The Dog Sitter by Zara Stoneley / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @ZaraStoneley


One dog. Two strangers. An unfurgettable romance.

Wanted: someone nice, normal and trustworthy to housesit a beautiful cottage in the Lake District while the owner is away on a business trip. Must like dogs.

Wanting to escape from crap bosses and useless boyfriends, Becky jumps at the chance of being a dog sitter and the perfect escape – rest, relaxation and a very cute pooch called Bella.

But looking after Bella comes with a catch, namely gorgeous, brooding, Chris Hemsworth-worthy Ash James, who claims Bella is his dog and will stop at nothing to get her back!

Becky’s not about to hand over lovely Bella to any Tom, Dick or Ash.  She’s determined to watch every move Ash James makes…even if it gets her very hot under the collar.





My fourth book by this author and I was looking forward to it as usual. What stood out for me was that the cover of the book was a lot more colourful than the 3 others I read. Those were white overall with red or pink. Maybe it was because it had a totally different theme than the others? I don’t know but I liked it. If I can just ask one question. Why is the dog on the cover white? It’s a detail, I know, but I like the cover to reflect the content as much as possible. 😉

The story itself then. For those who have read some of my reviews before know I am a dog lover. Put a dog in a book and you have already won we half over. 😊 The focus indeed was on the dog and it was lovely. The author described her behaviour very well and I could see my own dog in most of the situations. That made me smile because what’s more fun than seeing your dog enjoying himself and entertaining you at the same time.

About the characters. I liked Becky. She lost her belief in herself due to other people telling her off. I am glad she found the love for what she enjoys doing again.

Georgina is a bit of a wicked witch, but she too comes to terms with the past and is on her way to her happy ever after.

Ash … Good looking, sexy, but not always very kind to Becky in my opinion. He often had her in a state of panic and even though he explained afterwards, I did not think it was funny at all. But who am I? 😉

Anyway, I enjoyed the book and it made me smile several times. Maybe Ash did not win me over, but the dogs certainly did. 4 stars

Thank you, Zara Stoneley and Rachel’s Random Resources.


About the author

Zara Stoneley is the USA Today bestselling author of ‘The Wedding Date’.

She lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.

Born in a small village in the UK, Zara wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. After many (many) years, and many different jobs, her dream of writing a bestseller came true. She now writes about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hopes that her tales make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’.

Zara’s bestselling novels include ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘No One Cancels Christmas’, ‘The Wedding Date’, ‘The Holiday Swap’, ‘Summer with the Country Village Vet’, ‘Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage’ and the popular Tippermere series – ‘Stable Mates’, ‘Country Affairs’ and ‘Country Rivals’.


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