Until she finds a stray dog in a parking lot, Ellen's biggest problem is ducking her best friend's attempts to set her up. But Emmett turns out to be exactly what she needs and more. Unfortunately, a lot of other people think they need him too. For Ellen, the worst part is not knowing whom to trust.
|Publisher:||Mary O. Paddock|
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I think the expression is "batting a thousand". I don't know for sure what that means exactly, except it does suggest the situation is absolutely successful ! That would be the case with "Speak", which provides me with the ideal character who has lots of personal issues, feels awkward in almost all of everyday life and falls head over heals in love.... with a dog ! All my life I have been a sucker for fur and 4 feet and this dog is so extraordinary he is perfect for Ellen. Not a purebred of any kind, there is just something about him that says his name is Emmett. He is a mystery from the beginning and a challenge on many levels. It seemed to me that Emmett fit in Ellens life perfectly , just like finding just the button you need to go on your rather odd coat. Once again Mary had me sitting on the edge of my chair / bed/ car seat/ because I could not stop. I needed to know what was happening with every page turn. All the characters in this book reminded me of people I have known, even the "bad guys", who do seem to appear unexpectedly in the guise of trusted individuals. ( once more, " No no Ellen.. you can't trust him!") Truly entertaining , this book is a wonderful read and I happily share my enthusiasm with all my friends.
Ellen is renovating her life. I mean, she started a journal. Let's call that Phase One. Next she'll deal with her low-paying job, her domineering father, and that guy at work who wants more than a professional relationship. Oh, look! A stray dog. Let's call that Phase Two. Just what she needs - a companion, someone to be in the room so that it doesn't look like she's just talking to herself all the time. If only he could talk back... Let's call that Phase 3. Now Ellen's humdrum life just got a whole lot more interesting. Turns out there are some things the pet deposit won't cover. Like bullet holes... You won't be able to put this book down. Trust me.
Wow - wow wow wow! Mary O Paddock has done it again with another book that drew me in and held me in it's clutches until the bittersweet end. A charming, heartwrenching, completely relatable story with all the right elements - moments of "awww", "that bastard!" and "I get that" combine with moments of shock, a good old fashioned love triangle, and seriously thrilling chase scenes. Her clearly descriptive writing will you make you smile, blush, look for a glass of wine and feel anxious about what happens to your favorite character as you turn the next page. Mary Paddock - congratulations - I hope this catapults you to the top of recommended reading lists! *standing ovation*