Ain't Too Proud to Beg: A Novel

Ain't Too Proud to Beg: A Novel

by Susan Donovan
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Ain't Too Proud to Beg: A Novel by Susan Donovan

Josie Sheehan collects failed relationships the way some women collect designer handbags. Now, at thirty-five, she has exactly one male in her life: her Labradoodle, Genghis. In fact Josie, along with the three very single women in her dog-walking group, has recently sworn off men, resigning herself to long walks in the park with her devoted, four-legged friend.

All bets are off, however, when she meets Rick Rousseau, a pet-company CEO who is smart, sexy, and, best of all, head-over-heels for Josie. Even Genghis, an excellent judge of character, seems to know that Rick is the real deal. But just when Josie starts to think that she has found something more enduring than puppy love, she discovers that Rick has a complicated past—and a secret that could put the woman he loves in serious danger...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429988636
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/03/2009
Series: Dogwalker Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 317,681
File size: 325 KB

About the Author

Susan Donovan's novels are witty, sexy, and entertaining—"brain candy for smart women," as she puts it. Her books include Not That Kind of Girl and The Night She Got Lucky. Susan is a former newspaper journalist with degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and has worked as a reporter in Chicago, Albuquerque, and Indianapolis. Her other jobs have included fine arts fundraiser, freelance journalist, painted furniture artist, horse stall mucker, proposal writer, and aide to a U.S. Senator. Susan lives in rural Maryland with her family and dogs.


Susan Donovan's novels are witty, sexy, and entertaining--"brain candy for smart women," as she puts it. Her books include Not That Kind of Girl, The Night She Got Lucky, and Ain't Too Proud to Beg. Susan is a former newspaper journalist with degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and has worked as a reporter in Chicago, Albuquerque, and Indianapolis. Her other jobs have included fine arts fundraiser, freelance journalist, painted furniture artist, horse stall mucker, proposal writer, and aide to a U.S. Senator. Susan lives in rural Maryland with her family and dogs.

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harstan More than 1 year ago
San Francisco Herald obit writer Josephine Sheehan would like a two legged hunk in her life; her only male being Genghis the Labradoodle. However, her work is not exactly the best place to meet a man. Although she promises her friends to give up men for dogs, she draws up a list of the attributes of her ideal man. Soon afterward, she meets Celestial Pet Superstore owner Rick Rousseau who was working as a groomer at one of his fourteen shops. She asks him out for coffee, but he agrees though he has sworn to have a life of celibacy as his comatose girlfriend Margot Cumming never recovered from their motorcycle accident that left him severely injured. When the CEO and the reporter first meet, each hopes this is their eternal mate. However, when Josephine writes the obit for his girlfriend who just died after seven years in a coma in Rhode island, she has doubts that she can deal with it or him anymore even as Margot's raging father Bennett vowed vengeance once again. This is a lighthearted contemporary wacky romance that feels like a throwback to the 1930s madcap comedies. The lead couple is an entertaining pair struggling with issues especially him while the support cast is solid except for Teeny's knees. Fans will enjoy this fun dog-walking tale while wondering if Katherine Hepburn will play Josie (should have been a cat-walker) and Cary Grant as Rick. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I have to say is that I regret waiting as long as I did to read this book! I will definately be reading the next book in this series.
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
Susan Donovan's Ain't To Proud To Bed is another sexy and funny story by this delightful author. Josie Sheehan has had one to many failed relationships. She and her dog-walking group of friends decide on a no need for a man pact. All the man Josie needs is her dog Genghis. But that new rule is put to the test when she meets the CEO of Celestial Pet Rick Rousseau. Rick Rousseau had put his dating life on a permanent freeze after a serious accident many years ago. That resolve is broken when he meets Josie. Rick thinks maybe he can have it all with Josie at his side. But there is someone from his past that is determined not to let Rick or anyone he loves find happiness. With Rick and Josie drawing closer, Josie's life becomes in serious danger. Ain't To Proud To Bed is full of humor and all out sexual sparks. Rick and Josie are gems, they connect on so many levels. Its a pleasure to read a couple falling in love and watch them overcome major obstacles. Susan Donavan is author that every romance reader should have on their auto buy list.
writingirl_15 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. There is one pet peeve that I have for all romance books- when the hero and heroine fall in love in like, a day. It seems completely unrealistic and I find myself rolling my eyes going "Oh please." But in this book it seemed to fit. Rick was so damaged by his past and so dead to life that when Josie came in (a breath of fresh air) he came to life again- and that seemed to work. It seemed like that could actually happen in real life. I really felt for Rick, and was happy when he got his happy ending. The only issue I have with this book was that Josie seemed to much like a doormat. Too kind and sweet, too forgiving. I would love to meet a person like that in MY life! Overall, it was a touching book with a full-scale romance.
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I just couldn't put it down its been awhile since I read a really good love story. A must read!
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drecake More than 1 year ago
a new lover may open her eyes
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