Stay

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2011 - Fiction - 311 pages
17 Reviews

Girl meets dog in this effervescent "feel-good debut" (People) by the author of Why Can't I Be You

Savannah "Van" Leone has been in love with Peter Clarke since their first day of college. Six years later, Peter is marrying Van's best friend, Janie. Loyal to a fault, Van dons her pumpkin-orange, maid-of- honor gown and stands up for the couple, struggling to hide her true feelings even when she couldn't be more conspicuous. After the wedding, nursing her broken heart with a Rin Tin Tin marathon plus a vodka chaser, Van accidentally orders a German Shepherd puppy over the Internet. When "Joe" turns out to be a hundred-pound beast who only responds to commands in Slovak, Van is at the end of her rope-until she realizes that sometimes life needs to get more complicated before it can get better.

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

Girl has boy, girl loses boy to best friend and in drunken misery accidentally buys a dog on the internet, girl meets vet, original boy comes back … girls is confused! That about sums up this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carolee888 - LibraryThing

Allie Larkin won my heart with Stay! When you read Stay, you jump jolting ride of laughter and tears. I was a little leery about reading a story that starts out with a young woman who lets her best ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Allie Larkin lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband and their two German Shepherds. Stay is her first novel. Her second book, Why Can't I Be You, will be released in March 2013.

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