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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,053 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire Cook Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Voluptuous, sensuous, alluring, and fun. Barely 40 DWF seeks special man to share starlit nights. Must love dogs.

Life after divorce for Sarah Hurlihy consists of juggling her job as a preschool teacher and the demands of her interfering family. Then her bossy big sister decides to place a personal ad for her, and the unexpected becomes a daily event. Everybody wants Sarah to put the past behind her and take a bold step toward a fresh start. But when Sarah winds up with a lot of new men and rambunctious dogs in her life, along with plenty of awkward situations, unexpected emotions, and not-so-easy decisions, she wonders whether those mindless evenings sitting alone and watching The Brady Bunch were really so bad.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Claire Cook’s characters aren’t rich or glamorous—they’re physically imperfect, emotionally insecure, and deeply familiar. Must Love Dogs is a sweet, funny novel about first dates and second chances.”

    Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Readers will hope that Claire Cook will be telling breezy summer stories from the South Shore of Massachusetts for seasons to come.”

    Washington Post

  • “A laugh-out-loud novel…a light and lively read for anyone who has tried to reenter the dating scene—or tried to ‘fix up’ somebody else.”

    Boston Herald

  • “Cook dishes up plenty of charm.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Funny and pitch-perfect.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Heroine Sarah Hurlihy…will appeal to many readers, single or attached.”

    USA Today

  • “A tart slice-of-the-single-life worth reading…Breezy first-person narration makes this a fast paced, humorous diversion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Carrington MacDuffie is an ideal reader, who has a superb sense of timing that will make most listeners laugh…Must Love Dogs is the perfect book for people who want a reason to smile.”


  • “It’s raining men, family, humor, and tragicomic angst in Cook’s latest novel for older fans of Bridget Jones.”


  • “This utterly charming second novel by Cook is a fun read, perfect for whiling away an afternoon on the beach…The laughs [keep] going all the way to the not-quite-storybook-perfect ending.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jamie | 2/20/2014

    " It's a great cheezy summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Virginia Sannes | 2/18/2014

    " I loved this book! If only I could have a dog and meet the man of my dreams! Maybe someday.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mel | 2/9/2014

    " I loved the comedic self-deprivation the main character gave us, but overall, I felt there were a lot of loose ends and I'm still not sure where the climax of the story was. It was an okay read but considering I usually inhale my books and it took me a month to finish it, I'm only giving this one three stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Don't Stop Reading | 2/3/2014

    " Cute, but ended abruptly. It may have seemed abrupt to me because it was an audiobook. I enjoyed the playful puppy scenes. "

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About the Author
Author Claire Cook

Claire Cook is the bestselling author of Life’s a Beach, Multiple Choice, Ready to Fall, and Must Love Dogs, which became a major movie starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She has been a judge for the Thurber Prize for American Humor and is a member of the Cape Cod Writers’ Center faculty. She lives in Scituate, Massachusetts, with her husband, where they are occasionally visited by their borderline adult children and their laundry.