Book Review: Wellies and Westies by Cressida McLaughlin

Title: Wellies and Westies (Primrose Terrace Series #1)
Author: Cressida McLaughlin
Published: April 30th 2015 by Harper
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Blurb: Hilarious, touching and fun, Primrose Terrace will appeal to dog lovers everywhere and fans of Lucy Diamond, Cathy Bramley and Trisha Ashley.

Catherine ‘Cat’ Palmer realises, too late, that bringing an adorable puppy into work at the local nursery was a bad idea, especially after the ensuing chaos gets her the sack.

Determined to turn a negative into a positive, Cat decides this is the perfect opportunity to get her dog-walking business off the ground with the help of her flatmates, Polly and Joe. After all, Primrose Terrace where she lives, is full of home-alone hounds…

Wellies and Westies is the first part of a serialized novel told in four parts – all set in Primrose Terrace.

*First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: Wellies and Westies is the first part of a four parts serialised novel by debut author Cressida McLaughlin. I think serialised novels are really fun to read but difficult to write, especially the first parts, as you only have a hundred pages to introduce your characters and start a story that will interest the readers. But in this case Cressida does a fantastic job as we get to know Cat quite well. She is one of those dreamers that thinks that the world can be a better place. Her enthusiasm is addictive and soon, you find yourself on board with her crazy ideas. But maybe her latest one is not that crazy, it seems like her neighbours are in need of a dog walker and she is the perfect one (with a bit of practice!).

For me, the highlight of the story are the dogs (and Joe). Cressida introduces us to a lovely bunch of dogs that gives us some of the funniest moments of the story (especially when there's a squirrel involved). And then, I really liked Joe, one of Cat's roommates. I have a feeling that he has a lot to tell and he will surprise us. I am also very intrigued by Mark, a possible client (and more) for Cat. I can't wait to find out more about him.

As you can see, I feel quite invested in the story already and I am looking forward to the second part to keep reading about Cat's (and her dogs) adventures.

Wellies and Westies is a cute quick read that you can enjoy one afternoon in the park. If you are a dog lover (or a cat lover, as Joe's not a dog person at all and has a cat as a pet) you can't miss this one. 


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