"A fun, funny frolic."
In Baltimore, Thomas Tobin inherited the six pound canine
Hairy when the dog's owner was murdered. Feeling a bit of
guilt, as the victim was his informant, Thomas takes in the
furball, but has no idea how to care for the creature.
However, he notices how Hairy becomes frightened whenever
he sees a blender so he wonder is perhaps the dog has
associated that kitchen gadget with the homicide.
Thomas takes his pooch to animal behaviorist Dr. Emma
Jenkins who lectures him about how to take care of a tiny
dog as Thomas treats Hairy as if he was a Doberman. As
Emma and Thomas become better acquainted, they fall in love
though neither wants those feelings and both struggled
mightily to control their libido. She is still recovering
from her ex plus is taking care of LeeLee, the daughter of
a recently deceased friend. He has enough on his plate
between an unwanted canine and a killer on the loose who
just might be targeting those that matter to Thomas: Hairy,
Emma, and LeeLee.
Fans who take a chance on this novel will feel rewarded as
Susan Donovan deftly combines humor, suspense, and romance
into a delightful tale. The story line is fast-paced and
action-packed, but also insures the characters are fully
developed including the frightened little Chinese Crested
canine. Thus the audience receives a strong novel in which
the stalking killer is often forgotten while the quartet of
interrelationships form. TAKE A CHANCE ON ME is a fun,
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 29, 2003