Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Atticus: A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog
Sawyer Bennett writing as S. Bennett
Release Date: June 12, 2018

A heart-warming and deliciously funny story about the world’s worst behaved dog and how he trained his human how to love herself again.

Through the haze of vodka and self-loathing, Hazel Roundtree saw the poor creature lying in a ditch.

One brown eye. One blue.
Covered in mud and crying from pain, the puppy was desperately trying to free itself from a hopeless situation.

She almost kept walking by. She had her own problems and besides… no one had ever stopped to help her.

Who we’re ultimately meant to be is a journey without end, but there’s always a defined start…

Hazel had no idea the dog would be her beginning, her second chance, the miracle she never saw coming. She named him Atticus. He grew up to be a very bad—and completely awesome—dog. He took Hazel on a life-changing journey filled with mischievous adventure and painful heartbreak. In the end, Hazel grew up to be completely awesome, too.

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About the Author: 

S. Bennett is the pen name for New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Sawyer Bennett.

Under the name S. Bennett, Sawyer writes general, young adult and women’s fiction stories that deal with the realities we face on a daily basis such as love, loss, personal growth and all things in between. She tackles difficult issues with grace, while adding her signature humor along the way. Because Sawyer is a romance writer at heart, you’re likely to find a love story within each of her books, though it’s not always a guarantee.

When she isn’t writing as S. Bennett, she’s writing contemporary romance as Sawyer Bennett, and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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Oh, Atticus, you loving dog you.  I fell in love with this book by Sawyer Bennett for so many reasons, but the most important reason I fell in love with it is that I'm a dog lover and I know the power of change when it comes to the love between a pet and their owner. This book tells the story of Hazel Roundtree and Atticus, a woman who is down on her luck and living on her friend's sofa.  She doesn't have much going for her.  In fact, she's one of those people that you could say doesn't have any direction in her life.  She works a dead-end job and has nothing to show for until she's coming home one night and sees Atticus trying to escape from some barbwire and then she has a decision: Does she cut him loose or does she leave him there to die or be found by someone else?  It's not as hard a decision as you might think.  She gets him loose and takes him to the vet, where he winds up needing care and she can't leave him because they've already bonded...so the vet let's Hazel work off the bill while working in his clinic.  

What I really loved about this book were that the chapters are told in Dual POV - they are told from Hazel and Atticus POV.  I loved when Atticus told his POV because so many thoughts were running through my head and I could really see my dogs saying those things.  This book is a tearjerker and you need to have those Kleenex at the ready.  I will not lie and tell you that you won't want to have the Audible version available because I bought that as soon as it came out.  It was so much better that way, but it was also sadder.  It was such a pleasure to read this before it came out and I couldn't have been more glad that I got to experience this that it will be a definite reread for me.

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