By Sue Pethick
** Publication Date 26 February 2019 **
What drew me to this book was the cover. I have owned three Border Collies, so there wasn’t much that was going to stop me from picking up a book with a Border Collie on the cover. I didn’t expect to enjoy this book quite as much as I did.
Melanie lives in small town Oregon with her dog Shep. Shep is a rescue, having been let go by a family that simply couldn’t tolerate his herding their kids. Shep, like most Border Collies, needs a job. Fossett, Oregon needs something to bring it off life support. Melanie thinks she has a brilliant idea to have Shep be the mayor. Another resident of Fossett feels that he has the right to run for mayor as well, and that’s where the fun comes in.
Melanie’s ex-husband is a high end lawyer in Portland. Formerly a prosecutor, he now works for a private firm as a defense attorney. Melanie and Bryce have been apart for several years, but Melanie needs help with the campaign and election, so she reaches out to Bryce. Bryce needs to escape Portland for a bit, and this gives him a great excuse to do so.
This book has a little bit of mystery, a little bit of romance, a lot of doggie fun, and some great storytelling. Pethick gives us a good, clean, fun read that’s hard to put down. I was easily wrapped up in Melanie’s and Bryce’s stories, as well as getting to know Shep, the little furry devil. Shep is a very talented herder and performer. I only wish my Border Collies had been so well trained.