Thursday, April 11, 2013

Book Review: One Good Dog - Susan Wilson

One Good Dog - Susan Wilson
One Good Dog

One note.  Three words.  And Adam March's well-ordered life and well-laid plans are shattered.

The very definition of a hard-nosed businessman, Adam March has no room in his life for anything but the cold drive to succeed.  Not for his social-climbing wife or for his rebellious teenage daughter.  Then, in an instant, he loses everything.  Due to an untimely collision of arrogance, stress, circumstance, and a momentary loss of self-control, Adam finds himself alone, unemployed, and reduced to bussing tables in a homeless shelter, serving men he'd always gone out of his way to avoid.

One instant of opportunity.  Enough for one dog to find his freedom.

Chance was born in a inner-city cellar, a mix of pit bull and God-knows-what.  Bred to fight and damn good at it, he lived in a dank, dark, and vicious world.  Not that he wished for something better; that world was all he knew.  But when the moment presented itself, Chance made the most of it in a new life on the street, for a little while.

Two lives.  Two second chances.

Thrown together, Adam and Chance fill the holes in each other's lives.  Adam gives Chance his first real home, a haven he never could have imagined, while Chance gives Adam a new start.  And a new heart.


4/5 stars (really liked it)
If you are an animal lover, especially dog lover then you'll love this book.  The book is told from Adam's point of view and Chance's point of view.  Adam is a selfish, arrogant man and I really wanted to slap him.  His way of thinking was so backwards.  He feels tainted whenever he's near a homeless person.  But by the end of the book I ended up liking him.  Chance on the other hand I absolutely loved.  I love how the character really made me believe that this point of view was from the dog.  What rough life Chance had and the sad thing is that he doesn't know any better.  By the end of the book I was smiling and crying.

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