Behaving Badly

Behaving Badly

by Isabel Wolff
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Behaving Badly by Isabel Wolff

Saying all men are dogs is an insult to canines everywhere…

For animal behaviorist Miranda Sweet, pets beat people, paws down. She's convinced that animals are sweeter, softer and a lot more predictable than the men she's been dating lately. So when she opens up her own animal clinic, she decides to focus on the species she understands, and forget about trying to fathom the murky depths of the male psyche.

While schizophrenic schnauzers and confused canaries are benefiting from her professional ministrations, her best friend Daisy is convinced that Miranda needs a little therapy, as well. Enter dishy photographer David. Even Miranda begins to think she may have been just a tad hasty in her analysis of men and she finds herself reconsidering her position.

But just as she lets her guard down, her own past reappears—and Miranda must come to terms with the fact that she hasn't always been as sweet as she'd like to believe.…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778312840
Publisher: MIRA
Publication date: 10/18/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 544,883
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Isabel Wolff was a BBC radio producer and reporter before becoming a full-time writer. Behaving Badly was short-listed for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Novel of the Year award, and A Vintage Affair was short-listed for the American Library Association Prize in the fiction category. Isabel lives in London with her family. For further information please visit or go to the Isabel Wolff, Author Page on Facebook.

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Behaving Badly 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Milbrath More than 1 year ago
I read a Vintage Affair a few years back and enjoyed it so I thought I would another book of Wolff's a chance and I wasn't disappointed. The book did have moments where it dragged, but throughout most of it, the characters had secrets that were hinted at and I wanted to keep reading to find out what they were. I also like the forgiveness aspect of the story. Forgiveness (giving and getting) can be hard to come by and to find a book that says forgiving can set you free is rare, in my experience. Overall it was a good and engaging book with good characters and a likable main character.
wheeze More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I read by Isabel Wolff. I love how she works animals into this story, since I am a avid animal lover myself. I love the suspense in seeing what exactly Miranda and Jimmy did to poor David. Once I found, and David found out, it was sort of a letdown. As a book, you want the drama! I wanted David to get mad, to scream, yell do something, but I didn't get that. Still Isabel Wolff's books are great to fall into on a long plane ride, on the beach, or on a rainy day. I have read others by her, and they can be quite fun to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Miranda Sweets is an animal behaviorist. Things with her career are moving along nicely but her personal life is suffering. Miranda and her fiancé Alexander have recently split due to an incident, which left Miranda unwilling to stay with him. Another painful part of Miranda's past is bringing her down as well. Miranda was involved in something horrible that devastated another's life. Sixteen years have passed since the event but Miranda has suffered the guilt and shame ever since. When an opportunity arises to make amends, Miranda hesitantly acts upon it. Miranda is not sure what to expect when she contacts David White again, but her growing attraction to him is certainly a surprise. Miranda knows she is falling for David but what will happen when he finds out who she is and what she has done? Behaving Badly started off slow for me. There are a lot of details about the doggies' problems, and teases of several mysteries for a while. As the story progressed though, I became quite involved in the plot. I was very anxious to see what would happen between Miranda and David, both of which are wonderful characters. Miranda's parents and her best friend Daisy offer entertaining bits to the story as well. Animal lovers (particularly dog) will find reading Behaving Badly delightful. The suspense of the story and the endearing characters are what pleased me most. Nannette Reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this author a great deal and was not disapointed