane is a wet dream come to life. Easy on the eyes, fatal to the heart. His sensitive side shines through with every rescue dog he saves. Chloe craves love but repeatedly experiences heartache. When work lands her in small town USA, she finds she may have bitten off more than she intended.