Savannah “Van” Leone has loved Peter since the day they met. The problem is, Peter has loved Van’s best friend, Janie, since the moment they met. And now they’re walking down the aisle, with Van standing nearby in a Halloween-orange bridesmaid dress, her smile as hollow as one on a jack-o’-lantern. After the wedding Van drowns her sorrows in Kool-Aid-vodka cocktails and reruns of Rin Tin Tin, and does what any woman in her situation would do: She buys a German Shepherd over the Internet.
The pocket-size puppy Van is expecting turns out to be a clumsy, hundred-pound beast that only responds to Slovak. Van is at the end of her rope – until she realizes that this quirky giant may be the only living being who will always be loyal to her, no matter what. Van affectionately names the dog Joe, and thus begins a friendship that will alter Van’s life in ways she never imagined.
Joe leads Van to Dr. Alex Brandt, a rugged vet with floppy blond hair and a winning smile. But just as things are starting to heat up, the newlyweds return from their honeymoon, forcing Van to decide just how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to have everything she ever wanted.
Warm and witty, poignant and funny, Stay marks the arrival of an irresistible new voice.
©2010 Allie Larkin (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The story was put together ok. The main character made plenty of bad choices but the dog was not one. The only flaw and for me it was a big one was the voice the reader gave Alex. All her other voices were fine but his voice was so bad I had a hard time liking his character.
Like I said, nice story. BUT the narrator was dreadful. She mispronounced words and has an annoying voice. This definitely detracted from the book for me. I will be careful to avoid her in the future.
I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
I would always choose an audio edition to a print version. I love listening to audio books, especially when you have an excellent narration. Julia Whelan does a fine job in Stay's narration, even with a slight accent of the main character.
I love the protagonist, Van and her Shepherd Joe. They both are expressive and full of life. The way they both fill each other's hearts makes this tale better. I'm not a huge fan of a romance books, but these two make the romance a back story.
Van's accent. Although Van says she doesn't have an accent. But anyone who can say coffee as cough ee, and not make it irritating, is a good narration.
An Accidental Love of a Dog.
It's fun, and what I didn't like is that it's a bit predictable
The humor throughout the story line and least interesting?? Predictability
Yes, it could be a fun made for TV movie.
audio book lover
Young adult or old (ish) lady, Larkin's books are refreshing to read. I loved the characters interactions and the love between them all. Joe, the dog, was a great catalyst. If you want a few hours with some interesting young people, coupled with some chuckles and a few tears, read this story.
I'm just a book lover!
liked the story. it was cute. a little easy to figure out. the only thing that annoyed me was the 'he said'/'she said' after almost every spoken line of conversation between people. I think I'm smart enough to know who's speaking without having to hear 'he said ' after every sentence.
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