I Kissed a Dog by Carol Van Atta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
On Chloe Carpenter’s fifteenth Birthday, she was attached by a dog and knocked into a pool, nearly drowning her. The ordeal left her comatose for seven months. Upon her unexpected recovery, she gained an ability to communicate with animals and a fear of dogs.
As an adult, she utilizes her gift by working at Plum Beach Wildlife Park. It is there she meets the new veterinarian, Zane Marshall. Oddly, she can hear his thoughts, and she soon discovers that he is not human. To top things off, there is a serial killer on the loose and Chloe is enlisted to help in the investigation.
I really enjoyed I Kissed a Dog. The story was original and fast moving. I enjoyed the plot; it was mysterious with lots of twists. Carol Van Atta did a good job with keeping you guessing the individual’s allegiances.
The characters were numerous and differentiated. I like Chloe’s talent for being able to talk to animals. If I could pick a super power that would be it.
I really like Zane Marshall. I enjoyed Chloe and Zane’s love/hate relationship. Without giving specifics to avoid a spoiler, but you might want to skip the rest of this paragraph if you haven’t read the book: I was disappointed by Zane’s action in Las Vegas. What he did troubled me. Chloe had every reason to be upset with him. I was happy when he was redeemed later in the novel. Not that Chloe’s actions were any better, but I honestly believe she was enthralled by the vampire and had no choice in the matter.
I Kissed a Dog ends in a cliff hanger that will leave you on the edge on your seat. It definitely left made me wanting to read the sequel, I Kissed a Vampire, to see what happens next.
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
Paperback, 446 pages
Published October 20th 2012 by Charles River Press
original title: I Kissed a Dog
ISBN 1936185725 (ISBN13: 9781936185726)
edition language: English
series: Werewolves of the West #1
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