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Sleeping With Dogs and Other Lovers: A Second Acts Novel

Sleeping With Dogs and Other Lovers: A Second Acts Novel

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by Julia Dumont
     
 

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"The misunderstandings and mischief will keep readers turning pages, and the light-weight content makes for easy enjoyment ... erotic adventure for readers more interested in an entertaining read than deep thought." - Kirkus Reviews

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"The misunderstandings and mischief will keep readers turning pages, and the light-weight content makes for easy enjoyment ... erotic adventure for readers more interested in an entertaining read than deep thought." - Kirkus Reviews

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"The misunderstandings and mischief will keep readers turning pages, and the light-weight content makes for easy enjoyment ... erotic adventure for readers more interested in an entertaining read than deep thought." - Kirkus Reviews

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ISBN-13:
9780985540418
Publisher:
BroadLit, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Series:
Second Acts Series, #1
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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"The misunderstandings and mischief will keep readers turning pages, and the light-weight content makes for easy enjoyment ... erotic adventure for readers more interested in an entertaining read than deep thought." - Kirkus Reviews

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Sleeping with Dogs and Other Lovers: A Second Acts Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a romance novel with a pretty modern storyline. The heroine zips around LA while starting up her own business, so I like that she's a smart, on-the-go woman who also has a pretty hot sex life and classic romantic dilemmas. The chapters are short so you can say you're only going to read one right now, but then it ends up being easy to read quite a few more because the story REALLY moves along. I like that the ending doesn't seem typical for the genre.......but it's perfect in my opinion, so I feel like it could be the new wave of romance fiction.
Lexi_T More than 1 year ago
Being a long time resident in the land of Hollywood tinsel, a former major studio exec, a new business owner and a lover of bad boys and dogs (the furry kind with fuzzy muzzels!), I couldn't help but identify with our heroine. I can't wait to find out if her incorrigible boyfriend shows up in the next novel. I sure hope she figures out before its too late that true love does not involve two-timing. I really did find this novel a page turner--well written, funny, and even some unexpected plot twists. A perfect summer read.
DianeReed More than 1 year ago
A funny, fast-paced and hot, hot hot romance. Like so many of us, Cynthia, who has an almost supernatural talent for matchmaking, can't get out of her own way when it comes to love. Add to that a strange and beautiful new client whose three dogs are just not normal, her crazy ex super crush Max, her hilariously whacky mother, and get ready for an entertaining (and spicy!) read. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great new Romance series set in sexy Southern California. I love the characters-- Cynthia who is reinventing herself as a high end matchmaker as she struggles to figure out her own love life. Although who can blame her for returning to her "bad boyfriend" Max when their connection is so hot?! I also loved the humor and great characters. Lolita, the groomer to the stars and her otherworldly canine family, and Cynthia's truly California nut job mom create some truly wacky scenes-- reminded me of I Love Lucy tv reruns, totally ridiculous but soooo funny! If you're looking for a bit of fantasy and fun, I highly recommend this book! I spent an afternoon at the beach and was sorry when it was done. I can't wait to see what happens next....
frankandopen More than 1 year ago
The beginning of this novel is attention grabbing; unfortunately, it is not sustained. I was tempted to stop reading, but I persevered in the belief that it would improve. It didn't. Also, there was a glaring problem on page 143: Sin and Max were supposedly at the costume party dressed as Tarzan and Jane; however, it reads that he "pulled off his jacket and shirt..." I had high hopes when I started this novel, but was disappointed.
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arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Author: Julia Dumont Published by: BroadLit Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Book Blog For: GMTA Rating: 4 Review: "Sleeping with Dogs and other Lovers: A Second Act Novel (Second Acts" #1)"by Julia Dumont was simply funny to read. Cynthia Amas was a marketer now turned match maker is able to help everyone except herself. So, Cynthia will have to reinvent herself. She really has such enthusiasm for her clients, her mom that was over the top with it all and that ex lover who would not go away and leave her alone. Cynthia was yet loveable but somewhat irritating ...like why keep going back to someone you know isn't any good? She had already had a failed marriage and many relationships that had not gone any where. However, there was one character that was really likeable and that was Lolita(dog groomer) because she was a real person that told you like it is.This novelis definitely one that take you on a journey of dating and reationships with sex scenes that were very 'imaginative and steamy.' Yes, there are dogs in this novel too. It seems that one of Cynthia's clients owns some dogs and one of them(King) seems to have special powers. What is up with that? Well, you will have to pick up this novel to see how this author brings it all together. If you are in for a fun ride with some fantasy with some sex then you have come to the right place because Julia Dumont's "Sleeping with Dogs and Other Lovers, is a steamy, laugh out loud funny book for ladies looking for a novel with romance, sex, and comedy all in one package." Would I recommend? YES!
JonesBT More than 1 year ago
Easy read and very enjoyable. Dare I say sexy?
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A quick yet satisfying read. Exciting story and relatable characters. Recommend.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Pet lovers will enjoy as well as romantics with a humorous slant... Read on December 05, 2012 BOOK SYNOPSIS A SECOND ACTS NOVEL: Sleeping with Dogs and Other Lovers Cynthia Amas has her hands full. In the middle of launching a boutique matchmaking service amid the sun, surf, and celebrities of Southern California, her own romantic life gets a whole lot more complicated...and steamy. While expertly juggling the needs of her exclusive clients, her own maddeningly irresistible bad-boy, sometime lover unexpectedly returns for a hot and heavy reunion. Meanwhile, her high-maintenance mother busily concocts harebrained schemes for meddling in Cynthia’s affairs. And her new best girlfriend—the sexy proprietress of a chic Beverly Hills dog-grooming salon—just happens to roll with a purebred entourage of curiously gifted canines. Before long, Cynthia’s personal, professional, and amorous lives begin crashing hilariously into one another. Join Cynthia as she begins "Second Acts " and find out who accidentally slips into bed with whom, who has a penchant for low-cut lederhosen, and who winds up naked and alone on a beautiful beach in Malibu! My Thoughts Relationships come and go but a good matchmaker is hard to find and based on her past experience "hooking up" couples Cynthia Amas realizes that her skill is something that can be used to create her own business. Busy getting her fledgling career on it's feet she has no time to devote to finding that certain someone of her own, when her ex unexpectedly returns and they reunite igniting the pages with their hot and heavy antics in the bedroom.  To put a twist on this off the wall tale is the character who is portrayed as Cynthia's very open to new experiences Mother, whose efforts to find Cynthia a man to marry would drive even a saint to drink! Top it all off with some of the weirdest hook-ups, the most demanding clientele, the craziest mishaps, the hottie ex lover whose libido is only slightly less inflated than his ego and you have a story that will keep you turning the pages and enjoying each new revelation as it happens. Sometimes shocking, always humorous this tale of love/lust/and loneliness will allow the reader to revel in the antics of Cynthia's clients and at the same time breathe a sigh of relief that their own lives are not quite as topsy turvy. A fascinating and funny story that introduces a new series that is refreshing, entertaining and ultimately something that one can enjoy to the fullest without any guilt at how many times it makes you laugh out loud as Cynthia tries and succeeds to find her clients the best romantic fit but in her own life only seems to continue failing to find that perfect someone. Fun, lightheartedly humorous and the perfect thing for lovers of pets and romance to read while they laugh and smile at all the crazy characters created so creatively by Julia Dumont! Reading book #2 Starstruck Romance and Other Hollywood Tails: A Second Acts Novel right after finishing this first one in the series thanks to Broadlit and Netgalley. [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]