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ARC GIVEAWAY of Then Came You by Jill Shalvis

Berkley is offering up ten ARCs of Jill Shalvis’ upcoming THEN CAME YOU to a US readers. Because the ARCs are only available to US readers, DA is throwing in 4 $5 GC to the online retailer of your choice for the international readers.  Use the rafflecopter to enter!

 Then Came You by Jill Shalvis

“I wanted to thank you for having me, Dr. Connelly—” Emily Stevens broke off and shook her head. Not quite right. She tightened her grip on the steering wheel in the parking lot of her new job. “I really hope to make a positive impact—” Nope, even worse. No one liked a brownnoser. She cleared her throat, looked into her rearview mirror and forced a smile. “I’m thrilled to be stuck in West Nowhere, USA.”

Veterinary intern Emily can’t believe she wound up in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, instead of the Los Angeles clinic she had always imagined. Now she has to put her plans to move to L.A. on hold for a whole year while she fulfills the obligation of her vet school scholarship.

Then Wyatt, her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference, introduces himself as her new boss. And Emily is just as drawn to his seductive looks and quiet strength as she was on that very steamy night. She soon learns that Wyatt isn’t just a laid-back doctor, but a delicious alpha male tempting her away from her carefully laid-out plans…

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  1. Kim in Baltimore
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:03:39

    The puppy’s expression is rather cute! Appropriate given Jill often posts pictutes of her cute (but bigger) do on her blog.

  2. Val
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:06:25

    I like this series. There is something about adding in the animals that just works for me.

  3. Mandy
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:07:24

    Love Jilly and her books! :)

  4. Janina
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:09:06

    If I could choose I would love to be a dog. I once had a dog.

  5. Mandy
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:09:17


    I have a sweet little kitten named Tyler who is full of energy and fun to watch on daily basis! :)

  6. Rebe
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:10:31

    I have an adorable rescue beagle, and I’m a sucker for pound puppies!

  7. Janina
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:10:36

    @Janina: @Janina: to have

  8. Cat R.
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:12:14

    Sounds interesting. As for commenting, I have a love/hate thing with my cat. I love her; she hates me (or least always bites me when I pet her).

  9. TrishJ
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:15:05

    Dog. I love their personalities and excitement over EVERYTHING.

  10. Beth
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:16:15

    Love that series. Romance + animals= good time.

  11. nan
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:16:35

    I would be a hamster. My sister has one and it is so cute.

  12. Jolanda
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:17:03

    Dogs! I couldn’t live without at least one as a pet.

  13. neurondoc
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:17:42

    I would love to have a Lab. They are just so happy and fun.

  14. MaryC
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:23:20

    Love Jill’s books!

  15. MaryC
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:24:12

    Siberian Husky

  16. Jenn H
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:24:34

    I’ve recently been adopted by a kitten – yes, you read that correctly. We’re still figuring out the living together process (she needs to understand that a 3:30 wake up call is NOT okay), but otherwise she’s pretty feisty and adorable. I’ve always been a dog person, so it’s a bit of a surprise, to be sure!

  17. Sally W.
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:26:37

    I love Labs. Our Lab and cat coexisted happily for many years. The cat really misses our Lab who died last year.

  18. Angela
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:27:55

    I have a 9-year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Gage, who is my sweetest guy! He’s (finally) lost a little of his puppy energy, but he’s still just the happiest, cuddliest dog ever. I love him to pieces. He’s also extremely silly – so I have to share this picture ^_^

  19. Ducky
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:31:12

    That puppy is adorable!

  20. Jean
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:31:25

    I would like to be a cat, I think. They do whatever they want, and get to lay in the sun all day. :)

  21. Brandi
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:32:46

    I have 3 cats and they’re pretty hilarious and cute. I’d love to have a dog but I’m not home enough. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. KellyM
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:34:08

    Yay, thanks for the great give away! :-)
    I have 2 cats who completely rule the house.

  23. SusanK
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:34:38

    I’m a dog person but have 2 cats now. I just couldn’t take walking the dogs in -40 below wind chill anymore. Yes, I’m a wimp.

  24. Lisa J
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:47:46

    My guy is an 85 pound husky/lab mix. He’s a big old lap dog. We visited the vet for his annual check up and they thought he was maybe 2 or 3 years old because of the way he acts, but he is 7 1 /2 years old. Big goof!

  25. jenna
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:54:12

    Yay! These are my go-to-feel-good books – I work in animal rescue, so it’s actually a miracle we don’t have about a million dogs at home. Right now it is just a large sleepy retired greyhound by who didn’t get the memo he’s not a person. He likes to be tucked into bed with a pillow and his stuffed bear. I wish I was kidding. Of course, after the lights go out, he gets up and climbs between me and my husband like some kind of ninja dog (all 80lbs) and grunts in joy when he manages to hog up the blankets, pillows, and displaces us to the outskirts of the bed. The cats usually take up the spots near my head and feet so I feel like some kind o gymnast. And I wonder why I wake up feeling sore…

  26. lorenet
    May 05, 2014 @ 10:56:17

    I currently share my home with 2 90lb+ boxers and 1 50 lb boxer. Boxers are like those potato chips, you can’t have just one.

  27. Sarah
    May 05, 2014 @ 11:03:42

    I have a rescue cat who will sit on top of my book when she thinks I’ve done enough reading and need to be petting her more. The plan is to get an older rescue dog once I have a bigger place but I’m not sure if the diva kitty will allow that…

  28. NR
    May 05, 2014 @ 11:11:13

    I don’t have a pet. I work long hours and I think it would be bad for the little guy/girl to be stuck home alone all day!

    If I could get a pet, I would probably get a cat. They seem very self-sufficient :)

  29. Beret
    May 05, 2014 @ 11:28:03

    I have a pet now. We got him at the animal shelter in a town 17 miles from home. His name is Tiny. He is a something and chihuahua mix and he’s completely mellow. When we walked into the animal shelter he was sitting in a visitor chair in the waiting room. Just sitting there. He didn’t bark for the first month and a half we had him. He’s darling. (I wish his name was something else though!) We got him a winter coat and an Easter bunny costume and he’s the first dog I’ve ever had that I can dress up. Our vet is awesome and very handsome and he and his wife have a lovely love story.

  30. Andrea2
    May 05, 2014 @ 11:30:39

    I’m owned by a little black cat who knows exactly how to get what he wants. He’d probably rate me a 7 on a 10 point scale for obedience. I lose points when I’m asleep and he wants to go out, and for my reaction when he smuggles live animals into the house.

  31. Ruth (CO)
    May 05, 2014 @ 11:49:54

    I had a cat for many years. She was a feral rescue that hid from me for the first 6 months of her ltime with me. She could open my kitchen cabinet doors and would hide in there. i had a bell on her collar and I knew she was living as I would hear the bell moving around.

    She finally started approaching me when I laid on my bed but she had to be in dominant position where she would crawl onto my chest.

  32. martins
    May 05, 2014 @ 12:09:05

    Lost our sweet, fat, lazy tabby – almost ready for another cat!

  33. Kim
    May 05, 2014 @ 12:10:19

    My favorite pet is always a dog.

  34. Tina S.
    May 05, 2014 @ 12:18:15

    We have a cat named Maverick, and I soooo wanted to get another so we could name him Goose; alas, the hubby was not down with that. We lost our beloved dog, Winston, last year, and we currently foster dogs for a local animal shelter until we’re ready to get another.

  35. joy b
    May 05, 2014 @ 12:18:55

    I want a puppy but travel too much to get one.

  36. Fiordiligii
    May 05, 2014 @ 12:29:31

    I am an international reader who has a soft spot for small town romances :-)

  37. Justine
    May 05, 2014 @ 12:36:34

    A dog!

  38. Krysten M
    May 05, 2014 @ 12:37:04

    Love all of Jill’s books!! I have a cat right now; kittens are the best though!

  39. Norma
    May 05, 2014 @ 12:40:07

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love Jill Shalvis! I’ve read everything she’s written and would happily read her grocery list too. :)

    I’m a cat person. Love my kitties. My chili thinks he’s a person and will answer me whenever I speak to him. Also if I’m sitting, he has to be touching me. At all times.

  40. Patti (@lovesfabromance)
    May 05, 2014 @ 12:50:28

    We have cats. Yesterday they brought us a snake. *shudders*

  41. susan
    May 05, 2014 @ 12:57:06

    We have 3 cats, 1 dog. If I had the time, energy, money I would get a second dog.

  42. Karen Reynolds
    May 05, 2014 @ 12:59:22

    We have 2 dogs right now both pound puppies.

  43. Beth
    May 05, 2014 @ 13:04:07

    I would love a copy of this book–it’s killing me to wait this long! We have had dogs and cats and after having been a cat person all my life, I am now a doggie convert!

  44. CelineB
    May 05, 2014 @ 13:08:49

    I have a dog that I adore even though he’s very high maintenance. I often go to friends’ houses and they apologize for the number of toys their kids have left out and each time the number of kids toys out is less than the number of dog toys on the floor of my house.

  45. Dgmi
    May 05, 2014 @ 13:14:41

    I have two dogs, one is 4 years old and the other is 14 years old. Even though my 4 year old dog is bigger, he’s a mix of husky, Shepard, and border collie, my 14 year old dog is the boss of him. It’s always funny when we see this little dog that’s the size of a terrier, put my huge dog in his place!

  46. Karen T
    May 05, 2014 @ 13:16:18

    I don’t have a dog right now, but I used to have Fritz the German Shepard. He was the best. My kids could use him as a pillow or play with him or whatever. Never snapped or growled. He loved everybody.

  47. leah g
    May 05, 2014 @ 13:41:21

    I have no dogs. But two cats. They are both around 8 or 9 now. Been together a long time.

  48. Sony Killian
    May 05, 2014 @ 13:51:18

    If I were a pet is want to be a lab. They love to play and run outdoors. Great with kids and always happy!

  49. Kristi
    May 05, 2014 @ 14:16:47


  50. azteclady
    May 05, 2014 @ 14:17:04

    I love animals and have almost always have had pets. Cats–I have three right now–and dogs, who I miss dearly. We also had a ferret for a few years, my kids saved every penny they could for over six months to help me pay for it, and then dumped all the cleaning and caring for it on me, of course.

    My eldest cat is a beautiful grey tabby with a termagant disposition. She’s 17 years old and lords her seniority over every other pet that’s lived with us. Which is truly hilarious, because she’s also quite small, about 7lbs. Imagine her standing up to a German Shepherd and a Labrador at once, and you have an idea of her personality.

  51. Crcala
    May 05, 2014 @ 14:17:31

    I would love to have a giant panda as a pet! But I doubt that will ever happen.

  52. CatScott
    May 05, 2014 @ 14:33:33

    I’ve always had pets. My parents got me my first dog when I was 6 months old. I took in my first stray dog at 5 years old. My parents were city kids who moved their kids to the country so I had a Green Acres type of childhood. My parents were constantly getting animals with no real knowledge of how to keep them. That on the job training taught me a lot about many different animals!

    Right now I have a dog and three cats – all rescues. If I had my pick I’d get a couple of goats and a rabbit, too! My philosophy has always been the more the merrier!

  53. Faye
    May 05, 2014 @ 14:37:33

    I have two completely oversized dogs, both husky mixes. Tuva would like to be a police dog when she grows up, because she heard they have sandwiches. Saami dreams of winning the Iditarod and being showered with tennis balls.

  54. cyclops8
    May 05, 2014 @ 15:07:43

    I’ve always wanted a golden retriever.

  55. Kristin W
    May 05, 2014 @ 15:17:53

    I had two Huskies growing up. Always wished we lived somewhere with snow so that they could have pull me around on a sled =)

  56. Amy R
    May 05, 2014 @ 15:23:46

    We have 2 cats (1 female 15yrs & 1 male 13yrs) and a female dog (2yrs) who I like to refer to as the baby. My youngest also has lizard.

  57. Jennifer U.
    May 05, 2014 @ 15:28:02

    Some sort of smallish, snuggly dog. My son is terrified of large dogs, but is fascinated by small ones.

  58. Christine E
    May 05, 2014 @ 15:28:48

    Canadian here, thanks for the thoughtful GC addition! I have the first 3 Animal Magnetism series on audiobook and ecopy – they are wonderful! Really looking forward to this one :-)

  59. Christine E
    May 05, 2014 @ 15:29:53

    @Christine E: and no pets here, but we used to have cats at my parents, loved having all those kittens to snuggle with!

  60. erinf1
    May 05, 2014 @ 15:30:08

    I love dogs!!! My avatar is my dog Sammie… he’s the love of my life and spoiled rotten :) But he’s also very sweet and loves to snuggle.

  61. Mara
    May 05, 2014 @ 15:31:13

    I’d love a fish. Quiet yet comforting. Or at least I imagine it so. We have a dog and two cats right now.

  62. Timitra
    May 05, 2014 @ 15:42:40

    A cat

  63. Erin H.
    May 05, 2014 @ 16:24:06

    I have four dogs, three of them rescues. Doesn’t matter that the three rescues have hit senior status, they’re still quite active and keep me on my toes!

  64. Jolie Jacq
    May 05, 2014 @ 16:33:27

    I have a 17 year old cat named Bella. She’s a high maintenance old lady with very set views on how the world should be run. The last time we had her boarded, she had to be separated from the other cats because she upset them too much with her constant vocalising, ie she wouldn’t shut up.

  65. Betul E.
    May 05, 2014 @ 16:36:54

    a Pomsky breed dog (pomeranian +husky)

  66. Elizabeth
    May 05, 2014 @ 16:48:54

    She is one of my favorite authors; I seem to be pickiest about the contemporaries, but she makes the cut.

    As for pets? No dogs or cats (allergies), but currently the long term companion to two cockatiels. I suspect I am their kept human.

  67. wendy
    May 05, 2014 @ 16:49:46

    Yep, got the captcha wrong the first time. *head desk* My comment was erudite and full of clarity, almost making visible the obvious giant intellect behind said comment. Just a pity I can’t add up to 15.

  68. Tanya
    May 05, 2014 @ 16:52:22

    My favorite pet is a cat, and I have had my beloved Ringo for 14 years. He still thinks he’s a kitten, and he’s one of my best friends.

  69. Jamie S
    May 05, 2014 @ 17:00:21

    I’d choose a dog as a pet

  70. Karen
    May 05, 2014 @ 17:18:22

    Sounds like a good book! If I could have a pet, it would be a Jack Russell terrier.

  71. Susan
    May 05, 2014 @ 17:18:31

    I’d happily have a menagerie, but my pet of choice is a cat. I was a certified dog person (and I still love them) until I was happily enslaved by a cat. (Sadly, I am currently catless for the first time in over 30 years with the recent death of my 19 1/2 yo friend.)

  72. Sandypo
    May 05, 2014 @ 17:31:55

    A cat or a turtle. They are both low maintenance and I love them!

  73. Kim Lucia
    May 05, 2014 @ 17:53:45

    I love Jill Shalvis’ books!! Can’t wait to read this one.

  74. Abby R
    May 05, 2014 @ 17:54:16

    I have 4 adorable cats! We found the mom cat at McDonalds a couple of years ago, and didn’t realize she was pregnant. My family and I just thought we were fattening her up. 3 weeks later, she gave birth to 3 adorable kittens. We didn’t have the heart to separate them, so we kept all 4 cats! Love my cats! ♥

    Thanks for holding this giveaway! Love Jill Shalvis’ books!

  75. Kim Lucia
    May 05, 2014 @ 17:55:48

    @Kim Lucia: oops… That posted too soon! I would love a little Yorkie!

  76. Karen Wicks
    May 05, 2014 @ 18:00:36

    I’ve loved every book in this series. Can’t wait for this one!

  77. Amy Pfaff
    May 05, 2014 @ 18:02:35

    We just adopted a black and white (cow-dog) greyhound. She’s five years old and named Homey. Hate the name but she answers to it. Never had a greyhound, but found out they are hypoallergenic and just as sweet as can be.

    Animal Magnetism Series is my favorite of all of Jill’s series.


  78. amy D
    May 05, 2014 @ 18:04:07

    I love Jill Shalvis’ books!

  79. Jessica
    May 05, 2014 @ 18:08:05

    If you could have one animal for a pet, what would it be? (Alternatively, if you do have a pet, share with us about him or her)

    I have a cat named Rocky who pretty much thinks he’s a little dog. He comes when he’s called and when he hears my car pull up in the evening he’ll wait at the door for me. When it’s bed time if I’m not in bed on time he will start biting at my ankles and stuff like that to get me to get into bed. And then when I am in bed he’ll curl up next to me with his head on the pillow and then just start snoring. It’s awesome :D

  80. Lynn
    May 05, 2014 @ 18:34:24

    I have a boston terrier and a cat. I had always wanted a boston because of their personalities, so my pup is my dream pet.

  81. kp
    May 05, 2014 @ 18:46:41

    I don’t have a pet but my daughter just got a bulldog/beagle pup and I get her a few days a week! Love it…I get to play then send her home!

  82. Lynnette
    May 05, 2014 @ 18:52:04

    I grew up with cats and would love to have one, but my son is allergic. No pets for me.

  83. Julie M.
    May 05, 2014 @ 18:54:06

    We have two rescue mutts, the ever adorable Cupcake (lab shepherd mix) and Rhombus (shepherd /tree walking hound mix). Rhombus has the longest legs in the world. We are crazy about dogs and hope to always be a two-dog household. I’d love to have a brindle colored dog someday and a Belgian malinois but we’ll probably always be rescue people so we take what we find at the Humane Society.

  84. Elise Staples
    May 05, 2014 @ 19:09:52

    We have two cats and I’m pushing for a dog but my dream pet….an otter or fox. So much cute in small bodies.

  85. msilk
    May 05, 2014 @ 19:16:21

    Dog person here. Specifically, Great Danes. My life without a Dane in it would feel so wrong.

  86. Glittergirl
    May 05, 2014 @ 19:17:23

    We have a 20 pound cat named Birch. He’s awesome. He’s a black domestic short hair with a really long expressive tail and he’s NOT OVERWEIGHT. If anything he’s a little under after spending our vacation at our daughter’s home competing with 4 other cats, lol.

  87. flchen1
    May 05, 2014 @ 19:32:47

    No actual pets here–possibly a dog–they do seem awfully cuddly :)

  88. Lisa Boike
    May 05, 2014 @ 19:34:07

    I would love a great dane or newf.

  89. Tiffany
    May 05, 2014 @ 19:50:28

    I have two dogs. They were both rescues. :)

  90. Brianne
    May 05, 2014 @ 20:13:25

    a turtle

  91. Casplet
    May 05, 2014 @ 20:16:43

    We have five cats, Tux, Max, Sirius, Remy, and Five and two dogs, Zero and Gambit. All are rescues or come from friends. Our kitten, Five, was found wandering an alley at three weeks old, and my husband bottle fed her. She’s six months now and her favorite toy is our 115# pitbull’s tail. In turn our pitbulls groom and cuddle her, and if she cries cause she gets stuck somewhere both Zero and Gambit come and find us to rescue her. They’re great big brothers to all the cats.

  92. Julie
    May 05, 2014 @ 20:17:07

    I’m going to head into the realm of the ridiculous here and say a tiger. :3

  93. Patty Hoffman
    May 05, 2014 @ 20:20:47

    Love Jull Shalvis’ alpha males. I have a food chain: a parakeet, a tiny black cat and a German Shepherd. :)

  94. Stephanie H
    May 05, 2014 @ 21:30:15

    I have always had dogs. This is the longest I’ve gone without having a dog in my life. I’m especially fond of German Shepherds, but overall, dogs just make me happy. Thanks.

  95. Diana
    May 05, 2014 @ 21:32:00

    Would love to have a terrier

  96. Shannyn Schroeder
    May 05, 2014 @ 21:40:52

    I love this series. Plus a one-night stand that returns = fun

  97. Rylie
    May 05, 2014 @ 22:17:49

    I would want a cat.

  98. JessiG
    May 05, 2014 @ 22:20:40

    I have high-energy golden retriever who I adore.

  99. Cynthia D'Alba
    May 05, 2014 @ 22:34:34

    Looking forward to this one

  100. Deb James
    May 06, 2014 @ 01:25:27

    If I could have a pe,t than my choice will be a dog.

  101. Tiffany
    May 06, 2014 @ 02:07:54

    I am a cat person. This book looks interesting.

  102. Ellie
    May 06, 2014 @ 05:03:29

    I used to have guinea pigs and gerbils, but now just have a dog. Which is, ironically, a lot easier. And he follows me around, which can be awesome.

  103. Deborah Kelly
    May 06, 2014 @ 06:11:49

    I actually have 3 pets, 2 cats and one dog, all rescue animals. Sadie, the dog, likes to spin around in a circle. Put a tutu on her and she would resemble a furry ballerina. Darcy, our Maine Coon cat, thinks she is a poodle and will stand on her hind legs and beg for a pat on the head. Crook, the newest member of the family, has more curiosity than sense. I hope cats do have 9 lives because he will need them.

  104. Shinjinee
    May 06, 2014 @ 06:15:16

    I’d have a dog, any breed, but preferably a cockapoo (cocker spaniel/poodle), a King Charles spaniel, or a happy mongrel or mixed breed, but rescued from someone who didn’t want one anymore (or the local shelter). Unfortunately, I live with family (who hate dogs!) and work long hours. So, no dog!

  105. Dana Wooster
    May 06, 2014 @ 08:01:00

    I don’t have a pet (sadly) but I really really want a dog! I’ve looked into adopting an adult greyhound but so far the expense has me waiting on the right time >.<.

  106. Nikki H
    May 06, 2014 @ 09:25:20

    I love this series! We have a cockapoo that I rescued off the playground where I taught. She filled a huge void left by the loss of our two precious pooches. Cindy is so sweet and so loving–I can’t hardly remember what it was like without her.

  107. Heather F.
    May 06, 2014 @ 10:32:31

    I can’t wait for this book! I love this series and I always look forward to Jill’s new releases!

  108. MMI
    May 06, 2014 @ 10:56:37

    Jill is one of my all time favorite authors! Love, love, love this series!

  109. Mary
    May 06, 2014 @ 11:28:28

    I love all Jill’s books. I would choose a kitten. Soft and fuzzy

  110. Heather E
    May 06, 2014 @ 12:09:03

    I have 2 dogs : Duchess a schnauzer/poodle mix and Charlie a cocker spaniel. They are both rescues. I also have cats. My husband I used to foster kittens with a local rescue and fostered over 60 kittens who are now in happy homes. I would like to foster again once I am in better health.

  111. LSUReader
    May 06, 2014 @ 13:46:51

    I want a dog. Hubby and I have been without one since our 18-year-old, loveable, mixed-breed, rescue puppy died about three years ago. I’m ready for a new addition to the family.

  112. Tracey Wellman
    May 06, 2014 @ 13:47:10

    I have 3 cats, all from shelter. 2 dogs. Finnegan aka Finn, Finney, Gunn, is a Puggle–half pug half beagle. My anti depression and therapy lover pup. He just ran off before I got home from work. Hope he gets back soon. He loves, to break the leash!
    Then there is my long hair Chihuahua, Toby Juan Kenobi Will Houdini Wellman. He is my guard dog.

  113. Katarzyna
    May 06, 2014 @ 14:54:05

    I’d love to have a cute little Labrador puppy :)
    Can’t wait to read Then Came You!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  114. Cathy
    May 06, 2014 @ 15:48:58

    I want a Great Dane. They are huge goofballs and sweet as can be, but I live in a tiny apartment and I can’t imagine that working out well for either of us.

  115. Debbie
    May 06, 2014 @ 16:20:23

    I’m allergic to all things furry, so we have two Betta fish named Rho and Tau. My favorite dog belonged to friends — she was a very sweet Husky-Beagle mix named Midget.

  116. alce
    May 06, 2014 @ 18:13:41

    I have a cat named monarch who screams so loud at 5:45 am for her breakfast

  117. cassie ellis
    May 06, 2014 @ 18:34:27

    I have 5 cats…I know too many! I really want a dog next…maybe a pit or lab or german shepherd.

  118. Kathleen
    May 06, 2014 @ 20:09:30

    My parents have a Chihuahua named Taco, but I still think of him as mine. :)

  119. Deborah
    May 06, 2014 @ 20:34:44

    @Tracey Wellman:
    LOL! I love those names! I’ll bet they have as much personality as their names imply.

  120. Mary Preston
    May 06, 2014 @ 21:28:33

    I’ve always wanted an elephant. My Mother said go for it, my Father not so much.

  121. MissE
    May 06, 2014 @ 22:35:20

    I have a dog that I rescued from a shelter named Gracie. She loves to destroy the walls in my house. She also helps keep me in shape because she does not give up when begging for her daily walk.

  122. Tracey Wellman
    May 07, 2014 @ 10:40:39

    @Deborah: Yes Deborah @Deborah they do. :)

  123. JenM
    May 07, 2014 @ 13:44:00

    I’d give anything to have a cat. Unfortunately, I”m wildly allergic to cats so I have to live vicariously through other people’s stories about theirs.

  124. ClaudiaGC
    May 07, 2014 @ 14:42:34

    We have some cute bunnies. Fairly easy to take care of. I love this series so much!

  125. Tünde
    May 07, 2014 @ 15:09:06

    I am planning to get a cat as soon as we move to appropriate housing.

  126. Nicole C.
    May 07, 2014 @ 18:13:29

    I have a tuxedo cat named Tucker. He’s a rescue and I’ve had him for 9 years. Eventually I’d like to get him a canine brother. Probably a Basset Hound.

  127. Zora
    May 08, 2014 @ 16:09:49

    Another Jill’s book = :-)
    As for the questions: When I was a child I had always told anyone who would listen that we have no pets but that I have a sister…

  128. Elizabeth
    May 08, 2014 @ 16:30:33

    I haven’t read Jill Shalvis’ books before, but the description and all the positive affirmation here makes me think I should pick one up!

    I have a dog. He’s a rescue. We meant to have two or three, eventually, but it turns out that our boy prefers to be an only child. He can hog all the attention that way — and all the blankets. He’s a little neurotic due to a rough start in life, but he’s taught us such a lot, and we adore him.

  129. Nicole K
    May 08, 2014 @ 17:06:19

    I really, really, really want a dog. But I work long hours, so I would feel bad leaving him/her all alone for too long ;(

  130. LindaL
    May 08, 2014 @ 22:25:09

    I would love a dog but with the hours I work, it wouldn’t be fair to the dog.

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