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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,098 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Allie Larkin Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Savannah “Van” Leone has been in love with Peter Clarke ever since she literally fell head over heels in front of him on the first day of college. Now, six years later, instead of standing across from him at the altar, Van is standing behind her best friend Janie as maid of honor, trying to mask her heartache and guilt as Janie marries the only man she’s ever loved. Before Van’s mother died, she told Van never to let Peter go, but as the couple exchanges vows, Van wonders if her fairy-tale ending will ever come true. After the wedding, Van drowns her sorrows in Kool-Aid–vodka cocktails and reruns of Rin Tin Tin, and does what any heartbroken woman in her situation would do: She impulsively buys a German Shepherd over the Internet. But the pocket-size puppy Van is expecting turns out to be a clumsy hundred-pound beast who only responds to commands in Slovak. Van is at the end of her rope...until she realizes that this quirky giant may be the only living being who will always be loyal to her, no matter what. Van affectionately names her dog Joe, and together they work to mend the pieces of Van’s shattered heart. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that Joe’s vet is a rugged sweetheart with floppy blond hair and a winning smile. But when the newlyweds return from their honeymoon, Van is forced to decide just how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to have everything she ever wanted — proving that sometimes life needs to get more complicated before it can get better. Download and start listening now!

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  • One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014: Narrator of the year

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deana | 2/2/2014

    " Yes, the storyline and characters are predictable.... But it's an enjoyable, quick and light, feel-good book, the kind I like to throw into my mix every once in a while. Perfect for the beach, or while sitting at my child's baseball or soccer practice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cathleen | 1/20/2014

    " very good-feel good story;somewhat predictable ending. Easy quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny | 1/19/2014

    " I picked this book up randomly as I was wandering around the library and I'm really glad that I did. "Stay" exceeded my expectations. What I thought would be another book about a horribly behaved, yet lovable dog turned out to be a cute romantic comedy that made me smile and wish that Alex was my vet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gwyneth Stewart | 1/15/2014

    " Light romantic comedy, with a great dog character, Joe the German Shepherd from Slovakia. Great literature? Probably not. Great fun? Yes. "

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