Blurb for Along Came Pauly:
A contemporary romance about a dog that brings two people together who don't want to be. She's a vegetarian veterinarian who needs cash for a no-kill shelter. He's the heir to a hot dog fortune who must give away money before he gains his inheritance. Sounds like a perfect match. It isn't.
Excerpt from Along Came Pauly:
She took a deep breath before launching into her story. “The animal control officers found a large group of dogs in an apartment. The owner died in the hospital and there were no living relatives. The landlord had been on vacation, so no one checked on them.”
“What are we going to do with them?”
“This shelter will euthanize most of them. We’re going to save them for adoption.” She hoped. Adoption was not a guarantee, but euthanasia was final.
“Are you sure you have homes for them? What if they aren’t adoptable?”
Having encountered this argument before, she crossed her arms. “No animal is unadoptable. It’s a matter of finding them a home.”
That might take time.
“What’s Shelley’s role in this?”
“She’s one of my foster moms. If I don’t have room, she takes in some animals. Mostly dogs but some cats. She has a farm.”
She didn’t think he understood but chose to humor her.
Shelley had convinced her saving animals would be a good cause. At that point Daria was already a vet so Shelley didn’t have to work too hard on her.
“We aren’t stealing the animals, are we?”
“No, one of the animal control officers called Shelley to see if we could take some of the animals. He’d rather not kill them, but that’s the policy of the shelter. It’s a small place and can’t handle too many dogs.”
Paul drove on, nodding as if he were digesting all of the information.
“But what if you can’t find homes for them?”
How could he think that? She put her hand on his arm. “We will.”
Author Bio and Links:
Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her husband, two sons, one dog and three rabbits. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in journalism. When she isn’t writing, she works for her local hospital. Her books are filled with romance, suspense, and thrills.